Social impact workers wearing safety equipment and building affordable housing in Latin America. Families sitting on a colorful sidewalk participating in sustainable urban revitalization activities. Two women social impact smallholder farmers displaying organic certified dragon fruit.

Dev Equity aims to help people

living in lower-income countries by investing in private companies that can make a positive social and environmental impact.

Dev Equity aims to help people

living in lower-income countries by investing in private companies that can make a positive social and environmental impact.

Social impact workers wearing safety equipment and building affordable housing in Latin America. Families sitting on a colorful sidewalk participating in sustainable urban revitalization activities. Two women social impact smallholder farmers displaying organic certified dragon fruit.
Social impact workers wearing safety equipment and building affordable housing in Latin America. Families sitting on a colorful sidewalk participating in sustainable urban revitalization activities. Two women social impact smallholder farmers displaying organic certified dragon fruit.

Dev Equity aims to help people

living in lower-income countries by investing in private companies that can make a positive social and environmental impact.

By providing long-term capital and direct support

Dev Equity helps innovative companies in select Latin American countries expand their growth, profitability, and impact.

Four women social impact smallholder farmers in Peru. Group of people at impact investment small business development center in Latin America. Three female social impact smallholder farmers standing in front of sustainable cacao forest.

By providing long-term capital and direct support

Dev Equity helps innovative companies in select Latin American countries expand their growth, profitability and impact.

Four women social impact smallholder farmers in Peru. Group of people at impact investment small business development center in Latin America. Three female social impact smallholder farmers standing in front of sustainable cacao forest.

By providing long-term capital and direct support

Dev Equity helps innovative companies in select Latin American countries expand their growth, profitability, and impact.

Four women social impact smallholder farmers in Peru. Group of people at impact investment small business development center in Latin America. Three female social impact smallholder farmers standing in front of sustainable cacao forest.

Dev Equity is a certified B Corporation,

and upholds higher standards of transparency, accountability, sustainability, and performance.

Certified B Corporation logo

Dev Equity is a certified B Corporation,

and upholds higher standards of transparency, accountability, sustainability, and performance.

Certified B Corporation logo

Dev Equity is a certified B Corporation,

and upholds higher standards of transparency, accountability, sustainability, and performance.

Certified B Corporation logo

TEAM

TEAM

Social impact investor Forrest Metz

Forrest Metz

Founder and Managing
Director


Proven international investment and social development experience. Expertise in emerging market small and medium sized businesses. B.S. in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University, M.Phil. in Social Anthropology and Ph.D. in Management from the University of Cambridge.

Social impact investor Carl Reinhardt

Carl Reinhardt

General Partner


Specialist in international corporate and project finance. Over four decades of executive experience in emerging market commercial and development banking sector, with an emphasis on Latin American private companies. Graduate of Harvard College, and Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.

Social impact investor Elizabeth Funk

Elizabeth Funk

Senior General Partner


Internationally recognized leader in expanding frontiers of innovation, quality, and creativity in international entrepreneurship. Senior business executive and impact investing pioneer. International Relations and Economics with Honors from Stanford University and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, Baker Scholar.

Social impact investor Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson

Senior General Partner


Deep business and investment acumen as an entrepreneur and investor in growth oriented businesses, with a focus on social impact. Provides practical insight and guidance for growing companies. Graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Social impact investment manager Justin Eldridge Otero

Justin Eldridge Otero

Impact Manager


Experienced professional in the field of impact investment, social development and environmental sustainability in Latin America. Undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, M.A. Columbia University School of International Public Affairs.

Social impact entrepreneur Dan MacCombie

Dan MacCombie

Entrepreneur in Residence


Sustainability entrepreneur and executive coach. Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Runa, social impact beverage company sourcing from smallholder farmers and cooperatives in the Amazon. Forbes 30 under 30. Graduate of Brown University.

Social impact investment advisor and former congressman Jim Kolbe

Jim Kolbe

General Partner


Over two decades of distinguished political leadership in the areas of international trade, investment and economic development integration. Deep experience with international development assistance and economic development. Undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Social impact investor and advisor Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan Lewis

Senior Advisor and Partner


Proven track record in mobilizing social investment capital for low-income countries. Leading promoter of innovative and collaborative initiatives for economic justice, development and poverty alleviation in low-income countries. Honors graduate of the University of California, Davis.

Social impact investor Forrest Metz

Forrest Metz

Founder and Managing Director


Proven international investment and social development experience. Expertise in emerging market small and medium sized businesses. B.S. in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University, M.Phil. in Social Anthropology and Ph.D. in Management from the University of Cambridge.

Social impact investor Carl Reinhardt

Carl Reinhardt

General Partner


Specialist in international corporate and project finance. Over four decades of executive experience in emerging market commercial and development banking sector, with an emphasis on Latin American private companies. Graduate of Harvard College, and Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.

Social impact investor Elizabeth Funk

Elizabeth Funk

Senior General Partner


Internationally recognized leader in expanding frontiers of innovation, quality, and creativity in international entrepreneurship. Senior business executive and impact investing pioneer. International Relations and Economics with Honors from Stanford University and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, Baker Scholar.

Social impact investor Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson

Senior General Partner


Deep business and investment acumen as an entrepreneur and investor in growth oriented businesses, with a focus on social impact. Provides practical insight and guidance for growing companies. Graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Social impact investment manager Justin Eldridge Otero

Justin Eldridge Otero

Impact Manager


Experienced professional in the field of impact investment, social development and environmental sustainability in Latin America. Undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, M.A. Columbia University School of International Public Affairs.

Social impact entrepreneur Dan MacCombie

Dan MacCombie

Entrepreneur in Residence


Sustainability entrepreneur and executive coach. Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Runa, social impact beverage company sourcing from smallholder farmers and cooperatives in the Amazon. Forbes 30 under 30. Graduate of Brown University.

Social impact investment advisor and former congressman Jim Kolbe

Jim Kolbe

General Partner


Over two decades of distinguished political leadership in the areas of international trade, investment and economic development integration. Deep experience with international development assistance and economic development. Undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Social impact investor and advisor Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan Lewis

Senior Advisor and Partner


Proven track record in mobilizing social investment capital for low-income countries. Leading promoter of innovative and collaborative initiatives for economic justice, development and poverty alleviation in low-income countries. Honors graduate of the University of California, Davis.

Social impact investor Forrest Metz

Forrest Metz

Founder and Managing Director


Proven international investment and social development experience. Expertise in emerging market small and medium sized businesses. B.S. in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University, M.Phil. in Social Anthropology and Ph.D. in Management from the University of Cambridge.

Social impact investor Carl Reinhardt

Carl Reinhardt

General Partner


Specialist in international corporate and project finance. Over four decades of executive experience in emerging market commercial and development banking sector, with an emphasis on Latin American private companies. Graduate of Harvard College, and Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.

Social impact investor Elizabeth Funk

Elizabeth Funk

Senior General Partner


Internationally recognized leader in expanding frontiers of innovation, quality, and creativity in international entrepreneurship. Senior business executive and impact investing pioneer. International Relations and Economics with Honors from Stanford University and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, Baker Scholar.

Social impact investor Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson

Senior General Partner


Deep business and investment acumen as an entrepreneur and investor in growth oriented businesses, with a focus on social impact. Provides practical insight and guidance for growing companies. Graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Social impact investment manager Justin Eldridge Otero

Justin Eldridge Otero

Impact Manager


Experienced professional in the field of impact investment, social development and environmental sustainability in Latin America. Undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, M.A. Columbia University School of International Public Affairs.

Social impact entrepreneur Dan MacCombie

Dan MacCombie

Entrepreneur in Residence


Sustainability entrepreneur and executive coach. Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Runa, social impact beverage company sourcing from smallholder farmers and cooperatives in the Amazon. Forbes 30 under 30. Graduate of Brown University.

Social impact investment advisor and former congressman Jim Kolbe

Jim Kolbe

General Partner


Over two decades of distinguished political leadership in the areas of international trade, investment and economic development integration. Deep experience with international development assistance and economic development. Undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Social impact investor and advisor Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan Lewis

Senior Advisor and Partner


Proven track record in mobilizing social investment capital for low-income countries. Leading promoter of innovative and collaborative initiatives for economic justice, development and poverty alleviation in low-income countries. Honors graduate of the University of California, Davis.

SELECT INVESTMENTS

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SELECT INVESTMENTS

Logo of social impact investment affordable housing project in Quito Ecuador
Logo of Central America sustainable urban revitalization company
Logo of social impact regenerative organic certified company in Latin America
Logo of sustainable urban revitalization company in Latin America
Logo of social impact fine flavored cacao company in Latin America
Logo of social impact sustainable hot pepper company in Latin America
Logo of social impact organic certified company in Latin America
United Nations sustainable development goals for social impact investment fund

Dev Equity portfolio companies directly contribute

towards advancing 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Dev Equity portfolio companies directly contribute

towards advancing 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

United Nations sustainable development goals for social impact investment fund

Dev Equity portfolio companies directly contribute

towards advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

United Nations sustainable development goals for social impact investment fund

Dev Equity portfolio companies directly contribute

towards advancing 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

United Nations sustainable development goals for social impact investment fund

PROSPECTIVE PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

PROSPECTIVE PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

Organic seedling in the open hand of a Latin American social impact investor

Dev Equity makes individual investments in Latin America from around 1,000,000 to 5,000,000 USD in companies owned and operated by experienced professionals who have a track record of success.  Our preference is to take active minority ownership positions in portfolio companies, through strong governance rights and financial controls, and focusing on realistic exits.

 

Dev Equity works directly with portfolio companies in Latin America to achieve financial returns and a positive social and environmental impact. We also seek to invest in private companies motivated to move towards international best practices of socially responsible business management.

Organic seedling in the open hand of a Latin American social impact investor

Dev Equity makes individual investments in Latin America from around 1,000,000 to 5,000,000 USD in companies owned and operated by experienced professionals who have a track record of success.  Our preference is to take active minority ownership positions in portfolio companies, through strong governance rights and financial controls, and focusing on realistic exits.

Dev Equity works directly with portfolio companies in Latin America to achieve financial returns and a positive social and environmental impact. We also seek to invest in private companies motivated to move towards international best practices of socially responsible business management.

Sunrise over social impact affordable housing construction project in Latin America

We are looking to invest in companies owned and managed by outstanding entrepreneurs that:

1. Make a positive social and environmental impact through products and services that contribute to poverty alleviation, equitable economic growth, human development, and environmental sustainability;

2. Uphold socially responsible business practices in areas such as workers’ health and safety, gender equality, anti-corruption, and environmental sustainability; and

3. Collaborate with other businesses and organizations to promote social and environmental impact.

We are looking to invest in companies owned and managed by outstanding entrepreneurs that:

1. Make a positive social and environmental impact through products and services that contribute to poverty alleviation, equitable economic growth, human development, and environmental sustainability;

2. Uphold socially responsible business practices in areas such as workers’ health and safety, gender equality, anti-corruption, and environmental sustainability; and

3. Collaborate with other businesses and organizations to promote social and environmental impact.

Sunrise over social impact affordable housing construction project in Latin America
Organic seedling in the open hand of a Latin American social impact investor

Dev Equity makes individual investments in Latin America from around 1,000,000 to 5,000,000 USD in companies owned and operated by experienced professionals who have a track record of success.  Our preference is to take active minority ownership positions in portfolio companies, through strong governance rights and financial controls, and focusing on realistic exits.

 

Dev Equity works directly with portfolio companies in Latin America to achieve financial returns and a positive social and environmental impact. We also seek to invest in private companies motivated to move towards international best practices of socially responsible business management.

We are looking to invest in companies owned and managed by outstanding entrepreneurs that:

1. Make a positive social and environmental impact through products and services that contribute to poverty alleviation, equitable economic growth, human development, and environmental sustainability;

2. Uphold socially responsible business practices in areas such as workers’ health and safety, gender equality, anti-corruption, and environmental sustainability; and

3. Collaborate with other businesses and organizations to promote social and environmental impact.

Sunrise over social impact affordable housing construction project in Latin America
Dev Equity logo social impact fund Latin America

contact@devequity.com

877 S. Alvernon Way Suite 200A
Tucson, Arizona 85711
United States of America

+1 520 318 3810

Dev Equity logo social impact fund Latin America

contact@devequity.com

877 S. Alvernon Way Suite 200A
Tucson, Arizona 85711
United States of America

+1 520 318 3810

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