Ventures

Supernovas

How does it make it better?

Our planet is facing its biggest treat yet: by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. With a yearly loss of over $120BN, “sustainability” has become a strategic imperative for corporations: the value of the Consulting for Sustainability Projects Estimated to Reach $43.8 Billion by 2025. For the past twenty years there has been a major Corporate PR effort to focus the attention of media on “the problem”, resulting in an attempt to inhibit specific consumer behaviours, for example the consumption of plastic. Differently, the concept of “upcycling” shows how abandoned materials perceived as ”the problem” can in fact be transformed into materials with new textures and patterns that are exciting and can be used to create new content and products to enter into the Furniture and Accessory Design Market worth $ 182BN.

How does it make it happen?

Supernovas was setup to make sustainability pop! With the ambition to become the go to brand in the industry, Supernovas team starts their journey with a content platform to establish their presence on the market, attracts corporations for the development of consulting projects aimed at delivering a new breed of Supernovas content & products to make sustainability more engaging and relevant to today’s engaged consumers. Make Sustainability Pop!

Industry

Design

Founder

Massimiliano Rossi LinkedIn

Gaiago

How does it make it better?

The Global Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Market is valued at $24 BLN in 2018 and is expected to reach $230 BLN by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 32.6% during 2019-2025. The Automotive Industry is evolving into the Mobility Industry, introducing new players & new business models. In this exciting yet challenging scenario, a group of entrepreneurs with the cross disciplinary experience required to create and deliver on innovative products and service platforms in the ever merging automotive, tech and insurance industry, spotted the opportunity to create a multi electric vehicles (scooter, e-bike and cars) mobility platform that aims at providing free mobility by subsidising mobility hours through advertising revenues: GaiaGo. With the ambition to make mobility optimised and sustainable through AI data analytics, the company was setup with the profound  belief that the ability of an individual to move is the key to society’s productivity and value creation. Hence it should be free. Technology can change an industry by challenging, moving and removing the pieces of the puzzle to provide us with a new picture. It’s time to make mobility 100% sustainable, optimized and free. Ubi tu Gaius, ibi ego Gaia.

How does it make it happen?

The biggest challenge of a new mobility operator is to quickly create and fast track demand and supply vectors, possibly within reach offering a diversified experience at a better value for money. Established players have quickly raised in the billions to establish their strategic presence, constantly operating at a loss to maintain their position for a long term bet on autonomous driving.  And the market is proofing risk takers right (Uber & Lift current Market Cap). Investment in New Mobility players has grown to $1B in 2018. However 34% of the resources allocated do not transform in value for mainly three reasons: the drivers (for the unexpected behavioural risks as well as their erosion of margins whilst waiting for more advanced autonomous driving vehicles), the lack of availability of vectors drive frustration and limit growth, and the capital intensity required to acquire (maintain and replace) vectors is prohibitive. GaiaGo has solved these 3 problems by creating a sustainable vehicles sharing platform designed for the neighbourhood, with a advertising as business model. Advertisers will use mobility hours purchased from GaiaGo to engage with and secure leads within GaiaGo Buildings to secure growth whilst mitigating capital intensity and maintenance costs typically associated to mobility ventures.

Industry

Mobility as a Service

Founder

Giorgio Meszely LinkedIn

Wasted

How does it make it better?

In the Netherlands alone, every year, 230 Mio tonnes of plastic are burnt instead of recycled: the equivalent of 72 Erasmus bridges and € 30 billions of plastic are wasted. Recycling has become a popular issue. People do want to take action, but they don’t know how. Technology enables collective actions. Consumers are becoming prosumers. Waste is seen as a resource. Marketplaces for shared infrastructures are proven concepts. WASTED is a platform that brings together public & private enterprises with citizens in the effort of recycling refusing and collecting plastic.

How does it make it happen?

By transforming wasted materials into premium and tradable commodities, WASTED is solving urban pollution waste by bringing together entrepreneurs, citizens and large corporations.
Corporations use wasted to do ad hoc research into the brands products and recycling potential, create marketing campaigns to collect separated plastic waste streams, use the collected wasted™ plastic to create affordable products with our partners.
Circular start-ups and SME’s use wasted to promote their products and provide discounts for citizens that take part in wasted initiatives.
Citizens use wasted to get an economic incentive for recycling and refusing virgin plastic as well as to provide plastic recyclables to brands that want to create new products.

Industry

Materials, Information Technology, Utilities

Founder

Francesca Miazzo LinkedIn

Waste or Wonder

How does it make it better?

In a world of angry teenagers calling for punitive measurement to save the world from waste, we urge to share a positive alternative is possible: we can prevent further production of waste, we can reduce and reuse waste by transforming it into new materials. We (artists, fans, promoter, sponsors the whole of the music industry) have the power to transform to make change: By 2030 we are going to make the whole of the music industry circular and transform waste from music industry (Music Waste) into products for the same music industry and prevent for it to go in landfill and in the oceans!

How does it make it happen?

“Waste or Wonder” (aka WOW) - a JV between SUPERNOVAS, TileYard and Spin Ventures - was set up to make by 2030 the whole of the music industry circular and transform waste from music industry into products for the same music industry and prevent for it to go in landfill and in the oceans:
* by USING DATA to create a transparent system to assess, track and communicate impact.
* by PROMOTING reducing, reusing recycling PRACTICES in the music industry.
* by CREATING DEMAND for recycled materials amongst consumer, businesses and corporations.
* by DELIVERING PRODUCTS for consumer, businesses and corporations made of recycled materials.
* by promoting access to waste management, transformation and recycling INDUSTRY.
* by promoting and implementing CIRCULAR ECONOMIES PRACTICES in the music industry.

Industry

Clean Tech

Founder

Spin Ventures LinkedIn

How do we select our ventures?

They make it better.
The venture was set up in line with our purpose of making the world a better place by tackling a socio-economic challenge of global proportion and relevance. 

They make it happen.
The individuals in the ventures have both the will and the skill to make it happen.

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