SDG Capital Finder 1.0 Launch

The SDG Capital Finder is the first searchable database for identifying funders that are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. It leverages the globally endorsed SDG framework to help partners find each other and accelerate the transition to sustainable development — country by country and goal by goal.

We’re excited to announce the official launch of the SDG Capital Finder!

Over the past four months, our SDG Capital Finder has been in beta mode — we’ve been fine-tuning our data, finding new investors to include in the database, and creating new products around the database.

Today, we’re launching SDG Capital Finder 1.0! We’ve added new funder types to the Capital Finder, and have re-categorized each funder on the platform.

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In addition to angel investor networks, crowdfunding platforms, impact investors, public / semi-public funders, and venture capital firms, we’ve added the following types of funders:

  • Banks
  • Foundations
  • Microfinance institutions
  • Nonprofits
  • Private equity firms
  • More funder types to come soon

The new, refined categories mean more accurate results. It’s a significant upgrade with a lot going on behind the scenes that will make the Capital Finder even more useful to entrepreneurs, development organizations, analysts, alternative capital providers, and many more.

Knowing who to hit up for funding is obviously highly important. But where do you go from there?

We want to give entrepreneurs information that helps them better understand the fundraising process. We’ve always viewed the SDG Capital Finder as a tool that helps entrepreneurs to answer the questions of who to fundraise from. Our Entrepreneur Hub is a natural extension of this, as it helps the answer the question of how to fundraise.

This means providing entrepreneurs with templates of documents they need to present to investors, tips from entrepreneurs who have been in their shoes in the past, explainer videos for key concepts, descriptions of capital types (grant, debt, equity) and funder types (VC, impact investor, etc.), and much more.

The new Hub makes this information more readily-available, and gives entrepreneurs the ability to focus on the aspects they need help with most.

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We hope the revamped SDG Capital Finder is a useful tool for development organizations, entrepreneurs, private capital providers, and others in identifying funding partners, facilitating public-private partnerships, and raising capital.

We have some exciting announcements, including new clients, new products, and new reports — stay tuned! If you haven’t already, keep up with the latest by subscribing to our newsletter here.