Toniic Founders

Toniic was founded in 2010 as the global action network for impact investors. At its founding, Toniic was focused on facilitating early stage direct equity and debt investments into social enterprises, as well as providing support to those entrepreneurs seeking to use for-profit models to address the world’s biggest challenges.

That founding was the brainchild of a special group of founders who had a vision for a world in which investments take into account the planet and its people, and the insight that private wealth holders need support to fully realize their impact investing aspirations. All of our founders have other endeavors in which they are pursuing their impact, but each remains involved with us in some capacity.

We feel so fortunate to have been incubated by some of the brightest minds and deepest hearts in the impact investing space:

The impact investing market has changed in the intervening years since Toniic’s founding, and Toniic has changed with it (and, we are proud to say, led some of that change).

Toniic today is focused on supporting High Net Worth Individuals, Family Offices and Foundations that are or are becoming active impact investors. The ecosystem has grown, and there are now many more organizations that support entrepreneurs, so we have focused our efforts on supporting investors. Our focus is now private wealth holders, and institutions attracted to our blend of hands-on investing support and personal growth as impact investors.

We work now across the full spectrum of capital, from pure philanthropic capital, through those who seek to maximize impact without the constraint of commercial-rate returns (aka “concessionary”), to those seeking both impact and commercial returns. We don’t focus on our members’ grantmaking, except in the context of integration with their impact investing. Full spectrum also refers to investing across asset classes. The majority of our members are investing for deep impact in every asset class to maximize their impact.