Diversity, Creativity and Connectivity
In this edition of our newsletter, I wanted to showcase a couple of US impact investing funds that really resonated with me and what we're doing at Pique Ventures and with our fund, Pique Venture Investments (VCC) Inc.
As you may know, Pique Venture Investments (VCC) invests in three key areas: Leadership Diversity, the Creative Economy, and Social Technologies. I have been admiring and following the Collaborative Fund for some time. They focus on two macro themes: the growth of the creative class and the concept of collaborative consumption - very similar to our thesis around the Creative Economy and Social Technologies. There is no shortage of the human propensity to create and be creative and to want and need to connect with each other. In my opinion, the Creative Economy and Social Technologies are key drivers of economic opportunity and are the way of the future.
More recently, I came across Third Cohort, founded by Jon Gosier. Gosier endeavours for Third Cohort to be a more inclusive fund. Many of the investors are first time angel investors and not all are accredited investors. Diversity amongst the investor group includes more women and people of colour. Could this be the new face of early-stage investing?
If you're interested in finding out more about how you can access investment opportunities that enable diversity, creativity and connectivity and to find out more about Pique Ventures and Pique Venture Investments (VCC), contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.