Cleantech for Europe leaders: now 20 Venture and Growth Funds

Cleantech for Europe leaders are the EU's cleantech innovation pioneers: mission-driven venture capital and growth investors who are driving the impact agenda forward by investing in early-stage technologies that will get us to net zero.

These investors monitor cleantech trends as they emerge, evaluate new technologies and support the founders and innovators who will create the next generation of EU industrial leadership.

From a founding group of ten investors, we are now 20Let's meet our new members: 

Rubio Impact Ventures is an early stage (seed and Series A) investor based in the Netherlands. The fund was founded to support entrepreneurs solving societal issues with a clear business model. Their cleantech investments focus on circular solutions accelerating the energy transition or facilitating smart use of resources.

Planet A is a Greentech VC fund partnering with start-ups that have a measurable positive impact on our planet while building scalable businesses. Investing in all sectors of the EU Taxonomy, looking for innovation in four key areas: climate mitigation, resource savings, waste reduction and biodiversity protection. Planet A's investments are seed stage and Series A with a geographical focus on Europe.

IP Group invests in breakthrough innovators creating scalable climate technology solutions.

Eureka! Fund I - Technology Transfer was launched in July 2020 and invests in proof-of-concept, spinoffs, start-ups and companies aimed at enhancing the value of Italian scientific research results. Focus is on advanced materials and more generally materials science and engineering.

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ISTCube is a seed fund enabling the growth of deep-tech and science-based start-ups and spin-offs. The fund looks for deep tech start-ups in an early investment stage and is able to provide follow-on investments, with a geographic focus on the Austrian region. In 2021, IST cube successfully closed an oversubscribed financing round of 45 million euros, and has invested into 13 start-ups to date. IST cube taps upon the experience of IST’s tech transfer team and is located at the technology park IST PARK, providing its investees with a state-of-the-art lab and office environment. 

[This post has been edited to update fund descriptions]

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