FOR MORE DIVERSITY IN THE INVESTORS’ LANDSCAPE
of German venture capital companies are run by men.
of the start-ups are founded by diverse teams.
of the venture capital goes to female founders.
WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT! TODAY!
DIRECT INVESTMENTS – CLUB DEALS – VC FUNDS – INVESTMENT COMPANIES
As an investor, you will get to know exciting start-ups through our network and you will be able to directly invest in them. Or you can invest in club deals or set up an investment company together. Our cooperation with the VC Fund Auxxo opens up further possibilities. Regardless of what you decide as an investor and how you want to get involved – with encourageventures you will get to know promising start-ups.
WORKSHOPS – MENTORING – COACHING
Our investor network supports female founders in the pre-seed, seed and growth phase and not only on a financial level. In addition to financial investments, we accompany and support the (further) development of business models. For this purpose, we cooperate with various change makers who are experts in different forms of agile working methods, such as Design Thinking, Design Sprints, Business Model Innovation, Objectives and Key Results. In this way, we can provide holistic support to female founders in their projects and encourage many more women to become entrepreneurs.
Dr. Christine Abel
Our offers for members
Monthly pitches and
Mentoring nights among many other live and virtual networking events
Share your industry knowledge and expertise with exciting female founders who will benefit from your experience
Workshops & Webinars
Workshops and webinars on topics such as mentoring guidelines, business angel investment, and differences between investment types.
Exchange of experience in all sectors with female investors and mentors of the network
There are numerous investment opportunities for interested female investors. Our network supports you to make a right choice.
With a direct investment, as an investor, you become a co-owner of a start-up.
In a club deal, you bundle your capital with several investors and invest together in a start-up. This makes it possible to cover larger financing needs of the start-ups.
Here you become a shareholder in an investment company, which in itself is a shareholder in several start-ups/companies.
With venture capital financing, you invest a certain amount in a fund and have no direct influence on the fund’s investments. It is managed professionally.
BECOME A MENTOR
As a mentor, you will accompany a start-up over a certain period of time and are available for an exchange of ideas on the business model and other topics – depending on your expertise.
We regularly organize network events on the topics of founding, investments, trends and current events in the start-up world.
EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCE
Our network lives from the know-how, expertise and a wealth of experience of the most varied of female investors and founders.
We regularly organize pitch nights at which female founders can present themselves to the members of encourageventures in order to exchange ideas and to attract mentors or capital.
LATEST INFORMATION & TRENDS
As a member of our network, you always stay up to date. Regular updates on the latest information and trends from the investor and start-up scene are just as much a part of this as information about new start-ups and investment approaches.
MORE THAN FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS
Female founders do not only need financial support, they also need the expertise of experienced female entrepreneurs and managers. They need a large network and the opportunity to exchange ideas. Accompany female founders in their projects and strengthen the visibility of women in the start-up world.
THIS IS HOW YOU BECOME PART OF OUR NETWORK AS AN INVESTOR
You will receive a confirmation by e-mail. We will contact you and discuss the next steps to become a member.
MAKE USE OF ADVANTAGES
As part of en courageventures you benefit from numerous advantages. The exchange with other female investors, access to promising start-ups and exciting network events await you.