Lessons Learned from Canada's Top Impact Investing Platform

SVX, the impact investing platform for ventures, is the entry point for those interested in social and financial returns. What have we learned thus far about impact investing? We ask SVX founder Adam Spence

Why It Matters

Impact investing and social finance aren't sustainable with government funding or philanthropic capital alone. There is a continued amount of work that the social change community across Canada needs to do to convene and convince mainstream private sector players of its value.

What was the moment that struck you and made you think, ‘Ok, this platform is going to be really important for social change?’

It wasn’t a single moment, but a constellation of efforts. One was the momentum of funds and ventures seeking capital. In addition, the impact investor community was starting to grow and flower. There was also growing interest from the U.S. and Mexico. The signals were strong from investors, entrepreneurs, and those looking in from outside.

In a nutshell, what makes this platform work well?

It’s the continuum of services that we support. SVX is an online platform where you go and you make money or investments. We provide support from education all the way to managing funds. If you’re an organization looking to build or raise capital, we can build your capacity to understand social finance, help you develop a strategy, and raise capital. We’

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