Investment Readiness

What you need to know if you plan to access investment and fly high

What is Investment Readiness?

There are many definitions – but what is the bottom line?

If your enterprise is approaching the stage where external financing becomes important, you’ve surely heard about the term INVESTMENT READINESS. There are a variety of definitions out there, some narrower, others very broad, but they basically have one message in common: IF YOU NEED REPAYABLE CAPITAL FROM INVESTORS TO SCALE YOUR IMPACT AND GROW, THEN YOUR ENTERPRISE MUST HAVE THE CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY TO SEEK, TAKE ON, USE – AND REPAY – THIS INVESTMENT.

So what exactly does this mean for your enterprise? In this short video excerpt from our online course ACCESS TO IMPACT INVESTMENT FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES,  you will get a first idea which parts of your business should be “X-rayed”.

Get a quick start into the concept

Would you like to check out some basic Investment Readiness resources?

For a quick start into the subject, we have a few tips for you:

Still hungry for curated readings?

We have a few more appetizers on investment readiness here:


-> Inspiring article by Jen Ziegner: Three signs that your impact business is not ready for investment (yet)

-> Basic guide by Social Enterprise UK: Social Investment Explained (check out section 1)