Fast growing eco-timber that's reversing climate change


Raised to Date: Raised: $267,539

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World Tree, with a valuation of $23.6 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is leading the Eco-Tree Action designed to reverse climate change and make significant impacts on investors and small farmers. The project provides accessible investment opportunities in sustainable timber. World Tree targets high-end markets, including furniture, window blinds, veneers, musical instruments, and surfboards. Doug Willmore and Wendy Burton founded World Tree in June 2015. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $9,998.10 and a maximum target of $3.5 million. The campaign proceeds will be used to plant over 300,000 acres of trees and secure positive returns for investors and farmers.

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Financials as of: 10/06/2022
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Raise History

Offering Name Close Date Platform Valuation/Cap Total Raised Security Type Status Reg Type
World Tree 01/04/2023 StartEngine $23,572,854 $267,539 Revenue Share Funded RegCF
World Tree 07/31/2022 Wefunder $21,286,717 $326,476 Revenue Share Funded RegCF
World Tree 12/22/2021 Wefunder $12,600,000 $1,022,316 Revenue Share Funded RegCF
World Tree 08/15/2020 Wefunder $8,030,000 $1,070,000 Revenue Share Funded RegCF
World Tree 04/03/2019 Wefunder - $1,001,628 Revenue Share Funded RegCF
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Money doesn’t grow on trees. At least that’s what I thought before learning about World Tree

World Tree is not the usual raise you see featured in KingsCrowd’s reports. Instead of offering equity to investors, it shares the revenue from the sale of its timber harvest. 

The concept is simple. World Tree USA collects money from investors every year to plant several hundred acres of the Empress Splendor tree (Paulownia Fortunei), one of the fastest growing trees in the world, on independently managed farms across North and Central America. After 10 years, the company will cut the trees down and sell them on the timber market. World Tree will then share 25% of the profits with investors, 50% with farmers, and keep the last 25% for itself. 

And that’s how trees bring money to investors.

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World Tree on StartEngine 2022
Platform: StartEngine
Security Type: Revenue Share
Valuation: $23,572,854

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