Today we release our new project platform to help investors and entrepreneurs realize the full potential of the green economy. Central to this platform is The Ground_Up Project Value Compass.
The Value Compass, a core component of the Ground_Up Project platform, is a proprietary tool that analyses and scores project information across 6 dimensions. It not only benchmarks projects, but in the future the Value Compass will also aggregate portfolios to match investor preferences.
By 2020 impact investment will have grown to more than $1 trillion, according to the World Economic Forum. Every day, bold ideas and innovations provide business solutions to environmental challenges. Most of these new projects take the form of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
As the backbone of the global economy, the OECD estimates SMEs account for 95% of registered businesses worldwide, and have the potential to improve the environment and create sustainable livelihoods. However, only a fraction of this investment potential is currently realized.
|For too many investors:
• There is a shortage of high-quality environmental impact projects with good returns
• Due diligence is costly and time consuming, and
• Environmental impact is hard to measure.
|For too many entrepreneurs:
• It is hard to find new sources of financing
• New technologies are needed to grow efficiently, and
• They may lack important skill sets for success.
The Ground_Up Project platform was created to address these challenges. It facilitates and streamlines connections between SMEs and investors, as well as service and technology providers.
Our goal is to grow the green economy to benefit people and the environment.
The Ground_Up Project platform is designed to source, standardize and aggregate data on small and medium-sized environmental projects, allowing users to:
- Search, filter and favorite environmental impact projects
- Share their own projects with a wider audience, and request the financing, skills, due diligence or technologies needed to grow
- Analyse projects with the Value Compass for insights into project risks and rewards
Are you a green entrepreneur?
A sustainable investor?
A technology or service provider?
Try it out today and let us know your feedback. To thank you for being among the first to set up a free account, by 1st of August we are offering 40% discount on the Value Compass price. Together we can take the platform to the next level. We want to make deal sourcing for sustainability the easiest task of all.
About The Ground_Up Project
The Ground_Up Project is the deal-sourcing platform for sustainability. We are a financial technology company and a leading platform for environmental projects under $10 million. We achieve scale through our proprietary Value Compass, which analyses and scores projects to match investor requirements. Learn more at http://groundupproject.net/ and follow us on Twitter @theground_up