The SVX will be a local, impact-first platform connecting social ventures, impact funds and impact investors to catalyze new debt and equity investment capital for local ventures that have demonstrable social and/or environmental impact, including not-for-profits, co-operatives and for-profit corporations. The project is being led by SiG@MaRS in close collaboration with TMX Group Inc., and is supported by the Government of Ontario, Torys LLP, Imagine Canada and many other partners.
The SVX will:
- provide an online platform with venture listings, fund listings, service provider listings, and a resource centre to facilitate effective impact investments;
- allow investors to identify screened impact investment opportunities, and share due diligence and collaborate on deals, reducing the burden of due diligence; and
- provide ventures with increased access to capital and financial expertise.