WE SHARE START UPS
We support impact startups working towards ameliorating a global challenge(s) that share the We Share mindset and prioritise sustainable innovation and tangible impact.
We Share Startups receive patient capital, in the form of a soft loan, and non-financial support from our community. In exchange, startups share-it-forward by pledging 5% of their shares to the community. Once on their feet, startups become Funding Members through their dividends and support innovation by others..
For We Share, startups are young entrepreneurial ventures that emerged within the past 6 years and have developed a viable business plan centred on an innovative solution that meets a market need. Startups are led by passionate entrepreneurs who use out-of-the-box thinking and aren’t afraid to take risks in creating their products, services or concepts.
To We Share, you are considered a startup if you require external finance to support your core activities, have a net worth below 10 million, less than 5 employees and less than 10 million revenue.
To qualify as an Impact Startup, the solution you are working on must have the potential to tackle or help to tackle a global challenge, in line with one of the 17 areas of focus of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.