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Why green?

Why not? The world is changing rapidly. After a dotcom boom and a mobile boom, technology has made our life much more comfortable, but this has come at a cost. A cost that is now threatening the environment we live in, and, in some cases, also our lives. This situation will only become far more critical in the next 30 years. We believe that bold entrepreneurs can change the direction in which we are headed are here to support them.

How are you different?

We are not an investment fund that gives you money and then expects you to know what to do with it at such an early stage. We are not an incubator or accelerator taking moneyfrom your startup. We are not an agency jumping from one client to another.
We are the only green investing accelerator in Central Europe. Your partner in business. Someone you can rely on when things get tough.

What is economy of sustainability?

In our eyes economy of sustainability refers to a way of doing business that can sustain long term economic growth without negatively impacting social and environmental areas. We believe it is possible to have a high living standard without sacrificing the environment around us and thus avoid catastrophic scenarios due to our mismanagement. In order to secure long term growth, we sometimes have to take one step back to take two steps forward. Uncontrolled growth at all cost whilst draining the earth’s resources is not something that we are willing to tolerate.

We are strong believers in responsible, controlled growth and that quick “overnight” success is not the way to go. This is also why we carefully select who we partner with or invest in, to avoid being pulled in 20 different directions and achieve just one success.
Our strategy is to carefully select a few strong startups or SMEs and provide all the resources and help needed for success, it’s not just about the money. This results in a much higher success rate.

What is your experience?

We have successfully launched over 200 projects under our two agencies. We’ve kept the main team, that has worked on projects with brands such as Ikea, BMW and Mastercard, and we bring this know-how and experience to small companies and startups. You can expect both funding for your project (if you choose to) and true expertise and guidance that you can build on.

Do you have any successful exits?

Yes, while we’ve seen first hand and directly participated in the development of over 215 companies, the most recent ones being startups such as Apify and Twisto that have both raised significant amounts of funding, we believe more important is that we’ve personally exited several of our own companies (valued at over $20 million) and have managed companies with a combined list of over 10 million paying customers. Thus, we know how to prepare for you an exit strategy in order to exit your company successfully.

What makes us the right partner?

We are in it for the win! We share both the good and the bad. We invest our money, credibility, and our time and energy into the partnership. So it’s our mission to make sure you have everything you need.

What can you offer me?

If you are representing a startup or SME we can help you with funding, provide guidance from someone who has been in your shoes, a proven step by step program, true mentors, business strategies that work, and a team who can help you get the job done.
This is the definition of not just smart money, but a true partnership. We want you to succeed, because it only makes sense financially if you do. That’s why we pay such close attention in preparing you to make sure you are good to go by providing leadership and mindset workshops to ensure your processes are nailed down and your product is being successful in the marketplace.

What partners are you looking for?

We have three levels of partnerships. Click here to see.

What can you offer to investors?

We propose a new way of investing into startups that negates huge risk and the fear of losing your money. We are a partner that is there to not just to oversee from a distance, but to prevent you taking the wrong steps along the way (e.g. expensive cars for the founders), and also provide the right knowledge and guidance. We hold private mindset workshops, talk to founders on a regular basis and guide them through the challenges.

We also have in house skilled mentors ready to teach, show and provide anything from accounting manpower to marketing strategy.

How do I apply for funding?

Head over to our application here to see if you qualify.

What if I don't qualify? (due to business stage, industry, location, product, etc.)

Don’t worry, we may open different programs in the near future. We also have other partner companies such as a green incubator for very early companies and ideas. Send us an email with details of your project, we will review it and let you know what should be your next steps. And definitely sign up for our newsletter to stay updated.

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