Smart investing for a smarter planet

We invest in smart technologies that enable humanity to adapt to an increasingly unstable environment while preserving and deepening human dignity.

The problem of climate change

We are facing existential threat due to unstable weather, ecological collapse, ocean contamination, dwindling food and natural resources, amongst growing social and political unrest.

  • Average of 21.5 million people p/a forcibly displaced since 2008
  • Sea levels are rising at their fastest rate in 2,000 years
  • More than 1 million species face extinction

The opportunity

Millennial investors’ values are changing the profile of the investment world and looking to invest in clean capital opportunities. Likewise, millennial entrepreneurs working on emerging technology solutions are seeking smart values-aligned investments and advisors.

Our Solution

Our technology investments will lead to smarter sectors, smarter economies, and smarter environments.

A Smart Planet.

Our Business Model

Humanitas Capital is a private equity venture capital company with an innovative growth strategy for early-stage companies.

Management Team

We have industry leaders with 25+ years track record of significant financial returns, access to high-quality deal flow, industrial resources and global networks committed to making sure every dollar in our fund has the greatest impact on the planet.

Managing Director

Prav Pillay

35+ years as a social entrepreneur leading, developing and coaching high-performance teams and organizations working on progressive and challenging projects across private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Progressive Tech orientation developed over 35+ years of involvement in mainframe operations, national data network management, new media and video streaming tech, robotics, AI, SAAS, military-grade surveillance and security, and social tech initiatives.

CFO & Senior Advisor

Praveen Varshney

25+ years as a driving force in Vancouver business. First, as a Founder Entrepreneur, and then as a Venture Capitalist and Angel Investor. Praveen has seen companies through to public exits in an array of sectors. He’s also involved in multiple charities as a Founder/Director including the Varshney Family Charitable Foundation.

Advisors

Globally recognized experts provide access to high-quality deal flow, resources and networks to enable deployment at a planetary scale.
Partners with 25+ years record of significant IRR.

Carbon Policy Advisor

Joseph Pallant

Ecotrust Canada’s new Director of Climate Innovation, Joseph designs and implements innovative, market-based approaches to addressing climate change. He founded the Blockchain for Climate Foundation to “put the Paris Agreement on the blockchain,” connecting the national carbon accounts of the world, enabling climate collaboration across borders. “One December in Paris, all the countries of the world committed to work together to beat climate change. Now it’s our job to build the tools that enable humanity to deliver on that goal.”

Building first-of climate projects in forestry, fuel switching and transportation since 2004, Joseph provides project development expertise and strategic direction across private, public and NGO endeavors. A 2019 “Canada’s Clean50” award winner, his work, insight and advocacy continue to shape the growth of Canada’s low-carbon economy.

Technology and Manufacturing Advisor

David Nayer

40+ years of innovation work and organizational leadership. David has made contributions to mathematics, statistics, economics, sociology, computer science, materials, and medicine. He has had lead roles in some of the world’s largest technology product and service companies. He has been a part of 21 startups and 800+ inventions. He is an author on super collaborative team dynamics and is a sponsor and founder of non-profit work in emotional development, communication, and mindfulness. He is a many time world record holder.

Co-Chair & Primary Tech Advisor

Scott Nelson

Successful tech entrepreneur, founder of Human Data Commons and several tech companies since the early 90s. Current work includes social and environmental investment, data ethics, and human development.

Portfolio Advisor

Sandeep Gupta

Sandeep brings deep expertise in diversifying and derisking Humanitas’ portfolio. He has founded and successfully exited at over $100M multiple semiconductor, software, and systems technology companies. Additionally, Sandeep has held Division General Manager and Business Unit Director roles at large multi-national semiconductor firms, operating offices in North America and Asia, and conducting business in Europe and the Asia Pacific. Sandeep has led the acquisition of seven companies ranging from $800k to $720M and led due diligence for multiple firms. Sandeep holds an Electronics Engineering degree from UBC and now resides in Vancouver.

Operational Partners

Quality deal flow via established partnerships.
Strong networks across North America. Both East and West Coast markets.

Join Us.

USD 3M initial raise Q4 2019 (phase I)

USD 25M by Q4 2020 (Phase II)
USD 50M by Q4 2022 (Phase III)
USD 250K minimum investment
USD 50K on signing

Measurable social and ecological impact with an above average market rate of return.

2% management fee
8% hurdle rate
20% carried interest