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Raise Green

The climatech marketplace for local impact investing. Create and invest in climate solutions for your community for a just transition to a clean energy economy.

  • Stage Product In Market
  • Industry Fintech
  • Location Somerville, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2018
  • Employees 5
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Raise Green makes it easy for anyone to invest in local solar energy projects on our regulation crowdfunding platform. We also help people to create, fund, build and run community-scale solar projects through our SaaS platform. As a two-sided marketplace for climate finance, we give people a way to take direct action to fight climate change by both creating local sustainable infrastructure and financing clean energy.


  • CEO & Co-Founder: 9 years working for President Obama in the Administration at the USDA, White House, and State Department. While at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, he focused on sustainable finance, energy project deployment, and environmental law and policy. Of note, Franz was a core member of the US negotiating team under President Obama that landed the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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    Co-Founder and COO

    COO & CO-founder: 5 years working in contaminated site cleanup at superfund sites and air emissions permitting for datacenters. While receiving his masters from Yale University, he focused on data science, green chemistry, and renewable energy project finance.