Pelican Founders supports founders who pair positive social and environmental impact with profit. We believe the current investment model needs mending, and founders need more sympathetic and patient capital.
Drawing on our 14 years of experience, we have an established and ever-growing network of impact investors across the spectrum; from family offices and angels to VCs and institutions, who we carefully match our founders with and vice versa.
We want to help our founders grow and know that if they have a passion to make a difference, they’ll go a lot further if their investors share that passion.
We are a voice for positive impact. And we’re in constant conversation with the people needed to amplify our founders’ causes.
Pelican Founders is an ecosystem for founders and investors within positive impact to find each other. We’ve built a community of forward-thinkers, including founders and investors to policymakers and think tanks, World no 1 surfers, leading environmentalists and university deans.
Some areas of focus
Food, regenerative agriculture, oceans, the circular economy and renewable energy. Including: alternative protein, clean meat, insect protein, agritech, organic herbicide, sustainable fashion, plastic up-cycling, mental health, fitness and health AI, embedded solar, wind turbine tech, efficient energy use for social housing, green energy switching in-home, expediated coral regrowth and ocean planting, sustainable retail, impact-centred crowdfunding, affordable & eco-friendly housing for low-income workers, organic & biodegradable women’s hygiene products.
We cover pre-seed to series B, pre and post revenue, VC backed, accelerator backed, profitable and yet to be. As long as impact is at the founder’s core, we like the team and they have a clear route to profitability.
Since setting up Pelican Founders last year, we’ve been blown away by the responses from both investors and founders. We hope to continue to find truly progressive founders and attract the most sympathetic funders to make a real, measurable difference.
We’d love you to join the conversation around impact investing so please get in touch:
Pelican Founders are proud supporters of Weforest.org