WeClimate Pre Seed

  • WeClimate is a climate first equity crowdfunding platform that gives impact investors early access to the hottest, prescreened climate tech startups, and the ability to invest in them in 10 minutes or less from any Wi-Fi connected device, anywhere in the world
  • The first equity crowdfunding platform 100% focused on solving climate change and closing the climate funding gap
  • Fighting climate change requires action at every level from regulation to taxation to developing and scaling and financing climate technologies
  • WeClimate is committed to financing innovative  startups who are bringing climate change solutions to the masses
  • The goal is to democratise climate investing by unlocking retail capital for private market climate tech companies by creating a version of climate capitalism where you can vote with your money and effect change with your capital
  • Why have we overlooked individuals? 
  • The vast majority of innovation and transformation in relation to climate change is happening in the private markets.
  • Private markets however are constrained and there is an access problem despite the real returns being in the private market
  • Typically you need to be an ultra wealth individual  to participate in funding a climate startup
  • In 2017 and 2018 climate investment averaged at $579 billion per year. Investment levels are far short of what was set out in the Paris agreement
  • We need a quantum leap in speed and scale of investing
  • There is more than enough private capital to fill this funding gap
  • This capital is ready, willing and capable of being mobilised
  • A new class of ‘climate tech unicorns’ such as Tesla, Oatly and Impossible Foods have  emerged
  • The unit economics are now for the first time superior to fossil fuel-derived incumbents in many cases
  • Its now cheaper to save the earth than to ruin it.  
  • Investors choosing to embrace and lead the disruptions rather than resist them will reap enormous economic and social rewards as well as environmental benefits. 
  • Access to highly vetted deals
  • Direct Climate Impact
  • Outperform public markets
  • Ultra low minimums ($25) increases the capital base
  • Will into existence companies you want to exist

  • The team has identified over a dozen companies, to be a part of the first cohort to raise
  • With the supply side engine already running, WeClimate’s main priority is now the demand side
  • WeClimate makes money when startups raise money and also takes 2% of what you raise in equity
  • In terms of the secondary market, with many companies staying private for longer the knock on effect is venture funds and early stage investors are turning to the private markets when they need liquidity
  • Rising paper valuations lead to outsized returns and funds are looking to rebalance their portfolios and derisk concentrated investments
  • Qualitatively we have all felt the paradigm shift in VC funding.
  • Climate Tech is growing at circa 3x the pace rate of traditional VC funding according to Pitchbook.
  • Startups in climate are getting to unicorn status quicker with over 60% getting to unicorn in less than 7 years
  • Softening public markets and a less appealing SPAC offramp will likely incentivize hot climate tech cos to stay private for longer and generate more unicorns
  • Technological innovation such as machine learning means we can analyse huge data sets and measure the impact of companies
  • Issues like Climate Change are top of mind
  • Millenials stand to inherit 40 trillion from their parents and using Google trends you can see the search term is on the exponential increase
  • Millenials are now the largest generation in the workforce and 2x more likely than the average investor to make a sustainable investment
  • The Regulation Crowdfunding limit has been raised from $1.07M to $5M. 
  • The Regulation A+ limit has been raised from $50M to $75M. 
  • The crowdfunding market has done the equivalent of 10 years of acceleration in 1 year
  • These higher limits make crowdfunding much more attractive for seed funding
  • This will result in a higher quality issuer and lower the risk profile of the companies

  • We see impact as opportunity, the bigger the potential impact the bigger the problem and therefore the bigger the market opportunity and financial return
  • You can’t improve what you don’t measure.  The impact created is intrinsic to the success of the business therefore capturing the impact and quantifying and reporting it is critical
  • Bringing measurement to ESG is turning ESG into impact investing
  • Generalist crowdfunding platforms today are purely focused on raising as much money as possible for the company that comes to them for capital, no matter the quality of the company, or its impact
  • What these platforms are failing to understand is that impact-driven business models will become the hallmark of the millennial generation
  • Irish Topco Incorporated and now awaiting approval of US Subsidiary and Reg CF license to raise money via the crowd
  • MVP in progress and will go live in tandem with Reg CF approval
  • Supply side (companies) in place
  • Raising up to $1.5m Pre Seed via a SAFE
  • Attractive Post Money Cap of $7.5m
  • Arthur has experience as a founder and impact investor
  • He was CEO of BorrowFox the peer to peer rental platform for “stuff” acquired by Sharegrid
  • He also was a Principal at Europe’s largest impact fund, Astanor Ventures
  • Marcel is US COO at Fintech Unicorn Raisin, an active angel investor and a former McKinsey consultant. Marcel has domain expertise in Fintech, building the US entity from scratch as COO

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