Decarbonization Fund I
A diversified selection of 8 to 10 different climate investing teams who will invest in 150+ climate tech companies across industries — from early-stage innovations to later-stage commercializations.
Why invest in Decarbonization Fund I?
Secure exposure to more than 150 climate tech companies across industries — from early-stage innovations to later-stage commercialization. You get to diversify your portfolio, mitigate the risks of a single fund investment and help decarbonize the economy.
To make sure your money has an impact, we do deep diligence on top-tier investment teams and select the best to research, negotiate and manage your investment into highly vetted climate tech companies for you.
Strong impact-driven mandate
Make sustainable and regenerative food systems key to our net-zero future
Built a compelling 30+ company portfolio with already some early winners in Fund I
Specific sector expertise, credible brand well positioned to attract the best and most impactful deals
Highly complementary experienced partner team, combining scientific expertise with strong investment track records
True decarbonization impact
Hard-tech focus on most difficult to decarbonize segments
Unique “multi-corporate venture capital” platform
Renowned energy transition firm leveraging knowledge and commercial footprint of corporate investor network
Managed by knowledgeable, high-profile team supported by large in-house research & BD capability
Exciting start of the fund
Visibility on promising initial investments
Spin-off out of Prime Coalition
The leading institution in catalytic climate impact investments
Strong proof through Prime Impact Fund
Its PIF strategy resulted in high-impact companies & strong financial results
Optimizing for true climate impact
Thorough additionality assessments to ensure investments have impact
De-risked catalytic capital
Risk of early-stage climate investments is shared with a catalytic investment vehicle, which sets a foundation for a commercial follow-on vehicle
Clear impact mandate of 2.5 Gt GHG reduction potential by 2050 per company
An extensive network of co-investors, LPs and strategic partners to source the best deals
Experienced team with strong technological expertise
Extensive cleantech expertise and technical backgrounds in the team
Strategy & financial performance validation
Continuation of its Fund I strategy, which is showing early signs of success
Why ArcTern’s investment and impact team
The fund will target early-stage hardware and software investments with commercial traction and demonstrated product-market fit (Series A and B). It will focus predominantly in North America and selectively in Europe.
Strong impact mandate
ArcTern will put 90% of its investments in technology with an annual reduction potential of 200 Mt of GHG emissions per year by 2025 (0.5% of global GHG emissions). It aims to abate at least 600 Mt of CO2 by 2030 with its portfolio.
ArcTern is a 12-person venture capital firm founded in Toronto in 2012. The team is led by two Managing Partners and four Partners with complementary experience as investors, founders, and industry executives.
ArcTern has shown the ability to make climate impact and financial returns. Its deep climate tech expertise and proven strategy led to a strong performance from its previous fund.
Why this investment and impact team
Decarbonization-focused growth fund
Lightrock fills the funding gap for European climate tech startups looking to scale
Seeded climate portfolio
Several investments have already been made, which shows strong decarbonization and investment potential
Its senior team is supported by a sizeable group of investment professionals in Europe, plus a global impact platform
Anchor investors in place
There has been substantial progress in fundraising, with significant anchor support from the LGT Private Bank
How does it work?
Request key fund info
Start by requesting access to the fund documentation (i.e. fund deck and term sheet). Our investment team will reach out for a short intro call and answer any questions.
Request your allocation
Once you are ready to invest, click on the “Request your allocation” button here or in an email from us. Once your allocation is confirmed, your spot in the fund is officially reserved.
All confirmed investors will then be contacted to identify themselves and get onboarded into our Investment Dashboard.