inSpire Invest

Inspire Invest

Inspire Invest has since 2003 been engaged in and advising partners on responsible investments, In recent years, we have become more directly engaged in seed funding and direct entrepreneurship, backing the Inspire Group’s start-ups and co-investment partners- 

Our first successes                        I.D.E.A.M. /Credit Agricole  –

In July 2005, Inspire Invest began to advise French pioneering investor  Integral Development Asset Management (I.D.E.A.M), a subsidiary of Credit Agricole Asset Management Group. We built up an international team of analysis when we aquired (with DNV) FITCH RATING and made it a leading ESG rating group. Inspire Invest helped I.D.E.A.M’s assets under management to grow from  EUR 1,2 billion to EUR 4,0 billion in 2010, when Credit Agricole Group acquired the Inspire Invest team in London.

Investing is start-ups

Working on ESG risk analysis  – we realized soon that the main risks also identified great opportunities, We began to focus on how young entrepreneurs could actually make an impact.

As a result, Inspire Invest became active investor or manager on behalf of the Inspire Group in over a dozen start-ups , of which several have had successful IPOs (OPTINOSE , REC) or have grown successfully, attracting international co-investors.

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