Our world is facing existential environmental and humanitarian challenges. We need US$4 Trillion per year flowing into projects aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, yet humanity currently lacks the capability and capacity to deploy, measure and manage that much capital at a global scale.
On average, impact entrepreneurs spend 60% of their time trying to raise capital. Impact investors spend 50% of their OpEx on searching for ventures that align to their mandates. Innovation Programs, such as accelerators and competitions spend over 50% of their time managing the selection and mentor / investor engagement process. There is a lot of inefficiency in the system.
EarthTech is on a Mission to help mobilize the global resources needed to positively impact 1 billion lives and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
The EarthTech Platform uses beautifully designed UX coupled with deep research, datasets, smart feedback capabilities and decision intelligence tools to empower impact ventures, investors, philanthropists and innovation programs to scale their impact.
Humanity is faced with a planetary environmental crisis of our own making. We have the power for change that.
In order to truly solve our environmental crisis, we need to solve many of our societal challenges, such as reducing inequality globally and ensuring we can feed and house 9 billion+ people sustainably.
Earth’s best chance at recovery is for all of humanity to become stewards of our planet.
Innovation and technology can help us generate the exponential impact needed to ensure 9 billion + people can live with our planet sustainably.
While technology, innovation and investment are powerful mechanisms for scaling up our efforts, we must learn from traditional ecological knowledge and indigenous cultures to ensure decisions made today adhere to the 7 generations principle.
We believe in the power of art, music and community to bring eco-systems together. EarthTech must bring a “Burning Man + TEDx” vibe and harness that energy towards action.
The exponentiality of technology, coupled with deep humanitarian intention and environmental knowledge, fueled by the power of conscious capitalism is our best hope.
There are a lot of amazing entrepreneurs, investors, organisations and experts trying to find solutions to our environmental and humanitarian crises, but not in a coordinated way.
Blended capital, combining the power of grants, philanthropy, debt, equity and revenue-based funding models from early stage through growth is essential to streamline the deployment of capital towards high impact projects, particularly in the Global South.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, while not perfect, give humanity a rallying point, a Mission, to work coherently towards. For the benefit of future generations and the health of our planet.
EarthTech was founded by Ant Moorhouse and Brian Keayes in March 2019.
Each team member of EarthTech has had their own crisis of consciousness around why they are dedicating their time. The co-founders are no different.
Ant had recently returned from 4 years in Boulder, Colorado, after exiting a company that he founded 10 years prior. In Boulder, Ant had been investing in and mentoring technology and impact start-ups, as well as starting a few of his own. Upon returning to Australia, Ant took his daughters to the Great Barrier Reef. The damage was clear. Ant decided that the rest of his professional life was going to be focused on helping the health of our planet. He felt that it was the least he could do for his children. He also craved being part of a mission orientated, purpose led team. Ant started to workout how he was going to leverage his various entrepreneurial, leadership and strategy skills for impact. Shortly after, he met Brian, who had shared values and ambitions and the technology and design skills that Ant was missing.
Upon arriving in Noosa, Ant felt this immediate sense that the Noosa region was perfectly placed, at this particular time, to be the national and maybe even global epicentre of ‘sustainable’ technologies. It was at this point that Ant was introduced to Brian Keayes, long time Sunshine Coast resident, environmentally focused Projection Artist, UX Expert and Designer who had the same vision.
Brian first created the EarthTech brand in 2016 as an initial active response to the documentary “Before the Flood”. Before the movie ended, he had committed to changing his diet, refocused his Creative Agency and repurposed the messaging of his projection art into “Earth Technologies”. Having run three consecutive TEDxNoosa events from 2013, he knew all too well the power of ideas and magic of events, but needed the missing component – harnessing that energy. It was when he met Ant, that the aligned vision and purpose was combined with a strategy to harness the potential and enabled the re-launch of EarthTech.
With this shared vision of the future and a commitment to make a change, an investment round was quickly closed and the journey has begun.
EarthTech acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. EarthTech is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.