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In brief: Carbon Equity launches climate tech fund

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Published: 14 February 2023

Plus, Ocean 14 Capital secures €30m investment from Ingka Investments | GIIN’s global survey now open for responses.

Co-founder and CEO Jacqueline van den Ende (centre. black top) with the rest of the Carbon Equity team | Carbon Equity

Carbon Equity has launched a €75m fund to invest in climate technologies. According to firm, the new fund will provide investors with a diversified portfolio of climate tech startups and scale-ups, while investing alongside well-knows climate venture capital and private equity funds.

Carbon Equity has also announced the final close of its first climate tech fund which raised €42m from over 200 investors.

Jacqueline van den Ende, co-founder and CEO of Carbon Equity, said: “In the decade ahead, demand for carbon-free alternatives from consumers, companies and governments will drive a major wave of innovation across all sectors. Investing in a Carbon Equity fund offers the opportunity to put your capital to work with significant climate impact and attractive financial returns.”

Carbon Equity makes venture capital and private equity investments more accessible to private investors by lowering the minimum ticket sizes. Speaking to Impact Investor last year, van den Ende explained their aim is to provide “young investors with the chance to invest with the best that private equity has to offer in well-diversified baskets, with interesting returns, and direct impact”.

Ocean 14 Capital secures €30m from Ingka Investments

Blue economy-focused Ocean 14 Capital fund has received a €30m investment from Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group, the largest owner and operator of IKEA Retail.

This is the first time Ingka Investments has invested in the blue economy. Following the Principality of Monaco’s €10m commitment from its sovereign wealth fund last yeasr, Ocean 14 Capital has now raised €130m since launching launching its growth-stage impact fund at the end 2021.

According to the fund manager, the fund is on track to grow its portfolio to between 20-25 businesses within three years, having invested in four companies to date.

More on oceans funds.

GIIN’s global impact investing survey

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is now accepting responses for its 2023 Global Impact Investor Survey which aims to offer a comprehensive overview of activity, practice and trends in impact investing.

Those completing the survey by 24 February will receive early access to future reports and the possibility of winning complimentary tickets to the GIIN Impact Forum, taking place in Copenhagen in October.

You can take part in the survey, here.

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