LWARB’s investment strategy seeks to provide 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
LWARB was 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.
LWARB, in partnership with the GLA, is soon to launch a circular economy venture capital fund for those SMEs that already have some market traction and need Series A and Series B capital to start scaling.
LWARB was 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.
LWARB operates a collaborative model and works 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.