This article showcases our top picks for the best Europe based Impact Investment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Impact Investment industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Europe Impact Investment Companies
Assiya Capital Partners
Assiya Capital Partners is a London-based private equity firm focused on growing companies. Our mission is to provide our investors with the highest quality returns from the alternative investment industry and to maintain a commitment to our principles of integrity, discipline, and excellence.
We allow our trading teams to independently focus on the specific opportunities and strategies in which they specialize, subject to our overall risk management, compliance, operational controls, and global exposure hedging, optionally. We prefer trading teams that produce small gains on winning days and small losses on losing days.
Our goal is to have more winning days than losers. We encourage our trading teams to pass on opportunities for non-standard gains if they come with the risk of significant losses.
Our approach to selecting and monitoring trading teams is based on a philosophy of constantly seeking to generate positive incremental returns against limited risk exposure (i.e. a high Sharpe ratio), rather than oversized but more volatile absolute returns.
In order to ensure that this philosophy is implemented in a consistent and disciplined manner, we calculate and set investment guidelines with the trading team.. .
Ashmore Investment Management offers its customers with investment management services that focus on external debt, local currency, corporate debt, equities, and more. Ashmore Investment Management offers investors research and insights about industries.
Ashmore Investment Management was founded in 1983. It has offices in China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Singapore, and Turkey and is headquartered in London, England..
Aikido Finance puts the power of data behind investing by providing a catalog of market-beating quantitative investment strategies. We automate the portfolio creation and management process, allowing users to build a high-performance portfolio in minutes.
Integrate your broker to live trade a strategy. Create and backtest your own custom strategy.
Our mission is to bring quantitative investing to everyone.. .
At Wombat, our mission is to take the threat out of investing, break down barriers and empower a generation with the tools and knowledge they need to grow and invest in their future. We aim to allow people to invest in the brands they understand, use and love through thematic investing and fractional shares.
Get started with just a £10 one-off deposit, or contribute monthly via our Auto Invest function.. .
Founded in 2010, EIT InnoEnergy is the leading innovation engine in Sustainable Energy. With offices in Europe and US, the firm seeks to make equity minority investments in early-stage companies and through added value services make the business case bigger, sooner and safer (de-risking).
Investment scope: climate tech and energy sectors.. .
Atomico is an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally. It partners with technology founders at Series A and beyond with a particular focus on Europe, leveraging deep operational experience to supercharge their growth.
The company’s team of founders, investors, and operational leaders have been responsible for global expansion, hiring, and marketing at companies from Skype, Google, and Twitter to Uber and Spotify. It specializes in seed, startup, Series A, early venture, mid venture, late venture, emerging growth, and growth capital investments.
Atomico was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in London, England.. .
XAnge is a Franco-German team of venture capital investors that manages €450 million and invests in digital, deeptech and impact startups. XAnge is the innovation brand of the Siparex group, a major player in French private equity.
XAnge is a key European investor in early stage startups and is looking for game-changing startups and entrepreneurs who rock the code[s].. .
HULT Private Capital
Award Winning Wealth Management & Investment Boutique HULT Private Capital is an investment company internationally known for their fine art of balancing traditional investments with innovation and new. Established in 2008 HULT Private Capital operate in over 4 different countries with more than 60 professional and highly educated wealth engineers.
Catering specifically for the HNW and Sophisticated investors the majority of HULT’s investments are by invitation only or upon application.. .
A Naspers Company, MIH, Myriad International Holdings B.V., is the offshore investment arm/holding company of the Naspers Group. In November 2013, MIH and Naspers elected to use solely the Naspers logo and corporate brand for public correspondence, discontinuing use of the MIH brand.
MIH Limited provides entertainment, interactive, and e-commerce services to consumers via television and Internet. The company offers pay television platforms, Internet operations, and instant messaging services and related technologies.
Its television platforms provide various services, such as online games, shopping, banking, and on-demand information. The company also has long term rights to premium movies, sporting events, and children’s programming.
It serves digital subscribers. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is based in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands.
MIH Limited operates as a subsidiary of Naspers Ltd.. .
S Ventures PLC is a publicly listed business that looks to identify investment opportunities in the health & wellness, organic food and wellbeing sectors within the UK and Europe. The Company plans to add value by adding capital and expertise to the target companies.
The experience and operational skills of the Board are intended to act as an accelerator to smaller brands that have a strong foundation and platform but lack skills and capital. The main objectives will be to cross fertilise opportunities between the target companies and to scale the individual entities and look for exit opportunities and or synergistic collaborations and we believe that scaling can create significant value creation for all stakeholders..
Founded in 1990, Exane is an investment company specialising in 3 businesses: Cash Equities: Under the brand name Exane BNP Paribas, Exane provides institutional investors with a range of services, such as research, sale and execution on European equities. Equity Derivatives: Exane Derivatives has built a robust structured products franchise, based on its longstanding leadership in European convertible bonds and options.
Asset Management: Exane Asset Management is the leading long/short equity fund manager in France.. .
ForeQuest is a pioneering geo-based AdTech platform built to distribute Advertising through a radical shift in the user-offer interaction paradigm. ForeQuest’s innovative model (patent pending) leverages the blend of real-time Big Data, proprietary real estate psychographic metrics, and an exciting AR user experience designed for maximum retention.
The result is a conversion boosting platform that offers brands a powerful way to engage with their audiences.. .
The Quifel Group
The Quifel Group owns and manages a diversified number of investments in different business areas and geographies. These investments are held through 4 sub-holdings: Almanac, Quifel Natural Resources, AHS Investimentos, and Partgris.
The Quifel Group was founded and managed by Miguel Pais do Amaral.. .
JCE Group AB, or the “JCE Group”, is a privately owned international and diversified investment company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. As we believe in a decentralised organisation and local decision making, the JCE Group head office consists of a small team of only about 15 people.
The JCE Group’s investment portfolio is divided into Equity Investment and Asset Management. Equity investments includes all unlisted companies and venture investments and Asset Management includes all public traded companies and securities.
For unlisted core holdings, our ambition is to be the largest shareholder in the company (normally >50%) and to be able to exercise active ownership. Our investment horizon is undefined as we do not invest external capital, forcing us to exit within a specific time frame.
Financial investments include various investments such as shares (both listed and unlisted), bonds, investment funds, alternative investments, etc. Financial investments are mainly short-term, or otherwise regarded as non-strategic.
Its main purpose is to serve as a liquidity buffer and to provide risk reduction through diversification. The JCE Group does not usually exercise active ownership with regards to financial investments.
The management team is made up of people with mainly financial and legal backgrounds, but also with significant operational experience. The team’s combined experience includes former employment in well-known and respected companies such as AB Volvo, Accenture, Bure AB, Capgemini Consulting, Arthur D.
As a specialist FCA regulatory hosting and AIFM platform, we work with global financial services firms seeking a regulated presence in London, United Kingdom. With offices in New York and Singapore, we work with new and established financial services firms to operate under our FCA regulatory umbrella and AIFM platform.
– European Fund Management Hosting (AIFM solutions) – Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds – In-house Design, Launch & Hosting services – FCA Regulatory Hosting for all financial services firms, complete with Managed Compliance and EU Passporting.. .
Fashion For Good
Fashion for Good™ is a global initiative that reimagines how fashion is designed, made, worn, and reused. Through innovation and practical action, we demonstrate a better way for the fashion industry to work that allows companies, communities, and our planet to flourish.
Fashion for Good consists of six complimentary initiatives, each of which works to enable a circular fashion industry: An early-stage and a late-stage program to identify and scale circular technologies and business models, an acceleration fund, a ‘how-to guide’ for more sustainable fashion, a co-working space with likeminded organisations, and the Fashion for Good Experience, based at Rokin 102, Amsterdam. .
Trouver Partners is a highly reputed Bullion, Fund, UCITS and AAA/A Bond Consultancy. Providing consultancy services to both investors and listed and regulated entities.
Dual role of providing capital stack solutions to Listed Bond Issuers and Fund Managers alongside providing access to qualified investors looking for exemplary AAA-BBB Bond offerings and mutual fund vehicles, delivering the greatest impact to clients portfolio. Aside from Exchange Traded products, Trouver Partners also offers investors an avenue to purchase Physical Gold Bullion (24kt LBMA Refined) at an effective discount to the LBMA spot price, directly from an established Forbes Featured Gold Mining Company, who are a key Brinks subcontractor..
We are a UK-based conversational investment assistant AI company led by founder and chairman Jonty Hurwitz, with the mission to completely transform the current investment and trading experience. We believe we are completely rethinking the way traditional investment assistance is delivered to the masses by creating a conversational investment analysis AI that enables us to develop a digital relationship with stock traders as well as Investment managers.
This technology gives them insight and understanding of their portfolio and investing interests like never before. The conversational AI performs the function of a virtual investment assistant trained to understand portfolios and investments, providing analytics, news, social impact scores placing a greater focus on benchmark performance, supply chains, employee satisfaction, board composition, ethics and transparency, market alerts and educational analysis that support decision making.
Our natural language interface means that clients have 2 way conversations with their users all of which are logged and reported. The AI component learns what the user’s preferences are so that pinpoint information can be delivered as and when required, driving increased engagement and ultimately the trading activity.
We understand the value that impact and social responsibility has on investors and our long term aim is providing them with complete transparency coupled with high level Investment Assistance.. .
Stock markets are increasingly replacing the piggy bank as a mean for long-term wealth building. However, with thousands of financial products available across a multitude of brokers, it’s not always easy as a consumer to know where to start.
This is why getquin was founded in January 2020, to be your co-pilot when investing. From building your individualized ETF-portfolios, to enabling the purchase of ETFs with your desired broker, to monitoring your existing trading account, or even seeing how your favorite securities are performing.
getquin is your go-to platform for everything related to investing.. .
UFuture is a holding company of Ukrainian entrepreneur Vasyl Khmelnytsky that integrates his business and impact-investment projects. The company has a diversified portfolio of assets in the fields of real estate, infrastructure, industry, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, and IT.
Currently, UFuture’s assets are estimated at $500 million, and the total capitalization of the businesses it invested in is up to $1 billion. UFuture is a majority shareholder in UDP development company (specializing in large infrastructure projects), Kyiv Sikorsky International Airport (the second international airport in Ukraine by passenger traffic), and a group of IT companies and an ecosystem of tech solutions ITernal.
UFuture is a strategic investor in the pharmaceutical company Biopharma and UDP Renewables, renewable energy investment, and development company. UFuture is also developing new business projects including UNIT.City innovation parks in Kyiv and Kharkiv, LvivTech.City in Lviv; Bila Tserkva industrial park and a manufacturer of modern electrotechnical systems, Plank Electrotechnic.
UFuture supports social projects in the fields of education and economics, including the Kyiv International Economic Forum (KIEF), Lean Institute Ukraine, INDAX accelerator, Secondary education institution Novopecherska School, K.Fund Books and #bestread. UFuture is an ecosystem of partners, investors and talents.
Our mission is to enable the growth of businesses and new ideas.. .
Peas&Love (Urban farm Company SA)
Our mission is to help cities to become greener, more sustainable, more human. By installing our farms, we provide eco-systemic services to cities, improving their quality of life and creating social interactions.
We want to extent our farms, and from there become the urban farming glocal leader; delivering a positive and healthy experience that will dramatically improve our clients lives.. .
Investous offers CFD trading on a wide array of different assets. Choose to trade from over 270 financial instruments, across 4 different asset classes; Forex (FX), Stocks, Indices and Commodities, all available on our trading platform! Investous Capital Markets feature-rich mobile trading app gives you the flexibility you need to trade CFDs on Forex, commodities, stocks and indices, even when you are away from your desktop! Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, you can now open new accounts, upload your documents, rely on secure deposits and fast withdrawals, access the markets, open trading positions from a list of over 250 assets, control your open positions, set Stop Loss and Take Profit levels.
The Investous Online Trading App Features … Our Forex / CFD trading app packs quite a punch and the list of useful features is extensive.
Here’s an overview of what you are getting when you download the app: ● A choice of over 250 tradable assets (CFDs on Forex, Commodities, Indices and Stocks) ● Instant execution (market execution) ● Trading signals ● Multiple trading account types ● Demo Account with 100k in virtual funds ● Advanced charting (multiple time frames) ● Stop loss and take profit functionality ● Comprehensive market summary ● History of deposits and withdrawals ● Pending requests ● 92 technical indicators ● Margin call notification ● One-click trading ● Record of trading history ● Real-time notifications by push alert ● Client sentiment charts for every instrument ● 24/7 Customer Support ● Live Chat Free 100k Demo Account Your Investous Capital Markets demo account comes fully loaded with $100,000 of virtual funds for you to trade Forex and other CFDs on the global markets! Test your strategies, improve your trading skills, trade your favorite assets, and get to know our user-friendly platform in our risk-free demo trading environment. Education Whether you open your account via Investous.com or via our trading app, you’ll discover a great range of educational tools.
Sign up to our Newsletter via the app and receive real-time push alerts about which upcoming events may move the markets. Live Chat on the App Our exceptional Customer Support Team is ready and waiting to help.
You can talk to them 24/7 via the Live Chat function of the app. Have a question? Download the app now to get in touch.
We add exciting new features to the Investous online trading app regularly. Download it now and try one of the best mobile trading experiences on the market! “Provision of services outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland: This CFD Trading Platform is operated by IOS INVESTMENTS Limited, a Belize Investment firm, authorized and regulated by the International Financial Services Commission of Belize (License number IFSC/60/511/TS/17) Provision of services within the European Economic Area (excluding Belgium) and Switzerland: This CFD Trading Platform is operated by F1Markets Limited, a Cyprus Investment Firm, authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (License no.
MYC4 is an internet marketplace where you and investors from around the world can lend money directly to entrepreneurs who are doing business in Africa and create growth together with them. That means when the African business makes money as a result of your loan, you can also make money.
MYC4 is a business a business that creates growth growth created by you.. .
2b AHEAD Ventures
2b AHEAD Ventures is an incubator and company builder. It was founded by Sven Gábor Jánszky and his future institute “2b AHEAD ThinkTank”.
2b AHEAD Ventures is based in the former Baumwollspinnerei in Leipzig-Plagwitz, where the 2b AHEAD parent institute has developed into Europe’s largest independent future research institute. The main difference between 2b AHEAD Ventures and the other start-up incubators in the region? The strict focus on global business models and the direct link to Silicon Valley.
They do not finance already existing start-up teams, but they take the concepts for disruptive business model innovations, which the 2b AHEAD Institute develops for its customers anyway, and which in their opinion have the potential to profoundly change industries. They build up their own teams of founders around these ideas and accompany them on their way..
Blue Star Capital
Blue Star Capital Srl is an investment fund specialized in social impact profit operations with high future value, through direct investment or through national and international investment partners in startup and SMEs in various stages of development, from early stage to growth capital. Once the investment has been completed, through the affiliates, it acts as an Angel syndicate Consulting thanks to a professional team with strong and important managerial and financial skills in the market references.
The “one stop shop” for investment and advising at the service of our partners. .
Soulcial is an online sustainable investments platform. Soulcial’s new generation of investors have access to popular financial products and innovative investment opportunities, which are valued according to strict criteria for their social and environmental impact.
Soulcial also offers digital investment advice and is composed of an active and future-oriented community.. .
A social networking platform that showcases and funds community and environmental user generated development projects in a sustainable, environmentally friendly and innovative way. Attollo has been built on the back of research from global thought leaders and practitioners, in the field of development and aid.
We work alongside local community leaders, local authorities and experts to produce community cohesive projects.. .
elmo believe that new technology should benefit everyone and work for a brighter, cleaner future for our planet. Their MaaS platform removes the cost and complexity from switching to an electric car.
Users can subscribe to an electric car on an affordable and flexible monthly subscriptions with all services (charging, energy, insurance, maintenance, breakdown and even a carbon offset donation) included in the price. This bundled offering makes us the world’s first ‘total cost of ownership’ subscription platform for electric cars..
ACTIAM offers sustainable and impact investment solutions to insurance companies, pension funds, banks, and distribution partners, as well as to private investors. It manages assets over €60 billion of client assets.
The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Utrecht, The Netherlands .. .
Responsible investment managers are increasingly integrating ESG into their investment decisions. However bottom line returns remain the only robust measure of investment success.
Util has developed a unique methodology to support the next generation of responsible investors as they seek to compare, monitor and report based on a new bottom line. Util starts by using big data and machine learning to discover quantified, comparable company data, relating to a wide range of stakeholders (employees, customers, shareholders, environment, suppliers, community, government).
These data are aggregated and converted into a dollar ‘annual value generated’ bottom line metric, changing the goal-posts of investing and allowing responsible investors to screen, monitor and report based on both financial and non-financial returns on investment. Util represents the cutting edge of company assessment and analysis, moving well beyond ESG metrics, to an articulation of the company as a complex ‘value generator’.
Util’s methodology and product covers the entirety of listed securities and is used by investment managers seeking unique analysis which mirrors the efficiencies of financial analysis and reporting. Util is working with two investment manager partners, with a combined $130bn assets under management, to develop its methodology and product..
Freemi – A Freeconomy Marketplace
Freemi is a brand new mobile freeconomy marketplace for ‘freecycling’ or free recycling of used goods. Freemi builds circular communities in cities engaging the younger urban population.
More than 200.000 people is freecycling with Freemi in Denmark and The Netherlands. Freemi is working with UN SDGs, 10 Reduced inequalities, 11 Sustainable cities and communities, 12 Responsible consumption and production..
TradeFW.com is authorized and licensed by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (License No.298/16). This regulated broker provides a trading platform to investors worldwide.
TradeFW.com cover every aspect of Forex, CFDs, stocks and shares trading. This brokerage company provides unique trading conditions for beginners and experienced traders.
TradeFW gives its clients a professional platform, convenient, and all around superlative experience. Join our expert trading team today and start successful trading tomorrow!.
Beyond Animal has launched an IT platform (website and mobile web) that is created to increase and meet the demand of vegan products, supplies, materials, services, causes and financing. The platform aims to achieve this by: 1> Building a network of stakeholders and creating various marketplaces of products, expertise and needs 2> Integrating product contents and other relevant information 3> Connecting investors and donors with sourcing various types of funding options The platform is live since beginning of April 2019 with over 1,000 members in first third months.
Business model will be out of paid for services and transaction fees. .
Liverpool Vision is the city’s economic development company which integrates economic development and business and enterprise support designed to accelerate the city’s growth and build a sustainable economy. Their business is helping your business.
They have played a pivotal role in co-ordinating the delivery of the city’s economic and physical renaissance over the last decade, working within the strategic leadership of the City Council and the Mayor of Liverpool.. .
Spiff is a new Norwegian savings app for everyone! Save together or alone, completely free. Most of us think of housing or retirement when talking about savings.
It is also as much about the smaller things in everyday life. Certain things in life are difficult to achieve alone.
Fortunately, it is easy to save on common goals when using Spiff. Sometimes it holds a monthly move.
At other times it is cool to refer to some chronicles that hang and slang.. .
Tower Trade Group
Tower Trade Group is a global non-bank trade finance company that provides enhanced trade services to client companies. TTG originates clients who have a requirement for enhanced working capital, improved cash flow, and more effective cash to cash cycles.
Typically, TTG provides additional capital lines to clients and extended trading terms of up to 120 days (but with potential to extend up to 5+ years), to greatly improve their cash management and increase the overall value of their companies. Specifically, TTG provides non-market correlated Enhanced Trade Receivable Assets (ETR Assets), on a securitized basis, or wrapped in ‘A rated’ insurance cover, that is generally short-term and self-liquidating in nature.
TTG also has the ability to leverage off “long-dated receivables” – by creating ASSETS, funded today, with structured payment well into the future. .
Spreds is a “Venture Capital” investment platform which uses crowdfunding techniques to allow individuals to select and invest alongside professionals in European start-ups and SMEs. Individuals can invest (from 100 euros) in companies listed on Spreds in conjunction with investment professionals and under the same financial conditions.
Individuals combine their resources to select, invest in and support the companies of tomorrow with industry professionals. Spreds was founded in July 2011 by José Zurstrassen, Charles-Albert de Radzitzky, Olivier de Duve and Guillaume Desclée.
The platform can be considered to be the main showcase for Belgian entrepreneurship to the rest of the world, as no less than 1200 people from 163 countries use the platform every day to give advice and invest in our entrepreneurs. Spreds is industry leader, since more than 31.4 million euros have been raised since its commercial launch in September 2012 and it has more than 35,000 members.
Spreds was also the first crowdfunding platform in the world to develop a system allowing young companies to make a public offering for Belgian savings by establishing a relationship of trust with the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA). This is because Spreds published a FSMA approved prospectus to be able to raise unlimited amounts of funds using crowdfunding..
cyber • Fund
They build distributed autonomous cyber • Fund. The existing blockchain economy has market cap of 18.0 M bitcoins.
This economy is permissionless, global, tax-free, and could be programmed to perform autonomously and at low costs any operations. The traditional world economy has more than 1B business entities.
The blockchain and decentralized consensus technology could be easily adopted by majority of them in 10 years as there is no need for special hardware, and adoption costs are low. The low-level public infrastructure blockchain systems such as Ethereum, BitShares and Factom have been launched recently..
Aquila Independent is a privately owned investment manager. It manages separate client focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios.
Aquila Independent also manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe.
Aquila Independent invests in growth stocks of companies for its equity investments. It invests in paper of high-quality issuers for its fixed income investments.
Aquila Independent employs fundamental analysis while making its equity investments. Max Cotting founded it in 2000, with its headquarters in Zurich in Switzerland..
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