WE SHARE FUNDING MEMBERS
‘Share your success. WeShare to me is creating a sustainable ecosystem for startups, innovation and talent development. By using a unique circular funding model we enable more startups/innovators to impact global challenges.’
– Edward de Jager, CEO
Our Funding Members are individuals, corporates, (semi) public institutions and organisations who have come together to contribute meaningful change by supporting impact-driven initiatives.
Funding Members join We Share by sharing a percentage of their income or wealth to the community. At least 90% of these contributions will be lent out on soft terms by We Share to the impact startup(s) of the Funding Members’ choice. Future interest and loan repayments will be returned to Funding Members, not to be removed from the community, but instead to be used to fund new impact startups. By recycling funds the circularity of the community is ensured and members receive renewed opportunities to support innovation.
In addition to financial support, Funding Members also provide non-financial support in the form of expertise, networks and mentoring. Our unique model allows us to increase effectiveness and reduce waste whilst building a community and spreading our message of sharing.