We support green startups that use new technologies to promote positive change. We focus on the German-speaking market and support financing arrangements from upwards of TEUR 500.
We accompany entrepreneurs towards successfully securing funding (seed, early stage, growth capital), offer practical advice and answer questions about sustainable business models and financing.
- We prepare you for the financing process and answer questions to help you carry it out in an independent and goal-oriented way, for example:
- How does a round of financing generally proceed?
- How can you calculate the amount of capital that you need in order to reach your goals?
- What documents do you have to prepare in order to be successfully funded?
- Which investor is a good fit for you and your goals?
- What aspects are particularly important in order for you to retain the authority to give instructions after receiving financing?
2. Accompanying Consultation
As a financing process can often take between six and nine months, we offer you practical help so that you can continue focusing on your business operations. In order for you to achieve the best possible results, we offer, in close consultation, support in:
- Creating teaser and pitch deck
- Identifying potential financial or strategic investors using a long list
- Approaching selected investors from the short list
- Setting up a virtual data room
- Management Presentation
- Conducting negotiations with potential investors.
Alongside our consultation services, in certain cases we ourselves invest in the form of “Skill for Equity” (remuneration for our consulting services in the form of shares in the company) or with our own capital. This depends on the amount of financing required and how well the company fits into our existing portfolio.
First information and action platform on the German-language web (since 2007)
• > 100,000 monthly and > 1,2m yearly UU
• High level of credibility and extensive network in the field of digital-social and green innovations for sustainable development
• 12 successfully financed projects in 8 countries
More than 20 years’ experience in Consulting & Corporate Finance
- 4,000 consultancy projects
- 180 M&A deals
- 400 due diligences
- 16 IPOs (transaction volume > USD 6 billion)
- Large network of financial and strategic investors
Founder, Advisory Board, Impact Finance
Bodo is the co-founder and advisor of RESET. His Skillnet experience of over 4000 projects and approximately 180 financing deals for international clients in the digital market – ranging from startups to corporations – is actively integrated into RESET’s work, in order to effectively and efficiently plan and manage, and successfully finance technology-driven environmental and development projects.
Elin studied Economics and Finance and has worked since 2011 in the area of Corporate Finance and Communication. She’s supported RESET’s Green Impact Finance team since 2016, helping young social entrepreneurs with innovative, sustainable ideas to secure the appropriate financing.
Founder, CEO, Impact Finance
Uta is the co-founder and Managing Director of RESET. She has worked with digital media since the mid 90’s and studied Environmental and Development Policy.
RESET suported the following entrepreneurs to implement their innovative and sustainable ideas.
Künstliche Intelligenz für saubere Luft
The start-up Hawa Dawa combines the Internet-of-Things with Artificial Intelligence to create a real-time map of air quality in cities.
Mobile Banking für ein besseres Morgen
Tomorrow is the first European player to combine the two major topics of “mobile banking” and “sustainable finance
Green City Solutions
Clean and cool air in cities worldwide
Green City Solutions addresses the global problem of air pollution by combining a special, vertically installed moss culture with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. The product, called the “CityTree”, combines specific plants that eat particulate matter (PM), nitrogen dioxide and ozone.
Smart Solar Streets
Solmove builds smart solar streets that can supply electric cars with clean power and information. Flexible solar modules can produce large amounts of clean energy on horizontal surfaces, save 100% CO2 and can enable e-mobility with added inductive charging technology.
“With our smart solar roads, we want to make a contribution to both the climate and the environment. The solar cycle path in Erftstadt is just the beginning. In the medium-term, motorised private and commuter traffic will also be able to use our energy-generating roads. Solmove, the “PaaS Provider for Smart Solar Streets”, is already developing further services, like intelligent traffic guidance, driving safety via integrated sensors and the inductive charging of electric cars while they’re driving. RESET helps us to sharpen up our business model and find interesting investors who want to invest their money sustainably”. Donald Müller-Judex, Founder & CEO, 2018
Eine App gegen die Verschwendung von Lebensmitteln
MealSaver is an app that brings together restaurants and customers to help tackle food waste. Food outlets that work together with MealSaver can sell leftover food to MealSaver app users at reduced prices.
“RESET’s sparring for our new funding round, finally ending up in the successful merger with European market leader resq and a fresh capital injection, was very beneficial for us. Their preparation was profound and recommendations were very well derived. Although quite critical, they challenged us in a very demanding but constructive way. We are looking forward to intensify our cooperation for upcoming projects and look forward to working again with you guys” Mai Goth, Founder Mealsaver, 2017
Stromgewinnung aus Solarenergie
Mobisol combines solar energy generation with micro-financed payment systems via mobile phones and comprehensive customer service. The Berlin-based company’s solar home systems are a clean, healthy and affordable alternative to fossil fuels for low-income customers in developing countries.
“We have been exchanging ideas and information with the RESET Team consistently over the years. As well their reports on our projects, we also appreciate their constructive sparring on financial issues for our continued growth and their work on further developing our business case.” Thomas Gottschalk, CEO, 2015
Open Source für Ostafrika
The Freiburger Open Source Netzwerk (FreiOSS) works to increase the dissemination of Open Source both in Germany and around the world. With their Linux4Afrika initiative, the network creates educational opportunities for East Africa and helps to bridge the digital divide.
“Thanks to the active support of the RESET Team during the funding process, we were able to provide people in Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique and Burundi with access to the digital world. The ongoing reports on Linux4Afrika, received via RESET.org since 2008, have contributed to the project’s success.” Hans-Peter Merkel, Founder of Linux4Afrika, 2014