How portfolio fund investing works

7-10 private equity funds and 150+ climate tech companies.
All packaged into a single portfolio fund.

What is a portfolio fund

Portfolio funds are multiple funds in one

A portfolio fund, also known as a fund of funds, is a collection of several funds. Each underlying fund specializes in specific market segments and/or strategies.

When you invest in one of our portfolio funds, your investment is distributed into 7-10 carefully selected climate funds. Each fund will invest in 20-30 companies, building you a diversified portfolio of 150+ assets.

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Who is managing your investment

Experienced fund managers invest for you

Each selected fund has professional investors responsible for sourcing opportunities, making investment decisions and supporting companies. They have the experience and responsibility to manage the impact, risks and returns of your investments.

Tom Chi
At One Ventures
Mira Inbar
ArcTern Ventures
Lindsay Luger
Energy Impact Partners
Kevin Bone
Christian Hernandez

Where is my investment going

Funding hundreds
of  climate tech companies

Your capital is invested in hundreds of climate tech companies across different sectors and stages of growth: innovation, scale, and transformation. It is also invested across geographies, spreading your risks.


The typical timeline

Your cashflow during the lifetime of a fund

To start, we request 25% of your commitment (min. €100k) and then 15% yearly of the total commitment yet to be paid. Then, the early years are where your capital is invested. Typically, the first returns may come in after five years, with the aim of returning all capital invested around year seven. We expect the subsequent years to generate the proceeds.*

Year 1-3 investing period
Funds search for and invest in climate tech startups and scaleups.
Year 2-5 follow-on period
Funds work with portfolio companies to help them grow, and invest in follow-on rounds of their top portfolio companies.
Year 3-13 harvesting period
Funds sell portfolio companies when the time is right. All proceeds are distributed to participants in the fund.

*Important risk warning: The above scenario is based on historic fund performance and is for illustrative purposes only. No specific cash flow is guaranteed, and this is not an indication of future performance. Actual results may differ significantly.

How to get started

Invest in three steps

We make investing in climate private equity simple. Use our online platform to create an account, view our funds and reserve your investments fully online.

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2. View our funds
Compare your options, access investment presentations and review the data to make informed decisions.
3. Reserve your investment online
Easily make your commitment online, but our investor solutions team is ready to support you personally at any time.

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