Innovative projects call for innovative forms of investment
Crowdfunding raises funds for a specific purpose from a mostly large number of investors. So the crowd funds the project or - as in our case - a project phase. The crowdfunder receives a service in return for his individual contribution, In some cases for a higher support a consideration of monetary value and further a non-material, altruistic benefit. That’s the idea behind this type of financing which has been gaining importance in the last ten years, in conventional business as well as in the culture and ecology sector. Many more traditional types of investment have lost their appeal for investors. Not only due to disappointed return assumptions but also due to uneasiness caused bylacking transparency in communication or due to the too high entry capital of a new technology. Internet platforms allow for interactive communication between donors and recipients.
Why crowdfunding NPC?
NPC has now entered a phase that makes it more appealing to crowdfunders. After years in a pilot phase of research and development the project is now about to realise the original cause the initiators took up in 2009: a noticeable contribution to recycling plastic waste. Ecology and economy are acting in concert: NPC will only be able to positively contribute to the ecological reduction of plastic waste to the same degree as it is able to be economically successful in selling its technology and production systems. NPC crowdfunders will benefit twofold: Economically by being able to e.g. if interested, taking a share at preferential conditions when the systems are later implemented in Germany; personally by contributing to improving and preserving living conditions with their donation.
Crowdfunding is defined by transparency. The financing objective is specific and tangible, as are the financing means and the service in return. No abstract promises of yields to entice investors, but a clearly defined added value which will be committed to the donor if crowdfunding is successful. Once the finance goal has been reached and the project has been implemented, the donor - unlike conventional investments - will have the opportunity to get on board at attractive conditions even for modest investments. During this type of phase “regular” investors are no longer taken on since the company’s expected performance draws a large number of larger investors which are essentially easier to manage.