Sustainable Ventures

Sustainable Venture’s vision is to address the challenges of resource scarcity and climate change through commercial solutions. From our experience of working with SMEs for more than 8 years, we understand that these businesses require business support due to their longer development timeframes and higher capital requirements to commercialise. We have designed a new style of accelerator built specifically to fund and de-risk the UK’s best early stage sustainability start-ups, boost their growth, and positively impact climate change.

The Accelerator aims to fill the sector’s longstanding funding gap between seed and venture capital rounds and provide critical commercial support to entrepreneurs.

We have made 15 investments, across our first two accelerator portfolios, in high-growth businesses and leveraged an additional ~£15m in follow-investment and grant funding into these companies. As pre-seed investors we create a portfolio of high growth follow-on seed funding opportunities, all of which will be EIS eligible. We are raising our third Sustainable Accelerator to invest into pre-seed SEIS/EIS companies.

Additional Information

Website http://www.sustainableventures.co.uk
Services Provided Business Advisors and Mentoring, Grant funding provision/advice, Incubator / Accelerator, Live Pitch Presentations
Investment Stage Seed
Investment Opportunities Yes
Regions Covered National
Investment Range Less than £150k
Sectors Considered Clean Tech and Eco Innovation, Renewables and Energy, Social Impact
No. of opportunities selected each year 8
Company Success Fee 2.5% of investment and £2,000
Investor Membership Fee Carry of 12.5%

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