Candide Group considers investments across all sectors, geographies, asset classes and stages – including direct investments and funds; debt and equity – as long as we believe there is a strong impact story, a viable financial case, and a team with the skills to execute.
We have no “one size fits all” offering. We’re willing to be flexible and creative – including in types of capital, check sizes and alternative deal structures –and seek to provide appropriate capital for each unique circumstance.
We are action oriented and strive to be quick and nimble (as well as transparent and realistic), in order to meet the needs of the companies and funds we support.
We are committed to working alongside diverse stakeholders, from co-investors to affected communities, to understand how different impact strategies apply to a particular context.
We aim to conduct an extensive, on-the-ground visit with each opportunity we investigate, from Watts to rural Rwanda, and with five languages spoken amongst our team, we try to work in a local language whenever possible.
We don’t shy away from tough conversations about impact, and strive to go beyond asking “is this better?,” to ensure “is this fair?”
We rarely ask for specific impact measurements, instead prioritizing impact management – supporting companies as they look to expand their impact over time.
We are committed to adding value beyond just capital. We are able to take on a leadership role amongst investors when helpful, aid in fundraising efforts, and provide operational feedback and support to help companies and funds deepen their impact.
We strive to leverage our public presence in order to both uplift impact solutions we believe in and meaningfully contribute to conversations in the field.