Transformative Investments for Canada’s Indigenous Entrepreneurs and Communities

We’re Indigenous.
We invest in Indigenous
social enterprises
and a better future

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January 2020

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21-22nd | Diabetes Reduction lab - PEI

Raven Indigenous Impact Foundation is convening diabetes experts, community representatives and social impact investors together in a unique engagement lab process.



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22-23rd | Foundation, Endowment and Non for Profit investment Summit - Toronto

We are excited to be speaking at the 17th annual summit. Stephen will be speaking on how to create investment platforms that allow retail and institutional investors to participate in building a vibrant reconciliation economy across Canada.
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February 2020

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19-21st | SHARE Investor Summit - Vancouver

Advancing Indigenous Reconciliation through our investments. Join us to identify and design opportunities for investors to meaningfully advance reconciliation.
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Why invest in the

Raven Capital Fund?

We believe that investing from a platform of Indigenous values can address our biggest social, economic, and environmental challenges.

We work in partnership with Indigenous social enterprises to accelerate their success by providing access to capital and bespoke technical assistance, within an Indigenous cultural framework. Our objective is to help Indigenous entrepreneurs achieve their goals, strengthen the Indigenous economy, and have a positive and lasting impact on the ecosystem.

Raven Fund Portfolio

Since inception in May 2019, the Raven Indigenous Impact Fund has invested in three innovative, scalable Indigenous enterprises.

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Animikii Inc.

Indigenous Technology and Digital Media
Victoria | BC

Animikii is an award winning digital agency that drives social innovation through Indigenous technology with a focus on lowering barriers for Indigenous youth and emerging Indigenous technologists to explore technology or entrepreneurship as a career.

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Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics

Natural cosmetics company
St. Catherines | ON

Cheekbone is a socially and environmentally conscious colour cosmetics brand that exists to enhance and empower the lives of Indigenous youth. Cheekbone has developed an innovative digital strategy to build its market across Canada and the United States.

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One Feather Mobile solutions

Blockchain and FinTech
Victoria | BC

One Feather builds innovative technology that lifts up Indigenous people and their communities by removing technological impediments that restrict (and deny) access to benefits, entitlements, and wealth creation opportunities. Success means disrupting traditional intermediaries (governments, banks, consultants) and restoring sovereign identity, wealth, and dignity.

In the news.

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Future of Good 2019 Top 10+

Raven is excited to selected as one of the Top 10 (+1) stories of 2019 by the Future of Good.

Check out the chat with Jeff Cyr on how to decolonize impact investing.

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This latest edition of Leading Social Entrepreneurs features our very own Jeff Cyr and the concept of “community-driven outcomes purchasing” to unlock new capital to create indigenous ventures in renewable energy at a pace that works for entrepreneurs.

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2020 Canada Clean50

We are honoured to be receiving a 2020 Canada's Clean50 Top 20 Project award alongside Aki Energy Inc., for the Outcomes Contract, which enables the installation of 125 geothermal units in 3 Manitoba First Nations.

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The Sage Initiative.

impact investing collective

The Sage Initiative is an impact investing collective made up of 12 young Indigenous women between the ages of 18-24 inclusive who are currently living in British Columbia. It is designed to create a supported learning environment where participants will build their impact investment literacy and make real investment decisions. In order to be eligible to join the collective, each participant will be required to commit a minimum of $5,000 in capital (with a maximum of $50,000).

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Participants in the Sage Initiative will be guided by a collective of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women mentors who will support their learning journey. In order to be eligible to join the collective as a mentor, each individual will be required to commit $5,000 in investment capital that will be made available to the young Indigenous women participants. Mentors will volunteer their time

RICP will provide impact investment curriculum, cover all costs for travel and accommodation, and facilitate investments made by members of the collective.

Ready to apply?

Download the Call for Nominations (pdf):    Form

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For more information contact us at: sagelacerte@ravencapitalpartners.ca

 

About us.

We’re Indigenous and we invest in Indigenous social enterprise.

Our purpose is to facilitate the flow of capital through impact investing, and to support the ongoing revitalization of the Indigenous economy in Canada.

An Indigenous Approach to Impact Investing

As an Indigenous intermediary, we honor the Seven Sacred Teachings and we operate from the perspective of the Indigenous world view. We follow traditional Indigenous protocols, we work for the well being of people and the planet, and we acknowledge our responsibility to the next seven generations.

Indigenous Impact

We build relationships with Indigenous communities and Indigenous entrepreneurs to drive sustainable change. We seek to address pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges, by supporting Indigenous innovators.