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CoPeace

Sustainable, ESG investing for the future

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Investor Panel

Fares interviewed CoPeace on August 7, 2020. Play Video
Fares Ksebati
Co-Founder & CEO of MySwimPro
Strengths
says, "Copeace has a great mission and what seems to be an untapped opportunity in this category. The overall momentum of the market is moving in favor of this model and with the right traction, Copeace will be able to scale and support more impactful companies. "
Advice
says, "Before investing, I’d like to see a more focused persona(s) developed to better understand the members being served. Additionally I’d like to see the breakdown of the unit economics and traction that derive the current valuation. "

What Investors Say


What Friends Say

Robert A Investor | Advisory Council Member
CoPeace is an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the world without sacrificing financial returns.
Dr. Sarah E Investor | Board Member
CoPeace is inclusionary. They provide access to all types of investors, including those who are new to impact investing.
Mike W Investor
The leadership team is transparent – they are high character, high energy, intelligent people with a passion in this market.
Peter & Maggie B Investor
CoPeace investments match our interest, and passion for, ethical business practices.

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