The Young Academy Investment Fund is a pilot that offered flexible and patient investments to early stage entrepreneurs working to reduce the attainment gap for disadvantaged students. The fund launched in 2014, closed to new investments in 2018, and is currently portfolio managing its investments.

This report assesses the impact of the fund at two levels. Firstly, the impact of the investment fund on early stage social entrepreneurs through its financial instruments and fund management; and secondly the impact the fund has through its investees on narrowing the attainment gap for disadvantaged young people.

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Posted on: 20 April 2022 Authors: Sarah Faber,

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