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Gaining access to long-term external financing often proves to be a high hurdle for impact entrepreneurs.

Investors in our Impact Investor Community focus their investments on impact ventures that are on the threshold of the "Valley of Death". This is the period in the life of a startup when it's already operational but hasn't yet generated revenue.

“Compared to other countries, impact investing in Germany doesn't seem to have established itself as a significant source of capital for social enterprises. At 5.8%, it only makes up a small proportion of the various types of financing secured by social entrepreneurs."
German Social Entrepreneurship Monitor 2020/21

Investors help impact ventures to enter their next growth phase. Our Impact Investor Community convenes pioneering investors who want to finance impact ventures and partner with them to tackle the most pressing social and environmental challenges. This is where money meets mission.

Entrepreneur Pitching to the Investor Community

Upcoming event

For the next edition of our Investor:innenkreis, we invite impact startups and investors from the DACH region to come together and create impact. 

On December 12, six impact startups from the fields of empowerment and participation will have the opportunity to pitch their solutions to our investor community and network.

If your startup actively promotes participation and inclusion of all members in our society, apply now. 

Apply now through Nov. 12, 2023.

Is your social startup looking for investors?

If you want to pitch your company on December 12, it must meet the following conditions:

  • You work in the field of empowerment and participation e.g. equitable and inclusive education, inclusive (web) design, digital resilience, health solutions (e.g. chronic diseases, mental health, etc.), climate justice;
  • You are in the pre-seed phase or seed phase and need funding between EUR 100,000 and EUR 500,000;
  • Your startup is based in the DACH region and consists of a founding team of at least two people;
  • You have already developed an MVP and were able to validate your idea;
  • You participate in the mandatory pitch training on 11/29;
  • You are ready to go into one-on-one meetings with potential investors*.

Advantages for Impact Startups

  • Pitch in front of and receive direct feedback from experienced investor:s;
  • Networking with other female founders, and potential partners;
  • Opportunity to secure pre-seed to seed funding from 100,000€ to 500,000€.
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The Impact Investor Community is made possible by our partners at Bethmann Bank.


Make your money matter

We're growing a community of impact investors made up of people ready not only to invest their money, but to partner with entrepreneurs at eye-level, and to jointly tackle the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our pitch events introduce investors to up-and-coming impact ventures three times per year, encouraging networking and collaboration. If you're ready to put your capital into the most exciting ventures driving the sustainable transformation of our economy and society, sign up now to receive an invitation to the next event.

Meet the ventures

Since 2019, we’ve introduced 20 impact startups to investors:

Want to learn more? Get in touch with Marlena Leonhard, Programme Team at impactinvestor.berlin@impacthub.net.