Focus Area

Venture Capital and Private Equity

The Living Cities Catalyst Fund III (“the Fund”) builds on Living Cities’ more than 15 years of impact investing in financial intermediaries and fund managers via both debt and equity.

About Fund III

Innovative Solutions to Close Wealth & Income Gaps

Fund III follows two structured debt funds – the $38 million Catalyst Fund, which fully repaid investors in 2021, and the $37 million Blended Catalyst Fund, which is fully committed and matures in 2025 – which also explored innovative solutions to serve under-invested communities and close racial income and wealth gaps.

In order to bring the social impact investment objectives of the Fund to market, Living Cities formed a joint venture with Known, an experienced and values-aligned SEC-registered investment adviser. With this partnership, the Fund is leveraging a private sector platform where it can scale and grow to actualize a shared vision of the world as it should be.

About Known

Known Wealth LLC (Known) is a finance, and asset management firm that manages, structures and deploys capital into places that matter. Known works with founders, families and asset owners who value powerful, long-term impact and see the opportunity in the economy powered by the New Majority. Launched in 2021, Known is Black-, Indigenous-, Latinx- and Asian American-founded, and serves as a growth platform for the investment and sustainable growth of New Majority (also referred to as “BIPOC,” Black, Indigenous, People of Color) fund managers, financial advisors, bankers, and entrepreneurs.

Living Cities is not an affiliate of Known Wealth LLC. Information about the prior two funds sponsored by Living Cities is provided for illustrative purposes only to show its manager’s prior experience. The prior two funds have materially different investment strategies, though the experience referenced is specific to certain members of the investment committee that are now Known Wealth employees, it should be noted that certain members of the investment committee did not manage the prior two funds.  Past performance shall not be indicative of any future performance results.

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