Ananda Impact Ventures is an impact-focused venture capital fund investing in sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing ecological and social challenges. Operating with a pan-European investment scope, Ananda has €200M AUM across four core impact funds, including its latest €108M fund, to address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and 7 Planetary Boundaries.
Ananda specialises in early-stage impact-driven technology companies in DACH, the UK, Benelux and the Nordics across areas such as biodiversity and climate solutions, health, education, biotech, ageing populations, spacetech and sustainable consumption. Its active portfolio of 35 companies includes NatureMetrics (biodiversity monitoring and assessment), Closed Loop Medicine (personalised medicine with precision dosing), OroraTech (space-based wildfire detection and monitoring) and IESO Digital Health (online psychotherapy).
One of the first European impact VC fund, Ananda was co-founded in Munich in 2009 by Johannes Weber, a serial entrepreneur and Florian Erber, an entrepreneur and former VC with over twenty years of startup and VC experience. The team now consists of twenty people, many of whom have broad experiences of founding their own businesses.