Fund tackling societal and ecological change on accelerated track to final closing target, backed by European Investment Fund, Big Society Capital and a number of family offices.

Munich office of Ananda Impact Ventures

28 September 2021: One of Europe’s leading impact venture capitalist firms has raised €25 million more than it initially targeted, with backing from…

While EVs are THE massive trend in the automobile industry, charging infrastructure is still a bottleneck. This article by Don Dahlmann/Gründerszene (in German) gives a good overview of the payment hurdle and underlines our thesis for investing in our portfolio company EcoG. Opening up the charging station to third party developers via an underlying operating system enables applications across all charging stations — with easier and cheaper development. Think of the smartphone world before Android, providing a common ground for developers. It is great to see our portfolio company EcoG making a systemic impact on EV infrastructure!

Link to the article: Bezahlen an der Ladesäule wird Kunden unnötig schwer gemacht

Johannes Weber, Managing Partner and co-founder of Ananda Impact Ventures, was on the Startup Insider Podcast to talk about the first closing of Ananda’s 4th Core Impact VC Fund of €65 million.

The How Are Things? — Mood & Symptom Checker is created by IESO Digital Health — one of the main providers of mental health treatment to NHS patients in the UK. The Company treated over 77,000 people and their clinical science and research team is one of the most advanced in the UK, so you can be sure your report is safe and evidence-based. The questions asked and the feedback provided are based on NICE guidelines and proven NHS assessment tools.

Ananda Impact Ventures first invested in IESO Digital Health in 2015.

The report highlights progress in implementing auticon’s mission to improve employment prospects for adults with autism. This report demonstrates auticon’s success in ‘powering through the pandemic’ with data, stories, and images from the teams. Ananda Impact Ventures first invested in auticon in 2011.

Johannes Weber, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Ananda, was interviewed by Ryan Grant Little for the European Venture Philantrophy Association (EVPA) podcast. Tune in to their conversation and hear how the sector has changed over the years, Johannes’ plans for funds and his advice for first time fund managers:

The European Investment Fund (EIF), Europe’s leading provider of risk financing for SME’s, VC and PE funds, has published an excellent article on encouraging developments around Impact Investing. You can find the article here.

“I think the fundamental challenge for startups in the digital health sector is to become a ‘must-have solution’”

Dr. Aline Vedder spoke to SENovation about the opportunities and challenges in the AgeTech market, current developments in the digital health sector and why it is important for start-ups to become a “must-have” rather than a “nice-to-have” solution.

Read it here (German):

All clinics in Germany can now offer their patients Caspar’s effective digital therapy without much bureaucracy. According to a DRV study, Caspar’s digital aftercare is equivalent to traditional aftercare. Patient satisfaction is even higher with Caspar.

Berlin-based Caspar Health is digitising rehabilitation for medical institutions. The start-up provides doctors and therapists with a digital therapy platform to create customised, interdisciplinary Caspar therapy plans and track the recovery progress and development regardless of time and place. …

The Berlin-based health start-up Fosanis, provider of the Mika app, has successfully closed another round of funding. Investors are Ananda Impact Ventures, Evodia and IBB Ventures.

Mika provides support for cancer patients when facing the greatest challenge of their life. Mika’s digital therapy is clinically proven, user-centred, patient empowering and the first German company in this field to be approved as a medical device.

The existing investors are also the investors in this financing round:

  • Ananda…

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Ananda Impact Ventures is a European venture capital investor focused on scaling impact-driven for-profit enterprises.

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