We currently have over 250 members on board consisting of HNIs and funds having a board range of expertise, investment preferences, and appetites.
Village Capital uses the power of peer support to build enterprises that change the world. Inspired by the concept of the “village bank” in microfinance and peer support groups such as YPO and EO, Village Capital puts the hard tasks of building companies–criticism, strategy, feedback, and legwork–in the hands of entrepreneurs themselves. Village Capital organizes cohorts worldwide and runs education programs focused on intensive peer review. At the end, entrepreneurs assess one another, and do so in an astoundingly collegial way. Entrepreneurs even sit in the investor’s seat: the top ranked can receive pre-committed capital from partner investors. In Village Capital programs, entrepreneurs leverage help from their peers: individuals rooted in practical experience and gain a network of like-minded leaders to reach scale.
In the past two years, Village Capital launched 13 programs worldwide, supporting over 250 entrepreneurs. Participants have raised $12 million, created over 500 jobs, and served 7,500 customers. Village Capital is represented on I3N by Ross Baird.