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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.

In order to make a significant enough shift in the entrepreneurial system, we need to work on financing companies and founders we are already supporting with community, mentoring, and development activities. As long as we don't provide the right financing solutions, our impact will remain limited.

By changing how we invest in businesses, we also change who builds them and what for. The impact of financing mechanisms on the journey of a business is undeniable and currently only modeled for a narrow group. Our mission is to build a financing mechanism that allows for an inclusive and equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

This microfund will only invest in diverse founder teams. Diversity is interpreted in its most inclusive and intersectional definition, it includes gender, ethnic background, low income backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, people that have beaten the odds before and will do so again. 

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"The level of quality of the hand-picked selection of inspiring, diverse and promising startups is extraordinary."

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

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

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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 a small amount, you can make your money matter.

Become an Active
Impact Investor

It is possible to invest from as little as 250 eur in early stage business, we offer an emerging impact angel investment course with your share to enable new investors to enter the space.

Join a Global
Impact Ecosystem

The world is complex and more interconnected than ever. By joining our community, you will immerse yourself in a global ecosystem of impact actors.

Earn sustainable
returns

By investing in rigourously selected impact businesses, you have the possibility to earn a periodic return on your initial investment.

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The Microfund

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Bottom up and Inclusive

We will offer the opportunity to everyone to invest in overlooked founders building businesses that tackle complex societal and environmental challenges, regardless of your background or financial situation.

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Diversify Capital

With this microfund we want to offer more funding alternatives to entrepreneurs.

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Level the Playing Field

Our mission is to close the wealth gap by offering new financing opportunities to diverse investors and founders who have long thought they were excluded from investment opportunities. We are guided by a strong 'a seat at the table' belief in which the diverse public described above finally gets a say and a say.

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Change the Narrative

We will make it so easy to invest in any stage of these impact businesses and make it clear what you can do now to invest in businesses working hard to tackle the challenges we all face. 
We will enable everyone to make decisions of where their personal capital is invested in and create a new and powerful inclusive movement.

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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. 

Emerging Impact
Angel Programme

All members will get access to the 'Emerging Impact Angel Programme'.

We designed an introductory course to give anyone the first insights to what it entails to become an impact angel investor. Part of our mission is to empower and educate a new generation of impact investors and this is the first step on this mission. 

The programme consists of 4 modules and will be made accessible on our online platform.

Impact Angel Investing 101

Dealflow & Access to Opportunities

Evaluating Opportunities & Due Diligence

Investment
process

"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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Project Selection
Process

The first proposed projects, will be the 8 projects that will be carefully selected for the accelerator. 

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

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President of the Committee & Head of Ventures at Impact Shakers

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