We aspire to take impact investing to the next level.
We invest in fast-growing tech startups solving the root causes of the world’s greatest social, environmental and health challenges and at the same time creating profitable businesses.
The Real Impact Fund in brief
The fund will invest in early-stage impact start-ups based in the Nordics and internationally. Entrepreneurs that have business ideas, ambition and capacity to start and run an impact company.
We classify our investments in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs and apply evidence-based models to assess impact creation . The fund offers competitive financial returns, provide resilience and attractive measurable social and environmental impact alongside a competitive financial return.
We will implement a sector-agnostic approach with regard to our investments
At The Real Impact Company, we believe in the power of innovation and entrepreneurship to address global challenges.
However, early-stage impact ventures require crucial support, yet there is a significant market gap. In Sweden, the Nordics, and internationally, there are few, if any, dedicated impact funds that specifically focus on supporting innovative impact startups at the early stage.
Our goal is to revolutionizing impact investing. Join us in this transformative journey, where investors and entrepreneurs like you can make a real impact.
Tenants of Impact Investing
An investor’s intention to have a positive social, environmental or health impact through investments
Investment with return expectations
Impact investments are expected to generate a financial return on capital or, at minimum, a return of capital.
Return expectations and asset classes
Impact investments target financial returns from below market to risk-adjusted market rate, and can be made across asset classes (e.g., fixed income, venture capital, and private equity).
The investor is committed to measure and report the social and environmental performance and progress of underlying investments, ensuring transparency and accountability.
We manage an investment fund that focuses on early-stage impact startups in the Nordics.
We operate a lab aimed at developing scalable impact business ideas. These ideas are tested using Minimum Viable Product methodology.
We offer business advice on impact measurement, innovation, and resource mobilization to companies and organisation.
We invest in entrepreneurs who:
- Create a positive social, health, economic, or environmental impact,
- Utilize technology to address challenges,
- Demonstrate the ability to scale their product or service,
- Exhibit commitment and persistence,
- Possess financially viable business concepts.
About impact investment
Our goal is to invest to tackle the root causes of societal and environmental challenges by leveraging disruptive technology as enabler and catalyst to create lasting behavioural change.
Thereby we can achieve triple bottom-line and competitive financial returns.
We run an investment fund, a lab and we provide business advice on impact.
Here you find investments made by the fund.
The fund will commence its operations in October 2023.
We will publish information as investments are made.
We have 30 years of experience in finance, innovation, business law and leadership, combined with 15 years of expertise in impact entrepreneurship.
We take pride in offering a unique combination of knowledge and experience in these areas to create a leading investment fund, lab, and consultancy in the field of early-stage impact entrepreneurship and investment.
Founder and CEO
Serial impact entrepreneur
Senior Lecturer JIBS
Founder and Investment Committee
Founder Chairman of the board
and Investment Committee
Senior management experience financial sector
Former CEO Nordnet and SBAB (Banc)
Prof. Sheila Tlou (Botswana)
Former UNAIDS Regional Director and Minister of Health Botswana
Appointed to Supergasell 2022. The fastest growing company in Sweden.
Leadership and sustainability expert with ISO certifications for municipal corporations.
One of ALMI’s sustainability experts in
Sweden, as well as the UN-Stockholm chairperson supporting sustainable business solutions.
Joaquin Cestino (Spain)
Jönköping International Business School, JIBS
Karl Johan Bonnedahl
USBE, Umeå university
Sustainability expert with impact management and social innovation as focus areas
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