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Vittana Education Fund

An impact investment opportunity - a debt fund focused on providing student loans to young adults in developing nations to help educate them out of poverty.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2013
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

The Fund is a debt investment venture fund with investors holding their ownership as limited partners. The Fund will make loans directly to Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), which in turn will lend to qualifying students. Through the establishment of a series of venture funds, we intend to meet our long-term goal of enabling a generation of students in developing countries to finish school with skills allowing them to graduate beyond poverty.


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    Kate Cochran
    Fund Director

    •Advisor and Former Chief Operating Officer,
    •Founding management team, Unitus, a global microfinance accelerator
    •15 years social enterprise experience
    •10+ years microfinance experience

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    Anurag Chandra
    Investment Committee Member

    •Formerly Managing Director at NXT Capital, Gresham Partners, Galleon Crossover Fund
    •Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business

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    CEO, Vittana Foundation

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    Special Advisor and Investment Committee

    •Co-founder Quellos Asset Management
    •Former Chief Operating Officer and member of the Investment
    Committee for BlackRock Alternative Advisors
    •Seattle Impact Investing Group
    •CPA and Chartered Financial Analyst

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    Investment Committee

    •Managing Director and Co-Founder of Unitus Capital, pioneering investment bank focused on bottom of the economic pyramid
    •Active speaker and author on the subject of impact investment.


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