"We have the ability to impact
and change the world."

Olusola Osinoiki
Global VP, Office of CIO at Prosus
Group and Naspers

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Impact Shakers
Microfund

Be the friends and family the world needs

Make your Money Matter

Join the Impact Shakers Microfund and help to finance businesses with a positive impact on people and planet.

The Microfund exists to:

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Step in as the friends & family for exceptional diverse impact founders who don’t have friends & family with tens of thousands of Euros to spare to invest in their venture, and

Create a community of changemakers and Impact Shakers like yourself, who would like to put their money where their values are and join a community of like-minded individuals to embark on their impact investing journey with.

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 "The access to such a high level of A-grade startups is unprecedented. And they make investment democratised on top of it! Massive value for small tickets, can't beat that."

Julie de la Kethulle de Ryhove
The non-pretentious Innovation Strategy Advisor

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Why Invest?

Make Your Money Matter

It is not always easy to figure out what you as an individual can do to have a positive impact on people and planet. By investing from as little as 250 EUR, you can make your money matter.

Be Part of the Solution

Get a front row seat to transformative entrepreneurship and meet exceptional diverse founders building scalable solutions for people & planet.

Share your Experience

Whether you are a first time investor or a seasoned professional - the Microfund community will benefit from everyone’s collective experience & inputs.

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The Microfund

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Access to Capital

With less than 10% of all funding going to diverse founders, this Microfund offers a funding alternative to overlooked founders regardless of their background or financial situation.

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Diverse Innovators

The Microfund will only invest in diverse founder teams, because now more than ever, we need diverse perspectives to unlock all problem-solving potential and build businesses that can create impact at scale.

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Impact Economy

We believe entrepreneurship is the best vehicle to develop impact solutions quickly and at scale. The Microfund supports business that have the potential to positively impact millions of lives in a sustainable manner.

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Our Portfolio

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Impact Data & Reporting

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Climate Tech

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Access to Healthcare

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Sustainable Consumption

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Smart Farming

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Social Agetech 

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Take up a role

Anyone that wants to get more actively involved, will get the opportunity to support the companies we invest in.

Member

Everyone that buys a share becomes a member. As a member you will be invited to the General Assembly and get to vote on investment proposals.

Investment Committee

Every year 2 Members will be elected to join the Investment Committee. We will share a call for applications and any member can apply. 

Expert

Everyone has expertise to share. We'll invite you to put some of yours at the disposal of the invested companies. 

"We need new ways to bring growth capital to emerging diverse founders focused on positive impact. The Impact Shakers Microfunder is the most innovative and exciting model to do this I have come across so far."

Charlie Fraser
Co-Founder TERN

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"I've always wanted to start investing without feeling guilty. Without it feeling like a pure transaction, but knowing that if I get a return, it's because people and planet are being regenerated, and not the other way round."

Moh Al-Haifi

Co-Founder & Ethical Growth Director

Zebra Growth

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Impact Angel Investing Glossary

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Startup Selection
Process

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Submission 
First analysis
Interview & Second analysis
Investment Committee
Continued Support
Member
Voting

The Selection Criteria

Founder Focused

We invest in in people. Your business will still change a lot and we invest in those that have the resilience and strength to steer it and their team into the future.

Problems & Markets

We love learning about the problem you want to solve and the market and your place in it. Teach us something new and we'll be the happiest and most curious kids in class.

Impact

Understand the impact you want to make. You don't have to have a shiny impact model yet, we'll build one together and help you keep your mission in focus.

Care about Your Users

If you understand and care about the real pain points of your users and can offer them a solution, you're well on your way to building a successful business.

The Impact Shakers Microfund is a cooperative
that invests in impact businesses.

You can become a cooperator by buying shares at
250 EUR in the cooperative.

You can purchase the number of shares
that corresponds to your wishes and abilities. 

The Investment Committee

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Alina Klarner

President of the Committee & Head of Ventures at Impact Shakers

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Yonca Braeckman

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Founder & CEO

Impact Shakers

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Diana Pati

Co-Founder & COO

Impact Shakers

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Julie de la Kethulle

de Ryhove

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The non-pretentious Innovation Strategy Advisor

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Tinotenda Chibebe

Program Associate at Impact Shakers, author of “The Black Opportunity”

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Barry Ross

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Consultant at Generation Unlimited and to New world, Former PwC partner

FAQ

Are you an early stage impact business with an underrepresented founder and are you looking for a friends and family size investment ticket?