What does dating have in common with building social investment partnerships? A lot, according to the experts in our new film.

“Sometimes it can literally be love at first sight… And sometimes it doesn’t work out. And that’s fine, and then you part ways and go about your business.”

Pioneers Post talks to Flavie Gayet, investment manager at Telos Impact, and Martijn Blom, impact investor at Hivos Impact Investments, about what they look for from a social entrepreneur in order to build a long term relationship.

We also hear from Wietse van der Werf, executive director at Sea Ranger Service, a social enterprise which provides maritime ranger training opportunities to unemployed young people. Wietse explains how social investors can make the relationship run more smoothly for him – and reveals his own tips for seducing a potential investment partner at first sight.