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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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