Our Approach

Our thematic approach drives value
throughout the investment cycle 

 

Our aim is to deliver attractive returns for our investors through investments that also generate social and environmental outcomes. Within each of our themes we identify investable solutions, based on careful analysis of the macro trends that are shaping our future. 

We focus on four areas where  our capital can make the biggest 
difference

Healthier
Lives

Future
Skills

Sustainable
Planet 

Stronger

Communities

Our Investment strategies

Bridges Israel has a two-pronged strategy with uncompromised focus on returns.
The fund is invested in Impact-Growth Businesses and impactful Tech opportunities.

Impact Growth

Providing growth capital to profitable companies serving the Israeli socio-economic periphery

Impact Tech

Providing capital to Israeli Impact Tech startup companies that can generate global environmental or social impact

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What we offer

 $1m-$7m equity investment         

Hands-on support from an experienced, mission-aligned investment team

Expert sector knowledge and access to a network of industry specialists

A proven history of delivering growth and impact

A flexible approach to deal structure

What we are looking for:

✚    Strong, mission driven team
✚    Strong revenues and growth projection or customers’ validation for tech solutions
✚    Business model or disruptive technologies in one of our core themes
✚    Clear benefits to communities in Israel’s socio-economic periphery or potential global impact

Impact management
 

As a specialist fund manager dedicated to impact investment, we use an impact-driven approach to create returns for both investors and society as a whole. Each of our portfolio companies represents a strong lock step, which is a strong alignment between the company business and impact drivers.

Based on performance data across the five impact dimensions, we ultimately classify an enterprise’s impact into one of three broad categories: Avoids harm (“A”), Benefits stakeholders (“B”) and Contributes to solutions (“C”). Bridges Israel is entirely dedicated to ‘B’ and ‘C’ investments.
In all our investments we are striving towards either (or both) significant scale and depth of influence and are also considering our contribution as investors.

Our impact process entails:

Articulation of an impact thesis in the form of a Theory of Change

Assessing the core effect across the five impact dimensions : (What, Who, How-much, Contribution, Risk)

Assigning measurable, material and practical impact performance metrics (KPIs) to track and manage impact using an Impact Statement. We will strive to measure actual outcomes – the effects as experienced by stakeholders, and understand in details who is being affected, what is the scale and depth of influence and what is the investment net contribution to the effect in comparison with existing alternatives.

Considering the interests of all affected stakeholders
 

Articulating limitations, risks and uncertainties related to the investment’s impact thesis and agree on mitigation measures.

Understanding and optimizing the impact of our investments is a critical part of our strategy.

Our impact practice incorporates the emerging consensus around impact management and measurement as developed by the Impact Management Project. We use the IMP’s rational and language in our impact assessments and reporting framework.