The EIB Institute is hosting a series of five webinars on “Raising venture capital with impact” with Wladimir Nikoluk from ImmerLearn . This series will explore how entrepreneurs can successfully use impact measurement to raise funding from existing and emerging venture capital funds.
Session 1: Raising venture capital with impact – An introduction
General introduction to trends and players in the impact venture capital investing field, including (i) the sources of demand for impactful products, (ii) the surge in talent to found impactful companies, (iii) the emergence of impact ‘verticals’ in existing VC funds, (iv) the emergence of new impact VC funds, and (v) the growing consensus around and maturity of impact measurement standards.
When: February 18, 2021 from 17:00 to 18:00 (CET)
Session 2: The discovery of impact – how traditional VC firms came to care
Deep-dive into traditional VC funds that are now building ‘impact’ verticals. In recent years, funds that were traditionally not known for impact focus have come to create capital pockets to focus on areas like climate, clean tech, food, health, and education. This session explores what drives those funds to establish new verticals, how they distinguish between impact and non-impact startups, how their impact investment performed over time and what their (dis)advantages are relative to traditional verticals.
When: March 4, 2021 from 17:00 to 18:00 (CET)
Session 3: VC 2.0 – how a new generation of VCs is challenging the status quo
Deep-dive into ‘pure-impact’ VC funds that have emerged in the last couple of years. This session explores why they are focusing exclusively on impact, how they assess startups’ impact, how they see their performance relative to traditional VC firms, what they see as the biggest impact trends and what the best-practices are for startups to manage both profit and impact at the same time.
When: March 18, 2021 from 17:00 to 18:00 (CET)
Session 4: Measuring what matters – how to create genuine impact and monetise it
Deep-dive into impact management standards that have recently emerged, such as the Impact Management Project (IMP), lifecycle analysis (LCA), and the impact multiple of money (IMM). With the knowledge of the previous sessions, this session explores how entrepreneurs should measure and communicate the impact of their products and services and how to balance credible impact management with the need to run a successful business.
When: March 31, 2021 from 17:00 to 18:00 (CET)
Session 5: Strategic and tactical lessons for building your impact management system
Concluding session that walks entrepreneurs through the practical steps of building their own impact measurement and management systems, paying attention to how they can use their data strategically to meet demands from their investors, customers, and employees. The session presents practical examples of best-in-class impact management systems of selected companies and points to resources that entrepreneurs can use today to enhance their own.
When: April 15, 2021 from 17:00 to 18:00 (CET)
More about the EIB Institute initiatives can be found here: https://institute.eib.org/whatwedo/
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