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Ankh Impact Ventures focuses on backing agents of change to make the world a better place. An impact-driven venture capital investment platform with a gender and racial equity lens, AIV provides initial funding for the next frontier of international rising stars that are daring to reimagine how we learn, live, and consume.
The Ankh is a gold key symbol of life, revered as a powerful bringer of wealth and good fortune. A symbol of balance between masculinity and femininity, no beginning and no end, a magical bond that brings all things together.
AIV's unique and holistic “open architecture” approach to impact investing backs early-stage start-ups, emerging first time fund managers, accelerators and incubators, studios and labs, public-private partnerships and other for-profit, impact driven platforms. AIV's areas of focus are: Inclusive Digital Economy, Climate Action & Smart Cities, and Sustainable Consumption.
As caring and strategic venture capitalists, AIV is driven by both heart and mind, utilising empirical evidence and measurement to back the game changers of our future.
Impact areas of focus
We invite you to join the conversation and our community of visionary changemakers who are seeking to build a more sustainable, inclusive, and equitable future.
How can we reduce emissions and incorporate renewable energy technologies into the transportation of goods and people - and how can we make sure that everyone has access?
In the face of climate change and increasing urbanization, how do we improve climate and urban resilience?
How can we future-proof our cities?
How do we build an inclusive digital economy when it comes to education, skills, and jobs?
How do we make financial services, products, and education accessible to everyone, especially in a cashless economy?
How do we develop new learningmodels that are designed for everyone and meet societal needs?
How can we ensure all people have access to the arts and opportunities for creative expression?
How do we make sure that “next frontier” visionary entrepreneurs get the support that they need?
How do we create and monitor more transparent, ethical, and sustainable supply chains in a globalized world?
How do we address the issues of waste and pollution in the fashion industry?
How do we help consumers become more informed about the sustainability and ethics of their purchases?
Examples of how we think of Impact
We believe that impact venture and impact measurement should go hand-in-hand; so do our agents of change.
Pierre N. Rolin
Canadian entrepreneur with over 35 years of real estate asset management and investment advisory experience
Pierre N. Rolin is Founder and CEO of Ankh Impact Ventures. A Canadian entrepreneur with over 35 years of real estate investment advisory as well as venture capital experience, Rolin was previously based in London, Frankfurt, and New York and has closed more than 550 real estate investments valued in excess of US$17 billion and delivered an average 20 percent net IRR for his clients. Rolin was appointed Global Head of Credit Suisse International Real Estate based in London at the age of 35. Following his career at Credit Suisse, Rolin founded a global real estate advisory firm where he managed assets of US$6.4 billion including 125 direct properties and four customised private equity real estate funds.
Rolin is currently Chairman and CEO of Ankh Real Estate, Inc., an independent private global real estate investment advisory firm whose clients include ultra-high net worth private investors, foundations, private equity firms, alternative managers, and property developers. Rolin also advises real estate owners and operators on strategic projects including M&A, capital allocation and recycling strategies, take privates, joint ventures, recaps, roll-ups, and platform investments.
Rolin has shared his experiences as a presenter at The World Economic Forum in Davos, The Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, and the Young Presidents Organization in London.