Stax Development Corporation (DevCorp) creates partnerships, joint ventures, and buy/build investment strategies to address critical market needs identified by Stax’s strategic consulting practice. We generally seek to partner with our clients to capitalize on these opportunities.
Stax as an organization has always adhered to the principle of “doing well by doing good.” Not only has it supported many charitable causes over the years, it has provided millions of dollars in pro-bono work on a wide variety of social needs, including think-tank work, participating in Milken Institute Financial Innovations Labs, and other efforts. Stax has seen firsthand how government and the philanthropic community are seeking better models to leverage their capital.
This is why Stax DevCorp launched its Social Ventures Portfolio (SVP) - to focus on innovative social ventures that also seek to achieve measurable progress in addressing or improving key societal challanges. These businesses will employ for-profit models rather than traditional charity structures to accomplish their objectives, because we believe strongly that investing in for-profit solutions for
social benefit is like investing in annuities: they are self-perpetuating, establishing a foundation for the ventures to keep funding their own good work.
Stax has over 25 years of experience working with clients to launch new businesses, observing firsthand what it takes to be successful, and seeing many different business models across industries. Along the way, Stax has built long-term relationships with managers of large pools of capital that provide the opportunity to bring institutional partners with larger investments, and draw on their industry knowledge and contacts. This unique access can cut years off the typical business-development cycle for a new venture.
1. V-Squared portfolio, a combination of new ventures and joint ventures with a profit-maximizing focus.
2. Social Ventures Portfolio (SVP), whose holdings consist of double-bottom-line companies — those that deliver a combination of economic value and social benefit.