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The role of intermediaries and investors: who they are, what they do, and what they could become
The role of intermediaries and investors: who they are, what they do, and what they could become

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Published by: Social innovation in Western Australia on May 06, 2011
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The role of intermediaries and investors:who they are, what they do, and whatthey could become
Cynthia Shanmugalingam, Jack Graham, Simon Tucker and Geo Mulgan
About NEStAAbout thiS rESEArch
NESTA is the UK’s oremost independent expert on how innovation can solve someo the country’s major economic and social challenges. Its work is enabled byan endowment, unded by the National Lottery, and it operates at no cost to thegovernment or taxpayer.NESTA is a world leader in its eld and carries out its work through a blend oexperimental programmes, analytical research and investment in early-stagecompanies. www.nesta.org.ukNESTA commissioned this research report rom the Young Foundation in August2010 to map ‘social venture intermediaries’ (SVIs) in order to improve theunderstanding o the role and approaches used by establishing:1. A typology o current SVIs and their key eatures.2. Case study examples o successul SVIs.3. An analysis on the need or and potential o SVIs, where gaps in the‘landscape’ o SVIs exist in relation to this need/potential, and suggestions oruture development o SVIs.4. Analysis and refections on how the role o the state needs to change toensure stronger support and markets or social ventures.5. Recommendations or key stakeholders, including NESTA and government.We are grateul to the Young Foundation or their report and recommendations.
This report was written by Cynthia Shanmugalingam, Jack Graham, Simon Tuckerand Geo Mulgan.Additional contributions were made by Young Foundation sta, interns and pro-bono associates including Candice Motran, Sarah Sternberg, Marcus Mason andSeigo Hara.This work was unded by NESTA and we would like to thank the team there or theirinsight, support and constructive critique o the various iterations o this report.Many people have contributed to this project and interim drats were discussed atmeetings o social venture intermediaries hosted by NESTA during the autumn o2010.A list o interviewees and research sources can be ound in Appendix C o thisreport, and we would like to thank all those we spoke to. In particular, we would liketo thank the ollowing people who provided substantial eedback, comment andhelp throughout the report:Anna Maybank – Social Innovation CampCarol Jackson – Private Equity FoundationCli Prior – UnLtdFaisel Rahman – Fair FinanceJim Brown – Baker Brown AssociatesJo Hill – UnLtd AdvantageJoe Ludlow – Clore Social Leadership FellowJohn Kingston – CAF VenturesomeJohn Leach – Impetus TrustNick Temple – School or Social EntrepreneursNigel Kershaw – Big Issue InvestPaul Cheng – CAF VenturesomeRod Schwartz – ClearlySoSally Reynolds – Social Firms UKTom Rippin – On Purpose

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