Advancing green chemistry, the circular economy and carbon-neutrality

Through our private venture capital funds Capricorn Sustainable Chemistry Fund and Capricorn Cleantech Fund (fully invested), we focus on companies that specialise in clean technology. Cleantech represents new, sustainable technologies that greatly reduce or even eliminate negative ecological impact and improve the productive and responsible use of natural resources. Providing solutions to global challenges and driven by market opportunities, cleantech offers competitive returns. Clean technology spans many industries, but our focus lies on a sustainable and, wherever possible, circular concept of the entire value chain, from sourcing to manufacturing, in the chemicals, materials, food and feed sectors.

We aim for a sensibly diversified portfolio, with companies that are in revenue stage or pre-revenue stage provided their technologies and products are disruptive and have the potential to address global markets. Our team is equally diverse and complementary, including experts with finance, technology and industry expertise.

Capricorn Sustainable Chemistry Fund is an Article 8 Fund under SFDR: “a Fund which promotes, among other characteristics, environmental or social characteristics, or a combination of those characteristics, provided that the companies in which the investments are made follow good governance practices.”

Discover more about our approach

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Waste Heat
Industrial energy from waste heat 

Qpinch

c-LEcta

Food & Pharma
Customised enzymes and microbial strains

c-LEcta

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REIN4CED

Advanced Materials
Impact-resistant, recyclable composites 

REIN4CED

Team

Capricorn Cleantech is managed by a team of investment experts who benefit from insights derived from both technology know-how and finance. Their extensive experience is built on the team members’ professional careers in academia, venture capital and thechemicals, materials and processing industries. They have the knowledge and the network to make smart investment choices and to support revenue stage or pre-revenue stage businesses in scaling their technology to commercialisation, building winning teams and accelerating their growth.

Our team

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Our values in numbers

0 14 total
investments
0 199 M€
Committed capital
0 3 companies
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