Investment for circular economy businesses

Our circular economy investment strategy provides support to businesses of all sizes and at different stages of their lifecycle, from startup to maturity. All our investments have significant potential to create innovative solutions which: 

  • Help reduce and eliminate waste within London through increased resource efficiency and greater recycling of materials 
  • Make better use of the existing assets and infrastructure within the city and leverage technology innovation 
  • Create jobs through developing new business models and revenue streams from waste products and circular technologies. With the potential to add significant GDP to London’s economy

Startup support

We were the cornerstone investor into the first round of Sustainable Accelerator. A fund created by Sustainable Ventures, to scale low carbon and circular business models that have reached MVP (Minimum Viable Product) stage. The portfolio of companies can be viewed here.

We have also recently launched our new Circular London Accelerator,  in partnership with Carbon Trust: a 6-month programme of intensive support for innovators within the built environment sector. 

Venture capital 

In June 2019, we launched the Greater London Investment Fund in partnership with the Greater London Authority. Our investment in the venture capital fund is ring fenced for circular economy SMEs that already have some market traction, and need Series A and Series B capital to start scaling. 

Growth capital

We were one of the first investors to commit funds to Circularity European Growth Fund 1, operated by Circularity Capital. The fund is seeking investment opportunities in circular businesses with proven cashflow and profit, that need significant capital to scale.

We operate a collaborative model and work with corporate, financial, academic, and public sector partners to deliver the investment programme. We are always looking for partners who have a vested interest in creating economic as well as social value. And, developing a more circular ecosystem within the capital. 

Please get in touch if you think we could work together.