Like the orange frog on the front page, there exist multiple outstanding entrepreneurs that tackle social or environmental challenges in an innovative, impactful way, but are hidden in remote places, disconnected from the impact investing community.
We endorse selected projects and help to connect them with potential investors and supporting partners – such as corporations with a strategic interest in the respective sector, impact venture funds, foundations, family offices, crowdinvesting platforms, Development Finance Institutions, specialised intermediaries, technical partners, or media partner.
For our internal use we have developed an impact score card which enables us to benchmark a social venture in four key categories:
- PEOPLE: Generating positive social impact with an innovative, game-changing approach
- PLANET: Protecting our natural habitats & biodivesity; resource efficiency, preventing climate change
- PROFIT: Financial sustainability; favourable risk/return ratio; knowledgeable risk management
- OPPORTUNITY: low-hanging fruits first; focus on leveraging impact; personal known entrepreneur, eager to collaborate
We have mentored around 50 ventures around the globe to date, at various levels of intensity. We aim to reduce the number of projects we engage with, and increase the value added for each of them.