We are Venture Capitalists and Impact Investors

We invest in companies that can deliver top-tier venture capital returns and enable social, environmental and economic benefits. In fact, we believe healthy financial performance and positive social change are inherently connected. That’s why we invest in and help nurture outstanding entrepreneurs and companies in Cleantech, Information Technology, Sustainable Products and Services, and Healthcare.


Andela, a tech train­ing and devel­op­ment out­sourcer for African coders, raises $40M Andela, a startup that trains devel­op­ers in Africa and hires them out to global tech com­pa­nies, has raised […]

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MEDIA RELEASE San Fran­cisco, CA (Sep­tem­ber 11, 2018) — DBL Part­ners and its port­fo­lio com­pany ZOLA Elec­tric (“ZOLA”), for­merly Off Grid Elec­tric, today announced a Global Cli­mate Action Sum­mit pledge […]

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Farmers Business Network a “game changer” in ag data revolution

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By Steve White
December 14, 2018

Omaha, NE — Farm­ers har­vest in the new fron­tier, col­lect­ing data to drive deci­sions and prof­its. Before Farm­ers Busi­ness Net­work was the hottest start-​​​​up in agri­cul­ture, it started with a sim­ple concept […]

Icons Of Impact: This VC Backed Tesla And Pioneered An Entire Impact Genre — interview with Nancy Pfund

By Brendan Doherty
September 9, 2018

his woman is one of my own per­sonal icons. Long before impact invest­ing was cool, there was Nancy Pfund. As a founder of DBL Part­ners, Pfund blazed a trail by bat­ter­ing down historically […]

Urbansitter & RubyRibbon: New Data Shows Women Love Their Side Hustles and It’s Not All About the Money

September 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 7, 2018 /​​PRNewswire/​​ — A new sur­vey of more than 1,000 women with side hus­tles reveals that the top three rea­sons women choose inde­pen­dent work are: flexibility […]

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