Work

Cases that matter

By starting impact-driven companies we give meaning to our vision of The Economy of the Crowd; an inclusive economy where companies create value for people and planet. Through our work we aim to improve the quality of life of as many people as possible in a sustainable way.

Enviu highlights

A selection of our work

Energy Floors
  • Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Invested
Raise awareness on energy production and energy consumption.
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Open Source House
  • Accra Ghana
  • Ideation
Designing sustainable and affordable housing for urban areas in emerging countries.
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Three Wheels United
  • Bangalore India
  • Invested
Improving the lives of millions of auto-rickshaw drivers in India.
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Project Overview

What we have done so far

Khaloom
  • Delhi India
  • Validation

Upcycling textile waste into handcrafted apparel grade fabric.

Yummm! Concepts
  • Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Exited investment

Yummm! Concepts is a social business producing healthy sweats and snacks for kids.

HELP! App
  • Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Validation

Free smartphone application to call for help in case of an emergency.

Future Proof Shipping
  • Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Ideation

Co-creating future proof examples of sustainable shipping.

Veteran Service Company
  • Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Validation

Shortening the period that veterans deal with (stress) symptoms.

Duurzaam Investeren
  • Amsterdam The Netherlands
  • Invested

Online marketplace for investment opportunities in renewable energy projects.

What to do with Poo?
  • Nakuru Kenya

Worldwide innovation challenge calling for business concepts using human waste in Nakuru County, Kenya.

Plug & Ride
  • The Hague The Netherlands
  • Invested

Offering charging points for electric vehicles that can be booked in advance.

People's Pension Trust Ghana
  • Accra Ghana
  • Validation

Micro pension company in Ghana, helping the informal sector save for an income after retirement.

Hybrid Tuk Tuk Battle
  • The Netherlands
  • Ideation

Designing an upgrade kit for auto rickshaws, to achieve a 30 to 60% reduction in CO2 emission.

Energy Floors
  • Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Invested

Raise awareness on energy production and energy consumption.

ReFlow Filament
  • Dar Es Salaam Tanzania
  • Validation

Improve the livelihood of waste pickers, creating high value recycled 3D print filament.

Outside Inc.
  • Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Invested

Outside Inc. accelerates new social business development by corporate entrepreneurship.

Cordaid Social AdVenture
  • The Hague The Netherlands
  • Ideation

Innovation competition for social entrepreneurs and private initiatives.

Otter Challenge
  • Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Ideation

Co-creating business models that will guarantee long-term survival for the otter in the Netherlands.

Three Wheels United
  • Bangalore India
  • Invested

Improving the lives of millions of auto-rickshaw drivers in India.

SaniNation
  • India

ThePowerGeneration
  • Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Invested

Organising challenges to save energy together.

Ensure your Family
  • Kenya
  • Validation

Online platform to save for health care for family members in Bangladesh.

Open Source House
  • Accra Ghana
  • Ideation

Designing sustainable and affordable housing for urban areas in emerging countries.

YOUth got the power
  • The Hague The Netherlands
  • Ideation

Co-creating business solutions targeting youth unemployment and access to work in The Hague.

Janta Meals
  • Gurgaon India
  • Invested

Hygienically and healthy Indian food at very affordable prices to slum dwellers.

Commonland
  • Worldwide
  • Validation

Business development and fundraising support for landscape restoration projects.

Discovered
  • Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Invested

Online marketplace where artisans from upcoming countries sell handmade goods.

Chakri Originals
  • Gujarat India
  • Validation

Producing and distributing a fair-trade salt brand.

Taka Taka Challenge
  • Kisumu Kenya
  • Ideation

Co-creating business solutions that turn waste into profit in Kisumu.

Goal Savings India
  • Bangalore India
  • Validation

Goal oriented savings product for people within the Indian informal sector.

Agribusiness Innovation Challenge
  • Kampala Uganda
  • Ideation

Co-creating an improved quality of life for smallholder farmers in Uganda.

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