KVCF was a dream embedded into the heart of Matt Cook while attending ministry school. The name ‘Kingdom Venture Capital Fund’ came from the concept of injecting ‘Kingdom’ principles into practical business applications to create value for investors, investees, clients and communities alike (vs. social impact investing, which puts a heavier weighting of benefits on the investee side). While KVCF endorses social impact investing, which is very similar, we favor Kingdom-oriented investing. Towards the end of his studies, Matt ventured to Sierra Leone on a missions trip and was convinced this nation would be the birthplace of KVCF. His utmost compassion for the local people and the realization of unlocking tremendous value in the region sparked the flame that launched KVCF.
Matt went back to Sierra Leone after his initial trip, researching 40 potential businesses and industries. The goal was to find a compelling business that could prove itself profitable, with rapid-growth potential and the ability to create maximum social and economic change. While many options existed, the cocoa industry stood above all, and so KVCF was born and launched it’s first company, both planting and exporting to the world market.
Recently, four highly experienced individuals were added to the management team, all of which have significant success track records in corporate finance, physical commodities trading and commodity trade finance.