MaRS Catalyst Fund
We are a different class of investment fund. We firmly believe that progress and profit go hand in hand. That business is a force for good — it can help people and the planet while generating a return in the process.
Based at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, a leader in the rapidly expanding field of social finance, the fund was founded with $1 million in first-loss capital from Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite Foundation and Vancouver-based Mindset Foundation. It will address a clear gap in today’s investment market: providing financing for early stage impact ventures that are working towards a greater good.