Driven to solve today’s most pressing social problems, City Light Capital seeks to generate both strong financial returns and measurable social impact. While our primary focus is on identifying and investing in the best mission-based entrepreneurs with the right solutions, we will occasionally act as entrepreneurs ourselves creating companies that combine the right talent, capital, technology and models to further our mission.
We engage with early stage, U.S. based companies that have:
Solving problems once and for all requires that we leverage a range of tools and methods. We will explore new models that have the ability to:
We step outside the venture capital role and found new companies, such as HeroX, but only when conditions are right:
Ask anyone we partner with the specific problem they aim to solve, how it will impact the world, and how they’ll measure results, and you’ll get a clear, impassioned response.
We’re zealots about data and measurement, insisting on feedback loops on both the finance and impact sides of all we do.