Structure early-stage investments for impact
Learn how to fund ventures with tailored financial instruments and deal structures that unlock the potential to create high impact alongside sustainable financial returns.
Who is this course for
This course is designed for impact finance professionals (analysts, managers) and entrepreneurs eager to enhance their deal structuring skills. The contents will be relevant for professionals active within impact investment funds, foundations, ventures or advisory teams. Basic financial and accounting knowledge is sufficient to take the course.
What you will learn
Structure high-impact investments
The course is structured around four modules that will introduce the purpose of tailored financing and creative approaches to fund impact ventures
Tailoring equity and convertibles for impact ventures
Completion time: 2h15
Delve into the characteristics of investing in or raising equity or quasi-equity like convertible notes. Discover when and how to tailor equity instruments to best support venture goals. Cherry on the cake: you get insights into the equity journey experiences of social entrepreneurs and experienced impact investors!
Using mezzanine instruments to overcome the limits of debt
Completion time: 2h00
Learn how to use the power of mezzanine instruments to overcome the limits of debt & equity without sacrificing their respective benefits. Discover how to structure revenue-based loans & integrate impact links in investment terms. Learn from case studies & insights from impact investors and entrepreneurs.
Structuring hybrid investments with multiple investors
Completion time: 2h30
Discover how different types of investors and instruments can merge to optimally support impact ventures. See how smart grants can enhance the investment profile of ventures. Learn from inspiring case studies of how hybrid financing structures can be designed.
3 x 2-hour sessions (social package)
Spice up your course with 3 interactive sessions where you join an experienced trainer and a group of like-minded investors and entrepreneurs. The sessions help you practise impact deal structuring based on exclusive case studies whilst meeting interesting people and sharing experiences.
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Dr. Markus Freiburg
Founder & Managing Director of FASE
European Investor Relations Manager at FASE
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Frequently Asked Questions
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This course is mainly designed to train analysts and investment managers of capital providers that aim to create positive societal impact (i.e. impact funds, foundations, philanthropists, ESG funds focussing on SDGs and social/environmental responsible investors). The complexity of the content increases with every chapter but many examples, exercises and case studies will help you build self-confidence and deep understanding in each dimension of the curriculum. If you are a consultant or advisor supporting capital providers, this course will help you set up hybrid financial instruments and to convince investors to accept impact-linked finance mandates. It will allow you to join live sessions with the experts and get tailored feedback on your cases or questions.
Yes, a certificate, signed by FASE and Efiko Academy, is provided upon completion of the course.
In all packages, you’re invited to join the community platform where you can ask your burning questions.
If you’re enrolled in the blended learning option, you will be invited to attend one live case solving session with the lead trainers and a group of peers where you will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
In other cases, email@example.com is always open for questions.
For now, the course is only available in English.
The content will soon be subtitled in various languages.
FASE, the Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship, holds years of experience in supporting funders with expertise in innovative financing solutions. They contribute to the development of a thriving market for social innovation across Europe
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