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Elevating ocean funding and impact through smart matchmaking

The Ocean Matchmaker Platform

The Ocean Matcher aims is to facilitate smart matching between scientists and innovators on one hand and philanthropists and investors on the other. Leveraging algorithmic matching technology and a natural language model, Ocean Matcher will be a paradigm shift in the allocation of funding for the ocean, steering us closer to a healthier planet. We strongly believe this is wonderful way of tackling the funding challenge of the Ocean Decade.

About Ocean Matchmaker

For grantmakers

Explore and find relevant ideas, projects, science and grow your network based on your mission and preferences

For grantees

Increase your chances of  getting the right support for your mission

The Funding We Need

For the Ocean We Want

A data-driven matchmaking platform

  • Initiate contact with your matches
  • Browse by stage, collaboration opportunities, geography or topics that match your mission
  • See what's gaining traction on the platform
  • Save and share your favorite matches

How the algorithm works


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Sorting out potential matches based on basic criteria. Typically criteria such as stage, funding size, geography, and project categories.

Next, we narrow down on relevance, looking for matches on mission, selected topics, specific areas of interest, or topics to exclude

Finally, the remaining candidates are matched on quality parameters, such as H-score, partnerships, endorsements, grant history, potential impact and platform engagement