There are two main groups of investors we work with; impact organisations whose sole purpose is to improve the world we live in directly; and traditional investors who are simply looking for returns (nothing wrong with that).
Originally when building Symbiosis Capital we were only going to accept impact organisations. We quickly realised that traditional investors were typically more receptive to our model than impact organisations and they would help us achieve our mission in less time.
We take 10% top line revenue from all traditional investors and commit it to impact organisations. We do this in a number of ways; donating directly to impact organisations who are clients of ours, investing in new technology or companies which are solving real problems.
For impact organisations who become clients we also give a 10% discount on fees and in some cases consult to them on improving the finial viability of their organisation.