Our support

Are you a social entrepreneur with a strong passion to create an exceptional social and/or environmental impact? Are you looking for growth capital?
We are keen to share our know how, especially when it comes to increasing and expanding the social impact of your company. Our expertise is to find the right financing solution for you to ensure the sustainability and social impact of your business.

We offer you:

1) Preparation of investment readiness

  • Preparing investment readiness by developing your business model and your business plan towards financial plausibility from the point of view of future investors
  • Identification of the right financing model to structure your financial needs (including a plan how to integrate various investors)

2) Consultancy in all questions of planning, preparing and closing a growth financing

  • Suggestions for the right financing strategy and financing model
  • Support when compiling all necessary documents for investors (e.g. teaser, investment memorandum)
  • Selection and approach of suitable investors (e.g. business angels, social investors, banks, foundations, private investors) that fit to the financing model discussed
  • Management of the entire investment process
  • Support during negotiations with potential investors

More information about our target group can be found further below.

Do you want to know to which extent your social enterprise is ready for investment now? Our partner organisation Roots of Impact / Social Finance Academy offers a free online investment readiness check (registration and check tool are free of charge).

Interested in cooperating with us?

You would like to contact us for a potential support in your next financing round? Kindly fill out our questionnaire first. This will help us to gain an initial impression of your social enterprise and to get in contact with you in a more targeted way.

Hybrid Finance

FASE combines philanthropic and return-oriented capital with the goal to develop hybrid financing tools for social entrepreneurs. Examples of such hybrid tools are:

  • Equity donation with loan:   social entrepreneurs can rarely offer enough securities to take on a loan. A private donor, for instance, could offer the necessary equity as a donation. This donation can then be leveraged with a loan coming from a bank, a foundation or other investors.
  • Success premium for social impact:  A business angel can provide a social enterprise with quasi-equity (“mezzanine capital”) or with a loan at a low (fixed) interest rate. Additionally, a philanthropic investor (e.g. a foundation) pays a success premium that depends on the social impact achieved by the social enterprise.

Target Groups & Criteria

FASE acts as an advisor to social enterprises. In this role, we support social enterprises in need of growth capital to successfully address their social and ecological challenges and to enhance their overall social impact. The following criteria are prerequisites for our support:

Outstanding social impact:

– The business model offers a clear strategy to solve a social and/or environmental problem
– The social impact can be measured and documented (e.g. by SRS, social KPIs)
– The business model is scalable

Sustainable business model with growth potential

-The proof of concept is already achieved, e.g. through a pilot project
-The financing needs for growth are higher than 200,000 EUR
-The business model generates earned income, at least partially (for example through the sale of products or services, or member contributions); we can’t support social enterprises that are only financed via donations

If all of this is true for your social enterprise, we will be pleased to develop a suitable financing strategy with you.

Our criteria

In order to be as aligned as possible with respect to your and our expectations for a successful cooperation, please take a few minutes to fill-out our questionnaire

Curious what other social entrepreneurs say about us?

Would you like to know what it is like to collaborate with FASE on your financing round? We have collected some voices for you.