Recognizing the severe shortages of health workers in many communities around the world, we focus our investment efforts on access to delivery of care. We believe that digital health platforms and other technologies hold tremendous promise in accelerating and transforming provision of healthcare services in resource-poor settings.
We are building a global portfolio of impact startups and social ventures, with a particular focus on addressing low income and diverse communities. We do this in a number of ways:
- Investing in purpose-driven health entrepreneurs
- Building an ecosystem and supporting purpose-driven entrepreneurs whose social businesses are disruptive or transformational in nature
- Creating a learning platform and communicating our impact investment journey
At J&J Impact Ventures, we believe in a hands-on approach, focusing on maximizing impact by investing in companies where we have expertise (domain, market, etc.) and can provide mentorship and advice.
We plan to pilot other innovative finance tools to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem, including results-based incentives and support for health-focused impact business accelerators. As part of our investment philosophy, we also apply a gender and local leadership lens to consider initiatives that are often over-looked.
Criteria for Investing
|INVESTMENT VEHICLE||Preference for direct investments (will consider funds)|
Part of an investor syndicate
|INVESTMENT SIZE||500K - 2M USD|
|INVESTMENT STAGE||Pre-Series A and Series A|
|HEALTH PROFILES||Investments in business models and digital platforms to improve:|
|GEOGRAPHY||Global, with priority geographies in:|
|TEAM||Strong management team beyond founder|
|INNOVATION||Potential for transformative change from status quo|