WHY AND HOW WE INVEST
at a glance
AQAL AG is an exponential-tech holding company that performs direct investments across multiple stages of a start-up’s investment needs. We create successful and integrally sustainable (people, planet, profit) companies from the very beginning.
AQAL AG is using a proprietary de-risking model, the Theta Model, and an investment philosophy called Integral Investing to create superior integral returns (people, planet, and profit) at lower risks for all stakeholders.
AQAL AG invests in start-up companies based mainly in the European Union with a focus in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region. The technology of our investees must be proven and have a short runway to cash flow and break-even.
WHO WE ARE
Competence - Commitment - Consciousness
At this year’s BAND (Business Angel Network Deutschland) Community Summit, AQAL’s co-founder Dr. Mariana Bozesan called for an “Investmentwende”. The Investmentwende objective is to move more capital towards start-ups and projects which have a sustainably financial as well as social or environmental benefit: “Parity of people, planet, and profit — with passion and purpose”. BAND published
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The AQAL Group is listed in the new report by UNEP (UN environment) “Mobilizing Sustainable Finance for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises — Reviewing Experience and Identifying Options in the G7”. This report takes stock of existing activities in G7 countries, identifies a range of emerging lessons and suggests possible next steps for action by G7
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Dr. Martin Wilderer presenting Nixdorf Data Center’s ultra-energy-efficient technology at the 6th China Data Center Design Summit in Shanghai, June 2017.
Meet us at this year’s Berlin Green Investment Summit: On June 20th, Toniic (the global action community for impact investors) and Wermuth Asset Management invite you to join the 2017 Berlin Green Investment Summit. Taking place at Tagesspiegel Haus on June 20th from 9am-1pm, this will be an informative and provocative programme with industry leaders on topics
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Traditional investing was all about profit-only, then came impact investing focusing on people and the planet. Integral Investing emphasizes the parity of people, planet, and profit, and adds internal aspects: purpose and passion. The Munich-based AQAL Group is a committed 100% impact investor: our companies include energy efficient data centers (Nixdorf Data Center), renewable energy
-> Continue reading What’s next after impact investing? AQAL Integral Investing
AQAL AG co-founder and member of the supervisory board Dr. Mariana Bozesan presented at this year’s BAND conference, the “Business Angel Day 2016”. BAND is Germany’s Business Angel Network. Dr. Bozesan talked about the future of investing and the Theta Model which implement sucessfully the integration of the “6P: parity of people, planet, profit, with
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Meetings between startups and potential investors go so much smoother if the startups came prepared with a presentation addressing the key questions investors have. This is not rocket science. It’s always the same questions. “Guy Kawasaki’s 10 Slides” are an excellent roadmap: by julielynnf. From Visually.
July 18th, 2016 is the publication date of the Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance, by Dr. Othmar Lehner (Ed.) The forthcoming book is one of the finest collections of research on Impact Investing to date. AQAL co-founder and international Club of Rome member, Dr. Bozesan has contributed to this anthology with a chapter entitled
-> Continue reading New publication on Integral Impact Finance
Tom Schulz speaks about “De-risking Early-stage Investing for Outstanding ROI; An Integral Approach beyond People, Planet and Profit.” at the Venture Capital Club Munich on June 1st, 2016. More information and registration here.
Dr. Mariana Bozesan represented AQAL and the Club of Rome at the 12th German CSR Forum (12. Deutsches CSR-Forum), which took place again in Ludwigsburg. Find the program here, and more information and impressions here. The proceedings can be downloaded as PDF file here.