How do we measure impact when it comes to our investments?
At 144, we use a range of metrics to measure the impact of investments, including social and environmental impact, financial returns, and stakeholder engagement. We work closely with startups to define impact goals and set up monitoring and reporting systems.
How are startups selected?
Startups are selected based on a range of criteria, including their potential for impact and financial returns, their business model, team, and market opportunity. We also prioritize diverse and migrant background founders and companies that focus on underserved communities.
How do we make sure due diligence criteria are met?
We have a rigorous due diligence process that includes evaluating the team, market, business model, impact potential, and financials of each startup. We also use third-party resources and experts to verify the information provided.
How much equity does 144 typically take in startups?
144 doesn’t take any equity stake from the startups featured on our platform. But, we do charge a commission of 10% over the investment amount received.
How long does the investment process take?
Depending on the complexity of the investment and the due diligence process, the investment progress can take 4-6 weeks.
Does 144 offer any additional support beyond funding?
Yes, in addition to funding, we offer startups access to our network of experts, resources and guidance on impact measurement. Startups also enjoy perks as discounts from our partners.