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Impact Angel

A 6 week programme to help you get started with impact angel investing.

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Become part of the solution

In our virtual 6 week programme we help you get started with angel investing in a safe environment and we teach you how to apply an impact lens to your angel investments.

As an impact angel, you can align your investments with your purpose while supporting founders & businesses that work towards building a better world. Making it an excellent way to make your money matter.


In 6 weeks of online sessions, you'll learn alongside value-driven angels from the Impact Shakers Venture team & guests.

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Don't know where to start?

"The Impact Shakers Angel Programme provided me with such a thorough, organized, and energizing training; I struggled to find the information clearly presented anywhere else. More important than the information itself, the way the Impact Shakers team goes about delivering the training has integrity with everything else they do. They care to share. They're here to help. Their motivation to see more diverse founders with system-changing ideas receive the funding and support they need is powerful. Thanks to the training, I found the clarity of mind and the energy to act on 2 investments I would otherwise have not known what to do with. & To feel belonging within the community Impact Shakers is building gives me the assurance I'm just getting started."

Jeffrey Paul Coleman

Impact Angel


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Join the Next
Impact Angel Programme

We designed the first angel programme focused on impact investing because 
the world needs more of us to become part of the solution.

Whilst we might not have the brilliant solution for a complex problem ourselves,
we can support one!

Join the next cohort of this virtual 6 week programme this autumn and learn how you can align

your investments with your purpose!

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Impact Angel Investing 101


Building your investment thesis


Building diverse dealflow


Deal assessment &
Due diligence

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The investment process

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How to add value and care for your portfolio

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Our Approach

Online sessions

Each week we'll host a live session in which we'll take you through the material and make room for questions and discussion.

Case Study

We built a case study so you can go through at least one full process that helps you apply the new investment skills. 

Curated Content

We share some of the best sources we have come across from experts across the globe.

Guest Q&A

We invite some of the most credible angel investors out there to share their experience with you. 

Practical Exercises

We developed a number of practical exercises that help you integrate what you learned. 


We developed tools to support you during and after the programme. 

Your Experts

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Alina Klarner

Head of Ventures  

Impact Shakers


Yonca Braeckman

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Founder & CEO

Impact Shakers

What you'll learn

Basic concepts of angel investing and impact investing

How to find startups aka dealflow?

How to make a deal

The founder's perspective

How to build an investment thesis

Term sheet analysis

Where to start?

How to evaluate startups aka due dilligence

How to add value and care for your portfolio

Who should join?

Make Your Money Matter

Do you have disposable income and are you interested in learning how you can make a direct impact by investing? 

Financial Empowerment

Do you want to understand how angel investing works and how risk capital works as a category of investment? 

Adding an Impact Lens

Are you an active angel investor that wants to add an impact lens to your future investments? 

"The idea of impact angel investing instantly appealed to me and how I think about driving social progress. The Impact Shakers Angel programme took this interest, turned it into outright excitement and has given me the tools I needed to get started."

Charlie Fraser

Co-Founder TERN



Waitlist opens
1 April
Early Bird ends
30 May
Application Deadline
9 Sept
Kick off
19 Sept
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  • When will you open applications again?
    We will open applications again in the Fall of 2024. In the meantime, if you believe you will be an amazing match for the next group of startups, please get onto our radar by submitting your details HERE.
  • Who should apply?
    Any early or growth stage for-profit company registered in Europe (including the UK), that has a social and/or ecological impact with at least one underrepresented* founder with significant shareholdership. The startups should ideally be ready for a pre-seed/seed investment round by March 2024. *An underrepresented founder has a broad definition to reflect and acknowledge the many dimensions in which our founders have had to beat the odds. This includes women, people of colour, differently-abled people, people with a migration background, members of the LGBTQAI+ community.
  • Do I have to have a legal entity?
    Preferably yes, but it could also be registered by the starting date of the accelerator, March 18th 2024.
  • Do you take equity?
    Yes, the investment will be made in exchange for equity. However, we appreciate that your business might be at a very early stage and so we prefer to invest via a SAFE note.
  • ​​How many companies will you accept?
    We will accept maximum 6 companies in this cohort.
  • What if I'm building a non-profit?
    In this programme, we're focusing on businesses that have or will take a for-profit legal form. If yours is non-profit, please drop us a line, we're looking to do a cohort of one of our other programmes with non-profits and will keep you posted!
  • How much will you invest?
    We will invest €150.000 in a SAFE type convertible note at the start of the programme. We will provide the candidates with all details and help you understand the nitty gritty of our note as well as support you to find co-investors for this round if desired. We ask for a fixed fee of €40.000 (excl VAT) for the support we offer. We chose the model of a fixed fee over a fixed percentage of equity because we believe it's a fairer model and allows for startups with a range of valuations to accept the investment without having to worry about future implications.
  • How do you select participants? What are the selection criteria?
    The choice of projects is made through a rigorous selection and validation process, involving the Impact Shakers team as well as external experts. We added four main pillars we’ll select on: Founder team, Problem & Market, Impact & User focus.
  • When and how will we participate? How is the programme structured?
    We provide extensive support during 6 months consisting of masterclasses, coaching, expert connections, deep fundraising & market research support. Consider us your extended team. Please put the dates of the retreat in your calendar already (March 18 to 22), we count on full participation for this in person part of the programme.
  • When will I hear back?
    If you pass to the next round, we will get in touch with you for an interview. Please submit ASAP. We want to get to know you better before we agree to work together for years to come. Submitting early is definitely a good idea! We will notify all applicants before the start of the accelerator.
  • Can I change my application after submission?
    If you believe the new information is crucial, feel free to email us at
  • Which HQ countries can participate?
    All countries on the continent Europe (including the UK).
  • This page will be regularly updated.
    Keep an eye on it. Any other questions you need answered before applying, email us at
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