17Capital’s partnership with Epic includes our sharing pledge, providing pro bono office space and sponsors of their Gala.
The Epic movement
Epic is a global nonprofit startup which amplifies people’s potential to make a difference through giving.
Founded in 2014 by serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Alexandre Mars, Epic finds, funds and scales high-impact social organizations through a curated portfolio, and promotes innovative giving solutions for individuals and companies.
Epic offers several painless, systematic and optional ways for companies to place social impact at the heart of their economic model.
100% of the money received by Epic goes to 29 high-impact organisations in 11 countries among 4,000+ analysed. Epic closely monitors all aspects of portfolio organisations and report a true and fair view of the social impact they achieve.
17Capital was the first PE firm in the US & UK to sign the Epic Sharing Pledge and give 1% of its carried interest on €1.2Bn Fund to Epic.
17Capital also hosts the London team of Epic in our central London offices – another pragmatic way we leverage our assets to support social innovation at the heart of our work.