Mosaic

  • FoundedApril 2011
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • FundingBetween $1 - $10 million
  • Sector-FocusEnergy
  • Stage-FocusProject-Based
  • SecuritiesRoyalty-Based

Snapshot

Mosaic connects investors to high quality solar projects. Its mission is to open up clean energy investing and fundamentally change the way energy is financed.

Since its founding in 2010 Mosaic users have invested more than $5M in solar projects.

Deal Flow

Mosaic connects investors to high quality solar projects. Whereas stock markets, mutual funds and other forms of investments are intangible and can be adversely affected by geopolitical and other unforeseen events, solar panels, being real assets, aren’t affected for these external factors. Once a solar panel is connected and operating, it will produce clean electricity as long as the Sun shines regardless of geopolitical issues. With yield rates often at least 2-3 times higher than other comparable fixed income investments such as bonds, Mosaic’s steady returns are a great option in an uncertain world.

Fee Structure

Investor Fees

  • Management Fee 1% annual platform fee on assets in the investor’s account.

Issuer (Developer) Fees

Undisclosed.

Executive Team

Billy Parish

Co-Founder, CEO

Billy co-founded and grew the Energy Action Coalition into the largest youth organization in the world focused on clean energy and climate solutions. Billy developed a proposal to create a Clean Energy Corps to produce 5 million green jobs, which shaped the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the largest green investment in U.S. history. He has been honored as a Rolling Stone magazine "Climate Hero," an Utne Reader "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" and was elected as a Fellow by Ashoka, the global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs. Billy is co-author of Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money & Community in a Changing World (Rodale/Penguin 2012).

Social

March 7, 2014

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December 13, 2013

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September 2, 2013

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August 13, 2013

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July 23, 2013

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July 14, 2013

Distributed Sun (D-Sun) and Mosaic, an online marketplace that connects investors to high-quality solar projects, have announced their first joint project to allow individuals to invest in a 657 kW solar installation on a charter school in Colorado and …

July 10, 2013

Mosaic has done a pretty good job of introducing the concept of crowdfunding to solar. By giving anybody the power to invest in solar projects around the United States for as little as $25, Mosaic has become a darling of the cleantech community. So far …

June 17, 2013

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June 10, 2013

Crowdfunding Could Help Cleantech Attract Institutional Investors. Crowdfunding may be a natural fit for cleantech, where conventional early-stage funding has fallen off. Last year global venture capital flows to the sector plunged 33 percent, to $6.46 …

May 20, 2013

Mosaic have been a big success around here since we first heard about them, unsurprisingly given their innovative method of crowd-funding renewable energy solutions. It turns out that we’re not the only ones excited, though, as Mosaic have just announc …

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