Envision raises €250,000 seed funding from 4impact

The funds will boost growth and empower more visually impaired people around the world.
March 8, 2019

Envision is excited to have successfully raised €250,000 seed investment from the newly established tech and impact investment fund 4impact. The funds will help the company grow and spread its cause. Specifically, the fund will be used to drive localised marketing efforts and commercial partnerships in order to get Envision into the hands of more visually impaired people around the world. Driving key hires and product development, the investment will allow the team to add new features and functions to Envision's platform. However, that's not all. This investment will also enable the team to expand to wearable cameras and smart glasses, bringing Envision one step closer to its vision; equal access to information for all.

“This fundraising will allow us to further support people with visual impairment, for whom independence is simply access to information. We look forward to working with 4impact who are aligned in our strategy and are committed to helping us achieve global impact”, says Karthik Mahadevan, the co-founder of Envision. This milestone illustrates the power technology holds to positively impact our society, underlining, once again, the crucial role of accessibility in the efforts to create a more inclusive world. Envision is proud to be committed to this cause.

About 4impact

4impact is a startup tech and impact investment fund based out of The Hague founded by former Goldman Sachs colleagues Ali Najafbagy and Pauline Wink-Zaanen. It focuses on technology-driven companies in three impact investment areas: inclusion, health & well-being, environment. 4impact chose to support Envision given the perfect combination of societal impact built on a sustainable and scalable business model. “We see strong potential in the Envision technology and the impact it can make on many lives. We are excited to be working with such a dedicated and inspiring team to help Envision scale globally”, says Ali Najafbagy, Managing Partner at 4impact.

Below you can find photos of the event.

The Envision team and investors cheer with glasses of champagne.
Photo Courtsey: Sprout.nl, Daniel Verkijk

Co-founder Karthik Mahadevan is sabring a bottle of champagne.

Co-founder Karthik Mahadevan holds the open champagne bottle and smiles.

The entire Envision team and 4impact team pose together for a picture, each holding a champagne glass and smiling

Founders Karthik Mahadevan and Karthik Kannan smile while posing in front of a big blue neon sign which reads YES!, the logo of Envision's hub.

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