London’s ETF Partners closes fourth fund at €285M; aims to help startups address climate emergency



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London-based ETF Partners, a sustainable venture capital firm, announced on Tuesday that it had completed fundraising for its fourth fund, ETF Fund 4, at €285M, surpassing its target size of €250M. 

The fund is supported by leading institutions, including the European Investment Fund and British Patient Capital. 

Christine Hockley, Managing Director for Funds, British Patient Capital, at British Patient Capital, says, “We are delighted to be investing in ETF Partners’ Fourth Fund as they look to support the new wave of innovative digital businesses that are tackling sustainability and climate-related challenges. The ETF team brings the experience and sectoral expertise required to support climate tech companies as they scale up.”

ETF’s Fund 4 has already made investments in several exciting companies, such as AIPERIA, Dexter, Fairly Made, Hellas Direct, Net Purpose, and Open Cosmos. 

The company claims that all of the companies had significant revenue at the time of the initial investments and continue to demonstrate solid growth as they work to solve a variety of environmental challenges. 

Rob Genieser, Managing Partner at ETF Partners, says, “We have focused on sustainable investing for eighteen years. Entrepreneurs appreciate our commitment, and they want to partner with us to create climate champions. We want to back leaders driven by a strong sense of purpose, and we hope they in turn appreciate our values and culture. We have a reputation for being mission-driven, experienced, and supportive of our teams.” 

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Founded in 2006, ETF Partners (The Environmental Technologies Fund) is  Europe’s venture capital firm dedicated to sustainability and impact investing. 

The VC firm is founded on the conviction that entrepreneurship and innovation are critical in addressing the global challenges presented by the climate crisis. 

Patrick Sheehan, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at ETF Partners says, “Climate change is threatening life as we know it, as massive problems arise around the world. There is a clear need to back entrepreneurial businesses developing innovative solutions that can address these challenges. Fortunately, we see many fantastic teams, right across the European continent, delivering exciting innovations that can make a difference today. We want to support these teams to rapidly scale their companies, so they can be both commercially successful and become leaders in changing our world for the better”.

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Vigneshwar Ravichandran

Vigneshwar has been a News Reporter at Silicon Canals since 2018. A seasoned technology journalist with almost a decade of experience, he covers the European startup ecosystem, from AI and Web3 to clean energy and health tech. Previously, he was a content producer and consumer product reviewer for leading Indian digital media, including NDTV, GizBot, and FoneArena. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation in Chennai and a Diploma in Broadcasting Journalism in New Delhi.

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