Cackleberry Cleantech Fund invests in European innovative growth companies in a broad range of cleantech areas. Within our cleantech practice we use the following formal definition:
Cleantech embraces a diverse range of products, services and processes that:
harness renewable materials and energy sources,
dramatically reduce and optimise the use of natural resources,
or cut or eliminate pollution and toxic wastes
and add economic value by significantly lowering cost and improving profitability."
We do however keep a broad view on the cleantech investment category. Cleantech is not something completely new but more a regrouping of investment themes that are and will remain important for the years to come. You can compare our cleantech investment scope with ‘greentech’ or ‘eco-innovation’. The shortest definition is ‘More with Less’.
If your project meets these criteria, we would like to review it with you. The fact that your venture may still be in a
conceptual stage, your team is not yet complete or that your business plan is not yet completely finished, should not
keep you from contacting us, because we will help you in improving jointly the investment opportunity if we find it
Since the quality of the management team is one of our most important investment criteria, we prefer to be in contact
directly (or soon after an initial contact) with the entrepreneurs themselves.
The investment selection process at Cackleberry Cleantech Fund is designed to sieve out companies that do not meet
our investment criteria, cycling through successive review steps by the investment team. After the completion of each
step we will provide you - if time constraints allow- with a quick feedback on the status of your project.
Our preferred way of working can be subdivided in the following steps:
The process from first contact to closing will typically take between one to three months depending on the stage of your
Cackleberry Cleantech Fund is prepared to take the lead in or to co-lead investments. In most cases we do prefer a
syndication in order to be able to provide enough additional financial resources if required.