We’re raising US$20M to scale our impact and meet the growing demand from businesses and consumers who are looking for greater transparency around their carbon footprint.
We are raising funds to help grow our company, and scale our impact, making Cogo the go-to solution for change for the world’s largest enterprises. The Series A funding will be used to invest in the scalability of Cogo’s product, and launch into the North American, European and Asian markets. Due to early interest, the round is expected to close in early December.
We’re open to all kinds of investors as you’ll see below, but we have identified five criterion to help qualify potential new investors in Cogo. Our ideal investor would meet all criteria by responding positively to the questions posed:
Do you align with the ultimate mission of Cogo? If you are a fund, do you have a mandate from your investors/LPs to measure the performance of your investment on both financial and social/environmental returns?
How much capital do you have access to? As outlined, Cogo will need significant investment to achieve its goals - so access to quick capital is critical.
Can you help Cogo achieve its goals, beyond simply capital? Do you have access to 100,000s of users, some potential customers, or other levers to help the company scale?
How easy, enjoyable and effective would the relationship be? This is going to be a highly intense ride and we want to work with good people in an efficient way!
How aligned are you with our ambitious capital strategy? Do you buy-in to the long-term ownership structure and agree with the rationale?
We have a diverse range of value-aligned shareholders that not only span the globe but also types of investors. There are over 300 shareholdings in Cogo with no majority shareholders. We are committed to decentralised ownership, and look forward to welcoming more of our customers and users to join the community that owns Cogo. Below, we’ve highlighted seven of our current shareholder categories:
42 Collective are a charitable trust that help others live socially and environmentally responsible lifestyles.
David is a high net worth investor passionate about solutions to the climate crisis.
AngelHQ is a diverse network of angel investors exist to support early stage companies who have the potential for rapid global expansion.
K1W1 is a charitable trust helping others live socially and environmentally responsible lifestyles.
NZGCP was established by the government in 2002 to build a vibrant technology investment market in NZ.
A Cogo customer and privately owned global company that owns and invests in a range of businesses.
Melissa co-founded and worked for Cogo for over five years.
Check out full list of shareholders here