Investment by the masses as a new business model

Enviu lets everyone become owner of sustainable start-ups

15 NOVEMBER 2011, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
Through a crowd funding platform it is now possible to invest as an individual in Enviu in exchange for profit certificates for existing and new start-ups. Enviu is one of the first businesses in the world where small investors become shareholder of start-ups that have massive social, environmental and positive impact on the world.

Enviu’s start-ups 

Enviu starts businesses that have a large positive impact on both the environment and society. To achieve this Enviu works together with a large international community of entrepreneurs, professionals, businesses and universities. Over 8,000 people in this community dedicate their talent, experience and knowledge on a voluntary basis. Together with them, Enviu finds a commercial solution to a social or ecological problem and develops this idea into a business case. They find the necessary financing and set up a pilot in order to eventually introduce the innovation to the market on a large scale. Enviu has already introduced some successful start-ups to the market; for example the Sustainable Dance Club, known for its sustainable dance floor.

Economy of the crowd 

Enviu operates according to the principle ‘economy of the crowd’; an economy in which value is created for both people and the environment, and in which there is a place for everybody. A system in which businesses create a positive impact and which improves peoples quality of life and restores ecological balance. The principle of ‘crowd funding’ fits in nicely with the system of ‘economy of the crowd’. It means everyone can invest and thus everyone benefits when the companies make a profit.

Crowd funding 

Enviu wants to operate as a self-reliant business, not dependent on subsidies. One of the ways to achieve this, is crowd funding. Through a crowd funding platform it is now possible to invest as an individual in Enviu in exchange for profit certificates for existing and new start-ups. The estimated return on investment is 5 to 7 percent within 7-10 years. Almost 50,000 Euros have already been invested by more than 300 people. Enviu wants to raise a minimum of 100,000 Euros through crowd funding before the end of the year.

Frontrunner in the world

Enviu believes in the power of the community and in the possibility to bind small investors who together can have a large impact. Larger investors will be attracted by the apparent trust the community has in Enviu.

In the nearby future it will also be possible to invest in a specific start-up. Enviu is one of the first businesses in the world where small investors become shareholder of start-ups that have massive social, environmental and positive impact on the world.

For more information on crowd funding through Enviu, visit: investment-enviu.nl

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About Enviu

English

Enviu kick-starts companies aimed at creating social and environmental impact. The products and services of our start-ups improve the quality of life of as many people as possible.

Together with our community of over 10,000 people from over 30 countries, we generate innovative business concepts and build partnerships to address social and environmental issues. To realize our start-ups we work with entrepreneurs, businesses, investors, governments and various other stakeholders.

Nederlands

Enviu kick-start bedrijven gericht op het creëren van sociale en duurzame impact. De producten en diensten van onze start-ups verbeteren de kwaliteit van leven van zo veel mogelijk mensen.

Samen met onze community van ruim 10,000 mensen in ruim 30 landen genereren we innovatieve business concepten en bouwen we partnerschappen waarmee we maatschappelijke- en milieuproblemen aanpakken. Om onze start-ups te realiseren, werken wij samen met ondernemers, bedrijven, investeerders, overheden en verschillende andere belangengroepen.

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