Your company may be ready to contribute clean transportation and cleantech to your community – electric vehicle charging stations powered by solar energy; electric trucks perfect for urban deliveries; a propane dispenser ideal for fleets; a mobile device for finding alternative fueling and charging stations; or an advanced vehicle technology R&D project such as a NextGen lithium battery that needs the right seed capital to make it work.
Clean transportation and other cleantech startups and established companies are very familiar with government grants and low-interest loans as a capital source. There’s another channel that is becoming just as important in the cleantech space – crowdfunding. The challenge is finding the right resources to turn that idea into action that’s best suited for your company.
Crowdfunding is being used by startups as well as by companies and investment firms looking for the right partners. A clear example of the strength of crowdfunding comes from Hyperloop, the high-speed transit system announced in August 2013 by Tesla Motors and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk. That launch led to the creation of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc., which was founded by JumpStarter Inc. utilizing JumpStarter’s crowdfunding and crowd collaboration platform JumpStartFund.
This special report explores the landscape out there in crowdfunding, and a consulting firm that works with cleantech companies on finding the right strategy for reaching their goals. Click here to read it.