Angel Bank – R&D

Panahpur has agreed to resource a project looking at the feasibility of matching both the skills and limited capital of angel investors with fledgeling social enterprises requiring ‘missing middle’ funding.

The Angel Bank will provide soft loans to social entrepreneurs. These funds will come from angel investors (successful entrepreneurs), which will be leveraged using capital from foundations (including Panahpur).

The angel investors will act as fund manager for the Angel Banks funds in the transaction.

The funds would typically be re-cycled out in 3 to 5 years.

Angel Bank is the formalisation of a way of funding that Panahpur has evolved over the past few years. By involving angels, it releases capacity into the social enterprise sector – not just financial capacity, but skills and experience too.

If you are interested in knowing more, or in participating, please get in touch. james.perry@panahpur.org

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