Shared Breakfast: Impact Investing

12 July 2018, 09:30 - 10:30

In a world driven by money, more and more investors start looking into the impact their portfolio companies create on the communities they operate in. According to a recent Global Impact Investing Network survey, investors committed more than $35 billion to impact investment deals in 2017, a 58% increase on the previous year; while total impact assets of its respondents were $228 billion, double the 2016 total.

If so far investors focused on profit margins, as of 2016 when UNPD implemented the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, investors realized the importance of unlocking private capital to address societal issues. When the behavior of investors changes, it automatically influences the way founders should approach investors.

During this session, we will discuss what impact investing is, new trends in the investment market, and what these mean for founders.

Victoria Ous is an ambitious person with an affinity for business development & community building and a passion for startups, funding & social enterprises. She has been running the Rockstart Impact accelerator program in Nepal where she coached 10 social enterprises on having a realistic strategic/financial plan and vision to grow their companies over the next 5 years. During the program, she collaborated closely with impact investors from Europe and South Asia in order to ensure funding leads for the accelerator startups. She got plenty of experience working with investors and understanding of what they are looking for, which was acquired while working for Capital On Stage and being part of the initiating team of Angel Island.

Participation fee is 50 lei.

Shared Breakfast is a regular morning coffee event for tech community every Thursday at Tekwill Cafe.

The event has the goal of helping the community to discover new opportunities, share experience and making connections by sharing breakfast. Based on the needs and expressed interested from the community we started inviting guest speakers that would cover relevant subjects in different tech field with significant knowledge to help the community achieve valuable experience.