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Impact America Fund

Invest in high growth companies that aim to generate real financial returns while improving the well being of underserved US communities.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Financial Services
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2010
  • Employees 1
  • Website jaliaventures.com

Company Summary

Impact America Fund is an early-stage equity fund that invests in high growth companies reaching large underserved low to moderate income markets in America. Impact America is the evolution of Jalia Ventures, a three year minority-focused impact investing initiative that was executed with the support and collaboration of leading investors, accelerators, community organizations, university programs, and industry experts across the country.

Team

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    Kesha Cash
    Director of Investments

    Launched Jalia Ventures in 2010 with the support of Josh Mailman and Serious Change, LP. Kesha sourced and evaluated more than 400 opportunities, of which 9 received funding. She negotiated deal terms for $3.5M of early-stage debt and equity investments and provided operating support to portfolio companies. Kesha has been instrumental in helping Red Rabbit grow from less than $1 million of revenue in 2010 to over $5 million of revenue in 2013.

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    Charmaine McClarie
    Venture Partner

    Has worked with executives in a variety of Fortune 500 companies, including: YUM Brands, The GAP Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Tate and Lyle, Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson and Tyson Foods.

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    Brad Barnhorn
    Venture Partner

    Board member and strategic advisor to leading growth-stage companies and private-equity groups with a primary focus on healthy food and beverage; Founder and successful exit of Fantasia Fresh Juice Co; Forbes 25 Most influential Kingmakers in Consumer and Retail.

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    Jill Ford
    Venture Partner

    Angel investor and advisor to tech startups; headed Disney Mobile’s worldwide distribution to mobile device manufacturers and led Motorola’s global games usage; Technology Consultant and Architect for Trilogy.

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    Kathleen Utecht
    Venture Partner

    EIR at Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund; Previously worked for Core Innovation Capital and WVP Ventures; Invested in, led, and sold Green Rock Entertainment, a start-up toy/game manufacturing company; Won Ernst & Young’s Winning Women award.

Advisors

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    Cooley LLP
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Josh Mailman
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    Serious Change, LP
    Unconfirmed