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We will publish on a regular basis short articles on current developments, deep dives and deals of the week.

Deals of the Week – Oct 23, 2020

October 23rd, 2020|

RaiseNow has raised $6 million in a Series A+ round. Zurich-based RaiseNow is managing the payments related to fundraising campaigns for 4,000 organizations. Up to now, they have processed 2.5 million transactions and a donation volume of over €300 million. Germans might be familiar with Altruja which is part [...]

A few thoughts on criminal entrepreneurship

October 21st, 2020|

A few years ago, I was invited to give a talk to 30 German Chiefs of Police. I took the opportunity to talk about social entrepreneurship and my perspective on criminal entrepreneurship. The interesting part was that all of them agreed that criminals have an entrepreneurial personality. When you [...]

Deals of the Week – Oct 16, 2020

October 16th, 2020|

There was also one deal this week which we have found especially interesting. Before we come to Murfy, we take the opportunity to talk about our approach. Each week we look at what happened in the wider impact space. We love investments which have a clear and instantly recognizable [...]

Will sustainable finance as the umbrella of investment strategies “of the ecological and social transition” become readable?

October 15th, 2020|

The actors of social finance, whose vocation is to invest in companies aiming to tackle social and environmental issues, are constantly challenged by their own investors to prove the consistency and the quality of the impact they generate. Among the recurring requests are those to join a common impact [...]

Deals of the Week – Oct 9, 2020

October 9th, 2020|

Meatless Farm has raised €26.4 million. The current pace of investments in the alternative meat industry keeps surprising us. The Leeds-based company was founded in 2016, launched its products in 2018 and has already raised €14.5 million in a previous round. Ÿnsect raises another $224 million. The Amiens-based company [...]

A growing segment of the banking industry

October 7th, 2020|

Back in 2014 I was working on an analysis of the credit default rates of social enterprises. The only way to possibly estimate them was using the balance sheet of those banks which are interchangeably defined as value banks, social banks or ethical banks. I was really surprised about [...]

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