The Power of Participative Finance in Impact Investing | Role of Crowd Lending
Welcome to the webinar on the power of participative finance in impact investing, specifically focusing on the role of crowd lending. This webinar is part of a series of webinars organized by Balsa Social, a platform dedicated to financing projects that generate positive social and environmental impact. Today, we have a panel of experts who will provide valuable insights into existing initiatives aimed at financing impact projects.
But before we dive into the discussion, let me give you a brief introduction to Balsa Social. Founded in 2015, Balsa Social is a platform that finances projects for companies with a proven track record of generating positive social and environmental impact. We have successfully funded rounds of equity for startups at various stages and currently have over 30 projects in our portfolio, totaling more than €9 million in funding.
Since September 2021, we have introduced a new family of financing products, including crowd lending. Balsa Social now offers both equity and lending options for impact projects. Our crowd lending products are designed to finance companies with over three years of proven sales and a significant social and environmental impact. These products include senior loans, junior loans, convertible notes, and project finance loans tailored to the specific needs of the projects we support.
Over the past six months, we have already financed three projects and aim to fund many more in the future. You can explore the details of our projects on our website.
Now, let’s introduce today’s esteemed panelists who will shed light on innovative ways to finance impact projects. We have:
1. Jan Gillam from One Planet Crowd, part of Stat Green Capital, which has funded more than 300 loans across various sectors.
2. Jorian Braster, representing Ethic Hub, a platform that works to improve the living standards of small farming communities.
3. Alejandro de Leon, representing My Crowd, a platform dedicated to financing women entrepreneurs in Latin America.
4. Emilia View, an impact investor who has created multiple initiatives to invest in impact projects.
These experts will share their experiences and insights during the webinar. To make the most of our time, please feel free to ask any questions in the chat, and we will address them at the end of the presentations.
Thank you for joining us in exploring innovative ways to finance impact projects. Let’s get started!
– [Balsa Social](https://www.balsasocial.com)
– [One Planet Crowd](https://www.oneplanetcrowd.com)
– [Stat Green Capital](https://www.statgreencapital.com)
– [Ethic Hub](https://www.ethichub.com)
– [My Crowd](https://www.mycrowd.com)