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Accelerating the Shift to a Purpose-driven Economy

A world that works for all
The current economic model – how we produce, consume, invest, work – is not working. It is destructive, wasteful, exploitative, and humanly degrading. As we reach the carrying capacity of our planet and the limits of social cohesion, it is increasingly clear that we need to find a better way. Better not just in the functional, but also in the moral sense: more human, just, regenerative, elevating – an economy that works for all humans and our planet, and brings out the best in us. We call it the New Paradigm.
MISSION
Accelerate the shift to the New Paradigm by prototyping it today.
VISION
The New Paradigm: A Purpose-driven Economy, supporting a World that works for all.
PEOPLE
Nikolaus Hutter
Partner, Founder
Impact, Strategy and Investment
Alexis Eremia
Partner
Learning Design and Facilitation
Werner Krendl
Partner
Finance, Investment and Impact Measurement
Itai Gruenbaum
Partner
Business Development, Growth Strategy
Danijela Grubnic
Director
Relevant Program Lead, Project Management

In addition to the core team, NPV is part of a wider network and regularly works with partners internationally.

  • 2020- Launch of Relevant Ventures

    2020-

    Launch of Relevant Ventures

  • 2019- Co-founder of Hellenic Impact Investing Network

  • 2018- Launch if WWF Impact Ventures Greece

  • 2018- Investment Committee Mandate and Advisory role for Swiss Impact Fund

    2018-

    Investment Committee Mandate and Advisory role for Swiss Impact Fund

  • 2018- Founding team of Susterra Capital, launching an inaugural €200 million Water Impact Fund

    2018-

    Founding team of Susterra Capital, launching an inaugural €200 million Water Impact Fund

  • 2018- Launch of Mission Venture with UI NGOs via Angello

    2018-

    Launch of Mission Venture with UI NGOs via Angello

  • 2016- Initiated Impact Investor Meetup Austria with Scheuch Foundation

    2016-

    Initiated Impact Investor Meetup Austria with Scheuch Foundation

  • 2016-2018 Co-founded Unity Ventures

    2016-2018

    Co-founded Unity Ventures

  • 2016- Investment in meridia.land (fka LandMapp B.V.), Netherlands

    2016-

    Investment in meridia.land (fka LandMapp B.V.), Netherlands

  • 2016- Founding Member, THBE Hungary

    2016-

    Founding Member, THBE Hungary

  • 2015-2016 Collaboration with a major global impact investment firm on strategy and mission, via Angello.

    2015-2016

    Collaboration with a major global impact investment firm on strategy and mission, via Angello.

  • 2014-2017 Co-founder and investor in Ruffboards GmbH in Vienna, closed in 2017

    2014-2017

    Co-founder and investor in Ruffboards GmbH in Vienna, closed in 2017

  • 2014- Investment in eGlas d.o.o. in Croatia

    2014-

    Investment in eGlas d.o.o. in Croatia

  • 2013-2018 WWF Impact Ventures with WWF Switzerland

    2013-2018

    WWF Impact Ventures with WWF Switzerland

  • 2013- Start of co-operation with Angello Capital Ltd.

    2013-

    Start of co-operation with Angello Capital Ltd.

  • 2012-2014 Toniic Europe General Management

    2012-2014

    Toniic Europe General Management

  • 2012-2016 ennovent Sustainable Enterprise Fund, India. Investment Committee

    2012-2016

    ennovent Sustainable Enterprise Fund, India. Investment Committee

  • 2011- Launch of Investment Ready Program with Impact Hub Vienna and KL Felicitas Foundation

    2011-

    Launch of Investment Ready Program with Impact Hub Vienna and KL Felicitas Foundation

  • 2010-2012 Impact Hub Global Relaunch

    2010-2012

    Impact Hub Global Relaunch

  • 2010-2012 ennovent GmbH Advisory Board

    2010-2012

    ennovent GmbH Advisory Board

  • 2010-2012 Organica Water, Inc. Interim Management

    2010-2012

    Organica Water, Inc. Interim Management

  • 2010- Founded in Vienna

    2010-

    Founded in Vienna

WHAT WE DO
Together with partners, we support impact ventures, help mission organisations scale impact through enterprise and investment, prototype new investment models, and catalyse impact capital and build the social innovation and finance field.
We always work in partnership – long-term, and hands-on. We share risk and responsibilities, as well as joy and rewards with our partners. This means we engage as (co-)entrepreneurs, investors, coaches and mentors – or a all of those – rather than consultants or advisors.
  • Relevant Ventures
  • Impact Ventures Support
  • Impact Venturing for Mission Organisations
  • Prototyping New Paradigm Investment
  • Impact Investment Facilitation and Field Building

In 2020, we are launching Relevant Ventures, a collaborative platform to provide capacity building and support to underserved impact entrepreneurs, sustainably, while providing job and learning opportunities for young people.

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We support impact ventures to grow and maximize impact through capacity building, acceleration, and investment facilitation. We do this both in one-to-one relationships, and through programs supporting multiple ventures.
We work with mission-driven organisations – non-profits, foundations, development agencies – to apply impact venturing and investment approaches to accelerate and scale mission objectives.
We believe that lasting change not only requires a different Why and a new What, but crucially also a new How: Seeking to end social injustice and environmental destruction by using tools that are inherently exploitative and damaging is futile, unless we radically redefine the purpose of economic actions, on all levels - from organizing work, to taking long-term decisions, and allocating resources like capital and talent.
Since 2011, we have been working with investors, investor networks, field builders, facilitators and activists in the social innovation and impact finance field to advance the cause of aligning capital with purpose, especially in the CEE region.
  • Relevant Ventures
  • Impact Ventures Support
  • Impact Venturing for Mission Organisations
  • Prototyping New Paradigm Investment
  • Impact Investment Facilitation and Field Building

In 2020, we are launching Relevant Ventures, a collaborative platform to provide capacity building and support to underserved impact entrepreneurs, sustainably, while providing job and learning opportunities for young people.

Read More

We support impact ventures to grow and maximize impact through capacity building, acceleration, and investment facilitation. We do this both in one-to-one relationships, and through programs supporting multiple ventures.
We work with mission-driven organisations – non-profits, foundations, development agencies – to apply impact venturing and investment approaches to accelerate and scale mission objectives.
We believe that lasting change not only requires a different Why and a new What, but crucially also a new How: Seeking to end social injustice and environmental destruction by using tools that are inherently exploitative and damaging is futile, unless we radically redefine the purpose of economic actions, on all levels - from organizing work, to taking long-term decisions, and allocating resources like capital and talent.
Since 2011, we have been working with investors, investor networks, field builders, facilitators and activists in the social innovation and impact finance field to advance the cause of aligning capital with purpose, especially in the CEE region.
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