Hi there. In France, 2 prominent crowdsourcing platforms, Wiseed and Lendosphere, recently announced a partnership to crowdsource renewable energy projects, essentially small to medium independent windfarms. Both were already proposing investment opportunities in this area but they basically decided to join forces instead of competing for the same pool of investors and projects. 2 take aways for me with regards to Pia:
- this kind of news, related to the developement of your partners offering, should be a regular feature / section of a future news letter. With a large portfolio of partners, you will always be able to share such news on at least a bi-weekly basis. This type of content would be 100 % relevant for both your partners and the Pia Community.
- I believe there should be a distinct channel on investments driven by personal values and interests, as opposed to criteria like risk appetite, investment horizon, expected return… Although still marginal, I think it is important to give Pia users the possibility to discover “really” alternative projects. I am thinking funding of fair trade / bio producers and retailers, sustainable development projects (e.g. agro-forestery), societal transformation (e.g. micro loans), renewable energy (wind farms), fine wines, forest or vineyards shares… This could be partly fed by equity crowdfunding projects or corporate bonds channels as well by dedicated specialised partners. It would be really really nice and I bet that, it could actually be one of your most visited segment.
Who is with me?
- Not sure