At a Glance
Aila is the first platform to offer SMEs the exact goods and services needed to eliminate CO2 emissions from their business operations.
Traction and Ask
With 30 pilot users and soft commitments from market leader suppliers and a €1M pre-money valuation, Aila is looking to raise €200k pre-seed funding to:
- Continue to build its platform MVP and move to fully marketable product by Q3 2023;
- Reach 1000 users and €280k net revenues during the first year of operations by Q2 2024;
- Strengthen the team with 1 new hire in sales and 1 new hire in product development to scale up the business and prepare for international expansion.
Market, Business Model, Financials and Team
In a green technology and sustainability market worth €15.36Bn (+27.71% CARG/Year), Aila was founded in 2023 in Finland. Aila is initially free to SMEs and monetizes mainly through transaction fees charged to marketplace suppliers offering renewable or other ogreen transition products and services. Revenue growth is projected at 2.5x YoY (breakeven in Q4 2025), reaching €1.7M by 3Q 2026. Aila’s team of 4 (2 co-founders and 2 employees) combines 70+ years of commercial, ESG and technology expertise.
Aila offers a one-stop-shop for SME sustainability initiatives, moving the focus away from simply offsetting to first cleaning your own backyard, whether it is reducing CO2 emissions or supporting biodiversity projects. Its user-friendly and automated platform minimizes time and money spent on research and picks the right suppliers to lower CO2 emissions, with quick and easy transactions for direct impact that is not yet offered anywhere else in the market.
We aim to close this pre-seed round by 1 May 2023 and have already raised €115k out of the €200k from angel investors. The minimum investment ticket size is €10k.
Get in Touch
Juulia Karjula (Co-Founder / CEO) is speaking with potential investors over the next few weeks and is keen to pitch, demo and open up their traction and financial plans in detail.
Get in touch with us to find out more.