PIONEERING IMPACT INVESTING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Investing in solutions for the People and the Planet by supporting ventures
that serve the Base of the Socio-Economic Pyramid in Southeast Asia
WELCOME TO UBERIS CAPITAL
Uberis Capital is a venture catalyst firm investing and assisting the next generation of exceptional entrepreneurs who are designing and executing innovative business models to profitably serve the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) & the Planet in Southeast Asia.
Operating in Smart Agriculture, Access to Energy & Clean Water, Waste Recycling, Women Empowerment and Mobile Platforms, our entrepreneurs use smart technologies to break traditional market boundaries and disrupt established supply chains models.
While we are managing a pool of capital, we do not think of ourselves as fund managers. The fun and focus of our work is partnering with entrepreneurs to help bring ideas to life and multiply their impact.
WE DEPLOY DISTINCTIVE CAPABILITIES TO SUPPORT EXCEPTIONAL ENTREPRENEURS WHO ARE CREATING AND GROWING BREAKTHROUGH BUSINESSES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Based in Southeast Asia, our team includes experienced investors who live locally. We are intimately familiar with the opportunities and risks of our markets and close to our ventures to maximize support.
While our team is focused on Southeast Asia, it is a multi-national team with investment and business experience in Asia, Europe and North America.
We also have a base in Europe, close to investors and derive synergies from our distinctive Euro-Asia nature.
We believe in supporting ventures with hands-on support through their growth cycle.
This way, our value proposition is to help ventures grow from Seed Stage to later rounds of capital and maximize Enterprise Value creation.
As established impact investors in Southeast Asia, UBERIS often acts as a lead for co-investors, who provide flexible firepower to UBERIS in helping our ventures to scale fast.
We provide co-investors opportunities to select high potential investment targets from our robust regional screening and due diligence process.
Co-investing with UBERIS allows access to ventures on par with our investment terms and benefits from our collaborative approach with entrepreneurs.
As former entrepreneurs, we know what it takes to build an innovative enterprise from scratch in the difficult markets of Southeast Asia. Our experience helps our entrepreneurs build resilient ventures, navigate risks and scale businesses.
We are prepared to invest at an early stage as little as $50,000 in high potential businesses through Technical Assistance loans and then through multiple rounds of capital from $100,000 up to $2m.
We are committed to deliver significant changes to poverty and climate change. We back innovations, intent on showing how issues such as climate change, food security, water scarcity, ocean and land contamination, poverty, slavery, human trafficking can be addressed through commercially viable solutions.
Our commitment is through risk capital and time but also through contribution to publication and teaching.
Founder of UBERIS Capital, Cyrille Antignac is an experienced investor and corporate financier. Cyrille Antignac founded UBERIS Capital in 2012 with a view to pioneer Impact Investing in the Mekong region where he had been active since 2005 through multiple investment firms.
Prior to founding UBERIS, Cyrille was active in Asia, Africa and Europe as Investment Advisor to several investment firms. His earlier background is in Corporate Finance with engagements in IPOs, turnaround, acquisitions, privatisations and Project Financing.
Energy Access Specialist
Software and Technology expert, Dr. Sov Leang founded Sun-eee, from a solar farm to an electricity distribution enterprise in rural Cambodia.
Dr. Leang has 14 years of experience in Mergers and Acquisitions at Bain & Company, IBM and LSI Logic. He holds a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.
Director of Investors Relations
Victoria Lamour-Chambon has 11 years of experience in economic diplomacy, innovation strategy and business development. She has been connecting Asian and Western Tech players with government and corporate decision makers at AXA Lab Asia, the French Embassy in Korea and the BBC Group. She holds a double Master’s degree from King’s College London and SciencesPo in Politics, Economics and International Relations.
William has 2 years of experience in Wealth Management and Venture Capital in France, Canada and Cambodia. He holds a MA in finance from Neoma Business School and passed CFA Level III exam.
Pierre-Louis has 2 years of experience in Impact Investment in Cambodia and Vietnam. He holds a MA in Finance from Kedge Business School, France.
Accounting / Analyst
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN OUR VENTURES
We look for entrepreneurs who show talent, character, integrity, ambition and passion. These qualities are essential to success and must be demonstrated by personal history.
We look for innovative business ideas with good commercial applicability. It must be demonstrated by some
early proof of concept.
We look for entrepreneurs who are intentional in solving People and Planet problems. It must be core in their business model and not a mere “positive externality”.
We look for business models that really deliver impact. It must impact lives, for example through higher incomes and access to life changing services or a better planet.
We are “Triple Bottom Line” investors.
We look for growth in numbers: Sales, Profitability and Enterprise Value as much as we look for multiples in social and environmental impact.
UBERIS was founded in 2012 by Cyrille Antignac with a group of investors experienced in fund management and social enterprises.
This group included Pierre Tami, the founder of HAGAR Social Enterprise Group, a pioneer impact venture builder in Cambodia, Kim Tan, an acclaimed Social VC founder of Novastar, Inko and TBN and Anthony Orsatelli, former CEO of NATIXIS Asset Management.
In 5 years to 2017, UBERIS has backed early stages ventures in equity and debt using capital from its own financials and managed funds. It supported the Truestone Impact Fund (TIF) chaired by Kim Tan to invest in Southeast Asia by becoming TIF’s local investment manager.
Since inception, UBERIS has committed around $2.4m in supporting early-stage entrepreneurs in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. In addition, it also catalyzed $5m capital from co-investors.
In 2018, UBERIS opened its ranks to new partners and shareholders to develop a new Triple-Bottom Line fund, the UBERIS Impact Fund. This project is endorsed by USAID through a Technical Assistance facility managed by SwissContact.
UBERIS recently raised $1m new equity from its partners. It has a corporate presence in Cambodia and Luxembourg. Its team is located in Cambodia, its regional base.
May 30, 2018 - Luxembourg
We are pleased to announce that Uberis has been awarded by ICFA (the International Climate Finance Accelerator Luxembourg (www.icfa.lu) a budget to find and fund the best companies serving People and Planet.
As part of this, Uberis will work with ICFA advisory firms including EY, PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, Arendt & Medernach and Innpact.