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Meet the founding father of GreenGrowth

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GreenGrowth was named one among Europe’s prime wealthtech startups to look at in 2022. Their unimaginable mission to “empower shoppers to speculate and spend for a extra sustainable world” has captured the hearts, and pockets, of VC agency SFC Capital and famend fintech buyers. 

Their cell app, customized constructed from the bottom up by GreenGrowth’s CTO Luke, provides folks a bespoke portfolio tailor-made to their carbon footprint. The workforce has developed the primary funding algorithm that ties your private influence to your investments.

Chris Webb, CEO and co-founder, sat down with us to inform us extra about GreenGrowth, their workforce, what units them aside and plans for the longer term. 

You established GreenGrowth in 2020, what did your profession appear to be earlier than that?

Whereas the corporate was created in 2020, we didn’t launch till mid-2021 when I discovered my co-founders, Marc and Luke.

Earlier than GreenGrowth I labored as an Environmental Supervisor and Marketing consultant. I used to be closely concerned within the sustainability sector, primarily inside development and engineering. For instance, I labored on main engineering tasks just like the newly launched Elizabeth Line in London. It was rewarding to make an actual distinction and scale back the carbon footprint and environmental impacts of such large tasks.

What’s GreenGrowth and what drawback does it remedy?

Attempting to speculate sustainably is sophisticated, ask anybody who’s within the business and so they’ll inform you that. You’ve received ESG Scores (which no one can resolve on by the way in which), Paris Aligned investments, Internet Zero Funds and every part in between.

Should you’re a daily particular person attempting to ‘make your cash make change’ as we prefer to name it, it’s an absolute minefield on the market! 

GreenGrowth is a sustainable investing app, and  our mission is to empower shoppers to speculate and spend for a extra sustainable world. Our purpose is to make sustainable investing as clear and easy-to-understand as doable, displaying our customers in easy phrases, the place their cash is invested and the influence it’s having on the surroundings round us.

Additionally, there aren’t many choices. Individuals can’t make it private to them and their day-to-day influence. Whether or not we prefer it or not, all of us have an effect on the planet, from our direct and oblique carbon emissions, to the plastic waste we produce, simply to call just a few. Sustainable investing completely doesn’t excuse these behaviours, however we’ve developed the primary funding algorithm that ties your private influence to your investments.

GreenGrowth provides the selection of a portfolio that’s tailor-made to your environmental footprint, investing your cash closely within the areas you will have the best carbon footprint.

What does the GreenGrowth workforce appear to be?

Properly firstly, and I do know it sounds tacky, however I couldn’t have requested for higher co-founders. There’s at the moment simply 3 of us in GreenGrowth (sure we achieved all this with simply 3 and I’m unashamedly proud) and we had been born within the midst of the pandemic.

Marc is our sustainable investments ‘guru’ and brings a wealth of expertise as each an expert monetary economist and an asset funding supervisor. One factor that consistently impresses me about Marc is that even after a vastly profitable profession with a few of the greatest wealth managers and household officers on the market, he’s blissful to struggle it out with us within the trenches of constructing a start-up from the bottom up.

Each nice workforce wants an important technical wizard and Luke is ours. Luke held a number of management positions at fintech start-ups and I’ve by no means met somebody with such an unimaginable eye for element. Fuelled by hobnobs and thin latte’s, he has single handedly constructed the GreenGrowth app as it’s in the present day, a fully excellent feat that I’d problem every other CTO to!

What does your aggressive panorama appear to be and the way does GreenGrowth differentiate itself? 

Anybody within the finance or fintech area is aware of that the following decade will see the most important transition into sustainability. Consequently there are companies which have rightly seen it as an untapped alternative, however we’re seeing organisations settle out into their nicely outlined niches.

At GreenGrowth we’ve discovered our personal for numerous causes:

  • We’re the primary and solely funding platform providing buyers a personalised portfolio primarily based on their carbon footprint
  • Our descending pricing construction is exclusive in that it rewards loyalty in a means not seen on different sustainable investments platforms. The longer a buyer stays with us, the much less they are going to pay in charges, making us very aggressive over the long run.
  • Customers can select to speculate consistent with their carbon footprint as above and in environmental points which might be most essential to them. 
  • Customers can assemble their very own portfolio by deciding on environmental themes from Clear Vitality to Sustainable Agriculture, that they wish to spend money on, and what number they want every theme to be of their complete portfolio.
  • We present customers the environmental influence of their private investments in essentially the most detailed and granular means doable, of any investments platform.

What’s the massive imaginative and prescient for GreenGrowth?

To be the house of Inexperienced Private Finance.

I see us reaching this imaginative and prescient utilizing a two pronged strategy:

  1. To construct essentially the most function wealthy and straightforward to make use of finance app on the planet
  2. To grow to be thought leaders within the area of sustainable finance, to contribute to the controversy and lead us out of this muddy world of unreliable and incompatible ESG metrics.

At a extra granular degree we intention to be working inside a number of geographies inside 5 years. With out giving freely too many surprises, we’re planning to supply a variety of thrilling monetary merchandise together with our personal GreenGrowth Funds and Personal Fairness investments.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I’m very enthusiastic about health; people had been designed to maneuver and it’s good for our our bodies and our brains. If I ever come up towards a roadblock in enterprise, a superb exercise normally helps clear it! I principally do CrossFit however I’m at the moment coaching for my first Triathlon in June.

Should you weren’t constructing Inexperienced Progress, what do you assume you’d be doing? 

Positively one thing sustainability or local weather change associated.

Everyone knows by now, local weather change is the most important problem going through EVERYONE on earth nevertheless it’s insidious… It’s gradual, gradual and nearly invisible so it doesn’t get the pressing motion it requires. However I assure it’ll have an effect on, or has already affected each one among us. 

Consequently, an important, impactful and life-saving  companies of the following 100 years will probably be people who remedy the innumerable points that come up from local weather change, whether or not it’s flooding, meals and water shortages, drought and forest fires, rising temperatures or biodiversity decline. How may you NOT wish to be a part of the answer for that?

Highly effective and provoking  phrases from Chris. GreenGrowth is dedicated to a mission past simply themselves. We’re excited to see how they’ll mix sustainability and finance on their quest to construct the most effective finance app… on the planet! 
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