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:
Provide capital and expertise to exceptional diverse impact founders who don’t have friends & family with tens of thousands of Euros to spare to invest in their venture at the early stage
Create an inclusive community of diverse change makers and Impact Shakers, who would like to put their money where their values are
Our members consist of people from all walks of life, different levels of investment experience and different professional backgrounds -
from lawyers to space engineers, marketing professionals to entrepreneurs.
Learn & grow
Microfund members get early, discounted access to our Impact Angel Programme.
Meet like-minded people
We bring our community together for pitch events, programmes and impact events.
Play an important role
Members get to introduce startups, join the investment committee and vote on each investment.
"We have the ability to impact
and change the world."
Global VP, Office of CIO at Prosus
Group and Naspers
"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
The impact you'll make
Make Your Money Matter
By buying shares in the Microfund, you become an investor in a portfolio of diverse impact start-ups.
Be Part of the Solution
Use your capital and your expertise to help exceptional founders scale their businesses.
Share your Experience
Whether you are a first time investor or a seasoned professional - the community benefits from everyone’s collective experience & inputs.
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.
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.
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.
Take up a role
Anyone that wants to get more actively involved, will get the opportunity to support the companies we invest in.
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.
Every year, 2 Members will be elected to join the Investment Committee. We will share a call for applications and any member can apply.
Everyone has expertise to share. We'll invite you to put some of yours at the disposal of our portfolio 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."
"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."
Co-Founder & Ethical Growth Director
Interview & Second analysis
The Selection Criteria
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.
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
President of the Committee & Head of Ventures at Impact Shakers
Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & COO
Julie de la Kethulle
The non-pretentious Innovation Strategy Advisor
Program Associate at Impact Shakers, author of “The Black Opportunity”
Consultant at Generation Unlimited and to New world, Former PwC partner