Greg Waite, CEO of InventionShare, announced today that InventionShare’s game changing portfolio of social impact inventions were a hot topic at the Global Impact Investing Network Forum (GIIN) 2016 in Amsterdam last week.  Mr. Waite said that its portfolio of socially responsible inventions for high social and financial dividends was well received by many of the delegates attending the forum. The two-day forum wrapped up on December 8th.

Impact investments are those made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. Impact investments can be made in both emerging and developed markets and target a range of returns from below market to market rate, depending on the investor’s strategic goals. The growing impact investment market provides capital to address the world’s most pressing challenges in sectors such as sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, conservation, microfinance, and affordable and accessible basic services including housing, health care and education.

InventionShare is an invention equity company with a focus on inventions that impact people and the planet, and its portfolio of inventions addresses key impact markets one of which  is wireless communications (huge area coverage bringing education, emergency services and telemedicine to various regions of the world). Other inventions discussed during the conference include energy reduction, energy storage, super cooling, water purification, environmental monitoring, precision agriculture, food safety and security, medical diagnostics and therapeutics and a number of additional ‘world imperative foundational’ inventions.

Mr. Waite said, “Our business model is very compressed and is based on leveraging large companies with little to no business execution risk to get critical, high-impact technologies into the marketplace and accelerate their global adoption. Traditional operating company models with a decade of financing before they fail, get bought or go IPO just isn’t going to cut it for many of the needs relating to people and planet today. We need these technologies now and the value proposition is intuitive – there is no need to validate a market because adopting these types of significant technologies is simply common sense.”

The annual forum consisted of a number of presentations and networking events and included investors from family offices, pension funds, private equity, venture capital, mezzanine financing, funding, foundations and ultra-net worth investors. Banks and insurance companies, many who are new to the world of impact investing, were also in attendance this year. There were many unique presentations at the conference. Two in particular that caught the attention of the firm were the Ecoship Project www.ecoship-pb.com presented by Yoshioka Tatsuya and The Social Stock Exchange www.socialstockexchange.com.

“There were direct synergies with some motivational strategies for various participants that provide the basis for InventionShare’s commitment to disruptive technologies and innovative and game-changing inventions for social change,” Mr. Waite said. “The Ecoship project is a fantastic idea to showcase leading energy, water, waste and communications technologies in its anticipated tour of 100 ports through to 2020. I will also be meeting with the team from the Social Stock Exchange to better understand their investment thesis and philosophy. I think that the Social Stock Exchange is a creative yet pragmatic way of bringing visibility and liquidity to social impact inventions and innovations, and many of the exchanges are missing out.”

About InventionShare

InventionShare is a unique invention equity company that accelerates the global adoption of socially responsible game changing inventions to the benefit of inventors, companies, people and planet.

InventionShare has been working with inventors who not only have game-changing inventions but who can make a significant difference to people and the planet, while offering investors significant returns over the life of the invention.

For more details on InventionShare and its portfolio of game-changing inventions, see www.inventionshare.com.  For information in regards to product development, partnering or licensing and for any special projects, contact:

Keith Taylor, Vice President Acquisition & Licensing

ktaylor@inventionshare.com or (613) 225-7236 Ext. 105

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Kensel J. Tracy V. P. Invention Catalyst

ktracy@inventionshare.com or (613) 225-7236 Ext. 116