Bringing transformation in developing nations.

Angello exists to enable the combining of financial investments, capacity building and expertise for the empowerment of communities, entrepreneurs and businesses in developing nations so that, through the creation of employment and income, families and communities can thrive financially, socially and spiritually.

Who are we?

We are a group of highly motivated investment and business professionals who also have valuable experience with civil society projects and who also care deeply about social transformation.

We believe that sustainable social transformation needs investment, business and civil society to work together to find sustainable solutions that benefit society.

Why are we needed?

Developing nations are characterised by sparse economic activity. The consequence is often strained family incomes and impoverished communities. In many instances:

    o One or both parents emigrate to find work elsewhere.
    o Children are left with little access to education & healthcare.
    o Youth unemployment is high.
    o Communities’ fray as there is so little financial and social capital.

Conventionally charitable entities have responded with aid-based development initiatives or large scale government programmes. These bring important short-term relief but often not long-term economic & social change.

Our contention is that income and economic activity remains low in frontier nations because the traditional capital markets have failed to serve them. Investors from mature capital markets allocate investment to projects that meet their requirements for comfortable risk-adjusted returns. Companies in developing countries rarely meet these requirements, resulting in a restricted flow of investment capital. As a result, small and medium enterprises find it difficult to attract investment so essential to growth. This is socially detrimental as company growth generates employment and the innumerable societal benefits that from flow that.

Until the problem of market failure is addressed, developing nations will continue to be trapped in poverty.

Measures of Success

  • Greater numbers of men and women finding income and dignity through work
  • Greater family cohesion, allowing children to be cared for, fed, educated and nurtured
  • Young people gaining access to employment opportunities and hope for their future
  • Development of profitable businesses that can invest in their communities and provide robust returns for investors
  • Long term sustainability economically, socially and environmentally

Engaging with Angello

Engagement with us can take a number of strategic forms. It may be through engaging with us in Angello Capital as an investor or specialist as we seek to accelerate investment capital into frontier nations and build the intermediation and infrastructure that is vital for capital to flow.

Or it may be through Angello Development Foundation as we seek to address related and supporting issues that require grant funding and expertise, for example our exciting project addressing the huge issue of youth unemployment in developing nations.

Whatever the engagement, the object is that resources put into Angello are not just being used to generate an economic return, but are also being used to generate life-changing returns for generations of people. In this way, our investors of time and money can have the satisfaction of knowing that they really are making a difference.


  • We seek to work collaboratively and in partnership with others, aiming to ‘do to and for others what we would have them do to and for us’.
  • We will continue to be thoughtful and walk with humility, recognising that the issues that we seek to address are painful and complex.
  • We will always seek to act with integrity and honesty with the resources that are entrusted to us.
  • We will listen to our global & local partners, respecting them and helping them reach their full potential.
  • We will empower our local partners and businesses, enabling them to take ownership of their projects.
  • We will develop at a speed that ensures our vision and values stay intact.
  • We will be realistic about returns available to our investment partners so that focusing on our vision is never compromised by expectations of investors.
  • We will seek to develop businesses that ‘do the right thing’ and that have positive impact in their communities.
  • These businesses will seek to give dignity to economically disadvantaged people and help individuals reach their full potential.