Growth stage capital for businesses restoring refugee stability

Why Refugees?

There have never been more refugees on our planet than at this moment. Innovative solutions are needed to provide greater stability to 70 million displaced people. Access to and the ability to participate in the global marketplace is a powerful factor in regaining self-sufficiency.

Our Firm's Thesis

Refugees are both undervalued and overlooked. Businesses founded by refugees are materially more likely to succeed, refugee employees add tangible value to the companies they serve and, as a market, the refugee community is growing year over year. Amplio Ventures, by investing with a refugee lens and leveraging this undervaluation, backs enterprises that are founded by refugees, leverage the refugee workforce and/or focus on the global refugee community which will yield high financial returns while achieving measurable impact.

Business Impact

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"In the United States alone, refugees, immigrants, and their children have founded 40% of Fortune 500 companies.”

-The Boston Globe, Nov 2016
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"In Uganda, 21% of refugees run a business that creates jobs, and, of their employees, 40% are citizens of the host country."

- Refugee Economies, 2017
$ 1 M

“In Turkey, there are over 10,000 Syrian refugee-owned businesses who have, since 2011, invested $344 million in local economies.”

-Worldbank, 2016

A Refugee Centric Investment Market is Emerging

Findings from a survey done of active investors clearly shows that there is an emerging need from the investment community for a firm focused on the refugee community

Source: Refugee Investment Network

The Refugee Crisis cuts across 13 of the 17 SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership

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