What We Do
Unity Ventures is an impact investment catalyst. Our mission is to unlock the potential of financial markets to generate impact - societal, environmental, and economic. Initiated by experienced professionals and partners with deep roots in the region, our focus is on Central and Eastern Europe. As a region, CEE is simultaneously underserved by capital markets, suffering from many societal and environmental challenges, and home to countless talented, driven, and committed innovators. However, for many reasons, the promise of impact investing is not living up to its potential in the region. Unity Ventures sets out to change that. Click here to learn more about impact investing.
In 2016, we are launching Unity Ventures Lab to prototype the future of impact finance in CEE by evangelising, innovating, and investing:
Despite it’s recent growth, impact investing is still a relatively new concept. Together with our Partners, we are raising awareness about the massive opportunity for impact investing in CEE, both within the region and outside, among entrepreneurs looking for finance and investors seeking to support the next generation of value creators.
Existing models, mainly borrowed from mainstream financial practice, often do not serve the needs of the impact investing field in CEE. Our goal is to hack, deconstruct, re-assemble, design, prototype, test, iterate, etc. to find workable deal generation and investment models that are adapted, viable, sustainable, and scalable.
Although innovative design and sound planning are important, concepts need to stand up to the test in reality. We therefore plan to pool investment capital to test our strategy and validate our designs also in practice. What works will then be scaled and replicated in the next phase.