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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...

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...

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...

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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...

September 17, 2017

Due diligence can be sluggish, as described in Part 1 of this series. ADAP’s Four Hour Due Diligence process, developed over the last three years, is our approach to revamping how early-stage deals get done.

Here’s how it works. While some of the details can vary from c...

September 16, 2017

Slogging through diligence

Among early-stage social entrepreneurs, the problem is well known. When moving beyond friends and family investors to professional seed-stage investors, raising investment capital takes big chunks of an entrepreneur’s time and they are often l...

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