The two companies join forces to support the growth of early-stage impact start-ups through collaboration and community integration across UK, Ireland, and Europe

GoBeyond and Raise Ventures has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the objective of providing more targeted support and better access to funding for impact start-ups by leveraging their complementary expertise and fostering connections between their respective communities.

Since 2008 GoBeyond team encourages novice and experienced investors to grow by supporting startups passionate about making a difference. Today GoBeyond’s international community counts more than 800 early-stage investors from 41 countries. Raise Ventures helps founders with scalable, high growth ideas to realise their potential and take them from an idea, through validation to acceleration and investment.

Denise McQuaid, CEO of GoBeyond, spoke about the key drivers behind this partnership:

“Our particular areas of focus for 2021 are climate action and circular economy and partnering with Raise gives access to great projects that are being accelerated through their programmes.”

Jenny Ervine, Co-Founder of Raise Ventures, added:

“Our early stage start-ups require a wide range of skills, knowledge and connections from beyond Northern Ireland to help them succeed and by partnering with GoBeyond we are delighted to offer the start-ups access to their wide global network.”

This partnership allows both organizations to further strengthen their ecosystems and launch joint activities designed to increase visibility between investors and impact start-ups.


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