Catalyzing local capital to support enterprises to create impact at scale

Catalyzing local capital to support enterprises to create impact at scale

What We Do

A first-of-its-kind angel investing network to catalyze local capital and back high-potential Philippine enterprises through customised incubation, technical assistance, and investment readiness to prepare to raise capital.

Who We Are

Villgro and xchange have combined their decades
of experience investing in impact entrepreneurs to address key gaps in the Philippine ecosystem. The Impact Pioneers Network is jointly designed, developed, and managed by Villgro and xchange. 

Our members are high net worth individuals (HNWIs), family offices, corporations, and foundations that believe in the power of entrepreneurship to solve pressing social and environmental challenges. ​

We are looking for

Investors

Individuals or institutions who believe in the power of entrepreneurship and are looking to give back and create impact by investing in promising and exciting entrepreneurs in the Philippines.

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Impact entrepreneurs

Founders of early-stage impact enterprises in the Philippines solving the most crucial social and environmental challenges.

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Enterprise Support Organizations

Organizations that provide support to some of the most innovative and driven impact entrepreneurs in the Philippines

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Service providers

Firms specializing in accounting and finance, branding and marketing, legal services, and due diligence catered towards Philippine impact enterprises

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What We Offer

Deal Sourcing

We will scout and source deals from across the Philippines in priority sectors from our active network of pipeline partners across the country.

Due Diligence

All enterprises will go through a detailed due diligence process, including external validation and legal and compliance diligence, before any investment is made by the network.

Learning services

We will take members through a 10-week learn-by-doing impact investing journey with peer investors. We will hold regular learning sessions for Impact Pioneers on impact investing and related topics to keep abreast of latest developments in the sector.

Networking Opportunities

Members get access to our network of local investors and global ecosystem players and curated events to connect with them. We will have our own platform to showcase enterprises, bring together investors, technical assistance service providers, and relevant learning resources.

End-to-end deal closure

We will handle all services and related paperwork required in deal closure, from sourcing to investment and reporting. We will monitor and ensure that enterprises share key business updates on a periodic basis, as well as collect impact metrics for annual impact reports.

Our vision is a resilient, inclusive, and equitable Philippines.

Why it matters

The network aims to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and support impact entrepreneurs in key sectors that remain underserved in the Philippines, where innovation and entrepreneurship can play a pivotal role in addressing challenges that continue to prevail.

Climate Action

Women and Girls

Education and Employment

Affordable Healthcare

Agriculture and Fisheries

Impact Pioneers Network would not be possible without the generous support of the
Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the United States Agency for International Development