Proceeding from UN strategy the next 10 years were declared as the period for small farmers development. Major goals are reducing poverty and improving global food security. Small family farming, besides of poverty and food control, can also be a key to reaching some global goals: gender equality, good health and well-being, sustainable community growth, […]
The dominant method for investing in early-stage and growth-stage companies is the fund (or its individual or family portfolio). The underlying flaw in this model is that before investors invest, they worry about how they’ll get their capital back. Even for the “patent capital” investors, they eventually need that return.
There is an alternative… the holding company.
These come in a few forms, but the most interesting are those that make minority investments just like funds. But make those investment with the expectation that they are in perpetuity. Forever. That change makes the world of difference. It changes the mindset from growing the investee to get out, to growing the investee because that is best for the investee, its employees, and community.
That is just the start. A holdco of this style can indeed be worth more than the sum of its portfolio from this unique mindset.
This fireside chat will explain how that works, why this could be the solution to patient capital that is needed, and how investors can end up making more money with holdcos than they do making individual investments within or without funds.
Luni Libes, founder and Managing Director of Fledge
Shaula Massena, co-creator, Seattle Impact Investing Group