Acting Head of CAF Venturesome

Holger at Venturesome


  • Social investment
  • Investment readiness
  • Small charity resilience
  • ESG Investing




Holger is one of the country’s leading social investment practitioners, with a wealth of experience at the sharp end of getting finance into innovative not-for-profits often working at the cutting edge of civil society.

Holger can bring to life the challenges and opportunities involved in getting organisations ready for investment, business planning and growth.

He is an expert in social investment strategy and operations and can share his first hand experience supporting dozens of high impact investments from CAF Venturesome, one of the country’s first and most successful social investment funds.

Holger started his career in investment management and joined the voluntary sector in 2005, following completion of an MBA at INSEAD. He co-founded Eastside Primetimers, a consultancy that advises organisations on strategy and raising finance.

Holger joined CAF Venturesome in 2015 as a Senior Investment Manager and has taken over as Acting Head in June 2020.


Holger is an experienced speaker and panel member.  His broad hands-on knowledge of social investment helps bring the subject to life for audiences.

Holger's recent engagements include:

  • Social Investment and COVID-19 Response, CAF Webinar June 2020
  • The People’s Vote, Good Deals May 2019
  • Social Investment case study, Economic Change Jun 2016
  • Transparency, Nesta Arts and Culture Finance Fair May 2016
  • Social Investment case study, Economic Change Jun 2016
  • Payment by Result Contracts, Good Deals Oct 2015
  • ACEVO London CEO Forum Sep 2015
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