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Our Why


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Our Why


Leaders With MOTIV


A new type of business leader is emerging.

These leaders are pioneering a better way of doing business and building companies of greater financial and enduring value.

Leaders With MOTIV


A new type of business leader is emerging.

These leaders are pioneering a better way of doing business and building companies of greater financial and enduring value.

 
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Who We Are


And they are driving systemic changes in critical industries by scaling solutions to  social and environmental challenges.

Who We Are


And they are driving systemic changes in critical industries by scaling solutions to  social and environmental challenges.

 

Sustainability & Resource Efficiency

Financial
       Inclusion        Technology

Food, Ag
    & Water      Innovation

   Health,    Wellness &
Education

 

Investment Partners


MOTIV is an ecosystem built to support these leaders.

Investment Partners


MOTIV is an ecosystem built to support these leaders.

 
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What We Do


Because our ecosystem is built at the nexus of converging industries and asset classes, we are able to deliver greater value to these leaders and the companies and funds they operate.

What We Do


Because our ecosystem is built at the nexus of converging industries and asset classes, we are able to deliver greater value to these leaders and the companies and funds they operate.

We mitigate risks and catalyze opportunities by effectively tapping our ecosystem of companies, capital providers, operators and thought leaders

 

We source high quality deal flow, conduct diligence, make investments, and provide expertise to portfolio companies

 

We assess talent and integrate human capital expertise (leadership, culture, organizational development)

 

We bring a network of aligned family offices and capital providers, many of whom also have deep industry insights and customer and supplier relationships 

 

Companies


*Companies with "MOTIV"

Companies


*Companies with "MOTIV"

*Sample of companies in which MOTIV is an equity owner (MOTIV has indirect ownership in numerous other companies and projects as well via its equity in Uprising, CIM, Cranemere, stok Investment Group, and Carmenta).

Overview


About

Overview


About

MOTIV is an investor and advisor to mission-driven entrepreneurs, companies and investments firms who are generating greater financial value by putting integrity at the core of their company cultures and business models and maximizing value across all their stakeholders, including their communities and the environment. As equity owners and strategic advisors to Uprising Ventures, The Cranemere Group, stok Investment Group, and Community Investment Management, we take on various roles that include sourcing and evaluating deal flow, building aligned networks of capital and talent, and enhancing strategy and portfolio management. We look at opportunities across resource efficiency, food, ag, water, sustainable real estate, health/wellness, financial inclusion and education.

FOUNDERS

Bill Tarr

Co-Founder, Managing Director

LinkedIn

Bill previously co-founded Aquillian Investments, an investment and advisory firm exclusively focused on environmental sustainability, clean technology, and natural resources, which launched the first Ecosystem Integrity Fund. Prior to Aquillian, Bill was a management consultant with Origo Global Business Partners, where he co-developed the Social Enterprise Services division and managed various sustainability projects, and was a Director for New Sector Alliance, managing projects for social enterprises. Bill received his BA from Dartmouth.

Oliver Guinness

Co-Founder, Managing Director

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Oliver previously co-founded Clearpoint Ventures, a clean economy venture capital fund, managed energy consulting projects for the Economist Intelligence Unit, built a telecom & training company in South America, directed business development for a Silicon Valley fintech startup, and worked in corporate finance at Merrill Lynch and Greyrock Capital. He is a special advisor for the International Youth Foundation's Youth Action Net program. Oliver has a Masters from Columbia, a BA from Cornell, and completed the Venture Capital Executive Program at UC Berkeley.

Contact Us


Join us in using business to build a better world

Contact Us


Join us in using business to build a better world

Highlights & Updates

 

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