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As in many fast-growing economies, cities in Nigeria, a country set to become the third most populous in the world, suffer from frequent power outages, hindering both personal and economic productivity. Unreliable electricity grids necessitate the u...

September 7, 2018

ADAP is excited to once again host a deal room at the SOCAP Conference in San Francisco October 23-26, and we are seeking outstanding early-stage social enterprises to apply to participate.

Much as we take a different approach to poverty, we are taking a different appro...

May 1, 2018

ADAP was delighted to be an Acceleration Partner for the first-ever SEED Conference on April 19-20 in San Francisco. As I wade through the stack of business cards and try to fulfill promises to my new LinkedIn connections, I want to share some reflections from this con...

Providing ready, affordable access to safe water is one of the most critical development challenges. ADAP Capital recently led an investment round in Drinkwell, which works to provide safe drinking water in India and Bangladesh. Co-investors in the round included TPG G...

December 1, 2017

Over the last few months, numerous scandals have come to light about inappropriate sexual behaviour and abuse of power in the workplace. Specifically in the world of venture capital investing, this has highlighted the clear power imbalance between investors and entrepr...

We officially launched our second ADAP fund at SOCAP17 in October - see this blog post and this video for information about the Deal Room we hosted and how got our first two deals done utilizing our Four Hour Due Diligence process. Here’s what we hope to accomplish wit...

Kyle Westaway, Carl Jensen (Good Nature Agro), Teresa Cauvel (Neopenda), Andy Lower

ADAP is thrilled to announce partnerships with two outstanding social enterprises that participated in the ADAP Deal Room at SOCAP last week.

We met the founders of these companies for th...

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What do electric auto-rickshaws, newborn vital signs monitors, and mobile communications have in common? Each is the focus of one of the companies selected for the ADAP Deal Room @SOCAP. Selected from 44 companies that applied, the 8 social enterpr...

September 20, 2017

“End poverty in all its forms everywhere.”

This statement is clear, comprehensive, and ambitious. It’s the first of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development drafted by the United Nations and agreed to by 193 world leaders in 2015. These goals are very much in the...

September 17, 2017

Part 1 of this series described why due diligence needs to change, and Part 2 described the nuts and bolts of our approach.

Just as important as the mechanics of our diligence process are the core beliefs that inform that process. These are the things we constantly keep...

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