The Environmental Technologies Fund
We create value by investing in and helping great young European companies that deliver Sustainability Through Innovation
We evaluate potential, and then help make it happen.
Our focus on sustainability sets us apart and drives financial returns by viewing the challenge of sustainability through a prism of innovation.
We spot investment opportunities and sustainability applications that others may miss or just undervalue. The sheer scale of potential for sustainability through innovation is in fact huge.
AI and Machine Learning to shape a greener future for maritime industry
Brilliant coverage for our portfolio company, DeepSea Technologies. In an interview with SAFETY4SEA, DeepSea CEO and Co-Founder Roberto Coustas discusses…
An industry on the cusp of change? VCs, startups and the promise of diversity
A compelling and thought-provoking article from our investment manager, Lucy Rands, in Maddyness today. As Lucy so pointedly describes, while there is still…
Plastic-free groceries? These startups are trying to make it happen
A feature piece in Sifted this week dug into the reality, and opportunity, of creating a plastic-free grocery ecosystem in Europe. According…
We concentrate on the use of ‘smart’ new technologies that are making a difference, particularly in areas ripe for change. Our three main areas of focus are:
We are at the early stages of a new industrial revolution. Technology trends such as the industrial internet and advanced robotics as well as new materials and additive manufacturing are set to disrupt the industrial landscape. This will do more than enable far greater use of resources – itself a fundamental environmental benefit – it will also create great new business opportunities for more sustainable prosperity through innovation.Read More
Over half of humanity now live in cities, and cities are changing. Modern cities are becoming more akin to intelligent organisms, with technology enabling nerves and senses. As the information technology revolution moves from the desktop and the phone into the urban environment, innovation is enabling us to move towards a sustainably high quality of life, though the efficient, intelligent use of resources.Read More
We take an active role on company boards, providing long term support. We are a lead investor and typically commit €5 to €10m to a company – often over more than one funding round. We invest in companies that have some established revenue and have great growth prospects.Read More