Working together for a
future worth living
sensible & profitable
For investors who want to do good with their money, we create investment opportunities that are not only financially profitable but also environmentally and socially sustainable. In this way, investors earn attractive interest with a clear conscience.
simple & secure
bettervest is a platform where project owners and investors meet. By pooling many individual sums of money, loans are created here that are used for good causes and yield returns.
sustainable & effective
Many effective projects are waiting to be financed. For example, those that save resources, reduce emissions and improve the quality of life for many people. We close this financing gap.
The pioneers in
bettervest was launched in 2012 to finance energy efficiency projects run by citizens. The reason: energy efficiency saves money, conserves resources and reduces CO2 emissions. This should benefit not only large corporations, but also private individuals.
Futurologist Patrick Mijnals presented this idea at a Start-Up Weekend, where he convinced his first future comrades-in-arms. In the following weeks, Patrick recruited further co-founders with different competences. Soon an idea became a business model.
Since the launch of the first project in 2013, a lot has happened. In the meantime, we have outgrown the infancy of a start-up and our horizon has expanded significantly: We finance sustainable and future-oriented projects worldwide with a focus on Africa and Germany – whether biological wastewater treatment in Kenya, solar mini-grids in India or energy-efficient building renovations in Germany. We have remained true to our mission: To shape a more climate-friendly and social economy and society in the long term.
Heads and hearts
Co-Founder and CEO
Our CEO Marilyn holds a Master’s degree in engineering in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency. She gained professional experience abroad as a sales manager and sales director at PowerWind Limited and Conergy AG, among others, and also founded the climate protection organization Go For Climate.
Andy is an experienced infrastructure manager who has worked globally in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Since 2000, Andy has been a Managing Director of several companies, most recently in a global engineering firm projecting multi-million dollar projects worldwide.
Senior Finance Managerin
Angela is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and originally from South Africa. She has gained extensive experience in global companies in the finance environment. She has been focusing intensively on Impact Investing since 2021 and is currently acquiring an additional certification in Green Finance.
Kathrin has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is now gaining practical experience between her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. That’s why she has already completed an internship at PwC and subsequently found her way to us.
Projekt Management & Investor Relations
Vanessa studied industrial engineering with mechanical engineering and holds a master’s degree. She gained practical experience in bid management at Lufthansa Technik and as a working student at bettervest.
Web Development & IT
Edoardo studied Computer Engineering and has worked with some big companies like Fitec, Arsenal Technology and Agys. He gained experience in different technologies.
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