Drive Investments to Solver Teams
Direct catalytic investments in Solve's diverse portfolio of early-stage social entrepreneurs.
Solve Innovation Future is a groundbreaking philanthropic venture fund that directs catalytic investments in early-stage social entrepreneurs who are solving the world's most pressing problems. Organized as a donor-advised fund (DAF) with MIT Solve serving as the donor-advisor, Solve Innovation Future is raising $30 million from philanthropic donors through tax-deductible gifts to MIT. Download this white paper to learn more about Solve Innovation Future and the answers to key questions around DAFs and early-stage impact investing
How We Work
Solve Innovation Future makes debt, equity, and alternative investments in Solver teams and Indigenous Communities Fellows selected annually through Solve’s open innovation Global Challenges. Proceeds from investments are reinvested into future Solver teams, creating a pay-it-forward mechanism for social entrepreneurs and a renewable philanthropic vehicle for donors. To date, Solve Innovation Future has catalyzed nearly four times our investment in additional investment capital towards our Solver teams.
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In the Media
- PENTA: Future Returns: Impact Investing Through Donor Advised Funds
- ImpactAlpha: MIT Solve Rallies to Provide Bridge Loans and Revenue-Based Financing
- Stanford Social Innovation Review: Using Donor-Advised Funds to Invest in Early-Stage Entrepreneurs
- Fast Company: Why MIT’s Social Tech Incubator is Launching an Investment Fund
- Forbes: MIT Solve Enables Tech Entrepreneurs To Conquer Global Social Challenges
- Crunchbase: MIT Startup Announces Plans For $30M Solve Innovation Fund
Information for Solver Teams
Solve Innovation Future makes investments on a quarterly basis, using three investment criteria: investability, impact, and additionality. We are most active between October and May. To learn more about Solve Innovation Future and explore investment partnership, please reach out to email@example.com.
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