XENO is a fintech platform that helps millions in Africa to plan, save and invest for their financial goals whether they have internet access or not. For more information click here.
Releaf’s proprietary technology, which combines hardware and software solutions, is helping to scale Africa’s agricultural sector, making it more rewarding for all its stakeholders including farmers, food factories, and consumers. For more information click here.
We strive to love our neighbor by investing in ventures that will positively affect the poor and needy around the world who live in poverty. Through investment in profitable and scalable ventures, we can create services and products that will change the lives of real people in ways that many of us have been fortunate enough to never have experienced.
In striving towards this goal, Plesion Capital invests in pre-seed and seed ventures with scalable models, determined teams, and services which will have real impact on low-income and impoverished communities.
With a foundation in faith and commitment to quality diligence, we believe our investments will help facilitate meaningful changes in peoples' lives.
Plesion Capital Invests in Nigerian Agritech Startup,
Releaf’s proprietary technology, which combines hardware and software solutions, is helping to scale Africa’s agricultural sector, making it more rewarding for all its stakeholders including farmers, food factories, and consumers.
For more information click here.
in the Fight Against Poverty
Poverty leads to hunger, and hunger leads to poverty. A lack of nutritious food make people unable to work productively and greatly more susceptible to disease and sickness.
Water is foundational to life yet so many live in areas with increasing water insecurity. Little access to clean water not only causes health issues through disease, but it also means that people spend time gathering water instead of working or schooling which will perpetuate poverty.
Energy and Infrastructure
Finally, places that lack infrastructure, such as the absence of cell phones, internet, and electricity, can isolate people and make it impossible to break out of poverty.
Plesion Capital is a venture capital firm that partners with mission-based entrepreneurs and growing businesses to combat poverty around the world.
In the New Testament, the word for neighbor is ‘πλησιον’ or ‘plesion’ (play-see-on).
Ben is the Founder, energy and passion behind Plesion Capital. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a foundation in faith, Ben has devoted his professional life to sustainable impact: real, for-profit enterprises that integrate transformational social change in impoverished and underserved areas around the world. Ben has long been an active investor, with specific experience in proptech venture capital in both the US and London.
Ben launched Plesion Capital as a student at Princeton University where he has studied Religion, and in particular the history of the Early Christian Church, but also economics and entrepreneurship. He has also studied New Testament Greek at Harvard Divinity School. Ben was elected Captain of the Princeton Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team.