World Tree

World Tree

Fast growing eco-timber that's reversing climate change

Fast growing eco-timber that's reversing climate change

Overview

Raised to Date: Raised: $267,539

Total Commitments ($USD)

Platform

StartEngine

Start Date

10/05/2022

Close Date

01/03/2023

Min. Goal
$9,998
Max. Goal
$3,500,000
Min. Investment

$498

Security Type

Revenue Share

Series

Series A

SEC Filing Type

RegCF    Open SEC Filing

Price Per Share

$2.30

Rolling Commitments ($USD)

Status
Funded
Reporting Date

01/30/2023

Days Remaining
Funded
% of Min. Goal
Funded
% of Max. Goal
Funded
Likelihood of Max
Funded
Avg. Daily Raise

$2,973

# of Investors

134

Momentum
Funded
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Year Founded

2015

Industry

Energy, Power, & Natural Resources

Tech Sector

Cleantech

Distribution Model

B2B

Margin

Low

Capital Intensity

High

Location

El Segundo, California

Business Type

Growth

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.

Summary Profit and Loss Statement

Most Recent Year Prior Year

Revenue

$0

$0

COGS

$0

$0

Tax

$0

$0

 

 

Net Income

$-4,784,633

$-2,467,711

Summary Balance Sheet

Most Recent Year Prior Year

Cash

$773,978

$1,231,923

Accounts Receivable

$933,934

$684,065

Total Assets

$3,228,455

$3,169,919

Short-Term Debt

$0

$39,762

Long-Term Debt

$0

$0

Total Liabilities

$0

$39,762

Financials as of: 10/05/2022
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Raise History

Offering Name Close Date Platform Valuation/Cap Total Raised Security Type Status Reg Type
World Tree 12/07/2023 Wefunder $22,815,322 $282,309 Equity - Common Funded RegCF
World Tree 01/03/2023 StartEngine $23,572,854 $267,539 Revenue Share Funded RegCF
World Tree 07/30/2022 Wefunder $21,286,717 $326,476 Revenue Share Funded RegCF
World Tree 12/21/2021 Wefunder $12,600,000 $1,022,316 Revenue Share Funded RegCF
World Tree 08/14/2020 Wefunder $8,030,000 $1,070,000 Revenue Share Funded RegCF
World Tree 04/02/2019 Wefunder - $1,001,628 Revenue Share Funded RegCF
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Analyst Report Analyst Report Methodology Article

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
Price per Share: $2.30

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