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Invest in Tradefox, Inc.

Trust in Recycling ♺ Risk off, money in, planet win 🌍

EARLY BIRD TERMS: $500,000 LEFT

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reserved of a $1,000,000 goal
INVESTMENT TERMS
 $30M  $27.5M valuation cap Future Equity
Early Bird Bonus: The first $500K of investments will be in a SAFE with a $27.5M valuation cap and 10% discount
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Highlights

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🌎 5,300 Tradefox Members from 183 countries Average 65% increase YOY.
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📈 +80,000 buyer-seller transactions reviewed by verified trading partners. 405% annual increase.
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🚀 2.3 million ML matched and verified buyer-seller transactions. 500% increase YOY.
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👓 Visibility into over 220,000 unique trading partner relationships.
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💸 $1 trillion industry growing at 5-10% CAGR with a $100 billion immediately addressable market.
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📄 150,000 + Business Reports on companies that buy and sell recyclables.
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🥇 First Place in Startup Bootcamp Amsterdam accelerator program. (TechStars Affiliate)
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🧙‍♂️ Management team has 70+ years exp. in intl. trade, data viz, tech. & structured finance.

Our Team

Our founder, Chris Yerbey dealt with a loss of over $150,000 as a scrap metal trader. After learning that literally every other person which has worked in our industry had also dealt with fraud and other unscrupulous trading behavior, he founded Tradefox to create a safe way for people with integrity to buy and sell recyclables.

About Tradefox

Tradefox is solving the biggest problem in the recycling industry – the lack of transparency.

This lack of transparency results in unnecessary costs which decreases the viability of recycling, leading to the disposal of $100’s of billions of material value in landfills every year.

We provide visibility into past trading behavior and current industry reputations of companies that buy and sell recyclables.

Our goal is to act as a conduit for green capital to enter the recyclables trade, increasing profitability and liquidity for the recovery of more material from waste. Risk off, money in, less trash wasted!

The Cost of Limited Transparency

Fraud and Other Unfair Trading Behavior

One billion is lost every year to unfair trading practices ranging from quality manipulation, contract cancellation, unpaid quality claims and outright fraud.

Limiting capital losses is the key to increasing industry investment and the viability of recovering recyclables from waste streams.

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Limited Access to Trade Finance

Affordable and effective trade finance is difficult to obtain. Risk managers are unable to assess their customers' exposure to unfair trading practices.

Providing company reputation visibility will encourage financial institutions to allocate green capital into the recycling industry.

Lack of Insurance for Key Trading Risks

Insurance companies are unwilling to underwrite losses to unfair trading practices due to a lack of data insights into companies’ trading behaviors.

With the threat of losses that can bankrupt a business, insurance coverage is an imperative and provides additional assurance to the finance sector.

How Tradefox Solves these Problems

Database of Trading Reputations

Tradefox has spent the last four years establishing its technology platform as a solution for avoiding losses from unfair trading practices.

Today we have:

  1. Trade reputation reports on more than 150,000 companies
  2. 5,300 + members spanning across 183 counties
  3. 80,000 peer-to-peer reviews on individually verified trades
  4. Visibility into 220,000 + unique trading relationships
  5. 2.3 million verified buyer-seller trades matched by machine learning.

Counter-parties provide the crucial informational feedback loop - rating each other on metrics such as integrity, material quality, payment, shipping and the handling of quality claims.

Our scoring algorithm combs through the data on trade reputation reports, providing a high-level assessment on each company’s reliability and trustworthiness.

Market Access for Sustainability Focused Investment

Tradefox business intelligence provides intrinsic value to financial institutions eager to deploy sustainable investment funds, but wary of the risks of backing this large, but poorly developed, market.

Powered by data analytics, peer-to-peer performance reviews and trading history, Tradefox can provide key market intelligence & data insights into the interconnectivity of the market & quality of ongoing trading relationships.

Partnerships with Finance and Insurance Institutions 

By complementing our partners’ credit and risk analysis with Tradefox’s understanding of operational and behavioral properties of market participants, we can broaden the industry’s access to financial products and address uninsurable risks in the industry.

Business Model

Tradefox is strategically increasing our database asset value as we develop and educate the market, build the brand and onboarding new members through a data exchange program.

Companies earn credits and free access to the platform by reviewing their trading history with verified trading partners - building value for all members. Credits unlock due diligence reports, which are monitored on an ongoing basis for an additional fee.

Once companies deplete their credits, they move to a pay as you go or subscription model to access Tradefox reports and other features.

Unlocking Sustainable Capital

The market for sustainable finance has grown to $1.2 Trillion, and future growth looks highly likely given that financial institutions have committed $3 Trillion + before 2030.

Our unique data insights allow risk managers to better assess sustainable funding opportunities within the recycling industry, channeling green capital to where it can make the greatest direct impact, facilitating real and tangible change.

The impact investment market is valued 1.2 trillion dollars and future growth looks highly likely given financial institutions have committed, but are yet to invest a further 3 trillion dollars before 2030.

Our aim is to be a conduit for green capital to enter the recycling industry where it can make the greatest direct impact, facilitating real and tangible change.

Our Traction

Tradefox's 5300 members are industry professionals from 183 countries representing buyers, sellers, traders, brokers, logistics, financiers and insurers.

We have achieved a 65% increase in membership year on year despite an inability to build momentum via in-person trade shows and conferences.

We now have more members than the Top 5 leading international recycling trade associations combined. We have identified over 220,000 unique trading partnerships and are quantifying the risk of future transactions between any two parties.

Our Growth

We are prioritizing new membership growth in Central Asia and the Middle East allowing us to capture the buyer side of the global market. Our buyers’ desire to avoid supplier side risk is to become the incentive requiring their suppliers in North America and Europe to keep their profile current on Tradefox.

Our next phase of business development extends the scope of data acquisition and member onboarding to the rest of Asia across all material types. By partnering with emerging recyclables exchanges, national and international trade associations we estimate a 10x increase in market capture in the next two years.

This will be followed by a move into intra-national trade where more complex relationships in the circular economy exist. Here significant opportunities exist for additional products and services supporting the $1 trillion waste management and recycling industry.

Revenue

Combined revenue streams driven by subscription licenses will generate $12 - $15 million of revenue in 3 years, scaling 2.5x in year 4 & 5 as Tradefox expands into new data categories (ie. ESG reporting), new geographies and intra-national markets.

Positioning services between trade partners giving access to insurance and finance products will drive exponential growth towards a $1 billion valuation by year 6.

Use of Funds


Tradefox is committed to a VC investor readiness program following this final round of SEED investment, closing a priced round in 12 to 18 months.

Funds will be used to support talent and data acquisition, continued market development and scaling up in-person attendance at international and sector specific conferences & trade shows.

It will fund the technical development of deep analytics, machine learning algorithms, an underlying blockchain ledger (DLT) and APIs to support the demands of financial, credit, insurance and debt management institutions.

Your investment into Tradefox will drive change by helping the recycling supply chain become more efficient and improve profit margins for companies at the forefront of the circular economy.


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