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We Invest Early In Young Lives & inventive ideas.

Because the earliest years forge the foundation for the future

We Invest Early In Young Lives & inventive ideas.

Because the earliest years forge the foundation for the future

Innovation Edge is an innovation catalyst and social impact investor.

 

We take a hands-on approach to supporting unconventional ideas that aim to transform early life experiences for children, aged 0 to 6, living in poverty.

Our Approach.

We believe that truly transformative solutions to large-scale problems are created when very different people are brought together to make unusual connections to each other and to ideas.

We act as a catalytic connector and provide financial, strategic and implementation support to individuals, non-profit and for profit organisations from any field of expertise, to affect meaningful change for young children.

Our Focus Areas.

Our investment areas are focused on enabling the type of early life experiences that children need to thrive

Daily Brain-Building Interactions

A child who has daily brain-building interactions right from birth develops strong learning foundations

Quality Preschool Programmes

A child who attends a quality preschool programme
for at least 2 years performs better at school

Early Health Care & Nutrition

A child who receives nourishing food and good healthcare is able to grow to their full potential

Safety and Security

A child who feels safe and is protected from toxic levels of stress is free to thrive

Our featured investments.

With social impact as our primary concern, all of our investments yield a social return related to one or more of our focus areas.

We use a number of investment instruments including grants, convertible loans and equity investments.

Latest news & resources.

Think Future Reflections: Christina Kirby

Think Future Reflections: Christina Kirby

I’ll admit, that prior to participating in this years’ Think Future event, I considered the 2019 theme “Challenging Perspectives” a tall order.  Out of the diverse group of attendees with varying backgrounds and professions, including a full-spectrum range of...

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Think Future Reflections: Designing Events for Innovation

Think Future Reflections: Designing Events for Innovation

Josiane Smith manages the Strategic Partnerships and Growth at the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX), a global, cross-sector network of institutions and individuals committed to social and systems change. She agreed to share some thoughts about her experience of the...

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Think Future Reflections: Nwanyibuife Obiako

Think Future Reflections: Nwanyibuife Obiako

It was a joy to attend and participate as a speaker at the Think Future 2 conference, held at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The theme was Challenging Perspectives and I spoke on 'The Power of Data and Partnerships'.  With over 250 people in...

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Our Investors.