We are excited to share our 2020 Impact Report, which sheds light on critical milestones and achievements from the past year, and the important impact that our investees have created across their markets.
In February 2021, we invested in ImaliPay – a financial services company targeting Africa’s growing ‘Gig economy’
Offering affordable and high quality healthcare in Kenya
Offering supply chain services supporting micro-businesses in the Kenyan apparel sector
We are excited to share our 2019 Impact Report, which summarizes our approach and our progress as an organization
Providing healthcare in Nairobi’s informal settlements during the COVID-19 crisis
Improving educational outcomes by training teachers and school leaders across the continent
Supporting SMEs through mobile based financial literacy training and loans
Supporting entrepreneurs through access to business training, markets and capital
We’re excited to share our 2018 Impact Report, which summarizes our progress as an organization, our guiding principles and priorities, and how those goals have shaped our investments. We also present the important impact that our investees have had so far, and how they will change the lives of children and youth in the future. Click here to learn more: …
Den svenska stiftelsen Optimizer Foundation har i dagarna gjort sin fjärde investering inom socialt entreprenörskap i Östafrika. – Vårt fokus är underfinansierade områden inom utbildning och hälsa. Vi vill gärna satsa på bolag som vi tror kan ha en stor positiv inverkan och lösa ett lokalt problem, säger styrelseordförande Helena Riese Harstad. – Titta, så mycket kraftigare och längre majsen …
Svenska Optimizer Foundation investerar 1,3 miljoner kronor i ett rwandiskt e-handelsbolag, som säljer hygienartiklar, mensskydd och preventivmedel via en sms-baserad handelsplattform. Nyligen utökades verksamheten även till Kenya. Optimizer Foundation investerar 150.000 dollar i det det rwandiska bolaget Kasha som säljer hygienartiklar, mensskydd och preventivmedel via en sms-baserad handelsplattform. – I dag är kvinnor tvingade att betala dyra pengar för preventivmedel, HIV-test och …
30 August 2018 – We are excited to continue another year as Senior Partner to Acumen and to work closely with them on their Education Fund and their goal to transform affordable education across India and Pakistan Our investment in Acumen
We are deepening our East African presence through hiring Investment Manager Emily Durfee, to cover the East African region. Emily will be based out of Nairobi, Kenya, and brings with her a wealth of experience from supporting scale up of social businesses across Africa, as well as India. She most recently completed her MBA at Said Business School, Oxford. You …
We are supporting ARMMAN’s scale-up to reach ~900,000 women in Delhi slums
We are excited to share our Impact Report for 2017, highlighting the key achievements, and the impact we have created in our markets during 2017. Happy reading! Click here to read the Impact Report
Today, Optimizer Foundation is talking about impact investing at Nordnet live – the largest event in the Nordics on business and finance. You will be able to watch the event here at 17.00 CET. Stay tuned!
In September 2017 we invested in Arifu, a Kenyan based digital platform providing high quality educational content to low income people, including youth
We are excited to announce the official launch of Optimizer Foundation. Read about us in Swedish business news paper Dagens industri (Di), and stay tuned for more news about us!