Grassroots Business Fund Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Venture Capital
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 12
  • Investments
  • 17
  • Portfolio
  • 14
  • Exits
  • 3

Grassroots Business Fund General Information


Grassroots Business Fund is a non profit venture capital firm which makes equity, growth capital, mezzanine equity, mezzanine debt and straight debt investments. It aims at growing viable businesses that generate sustainable earnings or savings for people with low incomes. The firm prefers to invest on companies based in Africa, India, Indonesia and Latin America operating in the clean energy, technology, agriculture and consumer sectors. The firm was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Not-For-Profit Venture Capital
Other Investor Types
Impact Investing
Venture Capital
Primary Office
  • 1875 K Street North West
  • Suite 412
  • Washington, DC 20006
  • United States
+1 (202) 000-0000

Grassroots Business Fund Investments (17)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Vitta Fresh 10-Dec-2019 Later Stage VC 000 Food Products Generating Revenue
0000 01-Apr-2015 00000 00000 00000 Specialty Retail Generating Revenue
0000000 30-Jan-2015 00000 00000 000 Plant Textiles Generating Revenue 000000 00000
00000000 01-Jan-2014 00000 00000 Horticulture Generating Revenue
0000 000000 (00000 01-Jan-2014 00000 00000 Cultivation Generating Revenue
0000 01-Jan-2014 00000 00000 00000 Cultivation Generating Revenue
000000 01-Nov-2013 00000 00000 00.00 Beverages Out of Business
00000000 01-Jan-2013 00000 Logistics Generating Revenue
BrazAfric Enterprises 01-Jan-2013 Later Stage VC Machinery (B2B) Generating Revenue
Industree Crafts 01-Jul-2011 Later Stage VC 000 Home Furnishings Generating Revenue
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Grassroots Business Fund Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
KZNoir 01-Nov-2016 Out of Business
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Grassroots Business Fund Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Grassroots Business Fund Team (16)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Harold Rosen Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member 0 0 0 Washington, DC
Jaime Ramirez Chief Investment Officer Washington, DC
Lilian Mramba Africa Regional Director Nairobi, Kenya
Natasha Barantseva Latam Regional Director Lima, Peru
Rose Galamgam Finance Officer Washington, DC
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Grassroots Business Fund Co-Investors (1)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Alive Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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