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Global Venture Builder on a mission to launch and fund companies addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

We aim to build and invest into startups alongside extraordinary entrepreneurs, wherever they are, to solve the greatest social and environmental challenges of our time using innovation-led and market-based approaches.

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We are a Venture Builder

We invest financial and human capital to support startups from the idea-stage until their first round of external funding

We focus on Sustainability

We build responsible companies across the SDGs with a triple bottom line approach: People - Planet - Prosperity

around the world

We are globally distributed

We believe that great ideas and talent are everywhere, and so should opportunities be. We harness and embrace remote work.

Call for Entrepreneurs

If you have an idea that has the potential to have a significant positive impact across one or several of the SDGs while being financially successful, please apply here to build your company with us.

The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in 2015 by all the United Nations member states as a universal call to build a prosperous and sustainable future for people and our planet by 2030. They form a set of 17 goals which are integrated, with clear and measurable targets, and are designed with the spirit of leaving no one behind. We focus on the environmental, social and economical pillars of the Global Goals and launch startups with a holistic view of stakeholders.

. Ideas to Business . Talent to Organization . Purpose to Impact .

Also referred to as a Startup Studio, a Venture Studio, a Startup Factory, a Company Builder or a Foundry, our goal is to co-create companies from scratch, alongside extraordinary entrepreneurs. We work hands-on with the entrepreneur to understand the problem, design a solution, hire a core team, build the product, acquire the first customers, build partnerships, reach product-market fit and eventually raise a seed round.

We want to inspire entrepreneurs to build market-based solutions to tackle humankind’s most pressing challenges, and investors to allocate capital to companies yielding financial returns as well as social and environmental positive impact.

How Satgana helps your start-up?

We provide bespoke support specific to your venture. We are not a program with a predefined curriculum for start-ups. 

We partner with you in the journey, solving problems and  building the company together. 

We let you be part of a truly global network with remote-first future ready operations.

Our core functions in support of your venture

Financial

Operational

Organizational

Call for Entrepreneurs

If you have an idea that has the potential to have a significant positive impact across one or several of the SDGs while being financially successful, please apply here to build your company with us.

We strive to do the right thing

✨ Our Name

In Sanskrit, Sat (सत्) translates into “that which is virtuous, good and everlasting”, and Gana (गण) into a “troop, company or tribe”. We aim to be a fundamentally good company for the world.

🔭 Telescope Emoji on Apple iOS 6.0 Our Vision

We envision a world in which business contributes to a paradigm where all people, all species and the planet thrive.

Triangular Flag On Post Emoji for Facebook, Email & SMS | ID#: 755 ... Our Mission

We aim to become a quintessential launchpad of responsible, for-profit, positive impact-driven companies.

🌿 Herb Emoji on Apple iOS 10.2 Our Credo

We believe that businesses have a critical role to play in harnessing innovation to help solve the world’s most pressing challenges with a triple bottom-line approach: People, Planet, Prosperity.

⚖️ Balance Scale Emoji on Apple iOS 9.1 Our Values

These are the fundamental layers that define what we stand for.

We will always act with integrity

We do what we say and we say what we do. We are honest and consistent in our actions. We advocate ethical behaviour and aim to build trust relationships with all our stakeholders, internally and externally.

We are grounded in humility

We cultivate a norm of accurate self-awareness. We acknowledge that to achieve our mission, we need to work with people and organizations more knowledgeable than ourselves. We give credit where it is due. We admit our mistakes and take responsibility for our actions.

We foster transparency

We default to making information available for everyone. We believe that making our goals and our practices clear for all creates trust, fosters constructive feedback and make us accountable to our stakeholders.

We promote diversity

We have a strong focus on building a diverse workforce that is inclusive across gender, ethnicity and geography. While this is the right thing to do to cultivate fairness and to leave no one behind, we are also deeply convinced that it will yield long-term financial performance. 

We are driven by a crazy ambition

Inherent to our bold mission of launching companies addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we wish to make a significant impact in tackling humankind’s most wicked environmental and social challenges.

We think and act with boldness

We are innovators at heart, carving our own path and challenging conventional wisdom. We do not exist to fit into pre-defined boxes. We are not afraid to walk off the beaten path and to do things differently. We believe there is no great genius without a touch of madness.

We cultivate empathy

We strive to understand the needs of all our stakeholders and to treat people with care and concern. We have a people-first mentality, which attracts and retains talent, keeps our staff well, which shall result in financial outperformance.

By embodying the change we wish to see in the world, we hope to inspire many people and other organizations to do the right thing.

We are a purpose-driven collective

Romain Diaz

Founder & CEO

Nnena Nkongho

Advisor - Investments

Olivier Tisseyre Satgana

Olivier Tisseyre

Advisor - Strategy

Shefali Chhachhi

Marketing

Cathy Goddard

Investment Committee

Vinayak Kamath

Advisor

Cordula Pflügl

Social Media & Brand

Karthik Tammana

Deal flow & Partnerships

Michael Napper

Advisor - Technology

Jashna Pillay

Social Media & Content

James Crowley

Technology

Jana Brauch Satgana

Jana Brauch

Impact & Operations

Marijn Wiersma

Advisor

Julien Zory

Technology & Sustainability

Patricia Silva

Investment Analysis

Lubomila Jordonova

Advisor

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Work with us

We don’t have open roles yet but stay connected with us by sending your application to [email protected]

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Global Venture Builder on a mission to launch and fund companies addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

We aim to build and invest into startups alongside extraordinary entrepreneurs, wherever they are, to solve the greatest social and environmental challenges of our time using innovation-led and market-based approaches.

status update

We are a Venture Builder

We invest financial and human capital to support startups from the idea-stage until their first round of external funding

We focus on Sustainability

We build responsible companies across the SDGs with a triple bottom line approach: People - Planet - Prosperity

around the world

We are globally distributed

We believe that great ideas and talent are everywhere, and so should opportunities be. We harness and embrace remote work.

Call for Entrepreneurs

If you have an idea that has the potential to have a significant positive impact across one or several of the SDGs while being financially successful, please apply here to build your company with us.

The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in 2015 by all the United Nations member states as a universal call to build a prosperous and sustainable future for people and our planet by 2030. They form a set of 17 goals which are integrated, with clear and measurable targets, and are designed with the spirit of leaving no one behind. We focus on the environmental, social and economical pillars of the Global Goals and launch startups with a holistic view of stakeholders.

. Ideas to Business . Talent to Organization . Purpose to Impact .

Also referred to as a Startup Studio, a Venture Studio, a Startup Factory, a Company Builder or a Foundry, our goal is to co-create companies from scratch, alongside extraordinary entrepreneurs. We work hands-on with the entrepreneur to understand the problem, design a solution, hire a core team, build the product, acquire the first customers, build partnerships, reach product-market fit and eventually raise a seed round.

We want to inspire entrepreneurs to build market-based solutions to tackle humankind’s most pressing challenges, and investors to allocate capital to companies yielding financial returns as well as social and environmental positive impact.

How Satgana helps your start-up?

We provide bespoke support specific to your venture. We are not a program with a predefined curriculum for start-ups. 

We partner with you in the journey, solving problems and  building the company together. 

We let you be part of a truly global network with remote-first future ready operations.

Our core functions in support of your venture

Financial

Operational

Organizational

Call for Entrepreneurs

If you have an idea that has the potential to have a significant positive impact across one or several of the SDGs while being financially successful, please apply here to build your company with us.

We strive to do the right thing

✨ Our Name

In Sanskrit, Sat (सत्) translates into “that which is virtuous, good and everlasting”, and Gana (गण) into a “troop, company or tribe”. We aim to be a fundamentally good company for the world.

🔭 Telescope Emoji on Apple iOS 6.0 Our Vision

We envision a world in which business contributes to a paradigm where all people, all species and the planet thrive.

Triangular Flag On Post Emoji for Facebook, Email & SMS | ID#: 755 ... Our Mission

We aim to become a quintessential launchpad of responsible, for-profit, positive impact-driven companies.

🌿 Herb Emoji on Apple iOS 10.2 Our Credo

We believe that businesses have a critical role to play in harnessing innovation to help solve the world’s most pressing challenges with a triple bottom-line approach: People, Planet, Prosperity.

⚖️ Balance Scale Emoji on Apple iOS 9.1 Our Values

These are the fundamental layers that define what we stand for.

We will always act with integrity

We do what we say and we say what we do. We are honest and consistent in our actions. We advocate ethical behaviour and aim to build trust relationships with all our stakeholders, internally and externally.

We are grounded in humility

We cultivate a norm of accurate self-awareness. We acknowledge that to achieve our mission, we need to work with people and organizations more knowledgeable than ourselves. We give credit where it is due. We admit our mistakes and take responsibility for our actions.

We foster transparency

We default to making information available for everyone. We believe that making our goals and our practices clear for all creates trust, fosters constructive feedback and make us accountable to our stakeholders.

We promote diversity

We have a strong focus on building a diverse workforce that is inclusive across gender, ethnicity and geography. While this is the right thing to do to cultivate fairness and to leave no one behind, we are also deeply convinced that it will yield long-term financial performance. 

We are driven by a crazy ambition

Inherent to our bold mission of launching companies addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we wish to make a significant impact in tackling humankind’s most wicked environmental and social challenges.

We think and act with boldness

We are innovators at heart, carving our own path and challenging conventional wisdom. We do not exist to fit into pre-defined boxes. We are not afraid to walk off the beaten path and to do things differently. We believe there is no great genius without a touch of madness.

We cultivate empathy

We strive to understand the needs of all our stakeholders and to treat people with care and concern. We have a people-first mentality, which attracts and retains talent, keeps our staff well, which shall result in financial outperformance.

By embodying the change we wish to see in the world, we hope to inspire many people and other organizations to do the right thing.

We are a purpose-driven collective

Romain Diaz

Founder & CEO

Nnena Nkongho

Advisor - Investments

Olivier Tisseyre Satgana

Olivier Tisseyre

Advisor - Strategy

Shefali Chhachhi

Marketing

Cathy Goddard

Investment Committee

Vinayak Kamath

Advisor

Cordula Pflügl

Social Media & Brand

Karthik Tammana

Deal flow & Partnerships

Michael Napper

Advisor - Technology

Jashna Pillay

Social Media & Content

James Crowley

Technology

Jana Brauch Satgana

Jana Brauch

Impact & Operations

Marijn Wiersma

Advisor

Julien Zory

Technology & Sustainability

Patricia Silva

Investment Analysis

Lubomila Jordonova

Advisor

Connect with us

Be social

Stay tuned

Subscribe to our newsletter

Work with us

We don’t have open roles yet but stay connected with us by sending your application to [email protected]

Contact us

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