How would you describe your solution in a few words?
Beyond Animal is the first vegan-only investment platform to bring plant-based companies and investors together to fund plant based innovations, organize webinars, provide consultancy services and create an ecosystem to end animal exploitation and the disastrous effects it has on biodiversity, the health of the planet and its people. Beyond Animal actively contributes to 9 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Beyond Animal enables interaction between key stakeholders of the plant-based and sustainable products industry supporting collaborations and partnerships. Companies access funding, customers and suppliers, and investors a constant deal flow supplemented by secure transaction management.
Who are your customers?
Our targeted market are plant based innovative startups that need funding as well as investors looking for investments in sustainable animal-free products. There is no other platform specializing in direct investments in this area, applying vegan vetting and targeting animal-replacing products.
What are the environmental benefits of your solution?
Beyond Animal has social and environmental impact by facilitating and accelerating the transition to a vegan principle-based economy, supporting multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), primarily through a reduction of the negative impacts of meat and dairy production, fishing and other activities that exploit animals. In a sense Beyond Animal is in essence an enabler of SDG 17 since it brings together those stakeholders who together can collaborate to achieve the other tangible goals. Primarily these are the SDGs linked to the Biosphere, those of Life on Land, Life Below Water, Climate Action and Clean Water & Sanitation, plus Sustainable Production and Consumption.
How do you manage to exist on the market?
The Beyond Animal application is already up and running and has with limited marketing budget already attracted a host of companies and investors. Our intention is to build a community of millions of professionals, companies and investors globally, all with their own angle into this growing market. Currently we have about 10% of investors on the platform, with a fast growing number of industry professionals and individuals active in the market. Whilst we have now more than 12.000 existing users on the platform, the amount of new customers is forecasted to be a high multiple of that within the next 12-24 months.
Nominated solution: Networking and funding platform
Company: Beyond Animal S.A.
Further information: www.beyondanimal.com