Impact Assessment

SEIF‘s Impact Assessment Tool is an integrative rating system for both commercial and impact performance of start-ups. Over the years, SEIF has built an extensive database of impact-driven ventures spanning across Europe. Building on its collection of start-up data, the Impact Assessment Tool can compare ventures in customized peer groups according to their funding stage, sectors, targeted SDGs, geography and across time.


2,000+ start-ups
assessed

500+ start-ups are
added each year


Whether it is speaking to impact investors or impact entrepreneurs, we receive very positive feedback on our systematic and stringent impact assessment approach – which seems to be lacking with other players that style themselves as “impact driven”.

Luca Christen, Finance Advisor SEIF

Use Cases 

SEIF’s Impact Assessment Tool is used for assessing the impact and commercial viability of single start-ups and entire investment portfolios. Use Cases include the screening for potential impact investments, portfolio verification and comparisons, but also as a selection criterion for SEIF’s Impact Academy and Award.

Impact Zebras 

Impact Zebras connects high-performing impact start-ups with SEIF’s impact investor network. SEIF offers tailored selections of start-ups that are currently fundraising and which classify, based on the Impact Assessment Tool, as impact investment ready. 

For Investors

  • Customized selections based on funding stage, geography, and targeted SDGs
  • Designated cCommercial & iImpact rRatings
  • Comparison to start-up peer groups, based on SDG’s and/or impact themes

For Start-ups

  • SEIF Impact Assessment
  • Exposure to a wide and extensive network of impact investors in Switzerland and in Europe
  • Comparison to start-up peer groups

For start-ups or investors interested in the Impact Zebras, please fill in this survey. SEIF considers applications on a rolling basis and will be in touch soon after receiving your application.

Output of the SEIF Impact Assessment
Output of the SEIF Impact Assessment

“The impact dimension was an important element of forming the partnership with MSCI.”

Oliver Marchand, CEO & Co-Founder Carbon Delta, now MSCI


Interested? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Mariana below!

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Prof. Mariana Christen Jakob

Founder & Managing Partner SEIF

Contact Mariana.