Mission

Impact Venture supports businesses with a truly bold vision and a passion to solve the world’s most burning issues. By helping these ventures get off the ground and by nurturing their further growth, we seek to create a more sustainable future for all of us

Vision

What we value most:

People are at the core of our investment philosophy. We believe in people and their ideas, and we invest first and foremost in these rather than in a particular sector. While we have several sectors that remain our undeniable priorities, we envision ourselves above all as a people-driven investor. We back visionary doers and game-changers with a passion to make the world a better place for everyone, and a bold vision to match the scale of this ambitious goal.

Long-term impact is what we seek to support above all. Our aim is to empower those enterprises which boldly seek to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time – both social and environmental ones, and we are confident that short-term solutions are not enough to address these challenges effectively. It is because we believe that truly sustainable solutions are those creating lasting impact, that we are prioritizing the sectors where technical ingenuity and hard work can produce long-term value.

Measurable outcomes are essential for assessing the impact we helped to create. We understand this impact in terms of a broad range of complex social and environmental outcomes; however, we do expect these outcomes to be quantifiable. As impact investing has clear, demonstrable objectives, being able to measure the results achieved is critical for us. Similarly, the financial targets are an important metric applied while assessing the outcomes: we seek not token, but competitive, market rate returns.

Why Us

1

Who do we support? – The businesses making impact

We work exclusively with the early stage startups with a clear potential to make a difference on a global scale while generating financial and social returns. We are particularly keen to support ideas addressing key social and/or environmental concerns.
2

What kind of funding do we provide? – We invest early and help to bridge the ‘funding gap’

A commonly recognized barrier preventing companies from scaling successfully is the ‘funding gap’ for businesses seeking investments between £100,000 and £500,000. While this need is not met by traditional funding sources such as banks and venture capitalists, Impact Venture is happy to provide this unique “gap-filling” financing. In many instances this type of support allows companies to develop their business models to the point where more traditional financing becomes available to them.
3

How fast do we act? – We pride ourselves on our expediency in providing capital

Our aim is to get deals done, and we take a pragmatic approach to doing so. We know that obtaining funding quickly is often essential for companies at the early stages of their development, and we are ready to offer this crucial support. By providing quick investment raise we help companies focus on developing their ideas uninterrupted by financial concerns.
4

How soon do we expect our returns? – We are patient with our investments

We intend to be a long-term investor, recognizing that complex problems require more time to solve. Impact Venture is a proponent of patient capital, which translates into us making conscious long-term investments to help companies reach their full potential and generate more substantial returns.
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Are we ready for a long-term partnership? – Yes, we provide lasting support

We are a committed investor determined to build productive long-term relationships with the companies we support. We recognize that, as businesses grow and develop over time, their needs might change and unexpected expenses might arise. Keeping this in mind, we are ready to provide follow-on financing where it is needed in order for ventures to successfully achieve their objectives.
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What added value do we bring? – Beyond financing, we help companies build their human and social capital.

At Impact Venture, we see the role of investor not only as a source of funding, but as a trusted mentor and reliable partner. Our founder and chair Kateryna Filippi, an Oxonian bridging the worlds of business and law, is truly passionate about the role of investor as a key contributor to various aspects of companies’ successful growth and development – from helping them build their networks, to providing mentorship support and linking them to reliable expert advice.