Name of Project: RAZ Finance Data Market: Decentralized Impact | Finance | Evolved
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RAZ catalyzes decentralized impact
ROI Expectations Recap:
Total trading volume based on Data Consume Volume and Network Revenue expectations: 13,000,000 $OCEAN
Total community revenue: 260,000 $OCEAN
Total projected funding in $OCEAN: 94,153
Chance of Success
Community revenue ROI: 234,000 $OCEAN
Total project ROI: 2.5
Description of the project and what problem is it solving:
RAZ Finance has merged its stakeholder network platform with its impact-financial data monitoring dashboard to catalyze a dynamic online community on a path to decentralization. The platform facilitates cross-project collaboration so that individuals can engage with impact-financial data and outcomes across multiple companies and initiatives. The RAZ dashboard can be customized for specific campaigns, inclusive of B Corporation Verification, calls for proposals and funding, investment due diligence, and product ranking for our impact-verified marketplace.
Our team is seeking support from the Ocean DAO community to build a dedicated Data Market that will facilitate the monetization and trade of verified impact-financial data gathered by the RAZ platform’s projects and stakeholders.
For the the $OCEAN community, the RAZ Finance Data Market presents an opportunity for $OCEAN utility to be at the forefront of:
Transforming the decentralized impact economy by integrating stakeholder-verification with financial performance
The development of a decentralized exchange, inclusive of impact-linked NTFS, centered on: stakeholder-verified impact-financial data that facilitates transparent investment and liquidity across the ESG, sustainability and impact landscape.
Join us in leading the evolution of decentralized impact finance.
The Past: Centralized, Hierarchical, Reporting
The Future: Evolutionary Stakeholder Influence
The RAZ network community is emerging to catalyze the evolution of impact finance.
RAZ is launching an Impact-Financial Data Marketplace.
Through RAZ, $OCEAN and the protocol’s technology are gaining exposure to a growing community of conscious stakeholders, shoppers, investors, and donors alongside impact investment fund managers, institutional investment managers, individual investors, companies receiving investment, and corporates.
More than one third of total assets under management (AUM), or $53 trillion, will be classified as “sustainable” or “ESG” by 2025. Our team believes that the long-term value to the Ocean DAO community will be interconnected with the growth of global AUM in this category over the next 4 years.
With RAZ, the relevance and impact of $OCEAN can transcend to:
Integrated impact-financial performance data trading across a multi-trillion dollar global market
Direct capital deployment in $RAZ and $OCEAN towards stakeholder-verified impact investment opportunities
Stakeholder engagement and economic impact through incentivization in $RAZ and $OCEAN
For the OceanDAO, RAZ can offer reputation-driven swaps during the long-term progression of the project, to facilitate $OCEAN holder engagement as part of the RAZ DAO impact investment community.
RAZ Finance facilitates:
For $RAZ stakeholders:
Access to impact-verified products
The ability to support impact-verified companies and causes by:
Donating | Lending | Investing
- Earning through making conscious purchases, supporting initiatives, engaging with projects and referring active community members
For companies, nonprofits and asset managers:
Stakeholder-driven due diligence and data management
Impact-financial performance data tracking and verification
Investment due diligence
Digital asset creation and trade
Our proof of concept launch led our team to a product market-fit driven by:
Reputation-based impact-financial data verification and project scoring
For stakeholders: the ability to shop for impact-verified products on the platform, while our roadmap includes the ability for the community to support, invest in, lend and donate to companies, projects and initiatives verified on the basis of our reputation scoring system.**
For investors: the accessibility of verified investable opportunities
For companies and organizations: the ability to qualify for, and access, capital and funding as a result of utilizing the platform
Therefore, to accomplish:
Increasing the number of companies contributing to our datasets
Facilitating capital deployment
We’re launching a RAZ Data Market
Data for the market is sourced by:
- The RAZ stakeholder engagement platform that transparently records progress according to:
Impact themes and metrics | ESG strategies | Sustainability targets and indicators | Capital allocation commitments | Economic outcomes
while incentivizing outcome realization through decentralized currencies
The RAZ Community Platform, features reputation-based data verification and project scoring, and an evolving, experiential, landscape of Impact Themes, Metrics, Initiatives and Stakeholder-Verified Data.
Data Inputs and Document Upload
A Project Owner who manages a company’s data can upload a document or report, for example, a spreadsheet that was sent to an investor about how capital was allocated. The document is reviewed and verified by the project’s stakeholders as well as by auditors and impact/sustainability/ESG experts.
To be implemented by January 2022: Proof of existence is recorded on a blockchain ledger.
To create a decentralized data verification model, the weight of stakeholder contributions, reviews and audits is based on reputation scores. The methodology and standards utilized to shape scoring criteria are decided upon by the RAZ DAO community. The process therefore makes it possible for any project to attract the attention of experts carrying higher reputation scores, and allows for progress to be made regardless of whether a company or initiative has the financial capacity to engage consultants and support providers.
Engagement and verification is being gamified to facilitate reputation scoring, and incentivized through cryptocurrency rewards, creating opportunities for genuine equality and economic impact.
Recent Project Milestones
Community reputation scoring is based on overall results across all projects a stakeholder is involved with
Instead of working towards a goal of global impact metric standardization, we’re creating an environment that empowers all $RAZ holders, alongside aligned DAO communities, to shape, define, and monetize what impact means for them.
The community manages governance-level Impact Themes and Initiatives that track individual contributions across multiple projects, set impact measurement and management standards, and define due diligence campaign initiatives.
Project Owners, including companies and teams actively utilizing the platform are able to decide how to monetize and share their data across audience levels including:
- The public
The RAZ community
investors and funders
As part of due diligence processes, data can be associated with Ocean ERC20 datatokens, with the first examples being “Impact in Action” traded as PHEORC-5 and “Decentralized Impact | Finance | Evolved traded as DETORC-97 smart contracts, NFTs, and beyond as tradeable digital assets continue to evolve.
$RAZ holders will be able to have a stake in how impact is managed locally, and vote on the implementation of measurement and management practices across diverse markets.
Together, $RAZ stakeholders facilitate:
DeFi-driven asset trading
Reduced risk for investors
Increased investment liquidity
Faster and more efficient due diligence
Deployment of capital and funding to purpose-driven companies, projects and initiatives through the $RAZ DAO
- Grant Deliverable 1:
The launch of:
*The RAZ Finance Data Market: Decentralized Impact | Finance Evolved
Customization of the current Ocean market fork managed by RAZ to exclusively list impact-related data across the landscape of:
Data related to the progression of individual projects managed by stakeholder groups across the RAZ ecosystem
Environment, Social and Governance progress tracked by RAZ
ESG, impact and sustainability data collected and traded by RAZ community partners
Integrated impact-financial data
Grant Deliverable 2:
RAZ + $OCEAN ecosystem growth
** 10 project-based datasets traded in $OCEAN on the RAZ Data Market by February 2022
**The RAZ impact-verified product marketplace facilitates payments in $OCEAN
- Grant Deliverable 3
**RAZ app **
- Development and launch of a mobile application for the RAZ community to facilitate governance and standards-level data collection across the platform.
Which category best describes your project?
Building / improving applications or integrations to Ocean
Which Fundamental Metric best describes your project?
Data Consume Volume
What is the final product?:
- A RAZ Data Market
**The RAZ Stakeholder Community Platform that facilitates:
data gathering for the RAZ market
reputation-based outcome verification and governance
For-profit companies seeking to:
Publish verified impact
Achieve milestones, certification
Qualify for funding (investment and grants)
Non-profit organizations seeking:
funding and donations
the ability to transparently track and report on the allocation of their funding
Investors/asset managers/DAO communities seeking:
New, verified, opportunities to deploy capital and funding
To monitor existing projects
Partners: technical assistance/capacity building
Individual partner representatives are able to participate in project evaluation and earn reputation scores
Reputation facilitates incentivization and digital asset-driven rewards based on the achievement of milestones
How does this project drive value to the “fundamental metric” (listed above) and the overall Ocean ecosystem? This is best expressed as Expected ROI.
Based on the launch of multi-project collaboration across the RAZ community, the establishment of a DAO, capital deployment and grant-making initiative, RAZ Finance expects to attract a larger number of stakeholders.
Our team expects that the following total ROI for $OCEAN can be realized over the course of one year - by December 2022:
Bang = 260,000
Primary Metric: Data Consume Volume
Expected long-term results:
- RAZ Data Market sales, as well as Impact in Action and Decentralized Impact | Finance | Evolved dataset sales, between December 2021-2022: 80,000 sales at an average price of 100 $OCEAN, resulting in 8,000,000 $OCEAN trading volume.
Secondary Metric: Network Revenue
5,000,000 OCEAN trading volume resulting from:
*RAZ DAO treasury growth
*Investment and capital deployment transactions in $OCEAN
*RAZ marketing and outreach campaigns, network development, data consumption, stakeholder incentivization driven by reputation scoring, rewards and bounties.
*Total value locked in $OCEAN as part of RAZ datasets
Total trading volume based on Data Consume Volume and Network Revenue expectations: 1,300,000 $OCEAN
Total community revenue: 260,000 $OCEAN
Round 8: 33208
Round 9: 22764
Round 11: $20,000 USD at 1.1 = 18,181 (estimate)
Subsequent funding round: $20,000 USD at 1 = 20,000
Total projected funding in $OCEAN: 94,153
Chance of Success
Community revenue ROI: 234,000 $OCEAN
Total project ROI: 2.5
Primary Metric: Data Consume Volume
More than one third of total assets under management (AUM), or $53 trillion, will be classified as “sustainable” or “ESG” by 2025.
According to Bloomberg, McKinsey and the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, the largest shift in capital allocation occurred in 2021, leading to a $3 Trillion inflow of investment into “green”, sustainable and ESG-driven economic recovery initiatives.
ESG momentum is rising. While the next wave of growth is emerging across Europe, China, Japan and the USA, policy makers and market authorities are accelerating ESG disclosure requirements for both corporations and investors.
Based on these trends, RAZ Finance expects that trading volume through the RAZ Data Market will increase proportionally to our curation efforts and market forces.
Our “Impact in Action” and “Decentralized Impact | Finance | Evolved” datasets on the Ocean Market will serve to cross-promote both RAZ and the Ocean Protocol, while providing practical use cases, editable policies, and more.
The RAZ Finance Data Market will make it possible for asset managers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, consultants and impact managers to access resources on what impact measurement and management, alongside “Financial, Environmental, Social and Governance” (FESG) look like in practice.
Secondary Metric: Network Revenue
Network revenue will primarily be generated by the launch and development of the RAZ impact-financial data market on a foundation of Ocean Protocol code.
Our team has established that our ability to generate data from more diverse sources will be based on the growth of our stakeholder community that has been expanded to include:
By launching a pilot calls for fuding proposals through the RAZ DAO, we intend to prove the viability of the concept in practice, and attract more investors and partners. Throughout this process, we expect that investment capital will be provided to the RAZ DAO treasury in $OCEAN as well as other cryptocurrencies.
Initial pilot process completed and milestones met between August 9th and September 1st 2021
Proof of Concept: 90 days - September 9th to December 9th 2021
- Private sale: November-December 2021
RAZ Data Market Launch: December 2021
RAZ Community Platform Market Launch: 1 year - November 2021 to 2022
Funding Requested: $20,000 USD
Proposal Wallet Address: 0xf8388c804061d08b757BAef8d9bB5f9eF8BA90D1
Have you previously received an OceanDAO Grant (Y/N)? Yes, during Rounds 8 and 9.
Twitter Handle: @razfintech
Project lead Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Country of Residence: Israel and Serbia
Background/Experience: Miriam is the Founder of Roshem Impact, a Certified B Corporation that provides information technology and marketing solutions to companies that are committed to realizing verifiable, positive, social and environmental impact. She leads the development of impact data, verification, certification and impact-financial integration for RAZ Finance. Her leadership expertise spans across the USA, Canada, and Israel as related to impact finance, intellectual property, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, Environment, Social and Governance policy and practice.
Role: Co-Founder and VP of Business Development
Background/Experience: Raphael is a licensed attorney in Israel with 20 years of Intellectual Property law experience. He worked across the diamond and jewelry industry for 19 years developing market access opportunities through technology, while driving sales and operating diamond tenders. He manages business development and partnerships at RAZ Finance with a focus on opportunities across the landscape of impact and ESG investing, blockchain, impact tech, agricultural tech, sustainable and regenerative business.
Role: Technology Development Project Manager
Background/Experience: Nemanja developed our Proof of Concept platform, and facilitated the integration of Impact Theme and Initiative functionality. He is an expert at online community management as well as front-end development. He has worked with Roshem Impact since 2019, and has created websites and community platforms for impact-driven initiatives across the e-commerce, advisory and consulting, trading, and sustainable business landscape. At RAZ, he manages priorities, workflows and HR related to the expansion of our in-house team, blockchain integration, data security, tokenization through the Ocean Protocol, while ensuring our team meets and exceeds milestones and KPIs in accordance with investor expectations.
Role: Marketing, Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach
Background/Experience: Selena has led Roshem Impact since 2020 and managed communications and marketing projects for impact-driven firms and initiatives. She led the team to B Corporation Certification and participated in developing and executing a Workers Impact Business Model that led to the company being recognized in the top 5% of B Corps globally, as part of the 2021 Best for the World list. She led the organization of the Roshem Impact Summit, an online conference that brought together prolific speakers to explore the emergence of a regenerative economy. The RAZ Finance initiative was officially launched in September 2020, and publicized in July 2021. At RAZ, Selena manages stakeholder communications, client service and onboarding, social media, digital and video content development. Selena previously worked for the Novak Djokovic Foundation, where she managed communications strategy and fundraising.
Role: Environment, Social and Governance Verification Expert
Background/Experience: Margaret has over 20 years experience in environmental, social, governance (ESG), and project management consulting for private, public, and international clients for a multitude of industries. She has been a Benefit Officer and Impact Consultant with Roshem Impact since February 2020. She advises on matters related to ESG and compliance. Her most recent academic achievements include a Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from the University of Colorado and Leeds Business School. She has a B.S. degree in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of Cape Town.
Joshua Boles | CEO of Neo Flow Asset Management
Background/Experience: As the CEO of Neo Flow, Joshua leads a multi-disciplinary investment management company focused on Digital Assets, Decentralized Finance, and Web 3.0 blockchain projects. The firm’s relationships and blended investment approach have led to early access to the most advanced Digital Asset protocols and next-generation technology. His career history has included being a Senior Investment Advisor, Executive Director, Chief of Staff and Business Development leader working with federal clients and the Department of Defense. He has managed a Single Family Office for 10 years, with approximately 4,000 multifamily units in five US states including a portfolio of investments across the venture capital and private equity space.
Nenad is the CEO and Founder of Bloxico a startup founded in 2018 by several blockchain and fintech experts. Bloxico is an approved vendor for Cardano and actively collaborates with the IOHK team.
Nenad has over 20 years of management experience in all aspects of Information Technology:
• CTO and CIO of AFA Systems plc, a publicly listed IT company at London Stock Exchange
• End to end management of complex IT projects in the UK, USA, Middle East and South Africa
Over 30 years of IT Solutions Engineering experience:
• Senior QA Software Engineer doing Test Automation and Continuous Integration on First Data Payment Gateway project using Agile/Scrum, Cucumber, Selenium, Ruby, Docker, Jenkins and JIRA.
• QA Software Engineer for Pass loyalty and cashless payment cards systems using C, C++, Linux based POS with GPRS modules and NFC cards
• Software architect of Musketeer, a financial system which was developed in C++, fully Object Oriented with persistence layers mapped to SQL Server. Over 60% of code was automatically generated from Meta models, with 1.5 million lines of code
• In addition to the above: C, Java Script, C#, OO Design, UML, Financial systems, Embedded Software and Complex systems modelling
Background/Experience: Ron is a problem solver, the lead advisor at RAZ and an investor driving forward the development of the platform and network. He has an innate need and vision to improve the world for its people. His family have worked in the timber industry for more than seven consecutive generations. Ron has diversified his Hermal Group in Australia into the new world economy of sustainability. As timber has risen to the fore as a solution in the fight to tackle climate change, Ron has turned a forest-based raw material being sold as woodchips into the world’s first plantation hardwood CLT. Cusp is the realization of Ron’s vision to facilitate Australia becoming self-sufficient in timber production and to minimize waste in the timber supply chain. To this end, he is also creating a Bioenergy plant that can generate renewable electricity & heat from the biomass waste of the forest industries. Ron holds an honours degree in Chemical Engineering from Monash University. Cusp Building Solutions is just one of the many successful companies that form part of the Hermal Group, of which Ron is Chairman & Managing Director. These companies include Sullivan’s Cove Distillery, Quip$mart, Mortim, CLTP and Cusp, Solarwood International, Hermal Bioenergy & Westernport Marina.
Carolina Almeida Cruz | Founder of CMore | Business and Human Rights Expert
Background/Experience: Carolina started the impact-focused stage of her career at the ILO - International Labor Organization with regards to ending Human Trafficking and furthering Women’s Rights. In 2012, she co-founded the Sapana nonprofit organization in Portugal. In 2020, she founded the CMore ESG Strategy Consultancy. Carolina studied Psychology at the ISPA, Financials and Stewardship for Nonprofits at Harvard, Entrepreneurship, Social Impact and Innovation at the United Nations University for Peace, and Business Sustainability Management at Cambridge University. She received the Women Economic Forum “Iconic Women Creating a Better World” Award from the World Economic Forum in March 2019, and in 2021, was recognized as one of Portugal’s top three Women in Tech.
Background/Experience: Michael is co-founder of UNIT and partner at Unit.Ventures, focused on creating meaningful jobs and solving inequity. It connects providers and customers, as well as allows businesses and individuals to issue tokens for specific uses. He is focused on social impact and positive change through education, entrepreneurship and empowering individuals. Michael is a self-taught full-stack web developer and mobile engineer. Michael has built several successful businesses with exits ranging from Chatride, an encrypted peer-to-peer video conferencing technology, Ratemash, once one of the UK’s largest student social networks, the Wikileaks Android app and many niche mobile apps used by millions of users worldwide. Alongside starting and growing businesses, Michael has advised and supported startups, investors and corporates in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America.
Part 3: Project Deliverables
Building / improving applications or integrations to Ocean
The influence of the RAZ DAO community, alongside the economic viability of $RAZ, amplify the potential of integrated impact and financial data by incentivizing:
Investors, Asset Managers and Companies
to participate in the process of generating credible data
by distributing cryptocurrency rewards including:
while transforming their data inputs over time into digital assets through three pathways:
Data Utility Tokens
NFTs - Non-Fungible Tokens
Data tokenization leads to monetization, trade and liquidity opportunities.
Investors can diversify their portfolios.
Digital asset trading increases access to capital and facilitates liquidity.
The collective intelligence of the RAZ DAO leads to economic benefit for all participants.
Efficient data analysis, the provision of actionable insights and influence on impact and financial outcomes as they are unfolding.
Are there any mockups or designs to date?
The public version of the project’s impact data tracks integrated ESG and financial data in real-time during the process of RAZ Finance becoming a Decentralized Autonomous Organization.
An overview of the technology stack?
- Ocean Protocol Data Market Technology
The current Proof of Concept platform facilitates:
Project Owner platform customization, working groups, stakeholder engagement, Impact Theme groups and Initiatives that track progress according to specific assessment frameworks.
The company is currently in the capital raising phase to create a broader platform and mobile app based on integrations with:
- Gnosis conditional tokens
*PrimeDao DAO to DAO communication and smart contract deployment solutions
Projects will be connected to a RAZ zone on the ixo Internet of Impact. Companies will be able to utilize the RAZ platform to issue ixo Alphabonds for the purpose of accessing financing in any cryptocurrency, including $RAZ.
The ixo Impact Exchange platform (DEX) for swapping pairs of fungible token assets, including RAZ, from any Internet of Impact network zone and will connect through to the Cosmos Hub DEX to access cross-network liquidity. The RAZ team has joined the ixo Launchpad program and is in the process of qualifying to become an Impact Market Relayer in order to connect RAZ data management solutions and integrated impact-financial outcome management with the Internet of Impact.
If the project includes community engagement:
Running the campaign on social media for how many weeks? Continuously for the duration of the existence of the RAZ Finance community, with emphasis on the Ocean DAO having provided significant support during the project’s early stages.
Project Deliverables - Roadmap
Any prior work completed thus far?
Tracks and verifies impact
Manages capital allocation decisions
Engages teams and stakeholders to verify outcomes
Increases the speed and efficiency of due diligence related to accessing or deploying capital
Proof of Concept Product Dive: Where We Are Now
Impact Themes and Initiatives are customized according to:
The goals of companies, initiatives and their funders
RAZ DAO funding calls for proposals and metrics established by the community
The platform records action steps and progress across ESG, sustainability or impact initiatives
Stakeholders engaged with projects can verify and influence outcomes: investors, team members, employees, consultants, partners, suppliers, customers, community members, verification experts and intended beneficiaries
Engagement is incentivized and tracked through currencies distributed by the RAZ DAO, inclusive of $OCEAN, $RAZ (upcoming) and $ADA. The realization of each initiative is correlated to DeFi-driven economic impact. Financial data is reviewed and verified based on: statements and verification by beneficiaries, employees and individual stakeholders.
Details on the capital allocated, and deployed, to each initiative involved in the realization of an Impact Theme can be provided
Each company and organization that utilizes the platform onboards members from their own stakeholder groups
** What is the project roadmap That is: what are key milestones, and the target date for each milestone.**
5-10 investment funds and 20-30 companies managing data via RAZ Finance
RAZ Finance becomes a validator and market relayer as part of the ixo protocol’s Internet of Impact
December 2021 - February 2022: $200,000 in capital raised for MVP platform development
January 2022 - June 2022: Platform upgrades from Minimum Viable Product to Decentralized Network Platform completed.
RAZFinance.io | $RAZ | Data Science
By March 2022:
Timelines, proof points and verification events are recorded through transparent blockchain ledgers.
Confidential and proprietary data is stored in both hash format and on secure servers.
Data privacy: RAZ Project Owners remain in control of how their data is accessed and utilized.
Off-chain data bridged to a diverse range of blockchains via oracle solutions and smart contracts.
$RAZ utility extends to:
Access to the publication, verification and reputation scoring features of RAZFinance.io
Capital deployment to verified opportunities.
Impact, ESG and sustainable investment assets traded through decentralized exchanges and secondary market platforms.
Influence on outcomes. Stake in the impact of every company, nonprofit, and initiative engaging with the RAZ DAO and platform in order to influence outcomes
Carbon and sustainability credits
Any maintenance? Ongoing platform maintenance and development based on further rounds of capital investment - total of $450,000 to be invested into information technology between 2021-2022, with a $2M to $7M capital raise in 2023, of which a minimum of 40% will be channeled to information technology.
Foreseen or possible additions?
Ongoing developments and data to be included as part of the Decentralized Impact | Finance | Evolved dataset traded as PHEORC-5
Establishment of a legal entity for the RAZ Finance DAO, and formal, regulated token offering initiated
Deployment of the $RAZ token
Distribution of $RAZ to co-founders, stakeholders, investors and project owners
$RAZ-driven voting on community guidelines, codes of conduct, funding topics, impact metrics and initiatives, verification standards
Dataset to provide detailed, stakeholder-verified, data on the processes and action steps involved in the achievement of each milestone
Capital deployment data to be complemented by financial performance tracking related to the utilization of digital assets to fund impact, ESG and sustainability-driven projects
Groups, communities, founders, investors and beyond will be able to access practical examples on how to decentralize their business models and evolve into a DAO.
Any additional information, custom fields, or images you would like to add? For example: Any grants or fundraising to date?
$50,000 USD Capital Investment from an angel investor by means of a Convertible Note.
$50,000 Committed to the private sale phase of the $RAZ token launch
$17,600 USD/33208 $OCEAN
$17,500 USD/22764 $OCEAN
grants from the Ocean Protocol Foundation.
- Development, launch and commercialization of a Due Diligence and Stakeholder Engagement Platform from Q3 of 2021
- Blockchain solutions identified and initial partnerships confirmed
- Due diligence and data gathering conducted for the RAZ DAO community.
- Data tokenization and trading
- Relationship-building with established impact investors and ESG-driven asset managers
- Establishment of partnerships with funds and companies across regulated and emerging markets
- $RAZ private sale initiated in Q4 of 2021
- Modular development process allowing for expansion of existing platform and technology
- Pilot projects with asset managers across regulated markets and their investee companies
- Impact and financial data entry points expanded.
- Blockchain-based verification, proof of existence and off-chain data management integrated
- Initial Coin Offering in January 2021
- MVP delivered by Q2 of 2022
- Reporting and correlation functionality developed
- 2022 - Seed funding round at $2M - $7M USD+
- 2023 - Series A funding round at $7M - $10M USD+
- Geographic scope: UK, USA, Canada, European Union, Australia
- Pilot projects with emerging market asset managers for impact-driven startups across Asia, the Middle East (Israel and the UAE) Africa, Latin America and India
- Licensing to 70+ institutional asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, impact investment funds
Through RAZ, investors, companies and their stakeholders verify data and claims from how capital is allocated, to how integrated financial, ESG and sustainability outcomes are realized alongside positive impact.
A new, more conscious, generation of investors and stakeholders expects meaningful progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals alongside positive impact and ESG outcome realization.
Although regulations are emerging that mandate disclosures, self-reported data just isn’t enough anymore.
It’s time to raise the bar.
For progress to be made towards genuine equality, the meaning of impact needs to adapt to the unique needs of diverse, increasingly decentralized, communities, across both developed and emerging markets.
Through an equitable investment lens catalyzed by blockchain technology, the RAZ Finance project is opening doors for funding to be channeled towards world-changing social and environmental innovation.
A tremendous opportunity exists to efficiently manage and verify data.
Although capital inflows are changing the investment landscape, inadequate solutions exist to answer,
“how do investment strategies driven by ESG, sustainability and impact lead to economic benefit?”
“how do we know that positive change is being catalyzed by our capital”?
RAZ is being developed in response to both questions.