In developing countries, the right degree can increase a graduate’s income 3-5x. Despite these high returns, 60 million high potential students graduate from high school every year with the grades, talent and ambition to pursue rewarding careers but without the financial means to pursue the required degree. Banks don’t lend to poor students and scholarships are few and far between.
Our mission is to address this $600 billion value creating opportunity. Brighter Investment uses an innovative underwriting approach to select diversified cohorts of high potential students that ambition degrees with great career prospects. We pay for these students their education in return for a percentage of their increased future income. That way students can pursue a proven pathway out of poverty, developing countries receive a boost to their economies and our investors share in the upside. The future is bright!
Recent Media Appearances
AAU Talks: TV interview about the future of higher education financing in Africa - March 20, 2019
Richard Adarkwah and Joy Lamptey, the Regional Manager and the Student Success Manager for Brighter Investment in Ghana, are interviewed on AAU Talks about financing higher education in Africa. WATCH
SVX: A Brighter future from Brighter Investment - June 25, 2018
Thijs Mathot, CEO & Founder of Brighter Investment, stopped by the SVX office at MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto for a quick Q&A about his journey from aerospace engineer to CEO of a social enterprise. READ MORE
UBC: New UBC investment fund has big social impact - March 1, 2018
A new investment fund at the University of British Columbia is boosting ventures that are tackling the world's biggest social and environmental problems. READ MORE
Stanford Social Innovation Review - Is private education in Africa the solution to failing education aid? - December 4, 2017
Education can bring about positive change in countless ways. It drives economic growth and development, and delivers economic returns to individuals (and these returns are higher in Africa than anywhere else). Each added year at school reduces an adolescent boy’s risk of involvement in armed conflict by 20 percent, and better-educated women have fewer and healthier children with lower rates of maternal mortality. READ MORE