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Marigold Capital

Who Are We?

Marigold Capital offers strategic consulting and fund management in the private-market impact investing space, with a focus on social justice in domestic and emerging markets.

Target Size of Funds

$20,000,000

Founder(s)

Jonathan Hera
Jonathan Hera has nearly 10 yearsÕ impact investment experience Ð domestically and within lower and middle income countries Ð having worked with and for government agencies, multilateral organizations, large financial institutions, venture capital and private equity funds, angel groups, enabling intermediaries (accelerators/incubators), collective impact platforms, and universities. He has led the development of investor relations, impact reporting and investor reporting at Sarona Asset Management; investor relations, due diligence and portfolio construction and management at the Royal Bank of Canada and the Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund; and most recently the investment strategy, due diligence, portfolio management and funder relationships at Grand Challenges Canada. It is here where Jonathan co-led the development of the organizationÕs gender strategy and its implementation throughout its investment process and entrepreneur supports. In addition, Jonathan founded and teaches an MBA course on impact investing at the Schulich School of Business and serves as Board Director, Advisor Board Member, Advisor and Mentor to various organizations within the impact investing ecosystem. He lives in the west end of Toronto with his partner and two young daughters, who helped inspire his approach to impact investing Ð and Marigold itself. For more on JonathanÕs ÔwhyÕ, please see How to invest with a Gender Lens where he shares pieces of his personal journey.
Abigail Slater
Abigail Slater has over 20 years of experience in concept development and creative strategic thinking, developing, executing, and managing of start-up foodservice operations. She and her sister created CanadaÕs only traditionally manufactured bagel bakery/cafŽ. AbigailÕs most recent board appointment has been to the Venture for Canada Board, an organization that places top recent graduates into innovative start-ups across the country. In her capacity as Treasurer, she brings experience and rigour to a dynamic emerging organization. Currently, she manages a private investment fund focused on women led companies, impact investing and asset based lending. In addition to mentoring and advising entrepreneurs she is chair of SheEO Fund Inc.Õs Radical Generosity pilot. Her work in the food sector continues through her board position with FoodShare Toronto and the implementation of itÕs next strategic initiative creating TorontoÕs next Community Food Hub. Abigail is a Governor of Centennial College, where she has participated on the Learning and Engagement Committee, as well as currently on the Policy and Procedures Committee, bringing her entrepreneurial and start-up experience and support to the College leadership team. The year 2017 marked Eat to the BeatÔs 20th year. Created and run by Abigail and her sister, this event has raised over $4mm for Willow Breast Cancer Support CanadaÕs operations (now merged with Canadian Cancer Society). It continues to be the only all-women food event in North America, celebrating womenÕs contributions to the foodservice industry while supporting an important cause. In 2014, Abigail was the very proud recipient of the QueenÕs Diamond Jubilee Medal for the work she and her sister have done in the charitable sector.
Stage : Seed, Series A
Sector : Social Impact, Marketplace Apps, Media
Region : North America
Country : Canada, US