• Venture Capital (VC) – investing in early stage companies (start-ups) with the potential for high return and impact.
  • Venture Philanthropy – taking concepts/techniques from VC and applying them to philanthropy.
  • Private Equity (PE) – very similar to VC, but the companies are more mature (no longer considered a “start-up”).
  • Private Debt – similar to VC and PE, but instead of investing in companies, you’re lending them money instead.
  • Hedge Funds – financial partnerships that employ different strategies across every asset class. 
  • Public Stocks – these are investments in the equity/stock of companies, that you can buy and sell at any time.
  • Public Bonds – you’re effectively lending money to companies/governments/etc for a certain amount of time.
  • Cash – there’s actually a way to have impact with your cash, and that’s who you decide to bank with: