ABOUT CELERIS IMPACT FUND
Celeris is an impact investing fund based in Argentina. We define Impact investing as the practice of professionally placing capital in businesses that generate a social and/or environmental measurable good as well as market returns. Celeris’ target investments are disruptive, scalable businesses with a triple bottom line: financial, social and environmental returns.
We aim to impact positively the society in which we live: we evaluate the success of our results based on economic, social and environmental parameters – we are convinced that doing so creates greater long-term value for all stakeholders.
Celeris will invest in the following Sectors: Affordable Housing, Base-of-Pyramid Financial Services, Education, Inclusive Health, Recycling, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Agribusiness, and Access to Information.
RELATIONSHIP WITH PARENT COMPANY
Celeris is a new business vertical developed within Grupo Pegasus (http://www.grupo-pegasus.com), a private business group that develops, manages and invests in companies in Argentina and across Latin America.
Founded in 2000, Pegasus has led Venture Capital and Private Equity investments in the healthcare, retail, agribusiness, real estate, technological and financial sectors.
Please see Grupo Pegasus' logo (attached).
WHAT'S IN A NAME
In Greek Mythology, Celeris ("swift") was the pure white equine younger brother of the winged stallion Pegasus. It is believed he was given by the god Hermes (Mercury) as a gift to the skilled equestrian, Castor. Celeris was known for his speed.