Investing with Impact
iSelect is an early stage venture firm which makes investments in companies that are addressing critical global issues, in large markets, and with a projected financially attractive business model. Whether our portfolio companies are saving energy, reducing agricultural inputs such as water or fertilizer, breeding more efficient plants, or targeting such conditions or diseases as obesity, cancer, or hypertension, they are seeking to make a considerably positive impact on our society and provide our investors with an attractive return.
What iSelect Looks For
iSelect invests in four verticals, three of which are directly impact-oriented — Agriculture, Healthcare, and Resource Efficiency. In Agriculture, we are focused on plant sciences, seed genetics, and sustainability. In Healthcare, we are investing in immunotherapy, personalized medicine, and consumerism. In Resource Efficiency, one of our companies is using AI/machine learning to cost-efficiently save energy, and another is developing a more sustainable means to produce natural rubber.
However, even in our 4th vertical, B2B, we have invested in a company that is enabling part-time workers and agencies to more efficiently find each other and manage the process of employment – thereby positively impacting a growing segment of our workforce and economy. We have another company that is deploying a different model for education and one that is improving the job placement process for recent college graduates.
iSelect has deliberately focused on investments and companies that can make a positive impact on our society, as well as on the bottom line.
We simply do not feel particularly impassioned to back the latest app or consumer entertainment product. Our companies are attempting to save lives, save our food supply and positively impact our environment. We are very excited to come to work each day to further this worthy effort.
Co-Invest Alongside Top Venture Investors
In venture capital, it always pays to partner with others. iSelect co-invests alongside many of the top VC investors in the industry, including subject matter experts in agriculture, software, healthcare, resource efficiency and more. This ensures access to the best deals in the market, as well as giving our investors opportunities to invest with the best in the business, accessing deals that would otherwise be closed to them.