The Environmental Technologies Fund

We create value by investing in and helping great young European companies that deliver Sustainability Through Innovation

About

We are driven by the desire to demonstrate that technological innovation offers compelling answers to one of the world’s most pressing problems – achieving sustainable prosperity.

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Portfolio

We invest in innovative companies that we think can change the world. We bring the smart money – because investing in innovation requires patience, focus and expertise.

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Impact

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.

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Team

We are independent, we are known for our integrity, experience, thought leadership and ability to spot impactful innovation.

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Investment Focus

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:

Smart Industry

Smart Cities

Smart Energy

Smart Industry

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.

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Smart Cities

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.

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Smart Energy

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.

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