What differentiates Standard from other investment-related startups is that we are incorporating as a DAO and embracing the web 3 mindset of collective effort towards common goals. This fundamentally shifts away from the traditional investment model focused solely on producing profits for shareholders. The DAO model enables communities to be integrated with the process of the proposal, decision, and investment in the overall mandate. A DAO model also means governance is on-chain and immutable, and transparent to investors and members. We believe that this creates a foundation for a more even distribution of wealth, resources, and stable economic growth as a community. Unlike traditional impact investing, which requires the contribution of a large sum of money, anyone (with any amount of money) can participate in funding an investment that makes a successful, long-term impact with Standard.