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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.

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Target return
2-2.5x
Duration
13 years
Min. investment
€100k
Target size
Amount raised
Target size
25mln
Filled
32mln

Strong impact-driven mandate

Make sustainable and regenerative food systems key to our net-zero future

Proven model

Built a compelling 30+ company portfolio with already some early winners in Fund I

Vertical focus

Specific sector expertise, credible brand well positioned to attract the best and most impactful deals

Excellent team

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

Strong team

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

Fully decarbonization-focused

Clear impact mandate of 2.5 Gt GHG reduction potential by 2050 per company

Strong network

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 ArcTern team putting your capital to work will focus on bringing climate technologies to a global scale. Here are four of the many highlights of its team:

Investment strategy

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.

Team

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.

Track record

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

The investment team putting your capital to work will focus on bringing climate technologies to a global scale. Here are three of the many highlights of its team:

Growth Stage Climate Companies

Invest in mostly European climate companies that are further along their journey — with proven revenue models and decarbonization impact.

20 climate companies through one investment

The fund will target a portfolio of 15-20 fast-growing companies with an average initial ticket size of EUR 10-30M.

Four decarbonization focus sectors

The fund focuses on the sectors most responsible for GHG emissions: energy, industry, food & agriculture and transportation.

Your investment teams at a glance

How does it work?

Request key info

Start by requesting access to all documentation (i.e. climate due diligence, full fund deck and term sheet). Our investment team will reach out for a short intro call and answer any unanswered questions.

Reserve your allocation

Once you are ready to invest, click on the “Invest” button here or in the email you received from us. Once you reserve your allocation, your spot in the fund is official.

Formally onboard

All confirmed investors will then be contacted to identify themselves and get onboarded into our investment portal.

Terms & Conditions

Target fund size
Target size
Amount raised
25mln
Target Return
2-2.5x
Minimum ticket size
€100k
Setup Fee (One-off)
1%
Annual Management Fee
0.65-0.75%
Start Raise
October 2021
First Close
February 2022
Final Close
December 2022
Investment Period
18 months
Fund Lifetime
13 years

Decarbonization Fund I

Invest now and become part of a highly motivated group of investors ready to fight climate change with their capital.
Target return
2-2.5x
Duration
13 years
Minimum investment
€100k
Size
25mln
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