Updated Investor Marketplace aims to scale green funding with networks effects

Before the recent launch of EIT Climate-KIC’s new Investor Marketplace – an innovative platform planning to leverage ‘network effects’ to encourage cleantech startup co-funding and scale green finance – a matchingmaking event was held in London, offering a glimpse of how the platform could transform investor-startup relations.

On 23 August, ten investors met ten sustainable startups during 10 x 10, a matchmaking event hosted at Imperial College London. The event was structured as six 20-minute meetings, with 30 minutes of networking afterwards, for a total run time of two and a half hours. EIT Climate-KIC plans to host such an event in different European cities once or twice a year, as an in-person version of the Investor Marketplace platform.

By joining the platform, investors can gain transparent visibility into the world’s largest cleantech startup pipeline, search more widely across Europe at high speed, flag and manage their preferred investment opportunities, and network with like-minded investors and potentially find co-investors.

“Investor Marketplace is unique in that it helps investors like us find qualified deals on specific sectors,” said Akriti Dokania, Investment Associate, Octopus Ventures. “The speed dating event was one example which helped bring few early stage companies to our notice.”

Startups also enjoy many benefits by registering to the Investor Marketplace: They can be a visible part of the largest cleantech platform of its type, attract investors from across Europe and the rest of the world, start dialogues in an efficient way, and accelerate the time until investment.

The newly-released iteration on the Investor Marketplace boasts several key improvements and additions for investors:

  • Contact the startups directly
  • Save your search criteria
  • Save your favourite startups
  • Learn more about the investment opportunity
  • Connect with other potential co-investors

Importantly, the latter encourages a ‘network effect’ – an effect whereby the value of a product or service increases according to the number of others using it.

The Investor Marketplace builds on the momentum of the EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator programme by connecting participating startups with investors so that, together, they may work towards accelerating the transition to a profitable sustainable economy. The platform hosts approximately 100 startups from a variety of sectors so far, and aims to scale to 200 after six months.

Join the Investor Marketplace today and help catalyse our shift to a zero-carbon, resilient society.

 
Location
United Kingdom
Related Goal
Goal 10: Mainstream climate in financial markets
Articles you may be interested in
Opinion
Long democracies
Dark Matter
Long democracies
Opinion
Long financing in a volatile world
Dark Matter
Long financing in a volatile world
Opinion
Long welfare
Dark Matter
Long welfare
Opinion
Abstracted to entangled organisation
Dark Matter
Abstracted to entangled organisation
Opinion
Persistent things
Dark Matter
Persistent things
Opinion
Persistent selves
Dark Matter
Persistent selves
Opinion
Futures in long-termism
Dark Matter
Futures in long-termism
In our community
Strengthening community ties and supporting each other through the COVID-19 ...
Strengthening community ties and supporting each other through the COVID-19 crisis
Opinion
The Corona canvas: How to deal with the crisis as a founder
Marc Mogalle & Anje Kluth Business Buddies & EIT Climate-KIC
The Corona canvas: How to deal with the crisis as a founder
In The News
Lilium completes funding round worth over €224 million

EIT Climate-KIC supported Lilium, a Munich-based aviation company developing...

Lilium completes funding round worth over €224 million
In The News
TWAICE raises €11 million series A to power internationalisation efforts and...

EIT Climate-KIC supported TWAICE, a Munich-based battery specialist, has...

TWAICE raises €11 million series A to power internationalisation efforts and scaling
In our community
Madrid: A city turning eco-fictions into eco-futures through systems innovat...
Madrid: A city turning eco-fictions into eco-futures through systems innovation
In The News
EIT Community shines on Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list

Eight EIT Climate-KIC innovators are featured in the prestigious...

EIT Community shines on Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list
Opinion
Trees as infrastructure: Part two
Dark Matter
Trees as infrastructure: Part two
Opinion
Trees as infrastructure: Part one
Dark Matter
Trees as infrastructure: Part one
Opinion
Could COVID-19 usher in massive systemic change?
EIT Climate-KIC Italy
Could COVID-19 usher in massive systemic change?
Opinion
Working during corona lockdown: EIT Climate-KIC Italy sets an example
EIT Climate-KIC Italy
Working during corona lockdown: EIT Climate-KIC Italy sets an example
Innovation Spotlight
How to improve building energy performance without up-front capital

Air-conditioning equipment, office furniture, lighting systems and even floor coverings are being leased, so why can’t a...

How to improve building energy performance without up-front capital
In The News
EU Taxonomy shows the way to net zero by 2050

The Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance has...

EU Taxonomy shows the way to net zero by 2050
In The News
Regine Kreitz new EIT Climate-KIC Director of Marketing and Communications

Regine Kreitz will join EIT Climate-KIC, the European Union’s...

Regine Kreitz new EIT Climate-KIC Director of Marketing and Communications
In The News
KICs tackling water scarcity in Southern Europe

How EIT and KICs are working to address one...

KICs tackling water scarcity in Southern Europe
In The News
EIT Climate-KIC and partners launch Massive Open Online Course on e-waste

EIT Climate-KIC, together with its partners the UN, the...

EIT Climate-KIC and partners launch Massive Open Online Course on e-waste
In The News
Five EIT Climate-KIC innovators featured in Global Cleantech 100

Five EIT Climate-KIC supported innovative ventures included in the...

Five EIT Climate-KIC innovators featured in Global Cleantech 100
In The News
The journey to zero-emissions transport – part three

The transport sector already accounts for a quarter of...

The journey to zero-emissions transport – part three
In The News
The journey to zero-emissions transport – part two

The transport sector already accounts for a quarter of...

The journey to zero-emissions transport – part two
In The News
The journey to zero-emissions transport – part one

The transport sector already accounts for a quarter of...

The journey to zero-emissions transport – part one
In The News
Malaysia and Estonia win Climathon Global Awards at ChangeNOW summit

The city of Penang, Malaysia, and a team of...

Malaysia and Estonia win Climathon Global Awards at ChangeNOW summit
Opinion
Redesigning venture capital (part III): A hypothesis
Dominic Hofstetter Transformation Capital, EIT Climate-KIC
Redesigning venture capital (part III): A hypothesis
Opinion
The Long Time
Beatrice Pembroke & Ella Saltmarshe Co-founders, The Long Time Project
The Long Time
In our community
Mariana Mazzucato on big-picture, high-ambition innovation missions
Mariana Mazzucato on big-picture, high-ambition innovation missions