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bettervest

Early Stage Startup





Tagline

crowd funding energy efficiency in companies, NGOs & municipalities



Elevator Pitch

bettervest is the world's first crowdfunding platform for energy-efficiency projects of companies, NGOs and local authorities that lets the crowd participate with high returns in the cost savings.
The money is collected on an escrow account until the funding goal has been reached and the energy-efficiency project can be realized. Each project must have been analysed by an external energy efficiency consultant. A defined percentage of the savings is distributed to the crowd until the investment plus a previously agreed upon profit has been paid back. SMEs, NGOs and local authorities can finance their energy saving projects and reduce their CO2 emissions. Additionally, crowdfunding is a very good channel for marketing & CSR. Citizens get a sustainable investments opportunity that supports the energy transition and has a low risk profile compared to startup crowd funding. In some projects investors get additional rewards like product samples, coupons or discounts, depending on the business model of the project owners. Producers and sellers of energy efficient products as well as energy efficiency consultants can use bettervest as a sales and marketing platform.
bettervest gets a commission for each energy-efficiency project once and on a yearly basis for handling and administration.

****UPDATE March 2016****
Until now all 34 projects have been successfully funded amounting to a sum of approximately 2,400,000 € and approximately 1,100 tons of saved carbon emissions per year. After bettervest's first project in Africa raised 107,700 € in less than 90hours (www.bettervest.com/projekt/...), several more international projects have been successfully financed.

Product

crowdfunding (crowdinvesting) for energy efficiency



Why we are ecofriendly

We finance only sustainable energy efficiency projects that have been analyzed by experienced energy efficiency consultants, lower carbon emissions, provide more energy independence and support the local economy by saving costs. We raise awareness for energy efficiency in society and economy.

Latest News

Yeah! bettervest wins the Ecosummit Award 2015 in Berlin.
Heck Yeah! bettervest crowdfunds itself: 100.000€ in the first couple of hours www.bettervest.de/projekt/e...

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Version History

2016-03-08 12:12:06 - changed website to 'www.bettervest.com'

2016-03-08 12:11:58 - changed contact to 'patrick.mijnals@bettervest.com'

2016-03-08 12:11:52 - changed people to 'Marilyn Heib (engineer) - Sales Evgenij Terehov (developer) - platform Harald Schottenloher (MBA) - finance'

2016-03-08 12:11:46 - changed pitch to 'bettervest is the world's first crowdfunding platform for energy-efficiency projects of companies, NGOs and local...'

2015-05-21 12:52:12 - changed latestnews to 'Yeah! bettervest wins the Ecosummit Award 2015 in Berlin. Heck Yeah! bettervest crowdfunds itself: 100.000€ in the...'



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Investors

business angels

Customers

Projects: small and medium sized companies, , local authorities
Crowd: citizens, customers, employees...




Awards

bettervest received one of the "IKT innovativ“ awards in 2013, a business plan competition of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The company was awarded the "Werkstatt N“ signet 2013 by the German Council for Sustainable Development and is one of the awardees of "Germany Land of Ideas 2013“ (an initiative founded by the Federal Government and the Federation of German Industries. It is finalist of the GreenTec Awards 2014 and of course proud winner of the Ecosummit Award 2015.


Country of Origin

Germany

Founded

2013 (certificate of registration)

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Team

Patrick Mijnals - CEO

Marilyn Heib (engineer) - Sales
Evgenij Terehov (developer) - platform
Harald Schottenloher (MBA) - finance

Contact Person

patrick.mijnals@bettervest.com

Headquarter

Frankfurt

Tags

energy efficiency, crowd funding, crowd investing, csr, marketing