Corekees is a sustainable investment platform based in the Netherlands. We connect our network of 1400+ retail investors with sustainable businesses or projects that require funding to scale. We create impact by investing in projects that are both financially and environmentally
True sustainability comes from the ability to sustain yourself. By investing in sustainable projects with revenue models, we ensure lasting impact and contribute to our vision for the future: a world where economic activity supports the planet that supports us.
what's in it for you
We invest directly into your sustainable business model and share risks and profits without charging setup fees. The method we use is called 'quasi-equity debt'. This method contains elements of both equity and debt and basically combines the best of both. You won't lose any equity since we use loans, and the repayments are based on your profits when they start to materialize. The result? More independence and less risk.
We make the world of impact investing more accessible to both investors and entrepreneurs. Like crowdfunding platforms, we leverage the crowd's excitement for sustainable solutions and social equality. There are, however, a few things that set us apart.
SHARING RISKQuasi-equity debt means we share the risks with you.
We'll do the campaigningWe'll do the marketing for you. You don't have to bring in even a single investor.
Long-term approachWe aim to create long-term partnerships in which we develop and scale projects together.
1. Does your project have the following Characteristics?
A sustainable business model: meaning the following things;
The core of the business has to be sustainability (social and ecological), so for example not a digital solutions company that happens to do some extra corporate social responsibility. The model is financially sustainable, so the company or your project has to include a financial return as well. The model has some form of carbon sequestration or aspects of social inclusion in it.
In the sectors: sustainable food and agriculture, clean water, clean energy, industry and commodities, ecosystem services & biodiversity.
Business model: Economically viable without the help of carbon credit sales. Moreover, we don't fund NGOs or charities.
Business life cycle phase: the growth phase, i.e. proven product market fit and sales and production records.
In the region: South America, Asia or Europe.
With a track record: Past projects or previous sales, showing that the model works and people buy the products/services.
And an expert team experienced and educated in finance and business management.
Expected turnover to be relatively certain for the near future, either through signed offtake agreements or because the service/product is a commodity.
3. Then we could provide you with
Funding: pilot phase funding of €100.000 to €500.000.
Asset class: debt (quasi-equity debt or regular debt).
Structure: working capital or capex loans.
No upfront costs: we don't charge starting fees to be featured on our platform. We provide the capital without any upfront costs.
No inputs: no need to bring in investors yourself. We'll focus on our core business so you can focus on yours.
Fees: all we take is a small percentage or a fixed success fee.