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Our Why


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Our Why


Leaders With MOTIV


A new kind 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 kind of business leader is emerging.

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

 
 

Who We Are


These leaders are scaling solutions to major social and environmental challenges by driving systemic changes in critical industries.

Who We Are


These leaders are scaling solutions to major social and environmental challenges by driving systemic changes in critical industries.

 

Sustainability & Resource Efficiency

Financial
Inclusion

Food &
Agriculture Innovation

Wellness &
Education

 

Investment Partners


MOTIV is an investment ecosystem built to invest in and support these leaders.

Investment Partners


MOTIV is an investment ecosystem built to invest in and support these leaders.

 
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What We Do


We forge long-term partnerships with leading mission driven venture & private equity funds, earning equity in them while acting as an extension of their teams.

What We Do


We forge long-term partnerships with leading mission driven venture & private equity funds, earning equity in them while acting as an extension of their teams.

 

We expand our Partner Funds' ecosystems to mitigate risk and catalyze opportunities

 
 

We source and diligence deal flow and provide expertise to portfolio companies

 
 

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

 
 

And cultivate values-aligned investors or shareholders who invest directly in our Partner Funds (we are not a fund of funds)

 

Founders


Founders

Founders


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

LinkedIn

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 International Youth Foundation and a mentor for NYC ACRE and Conscious Venture Lab. Oliver has degrees from Columbia University and Cornell University.

Contact Us


Join us in using business to build a better world

Contact Us


Join us in using business to build a better world

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755 Sansome Street, Suite 450, San Francisco, CA 94111

info@motivpartners.com