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Greenbackers Investment Capital announces Xponent™ Power Series-A Private Placement (USD$10m)

Xponent™ Power, based in Fremont, California, have developed a first-of-its-kind intelligent and deployable solar system which enables power generation on the go. There are no other commercially competing solar awnings in the market today, giving Xponent™ a first-mover advantage. Xponent™ offers the first vehicle integrated, sensor enabled, retractable solar system for space constrained applications. Their […]

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Greenbackers first year report to the UN Sustainable Blue Finance Initiative

Mobilising Capital for Sustainable Oceans. The United Nations Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Initiative is a UN-convened global community focused on the intersection between private finance and ocean health, supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles. This group, which Greenbackers are signatories and privileged to be members of, works across the financial community to […]

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Greenbackers’ Andrew Smith joins the Board of the UK’s Marine Energy Council

Since its formation in 2018, the Marine Energy Council (MEC) has played a leading role in representing the tidal stream and wave energy sectors, leading to an improved and improving external environment. This includes:  Securing a £20m ringfence support for tidal stream as part of AR4.  Working closely with the Welsh Government on the development […]

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Greenbackers Climate Tech Tour: Destination Dubai – Achieving Net Zero (in a carbon dominated economy)

Location: hosted by the Scottish Government in the Inspiration Gallery, within the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, 23 March, 2022. Funds, officials and VIPs are welcome to join us for this very special event. This program will be in-person + live streamed and recorded. Post-COP26, there is renewed and optimistic focus on the Middle […]

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Program Launch: Greenbackers Climate Tech Tour 2022 goes live – now open for applications to participate

Greenbackers are delighted to announce their new, improved funding program for 2022 which builds on our widely acclaimed 26ForCOP26 program of last year. Once again, we will be selecting the most investable early stage climate technology ventures and helping them secure growth funding from our proven global climate tech investor base. We now invite applications for participation […]

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Greenbackers Alert: £400M UK/Breakthrough Catalyst RfP for technologies

This new Breakthrough Energy Ventures call includes:  Clean hydrogen, Direct air capture, Long duration energy storage & Sustainable aviation fuel Breakthrough Energy was established in 2015 by Bill Gates and a coalition of private investors concerned about the impacts of accelerating climate change. In October 2021 Breakthrough Energy announced a new partnership to mobilise public and […]

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Scottish Climate Innovation showcased at Greenbacker’s COP26 SuperPitch.

The strength and vibrancy of Scotland’s climate technology sector was strongly in evidence during COP26, nowhere more so than at Glasgow-based Greenbackers Investment Capital’s “COP26 SuperPitch”, held at University of Strathclyde’s Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) in Glasgow on 9 November during the COP. 26 ventures, 9 of them Scottish based or Scottish impacting, were selected […]

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Holiday greetings from Greenbackers – from all of us here, we hope you have a wonderful and low carbon time!

Seasons Greetings! Greenbackers is celebrating the holidays, COP26 and the great ventures that presented there all at once – so here are ALL the 21 Days of Christmas fresh from our LinkedIN Company page …and yes you can sing the first sentence of each…we think! Here we go… On the FIRST day of COPmas, Greenbackers […]

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After COP26 and Greenbackers SuperPitch: The Stats and What’s Next?

Greenbackers had to take a short break post the COP26 SuperPitch. It was an exhilarating, but exhausting, time! Now we’re BACK and have been gathering stats from the event, editing and publishing all the event video clips, adding them to the Platform and planning for our next events to enhance the Showcase, not to say […]

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Real value and growing drivers for all SME’s to embed ESG principles into their cleantech businesses.

November 15 – 18 saw Greenbackers’ Andrew Smith in Slovenia, and the beautiful ocean-side town of Portoroz. This trip crystalised his thinking on the importance, real value and growing drivers for all SME’s to embrace and embed ESG principles into their cleantech businesses. I was privileged to be invited to attend the 2021 SME Assembly […]

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Today’s Top of the COP: Finance Goes Green and Resilient

By Nigel Topping The race is on for private finance towards net-zero emissions by 2050 and new partnerships are set to drive exponential growth in resilience investments.  In brief Through the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, over $130 trillion of private capital is now committed to transforming the economy for net zero. GFANZ has grown 25-fold since […]

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Greenbackers Investment Capital announces partnership with Singapore firm TRIREC for clean investment at COP26.

TRIREC, a Singapore-based venture capital firm with decarbonisation as its investment mandate, is announcing its partnership with Net Zero Funding specialists Greenbackers Investment Capital, sponsoring its “26 For COP 26” SuperPitch program for Climatech start-ups to be held in conjunction with the UN Climate Summit, COP26, in Glasgow in November. Trirec’s focus is investment in renewable […]

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Important information from ScotRail for travelling to Glasgow for COP26

We’re looking forward to welcoming COP26 to Glasgow between 31 October – 12 November 2021. We’re doing everything we can to ensure a smooth journey for everyone travelling during this time. The rail network will be much busier than normal, particularly around the central belt, with a lot of delegates travelling between Edinburgh and Glasgow. […]

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Interested in COP26 events? See Greenbackers COP26 Calendar to plug in to what’s on!

Bringing together Governments, industry and investors, the COP26 summit will gather all parties to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Being held in Greenbackers home town of Glasgow, here is a calendar of events that you can join.   Important Public Transport Information During […]

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Greenbackers’ showcasing of 26 new clean tech firms set to win approval of COP 26 audience

Published in Scottish Financial News Robert Hokin, the co-founder of Greenbackers Investment Capital, is set to showcase 26 of the most promising “Cleantech” emerging businesses in front of thousands of delegates at the COP26 United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow this November. For some years now, Robert Hokin and his team have been running the Scotland-based […]

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Scottish investment firm on a mission to wow COP26 with ‘cleantech’ showcase

Published in The National A SCOTS investment firm is showcasing more than two dozen cleantech businesses set to win approval with the COP26 climate conference audience in Glasgow. Greenbackers Investment Capital provides pre-screened, curated investment deals for funds looking to deploy capital into innovative, early-stage cleantech ventures, which are also known as earthtech and oceantech. […]

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Seeking the Best in Canadian Cleantech, Nominations open for the Foresight 50

Are you at the forefront of cleantech innovation in Canada? Know anyone who is? We want to hear from you! Foresight is pleased to introduce the Foresight 50, an annual program that showcases 50 most investable companies who are leading the transformation to a green economy. Greenbackers are supporting Foresight Canada, who are searching Canada […]

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Visionary forest owners sought to join trailblazing pilot program for ultra-early wildfire detection

Berlin/Eberswalde, Germany – September 7, 2021 – Startup Dryad Networks today announced a pilot program for its ultra-early wildfire detection IoT (Internet of Things) solution. The firm is looking to partner with up to ten forest owners to validate its solution at scale in areas of the world plagued by wildfires including the Americas, Europe, […]

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Greenbackers and GoBeyond announce partnership to support climate start-ups

Greenbackers Investment Capital and Swiss based angel syndicate GoBeyond have announced a partnership to support the growth of early-stage climate start-ups creating solutions to help reach Net Zero faster. The partnership’s main goal is to facilitate connections between Angel investors interested in supporting the transition to a low carbon economy and start-ups working at the […]

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Greenbackers interview with Forbes.com “Cleantech Investment Hotspots to Watch in 2021 and Beyond”

Greenbackers Founder Robert Hokin was interviewed by Forbes.com sustainability contributor Marianne Lehnis about his thoughts about climate technology, investment, and future opportunities. In the past 15 years, Robert Hokin, Managing Partner at Greenbackers Investment Capital, has seen cleantech grow from “an alternative asset class that’s kind of nice to have” to a burgeoning investment opportunity: “There’s pressure on boards to […]

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Greenbackers & the UN’s Sustainable Finance Initiative – Turning the Tide

Greenbackers are delighted to be involved with the UN Sustainable Finance Initiative as the second version of their Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles is developed. Andrew Smith, Greenbackers Partner and Executive Director has been involved in this work from the beginning, having been close to the emerging Blue Economy for nearly ten years and helping […]

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Final cohort for 26ForCOP26 cleantech investment program announced

Greenbackers Investment Capital have revealed the names of 26 climate innovators who have been selected to participate in a 6 month program to help promising cleantech start-ups secure investment from international investors. Launched on 20 May this year, the program will see this cohort promoted and introduced to Greenbackers international cleantech investor network via their […]

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Greenbackers helps sustainable fashion-tech firm Qualus secure £1 Million investment

With patented polymer Sfere technology, Qualus is helping tanneries around the world reduce water consumption by up to 40% and chemicals by up to 15%. Greenbackers client, Qualus, the leading provider of sustainable solutions to the leather industry, has secured £1 million of financing in a Series A round led by Irrus Investments, an Ireland based […]

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“Innovation is key” for Law Firm Brown Rudnick at Greenbackers COP26 SuperPitch Launch

Watch the Videoclip featuring William R. Baldinga International law firm Brown Rudnick LLP is partnering with GreenBackers Investment Capital on their climate technologies pitch programme “26 for COP26,” the United Nations Climate Summit being held in Glasgow in November. Delivering a global address during the launch of the program William R. Baldiga, Brown Rudnick’s CEO […]

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Solar Impulse Foundation Founder Bertrand Piccard endorses Greenbackers 26ForCop26 program

Watch the Videoclip of Bertrand Piccard’s speech Green aviation pioneer and Founder of the Solar Impulse Foundation, Bertrand Piccard, delivered the keynote address on Thursday, 20 May, at the launch of Greenbackers 26ForCOP26 Super Pitch Launch. Speaking about Solar Impulse’s heritage and mission, their program to solve the world’s climate challenges by identifying more than […]

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Bertrand Piccard to Speak at Greenbackers NetZero SuperPitch Launch

Event: Thursday 20 May 2021 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM GMT

Greenbackers are delighted to announce Bertrand Piccard of Solar Impulse will be addressing the audience at Greenbackers SuperPitch launch. Bertrand is renowned for completing the first global circumnavigation in a solar-powered electric airplane (Solar Impulse) in mid-2016 and Greenbackers are working closely with the Solar Impulse Foundation team […]

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Deadline extension for Greenbackers NetZero SuperPitch – venture applications

Greenbackers have extended the application date dead for COP26 SuperPitch applications to Midnight, Friday 14 May, in order to give technology ventures more time to submit. We’re also pleased to report that, as of today, 1590 delegates (mostly funders) have signed up to our Launch Event on 20 May – a fantastic result which we […]

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Brown Rudnick latest to sponsor Greenbackers SuperPitch at COP26

Global Legal Practice Brown Rudnick has announced a partnership with Net Zero Funding specialists Greenbackers Investment Capital to offer promising climate and clean technology start-ups a chance to meet and secure finance from investors during a pioneering 6-month investment program in the run up to COP 26, the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, this November. […]

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Greenbackers and the Solar Impulse Foundation

When Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg completed the first global circumnavigation in a solar-powered electric airplane (Solar Impulse) in mid-2016, Greenbackers was pivoting from an events organisation to one focused on mobilising capital for entrepreneurs to fulfil their ambitions within the cleantech world. Now, Greenbackers is working closely with the Solar Impulse Foundation team, inspired […]

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Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc sponsors climate innovation SuperPitch at COP26

Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) has partnered with NetZero Funding specialists Greenbackers Investment Capital to offer promising climate and clean technology start-ups a chance to meet and secure finance from investors during a pioneering 6-month investment program in the run up to COP 26, the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, this November. Selected MSIP entrepreneurs […]

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Greenbackers Investment Capital client Power Roll strikes partnership with major Japanese firm

North East solar power innovator Power Roll is set to break into the Japanese market after securing a strategic partnership with one of the country’s leading energy companies. The Sunderland firm has developed an ultra-thin solar film which can both generate and store electricity, and it can produce green electricity up to 20 times more […]

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