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April 2022 Newsletter

Here I am again, this time directly from Africa, so this newsletter is about news from the ventures: the first candidate from our new cohort is funded, and our first generation businesses are establishing themselves in the market. Things are moving! MORE SEEDS THROUGH...

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February 2022 Newsletter

I've been looking forward to writing this newsletter for months, because we can finally introduce our new cohort of green start-ups that we plan to fund this year. Actually, I wanted to do this already in December, but something took precedence - namely saying "thank...

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December 2021 Newsletter

I don't know if you feel the same way, but I am a bit tired of all those year-end-reviews. So this is the shortest newsletter ever, and I only have one thing to say: Thank you! Thank you - to our “angel investors” who believed in Impacc at a time when it was yet...

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October 2021 Newsletter

New cohort of social ventures soon to be announced ­ When Jochen and I founded Impacc almost two years ago, we wanted to rethink development aid and use the tools of business for social change. We wanted to create a movement that not only combats poverty in Africa,...

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August 2021 Newsletter

The summer months have seen some exciting developments at Impacc. I am writing with fresh impressions from Ghana, where I have been blown away by our new investment candidate and am more convinced then ever by our approach.­Our portfolio is growing: we are overwhelmed...

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June 2021 Newsletter

It is high time that I get you up to date again on all the latest developments at Impacc: I used a moment of calm in Covid-19 numbers to work in Africa where our team has grown, and funding is secured. And in Europe, spreading the word has brought first results.

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Corona in Africa – not the biggest problem

I get increasingly annoyed about how the Global North is talking about Corona in Africa. In mainstream media (and in most discussions), there are two lines of argument that dominate debate. One is alarmist in nature: it talks about virus variants “raging through South Africa” or the “alarming” lack of vaccinations and testing on the continent. The other professes to be moral: it talks about equity and how unfair it is that Africa doesn’t get its fair share of vaccinations.

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