EquityMatch.co hosts a global webinar on What does a real impact investment look like

London, UK, 2022-May-19 — /EPR Network/ — The innovative startup funding platform EquityMatch.co, based in the United Kingdom, recently accomplished the second webinar in the series, which led to the third private pitching session on “What does a real impact investment look like?” The webinar was held on the 21st of April 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. GMT while embracing the topic of “Real impact investment changing the world of startups”.  The event was free and open to the public, and it was broadcast live on the Zoom platform.

The webinar focused on a variety of aspects of real impact investment and how a business can be both impactful for the environment and community and at the same time sustainable for industries and governments. Many founders from around the world participated to gain this valuable knowledge and the event featured five prominent panelists who were world-renowned investors and industry experts who shared their insights in their different fields of expertise. The session was hosted by Massimiliano Sulpizi, the founder of ‘EquityMatch.co.’ He is also an avid entrepreneur, venture capitalist, merchant banker, and executive, as well as the Founder and Managing Partner of HSMI-Corporate Advisory, where he has advised clients in the infrastructure, fashion, real estate, and technology sectors, totaling over €100 million in transactions and €50 million in fundraising.

Deborah Webster, the creator of AMANITM, which is a unique responsible decision-making framework and holistic approach to ESG, was the first speaker of the session. She has advised several accelerators and investors on identifying the companies and founders. She has also mentored and worked with founders to help them build ethical and sustainable companies. Deborah discussed major aspects of what each entrepreneur must accomplish in order to run a business. She elaborated this by mentioning “Every single entrepreneur needs to have a very harsh look at their business and the consequences and make sure that they are mitigating any potential negative impact and taking responsibility for it. So, it starts with the mindset and attitude of taking responsibility for and recognizing that every single action you have has a potential consequence and nothing better than factoring it in and being upfront.”

The session was then followed by Alessa Berg who is an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor to funds and companies. Her thought leadership sits at the interaction of positive impact and emerging technologies. Alessa founded Top Tier Impact (TTI), the global ecosystem of impact and sustainability leaders. She shed light on the topic of how impact investment is about doing good and introducing a measurable and quantifiable. “I think it is interesting here to think a little bit about root causes and so going into the root causes of an area that needs a certain impact and has already goals to be achieved that are clear to everybody,” said Alessa while exploring how the root causes can also define certain impacts. 

An advisor to startups and early-stage management teams, Hans Bernhard was also among the panel who contributed to disseminating valuable knowledge to the participants. Moreover, with trusted investment partners he advises small and medium-sized corporations on special project opportunities. He discussed how it should be natural for investors to always take an interest in taking a closer look at all the startups that claim to be impactful. “If somebody comes and tells our team is working on a new protection technology, although I’m not a monitoring physician, and certainly not an expert, at least I will look at it if I’m interested, and I will take a look at it a little bit closer,” said Mr. Hans. 

A senior Investment Associate, Jasiel K. N. Martin-Odoom was also among the panelists and discussed how an additive measurable effect helps in making a real impact investment. His particular passion for impact-focused VC investing led him to join Unreasonable Collective’s deal team that makes Series A and B impact investments into tech companies solving problems of climate change management & reporting, built environment, mobility & transportation, and food & agriculture. During the session, Jasiel stated, “Having a particular investment or a noncash injection into a solution that is focused on solving at least one or several of equal specific people’s pain points is important. He also added, “I think what is more important is the actual outcomes.”

The session was also enlightened by Nzube Ufodike, who is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and investment director with over twenty years of experience. He serves as a board member in the UK and emerging markets. Moreover, he is also a co-producer and host of a new TV series Slay Storiez. At the British Computer Society, Chartered Institute for IT, he is the Founding Chair of EMBRACE SIG & former Vice-Chair for the London Central Branch. He discussed how the UN SDGs are linked with real impact investment. Nzube stated, “It does depend on sticking to one of the UN SDG buckets and measurable net.”

The webinar focused on a 360-degree approach to funding and investor thinking, which was highly valuable for the participants. Similar webinars have been arranged by EquityMatch.co for the year 2022. Participants will also learn how to gain free membership to the EquityMatch.co platform, which will offer them direct access to investors as well as various marketing and promotion options, among other things. Visit EquityMatch.co’s social media channels (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter) and website www.equitymatch.co to get engaged and learn more about upcoming webinars and events.

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