We are founder-aligned
We believe founders’ health and resilience are crucial to mission success.
We are not only founder-friendly, we are unafraid to ask the tough questions and we’ll give clear advice. We’ll always value, and support, our founders and teams in their personal development efforts.
We call this being ‘founder-aligned’ and it means sticking to the big picture, principles and impact instead of selling out.
It’s at the core of everything we do.
On a journey with you
In it together, our own financial success is strictly linked to the impact of our portfolio companies.
We manage € 200 million impact capital and are proud to partner with some of the leading investors across Europe and beyond – from entrepreneurs and families to traditional VCs.
We make our first investment in a company at an early stage. The typical involvement starts at around € 500K – € 3 million and can grow up to a total of € 10 million+ over several rounds and stages of maturity.
On this path, we are usually joined by our network of international growth investors that can syndicate substantial investment rounds of up to € 50 million.
Our investment criteria
We look for partners that match the following criteria:
The solution has the potential to significally improve a societally relevant problem
Impactful business model
Impact needs to be clearly measurable and inherently baked into the business model.
Outstanding, persistent and resilient founders with an unshakeable intention to address a societal challenge
Impact is as scalable as the economic value. This ensures maximum impact and maximum founder success.
Want to find out how we select who we invest in?
Unlike traditional VC funds, our approach is to proactively search and select the most outstanding impact businesses tackling major issues.
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Our unique Impact Termsheet
What if everyone could be on the same page when it comes to impact? What if there was a way to do things differently and care for people and planet?
We’ve set new standards with our Impact Termsheet. This protects companies’ missions and encourages founders to foster team diversity, strengthen their mental health and reduce the company’s environmental footprint.
Pioneers, and proud to be European
We are the first pan-European impact venture fund and a pioneer in our field.
Our strategy is to support enterprises that operate and create impact primarily on European ground with the potential to grow global.
With our homebase in Munich and an office in London, we are at the heart of the European impact investing market and also feel the pulse of the venture capital scene.
What our founders say
Ananda’s belief in us has been absolutely central to our success.
IESO probably wouldn’t exist otherwise and we’re enormously grateful for it.”
Dr. Andy Blackwell
Dr. Andy Blackwell
Group Chief Science and Strategy Officer at IESO
Ananda is a really good blend of impact investor and VC.
To me, the Ananda team has the right balance of knowing when to push and when to step back. This was a great, clean and smooth collaboration, from start to finish.”
CEO at Arbor Education
Let’s create a better future, together.
We are always looking for exceptional founders creating the game-changing impact companies of tomorrow.