Vauban’s goal is to make start-ups investing faster, easier and more accessible by building the infrastructure needed to deploy capital.
They have been helping investors funding $700m in companies such as Airbnb, SpaceX, Tide and many more. Their mission is to democratise private investment and unlock trillions in capital.
We started working with Vauban with a brand identity and website project. We were able to take this work as a base for the interface project, that the Vauban team offered us to take upon as well.
We had many tasks ahead of us. The most important one was to improve the customer experience and bring clarity in the dashboard both with UI and UX. This left us with:
For this project we have invited several experts.
We took most crucial scenarios Vauban’s users face and made them into simple wireframes, to set up the basis of the general logic that we had suggested
*For the investors scenarios we took were basically the little actions investors have available to them to do on the platform
We’ve created many sections and screens, but we want to show the main ones we needed to get 100% right.
Dashboard for an SPV owner was a central dashboard.
After all, a deal-by-deal SPV is Vauban’s key product. It was crucial to show the most important information that a Sponsor needs to know without diving into the inner pages: how fundraising is going and how investors are getting on board and making progress.
All the sponsor’s work is about getting investors into the deal or fund and manage that they submit all important documentation, prove their identity, and of course, proceed with payment.
The investors dashboard purpose it to make their tasks much easier, so it was important for us to give them instructions one step in reach. Other tasks they may need to access quickly are just in a reach of a tab.
For the mobile version we needed to make the most important features accessible. We've removed or hidden all the non-essential functions.
There is a wide application of text on the platform. It was important for us to make a broad collection of different text styles that work together well. Each type serves a purpose so it is clear how to combine them.
We created a vast palette based on the brand colors with addition of must-have colors for any interface.
The grid needed to be flexible for the content, not to limit ourselves we left the navbar out on desktop, our main device.
We've created compatible building blocks so that the Vauban team could easily scale their platform.