Building the Responsible Investment Platform for the Private Equity Industry

About the client

BuildRI is a global leader in alternative investor ratings and research with nearly 700 investment firms rated. Founded in 2021 by investing and operating experts, BuildRI’s rating technology is used for investment risk management, benchmarking and reporting purposes. BuildRI insights make investment portfolios and companies better by transforming the way investors understand, improve and communicate how they “future proof” portfolios to their boards, employees and investors. BuildRI is the only provider of instant responsible investment and value creation ratings – providing an additional layer of underwriting considerations for investors in alternative investment funds. 

How we helped

Essense designed BuildRIā€™s brand, website, and client portal, which integrates data analytics, content, and learning resources into a unified digital environment.


Essense helped BuildRI attract new customers and scale its business through a leading-edge yet easy-to-navigate platform for investors, lenders, limited partners, and portfolio companies to interact.

Services Provided

  • User Research
  • Product Ideation, Feature Definition, Use Case Development
  • Information architecture re-design
  • UI and UX re-design, Prototyping, Data Architecture and Visualization, Design System Building, Content Creation

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