Originally founded in 2008, ClearlySo is based in London, UK and has helped more than 150 enterprises and funds, helping raise over £450m in impact investment, from its extensive network of institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals. ClearlySo has also supported and informed thousands of other businesses and individuals about impact investing through events, advisory sessions and reports.
ClearlySo envisions a world where the financial system is a powerful force for good and the impacts of businesses are considered in all investment decisions. The firm believes that impact has become the third dimension in investment decisions, and this is changing the financial system for the better. Businesses can be both high-return and high-impact – there is no trade off.
ClearlySo has unparalleled access to institutional investors from across Europe and high-net-worth individuals from the UK. It uses these networks to help enterprises and impact funds in transactions ranging from £2 million to £30 million for enterprises and over £100 million for funds. The team is skilled in financial markets, yet uniquely capable of balancing financial considerations and impact. ClearlySo also manages the UK’s largest impact-focused angel investing network.
The firm has won several awards, including being awarded the Impact Investment Firm of the Year (2017) by the Green Finance and Innovation Awards and the Business Consultancy of the Year (2016) by the British Small Business Awards. It has worked on four of the deals that won the UK Business Angels Association Impact Investment of the Year award out of the past five years it has been awarded (including 2017).