“but the true voyagers are only those who leave just to be leaving; hearts light, like balloons, they never turn aside from their fatality and without knowing why they always say: Let’s go.”

Charles Baudelaire

TEAM

  • Patrick Elmer

    Founder and Managing Director

  • Lucas Tschan

    Impact
    Manager

  • Elizabeth West

    Senior Investment
    Manager

  • Anne Katrine Buch Vedstesen

    Impact
    Analyst

  • Remo Oswald

    Senior Business
    Development

  • Alejandra Baigun

    Impact
    Manager

  • Luca Rancilio

    Board Member

  • Francesco Dell’Elmo

    Senior
    Advisor

A journey that starts many years back, in 1999, on a plane to Managua. The roots are in sweltering places, green gardens and dusty roads with colourful names like Barrilete de Co lores, Ometepe, Bluefield.

Big dark eyes staring with curiosity, some shy smiles, and hundreds of small hands in the air. More eyes, hands and friendships (and smiles, no matter what) will follow over the years – Valparaiso, Maceio, Maputo, Dar es Salaam, Antananarivo.

Each meet with his own story, smell and learnings. But the roots are as well in the big cities, fancy meeting rooms e nei salotti Europei, Zurich, Geneva, London, Berlin, Stazione Centrale in Milano.

Big light eyes staring with passion, more smiles and more hands in the air, some with a vague idea only, others with a clear vision on what needs to be done.

Eyes and hands that will eventually connect, no matter how far and different they are [the force of attraction].