Ejido Verde is a 30-year pine tree reforestation project based in Southern Mexico that is leading the global movement of business as regenerative living systems. Ejido Verde has already created over 700 jobs, and plans to plant 12,000 hectares with several million pine trees. Using innovative techniques and with the expertise of local pine resin tappers, Ejido Verde will play a major role in the $10 billion pine industry all while building transformative wealth for the indigenous and rural communities of Michoacan, Mexico.
Green Monday is a social enterprise group that promotes and enables green, healthy and sustainable living through: Green Common, Asia's first plant-based grocery; Green Monday, a non-profit that aims to tackle climate change and global food insecurity; and Green Monday Ventures, an impact investment venture fund supporting plant-based food and environmental product startups. SVI is supporting Green Monday as Senior Advisor to all Green Monday initiatives and as the US representative to the venture fund.
The Light Phone
The Light Phone is a discreet credit card sized mobile phone designed to be used as little as possible. SVI is supporting The Light Phone with its first major capital raise and build-out of its business model and management team.
Califia Farms is the leading plant-based food and beverage company of the future. SVI provides advisory services to the founder and supports team building, and development support during the company's rapid scaling.
Be More America
Be More America works to foster a generation of new leadership, innovations, and solutions to racial inequality by revolutionizing human relations to create a just and equitable society untainted by racial bias. Strugatz Ventures, Inc. provides leadership and strategic consulting work to Be More America.
Fair Food Forager
Fair Food Forager changes the way the world eats by assisting people with everyday ethical food decisions.
D Grid Energy
DGridEnergy, LLC, is a US based manufacturer that provides an off-grid solar solution to lack of energy and commercial refrigeration throughout the globe. SVI provides senior advising services in raising social capital.
Accompany US scours the globe for the coolest, most beautiful and one-of-a-kind finds, and filter them through a range of style lenses— to create unique boutiques that contain both an eclectic mix of cultures and a well-edited point of view. Featuring handmade pieces and ethically sourced items. SVI is supporting Accompany with its mission-aligned capital strategy and structure.
Solutions for Progress
Solutions for Progress (SfP) is a a mission-driven company committed to assisting low- and moderate-income individuals and families to sustainably move out of poverty through the practical application of innovative technology and public policy. SVI is supporting SfP's CEO/CFO and senior team around the company's social capital strategy and revenue model.
Wool & Prince
Wool & Prince makes garments for men using super soft wool to create garments that naturally resist odors and wrinkles while being 6x more durable than cotton. Strugatz Ventures Inc. is supporting the CEO with business strategy.
Brooklyn Cookie Company
Brooklyn Cookie Company crafts all-natural, gluten-free, and low-calorie meringues and gives a percentage of profits to Bottomless Closet, connecting women and work. Strugatz Ventures is supporting BCC with co-packing and distribution strategy.
Sweet Unity Farms Coffee
Sweet Unity works with family farms in Tanzania to hand-harvest and freshly roast 100% Tanzanian Arabica coffee. The driving desire behind Sweet Unity Farms is to turn the international coffee industry into a vehicle that improves the lives of the coffee farming families who nurture the land, till the soil and harvest the crops. Strugatz Ventures Inc. provides advising and consulting work to Sweet Unity Farms.
The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is a hub for ethical fashion and design businesses. SVI served on the design and launch team as the founding Entrepreneur in Residence for 2 years, directly supporting 18 design and fashion start-ups with business planning, financing, and scaling.
Personal Black Box
PBB champions Personal Data Independence and helps unlock its value. SVI supported Personal Black Box with its Series B capital raise in 2015.
Closed Loop Fund
The Closed Loop Fund is a social impact fund investing $100M that provides cities access to the capital required to build comprehensive recycling programs. SVI is supporting the Closed Loop Fund with investment due diligence and strategy.
Vieandsomn provides organic sleepwear that Sleepwear that is as gentle upon your skin as it is gentle upon the earth. SVI helps Vieandsomn with executive coaching and supply chain advising.
Relay Foods / Arganica
Relay Foods provides home delivery of natural and sustainable foods. SVI provided investor due diligence and acquisition advising services.
Artemis makes highly effective nutraceutical ingredients for use in the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries. SVI helped the company with strategic assessment and overall organizational support.
Canogle connects people to their environments and helps organizations engage broader audiences with relevant, engaging stories delivered on smartphones. SVI supported Canogle's CEO with strategic advice and capital raising.
Global Round Table Leadership
Global Round Table Leadership helps individuals, organizations and networks to build the personal and shared leadership capacities required to meet the call and needs of our times. SVI has advised the executive team on product and business development strategy.
Containers 2 Clinics
Containers 2 Clinics brings affordable, sustainable primary health care to communities in the developing world. SVI helped the company with CEO Strategic Advising and Management Team Alignment.
Susty Party creates eco-friendly, compostable, sustainable, disposable party tableware. SVI helped the company to establish their corporate structure and with strategic advising for the company's CEO and President.
Slow Money catalyzes the flow of capital to local food enterprises and organic farms, connecting investors to the places where they live. SVI has supported the organization with strategic development support.
Evolver is an online platform serving up content, learning, and commerce for the transformative cultural community. SVI helped the company with capital support and by serving on Ex-officio Management Team.
Impact Makers is a social impact IT consulting firm that has gifted its ownership to the community and contributes 100% of its net profits to charities over the life of the company. SVI helped Impact Makers with a capital raise structure as a benefit corporation.
Steve's Ice Cream
Steve's Ice Cream is a small batch artisan ice cream company. SVI advised Steve's on capital and organizational strategy.
Collective Health improves the underlying causes that drive more than half of health outcomes and costs. SVI helped the company with proof of concept and a pilot case launch.
Independence Day Clothing
Independence Day Clothing Co is a line of preppy, classic Americana, reversible clothing with personal tracking capability built in for people living with autism and disabilities. SVI helped the company with CEO Strategic Support and capital raise support.
Nature's Equity is an investment banking firm with a stake in the green stuff -- sustainable values and the money to keep them growing. SVI supported the company and its clients with Operational and Strategic Support.
Teeccino is America's #1 coffee alternative. SVI helped the company with capital and development strategy support.
Urthworx is a mission-driven media company that creates our innovative apps for impact entertainment. SVI helped the company with capital support and strategic advising to the founder.
Venture Dairy partners with cooperatives, farmers and milk processors in developing communities to improve milk production and achieve economic sustainability through access to knowledge, capital, and technology. SVI supported the organization as an ex-officio member of the Management Team and to coordinate deal structure.