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The European Center for Social Finance was created to help establish best practices and distribute knowledge in financing the provision of social services and social innovations. It works at the intersection of theory, practice and policy and views social finance as a process which encompasses among others selection criteria, financing structures and impact assessment. The Center is based at the Munich Business School and works with a network of partner organizations across Europe.

Technical Assistance

The European Center for Social Finance is providing technical assistance to social enterprise finance providers.

Research & Insights

Our research is based on academic rigour aimed at providing relevant and actionable insights to intermediaries.

News & Developments

We are regularly publishing short articles on current developments, deep dives or deals of the week.

We publish on a regular basis articles on current developments, deep dives and deals of the week. Take a look below.

Deals of the Week – November 13, 2020

November 13th, 2020|

We have all been following the news around potential vaccines this week. Some of the earlier investors which include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation or Dietmar Hopp have achieved both, impact and return. As of today, CureVac has [...]

Deals of the Week – November 6, 2020

November 6th, 2020|

Knokcare has raised €1,7 million in a financing round led by Mustard Seed MAZE. The company with offices in London and Porto offers a video platform where patients can speak with doctors. At the moment, they serve a base [...]

Deals of the Week – Oct 30, 2020

October 30th, 2020|

Raylo has raised up to GPB 10 million in a debt financing round led by Avelinia Capital. The UK-based company is running a circular economy leasing model. You can lease a refurbished iPhone 12 64GB for a monthly fee [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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