What impact entrepreneurs say about us

Are you curious about what our clients have to say about collaborating with our FASE team? Here are some voices that tell so much more than a thousand brochures:

“The unique set-up and co-investment from the ESIIF have provided us with the necessary boost to follow our scaling plan and to close our ongoing financing round at the initial target. For us as a European impact start-up that delivers results outside of Europe, the fact that the ESIIF targets our stage of development and is agnostic in terms of geographic focus and sector is something you rarely find in the financing world.“

Lennart Budelmann / aQysta
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„Collaborating with FASE was simply fantastic. It was the first time I learned how to properly prepare business and financial plans. Our common pitch events were always fun. There is 100 percent trust between us and I can recommend this path wholeheartedly to any of my social entrepreneur peers. Without FASE, it wouldn’t have been possible for us to access these types of investors and the impact capital we raised.

Robert Greve / SWiM Bildung & Studio2B
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“The great thing about impact investing is that with one Euro, you can create impact multiple times. This is what we appreciated so much about collaborating with FASE: the investors in FASE’s network have already understood this principle. In addition, the clients of FASE inspire others to overcome this mental and sometimes administrative hurdle. Some of our funders already told us that they would prefer to make an impact investment rather than give a grant in the next financing round.”

Zarah Bruhn / Social-Bee
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“The first financing round with FASE was a very exciting experience for us since it has created a great foundation for the following round. Without it, we wouldn’t have been able to learn important aspects such as driving our business plan forward or gathering practical experience from a professionally managed transaction process. I haven’t received a lot of great advice in my life, but the feedback from FASE and the insights I gained into the mindsets of investors were extremely valuable to me. I would even say that the learnings from our very first transaction process were more important than the money we received.”

Christoph Schmitz / Ackerdemia & AckerCompany
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„Due to the 1:1 matching from the ESIIF to the amounts raised from our direct investors we get much closer to our vision to make food saving central to society. This gives many more people the opportunity to become part of the solution by simply using our online shop from their homes. For impact startups like us, the ESIIF is an important component when it comes to scaling of innovative solutions and a functioning ecosystem for impact finance.

Raphael Fellmer / SIRPLUS
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“Since we worked with FASE as a financial intermediary, we were very well prepared to communicate „the investor way“. The same applied to the investors: they already knew from FASE what impact investing really involves. This is why I appreciate this translation service so much: without it, the language barrier would have been much bigger.

Felix Schäfer / Bürgerwerke
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“With support from FASE, we were able to find the right investors for our social startup. The investment we raised helps us to make our idea known across Germany and empower even more schools to benefit from our offerings.”

Lisa Eineter / Schmökerkisten
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“The cooperation with FASE was very structured and on eye level. Without FASE, we could have never accessed this type of investors.”

Oliver Queck / Jobkraftwerk
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Dr. Frank Hoffmann

“FASE has supported us with great advice during our negotiations with German investor –  a vital support for us when building out our hybrid business model!”

Dr. Frank Hoffmann / Discovering Hands
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