Questions we get asked frequently
What do you invest in?
io. = impact only. That’s why we look for purpose-driven founders who are on a mission to solve important problems our society faces today and who share our core values within our better Angels Club.
What don't you invest in?
Most importantly, if we don’t believe we can help, we won’t invest in you.
What stage do you invest in?
We invest in pre-seed and seed rounds only; however, selectively we invest in later stages of our existing portfolio companies as well.
In which regions do you invest?
For the time being, we prefer companies founded in the DACH region. However, we plan to expand our footprint across Europe.
Do you lead investments?
Yes. We are very comfortable being your founding investor. We will support you in finding smart money with the right values within our Angel Club filled with like-minded entrepreneurs.
What are your terms?
On top of our active involvement wherever we can help, we typically invest EUR 100k - 500k depending on Angel interest. We base our valuation on traction and your type of business model. To get to work as soon as possible, we prefer to invest via a standard convertible loan agreement. Plus, our investments are done 100% remotely.
How long does your process take?
We can get all of the steps done in about 4 weeks. If there is strict time pressure, let’s talk anyway and see if we can accelerate the process.
Should our product be ready before you talk with us?
We definitely love founders who have built a minimum viable product (MVP). However, it is not a restrictive requirement for you to apply.
Do I have to commit myself fulltime?
What is the "Predictive Index"?
As early-stage investors we first and foremost invest in you as founders. That is why we really want to get to know you. The "Predictive Index" is a short online test, which gives insights into your personality and team dynamics. Also, the test will help you as a team to get to know your strengths even better.
Why better ventures?
We believe founders are the driving force to build a better world. We are here to support you.