Catalyzing Change: Impact Investing for Socioeconomic Development

Last week, the VIA Fund team was thrilled to host an intimate event in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).  Our “Impact for Breakfast” gathering, held at Impact Hub Yerevan, brought together a diverse group of stakeholders passionate about driving positive change through impact investing. With representatives from various organizations and […]

How VIA Fund Portfolio Companies Respond to Crisis with Inspiring Resilience

In the face of the ongoing humanitarian crisis caused by the forced displacement of around 120,000 people from Artsakh(Nagorno-Karabakh) into Armenia, social enterprises supported by the VIA Fund have displayed remarkable resilience and adaptability. These companies, initially focused on various social missions, have shifted some or all of their attention to provide essential support to […]

Crafting an Effective Pitch Deck for an Impact Investor: A Step-by-Step Guide

One of the crucial components of this funding application process is creating a persuasive pitch deck. In this guide, we’ll walk you through what you need to craft the best possible pitch deck. One that captures the attention of VIA Fund and other impact investors and showcases the potential impact of your social enterprise.  Before […]

Celebrating VIA Fund’s New Portfolio Companies Making a Positive Impact

We are thrilled to announce the addition of four inspiring and impactful social enterprises to VIA Fund’s portfolio! These companies are dedicated to creating positive change in Armenia and have unique missions that aim to empower communities in need, promote inclusivity, and advance sustainable practices. Below, we will introduce each company, highlighting its impact missions, […]

Apply to AXEL’23 and get ready to scale your impact!

The acceleration program will support social enterprises with high growth potential in developing their ventures and products towards marketability, making them investment-ready by providing access to professional networks, expert consultancy, entrepreneurship knowledge, and mentorship.

AXEL’22: Accelerating Social Impact in Armenia

The AXEL’22 Acceleration program was launched in October 2022 and has come to a close on February 23, 2023. It was designed to support the growth and development of social enterprises in Armenia. Over the past four months, seven validated and market-proven social enterprises have been part of a transformative journey, gaining access to professional […]