Due to the great collaboration with FASE, we have managed to reach investment readiness in a short period of time and bring a great investor on board for Disability Performance. The fresh growth capital has enabled us to build a sustainable organisation and to provide exciting opportunities for people with disabilities in economy and society.
The great thing about impact investing is that with every Euro you invest, you can achieve positive impact more than once. What we appreciated about our collaboration with FASE was that the investors in FASE’s network have already understood this principle. In addition, we and other social enterprises that FASE has worked with can inspire people to overcome this mental and sometimes administrative hurdle. Some of our philanthropic partners already old us that they would like to do an impact investment next time, rather than another donation.
Collaborating with FASE prepared us really well to communicate in the “investor language”. Of course, the same applied to the investors themselves. Through FASE, they knew exactly what it means to make an impact investment. This is why I appreciate this process and translation service so much: without FASE, the “language barrier” would have been much higher.
Our collaboration with FASE was on eye level and very structured. Without FASE, we wouldn’t have been able to access this type of investors.
FASE helped us in the negotiations with investors and supported us with a lot of advice – an important assistance to set up our hybrid business model!
The social investment has helped us to provide around 250 cooperations between schools and external partners. Without FASE, this step wouldn’t been possible.
Due to the support from FASE, we were able to set up several regional DORV centers and expand to secure sustainable local village supplies for citizens in remote areas.
With the help of FASE, we were successful in finding the right investor for our social enterprise. Based on the investment, we can make our theme book boxes known throughout Germany, so that more schools are able to benefit from our offer.
Thanks to the support by FASE we were able to start our program ROCK YOUR COMPANY! in April 2015. The seed funding will allow us to test our mentoring program with more than 60 students starting October 2015.