What is the Club?
Audaces Impact Club (the “Club”) is a crowdfunding platform for mission-driven accredited investors where the crowd co-invests alongside a professional investment fund. Our mission is to democratise impact investing.
What is crowdfunding?
Over the past few years, a new way of funding ideas and projects has emerged; crowdfunding uses the collective cooperation of a group of people (the “crowd”) to pool resources together in support of a specific project. There are two main crowdfunding models: (i) equity-based crowdfunding where people contribute funds to a business or project in exchange for equity and (ii) donation-based crowdfunding where people donate to a project in exchange for tangible, non-monetary, rewards.
A relatively new phenomenon, crowdfunding is booming worldwide. Crowdfunding industry volumes surpassed angel investing deal volumes in 2015. The industry has doubled in size every year since 2012.
The impact investment industry is US$77 billion in size and growing fast. US$40 trillion dollars globally will be inherited by millennials by 2050. This new generation is much more interested in positive impact beyond financial returns than any previous generation. We harness the transformative power of impact investing by providing the infrastructure for individuals to invest alongside our impact funds.
We at Audaces believe now is the time to be audacious
Who are we?
Guy delle Piane is the Founder and Managing Partner of Audaces. His has previously worked in investment banking and management consulting. He worked at the Indian Innovation Fund (New Delhi) and sits on the Board of multiple nonprofit organisations, including iAfrica Foundation, a London-based charity focusing on education in Africa.
Jussi Savukovski is co-founder and Senior Managing Partner of Audaces. During the 16 years that he has held partner‐level positions in PE/VC partnerships, Jussi made and managed 14 direct investments, and successfully exited 12 of them. Jussi has a personal IRR of circa 27% net (including two unicorns: first-e and Air Asia). Jussi has been actively involved in impact investing since its beginnings in 2008, and was among the initiators of the Global Impact Investing Network. He built one of the first impact investing family offices in the world (USD 1.2bn AUM).
Please read about the rest of the team on the Team page
How are we different from the competition?
Audaces is building a much needed new venture capital strategy for providing adequate and efficient capital to fast growing companies. Commitments to traditional Venture Funds are down, and many funds are avoiding early stage opportunities. Investors are increasingly unwilling to make large commitments to funds, with their concomitant large management fees and carries. While Angel investing is rapidly increasing as a funding alternative for early stage companies, most Angels and their groups, remain largely ad hoc, and are not scalable. Investors want the organization, deal sourcing and management capability of a venture fund without the large up front commitment and fees, together with the ability to pick and choose those investments that interest them.
How do I join Audaces?
It is really simple to sign up at the Club: just register here online
Once we verify that you meet the criteria (we may call you as part of this process), you can log into the Audaces site and have full access to information about the Audaces companies available for investment. Note that there may be additional accreditation requirements that you must fulfil before making investments.
How do I make an investment?
View the deals available to accredited investors in the “invest now” section
of the website. You will be provided with material about the company, including videos, presentation, analysis, deal terms, team backgrounds and more. You will also be able to participate in a webinar, call or meeting with company management as per request. Once you have decided to make an investment, you will indicate your commitment amount. We will make allocations based on a process which combines both a first-come first-served and pro-rata calculation. We will send you deal documentation for signing and then money transfer instructions.
More details on our terms and conditions page
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