Innovative areas of investment
At Moonshot, we are proud to feature companies that strictly adhere to ESG standards in our portfolio. Let’s walk through a few of these companies to give you an idea of how they align with ESG principles.
1. Synhelion SA
Synhelion SA is an innovative company striving to reverse the fuel-burning process by converting CO2 back into fuel. With its research team based at ETH Zurich, Synhelion is revolutionizing fossil fuel production with breakthrough sun-to-liquid technology.
The company’s goal is to convert solar heat to manufacture syngas which can then be synthesized into kerosene. As for how it compares to fossil fuels, it’s cleaner, more affordable, and renewable. Impressively, Synhelion is reducing CO2 emissions by up to 100 percent.
As one of the jewels of our investment portfolio, Synhelion was crowned 2022’s laureate of the Aerosuisse Award for its groundbreaking ideas. This prestigious award recognizes exceptional contributions to the Swiss aerospace industry.
We’re very excited about Synhelion’s breakthroughs and the pivotal role it is playing in achieving net-zero carbon emissions in the aviation industry. Regarding ESG standards, Synhelion SA is a prime example of a company that directly integrates its ethos into its product.
2. Piëch Automotive
Piëch Automotive is a recently established electric sports car manufacturer based in Zurich and Munich. The company’s aim is to take classic and timeless designs seen in regular cars and apply that to electric sports cars. The target market is conservative car enthusiasts who don’t want their personal vehicles to look like spaceships jetting around on the streets. The thoughtful design tips the scale in favor of an electric car versus a gas one.
Speaking of design, one of the most noteworthy accomplishments by Piëch is the modular composition of their vehicles. This allows for the customer to make modifications and select from various body styles, playing to the buyer’s taste.
Piëch’s central ethos is to use innovation to propel the electric car market forward while also preserving the nostalgic feeling of driving an old-school luxury sports car. And, of course, its carbon-free fuel aligns with strict environmental standards.
3. Amēa Villas
Amēa Villas is transforming the timeshare market by giving small investors the opportunity to access ultra-high-end real estate in prime locations worldwide. Its unique model lets them stay in these spots while possibly earning returns on their investment.
Diving into what they do, Amēa develops modern luxury villas for holiday stays and exclusive events in some of the world’s most breathtaking locations.
The Amēa model looks like this: co-owners (investors) can reside at the property at no cost during pre-established timeframes in the low season. During the high season, co-owners can earn profits while the property is being rented out to international tourists and event organizers.
We’re enthusiastic about Amēa because of how they’re turning holiday homes into attractive assets and, at the same time, maximizing the occupancy of these properties. The goal is all-year occupancy, which benefits the local economy (shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions), the villa staff, investors, and everyone else involved.
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