Reinforcing what matters

Designed for your investments to align with your values.

How it Works

The Institute for Building Sciences estimates that every dollar invested in building resilient infrastructure saves $6 in future costs including economic disruptions, property damage, public health crises, and deaths caused by extreme weather disasters. It’s a long term investment that requires us to rethink the built world.

The Shared Value

We only choose opportunities that pass our thorough screening process. Once we determine the Shared Value of a project, it must pass our 15 Point Risk Evaluation test to be considered.

Does the investment generate lasting economic, social and environmental benefits by supporting the delivery or operation of public infrastructure?

15 Point Risk Evaluation

Compliance Risks

 

Legal – Does the startup/project meet the legal criteria for a regulated crowdfunding offering?

Fraud – Is there any reasonable basis for believing that the issuer or the offering presents the potential for fraud or otherwise raises concerns about investor protection?

Management – A background and securities enforcement regulatory history check on each officer, director, and person holding more than 20 percent of the outstanding equity.

Fact Checking – Is the information presented in the pitch true? Can we verify key facts, contracts, and investments.

Execution Risks

 

Liquidity – Does the offeror certify that they have enough post-closing liquidity (from the offering and any additional sources) to sustain operations for a specified number of months or a period of time which is clearly identified until the next planned funding round or, if a development project, to complete the proposed phase of the project?

Financing – How will changes and volatility in the credit and equity markets impact financing efforts and the capital structures of underlying infrastructure investments?

Leverage – Infrastructure investments may utilize significant leverage which may increase financial and refinancing risks.

Valuation – Investments and partnerships will be assessed to determine if appropriate and reasonable valuation procedures and methodologies are utilized by managers. Has the issuer provided a reasonable analysis of their valuation when applicable?

Financial Risks

 

Traction – Has there been measurable progress, growth, and social proof? Is the company backed by other notable investors?

Team – Does this founder have the skills and vision to succeed? Beyond the founders, does the team have the right people in the appropriate roles–including experienced advisors?

Business Model – Is the business proposal commercially reasonable? Is there a clear and reasonable explanation of the exit strategy?

Technology – Is the investment based on un-proven technology and what is the risk associated with new technologies proposed? Do they have any projects completed or are these their first projects? Any proof of concept?

Market – The infrastructure market is a developing market globally and investment opportunities may be impacted by market supply and demand.

How do we spot a good opportunity?

Expertise

We have deep knowledge and roots in the infrastructure development industry and the contech startup ecosystem.

Trusted Referrals

Much of our deal flow comes from our vast network of partners: venture funds, accelerators, incubators, advisors, angel investors and founders networks.

Partners

InfraShares is an investor in each startup on our platform–we stand behind our companies and consider them partners.