ImpactAlpha, August 30 — “The vast majority of innovation and transformation concerning climate change will happen in private markets,” says Carbon Equity’s Jacqueline van den Ende. Minimum investments in many private equity and venture capital funds, however, generally range from €5 million to €10 million.
The Amsterdam-based fund manager wants to unlock the “mass affluent” market, which represents $74 trillion in assets, according to Capgemini. The company is accepting minimum investments of €100,0000 and plans to lower the threshold in the future.
Climate Equity last month launched its inaugural fund, the 2150 Urban Tech Sustainability Fund, and already has met its €3.3 million target.
“Carbon Equity is creating access to the world’s top climate funds by leveraging technology and a smart community approach,” said Pauline Wink of 4impact , which led the financing round.