For Founders

A bold approach is needed to address climate change and the environmental crisis - this creates huge opportunities for business innovation. By serving as a catalyst, we hope to support founders who are committed to healing the planet.

Why launch your startup with a Venture Studio?

Venture Studios, also called Venture Builders, transform unique ideas into strong independent companies, significantly increasing the chances of success of each startup by investing capital from day-1, along with a lot of operational resources, strategic support, access to networks, and love.

Our Core Functions

  • Capital investment
  • Venture design
  • Strategic advisory
  • Fundraising support
  • Legal, secretarial & IP
  • HR support
  • Impact measurement
  • Finance & accounting
  • Market research & validation
  • Marketing & design support
  • Access to networks & partners
  • Product & engineering support

The Startup Creation Process

Launch and Validate.

We assess whether your idea or startup can be an impactful, scalable company aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Build and Pilot.

Whether you're starting a new business or growing an existing one, we can help build your team and product and grow revenue.

Scale and Fundraise.

We ensure a clear path to profitability, a product-market fit, a strong team in place and raise a seed round with external investors.

Apply here
or send us your pitch deck at
jointhejourney (at) satgana (dot) com

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this work?

We are a Venture Studio, also known as a Startup Studio. We collaborate with you to create an impactful startup. We evaluate ideas, technologies and markets and narrow down the funnel to the most promising approach. Support for startups will include:

💸 Capital: pre-seed to seed funding
🚀 Teaming up: assembling/building a great team
⚙️ Building: developing/validating your business idea
🌱 Growing: getting traction/proving product-market fit
📈 Scaling: securing the next round of investment and expanding

How is the Venture Studio value proposition different from an Accelerator program?

Different from the often generic Startup Accelerator approach, Satgana is offering individually-tailored support that will solely focus on the needs of your venture. This allows Satgana to tackle your individual challenges, be truly hands-on in your day-to-day challenges, while letting you keep the steering wheel.

We do not have a predefined timeline to work with you, but instead remain operationally involved until you raise your first round of external funding, with our support. We become as vested and involved in your success as a Co-Founder.

Furthermore, we plan on working with only 4 to 5 companies per year, instead of 10 or 20 per cohort. Thus, different from the typical “spray and pray” approach that most Accelerators embrace, we are able to give a lot more love to each venture, and are truly motivated to make each venture succeed.

Do you financially invest in startups?

Yes, we plan to invest both pre-seed capital alongside operational resources to ensure that your venture maximum chance of succeeding

Do I need to pay to apply to Satgana? Is there any associated fee at any point?

No. We want our financial interests to be fully aligned with yours, and as such we only work on the basis of becoming equity partners alongside you for the long run.

Is my idea/concept too early to apply?

“Your idea is interesting, but it’s a bit too early for us, come back to us in 6-12 months when you have achieved XYZ”. Does this sound familiar to you? We want to change this narrative. We are not afraid of working with founders as early as the idea-stage. As long as you meet our criteria, we want you to apply!

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How can we get funding for our start up?

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What are the main selection criteria?

We have 4 main selection criteria, which we assess through a series of calls and analytical work:

  • Team: capability, motivation and purpose
  • Commercial viability: clear value proposition, feasibility, defensibility, risks assessment, competition and market size
  • Impact: a clear and measurable positive impact towards specific SDG targets, particularly environmental metrics such as greenhouse gas emissions reductions, carbon removal, climate resilience, pollutants avoided, etc. We are also particularly interested in solutions that promote gender equality.
  • Fit: overall match with the team’s ethos, and value of the partnership to Satgana

Given our very hands-on approach to Venture Building, there is also a limited number of startups that we can work with at the same time, so given the number and quality of the applications we receive, we have to be selective about the ones we end up working with.

How do I know if my startup is the right fit for Satgana?

Satgana is looking to support founders that are fully committed to tackling the major environmental issues of our time (with a particular interest in climate-related solutions) in Europe and key emerging markets in Africa. It doesn’t matter if you only have an idea or already have a proof-of-concept, if you currently face challenges beyond only the need to raise capital and that your business model is strongly aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, you can apply.

What do you not invest in?
  • Non-profit organizations (although they have a crucial role to play, it is not part of our investment thesis).
  • Products that require a lengthy or expensive regulatory approval process or that do not have a software component.
  • Consulting or pure services models.
  • Companies that only rely on a buy-one, give-one model (e.g., giving away a share of sales to charity). Generally, ventures which do not have environmental impact at the core of their business model.
Is there a deadline to apply?

We are accepting applications throughout the year on a rolling basis, with a goal to support the best 4-5 startups we assess every year. You can apply through our online application form below.

Apply here
How long does the application process look like?

The selection process typically takes 6 to 8 weeks, in which you will undergo different review stages and we will co-define how the partnership will look like, notably regarding the amount of operational support and capital required to get your venture to its next milestone.

What if I still have a question?

We will be happy to answer any further questions not addressed in these FAQs.
Feel free to reach out to jointhejourney (at) satgana (dot) com

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