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From Impact First to 100% impact portfolio

Why don’t you have a 100% impact portfolio in which all your asset classes are deployed in impact investments? When I started investing I didn’t care a lot whether my investments had any positive impact or not; this was just an afterthought held somewhere in the back of my mind. I just was squarely driven […]

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Exactly what is social impact?

Social enterprise is the use of business to solve social problems. The companies in my impact portfolio provide some clear examples: Solaris Offgrid is in the business of selling solar home systems in Tanzania to provide access to energy to isolated villages and also supplies the software enabling kitchen stoves to become Pay as you […]

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Portftolio approach

This is my current impact investment portfolio. I have invested several times in some of these companies, at different stages of their life cycle.  Similarly to any other risk allocation decision, I try to hedge against company-specific risks (i.e. non Beta) by diversifying, which may bring my returns closer to market returns, nevertheless, I am […]

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My investment criteria

I try to follow certain ”rules” both for the selection of the startups and for the allocation of funds within my startup investment portfolio. These rules are not written in stone for me, nevertheless, I try to adhere to them as much as my human nature (greed and fear) allows me, i.e. I follow a […]

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