Yunus Social Business Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Venture Capital
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 16
  • Investments
  • 44
  • Portfolio
  • 37
  • Exits
  • 5

Yunus Social Business General Information


Founded in 2011, Yunus Social Business is a non-profit venture fund based in Berlin, Germany. The firm was created with the purpose to solve a social problem in a financially self-sustainable way. The firm accelerates and finances social businesses, enabling local entrepreneurs to solve social problems in a financially self-sustainable way. They turn donations into investments in social businesses that provide employment, education, healthcare, clean water, and clean energy.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Not-For-Profit Venture Capital
Other Investor Types
Impact Investing
Primary Office
  • Kottbusser Damm 7
  • 10967 Berlin
  • Germany
+49 030 000000000

Yunus Social Business Investments (44)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
BridgeLabz 17-Feb-2021 Later Stage VC Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000 (000000000 00 27-Sep-2019 00000 00000 Household Appliances Generating Revenue 000000 00000
0000000 01-Jul-2019 00000 00000 00000 Education and Training Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
00000 01-Mar-2018 00000 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Startup
0000000 01-Jul-2017 0000 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Out of Business
0000 (000000000 00 24-Apr-2017 00000 00000 00.00 Household Appliances Generating Revenue
000000 26-Sep-2016 00000 00000 Other Agriculture Out of Business
00000 0000 18-Jul-2016 000000000000 Other Equipment Startup
Golden Bees 01-Jun-2016 Accelerator/Incubator 00000 Consulting Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Assobio 01-Jan-2016 Early Stage VC Environmental Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
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Yunus Social Business Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
HDI (Cultivation) 01-Jul-2019 Out of Business
0000000 01-Apr-2018 000 00 00000000
0000 0000000 23-Aug-2016 000 00 00000000
Hybrytec 01-Mar-2014 Buyout/LBO
Rizona Out of Business
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Yunus Social Business Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Yunus Social Business Team (50)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Saskia Bruysten Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer Frankfurt, Germany
Suresh Krishna Co-Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of YSBFB 0 0 Bengaluru, India
Jan-Christoph Walter Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer Berlin, Germany
Lakshmi Viswanathan Chief Operating Officer, Funds & Managing Director Berlin, Germany
Karen Hitschke Chief Investment Officer & Managing Director Frankfurt, Germany
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Yunus Social Business Co-Investors (6)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
AHL Venture Partners 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Acumen Fund 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Habitat for Humanity International 0 Series chart Industry bar
Keiretsu Forum 0 Series chart Industry bar
Mercy Corps 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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