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Greenbackers Special Event. Live from COP26: Investors Showcase and conference

9 November, 3pm-9pm BST (Live event), 4pm-6pm BST (webcast) Greenbackers are delighted to present our #26ForCOP26 cohort of Cleantech Ventures who are all seeking to move the needle on climate change with their innovative solutions. This group of 26 were chosen from hundreds of applicants and have been deemed “investment ready” by the Greenbackers team.  […]

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Interested in COP26? Check out Greenbackers COP26 Calendar and plug in!

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.   1-12 NovemberThe presidency programme schedule […]

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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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Securing a Term Sheet & Term Sheet Terms – Replay Videos now available

Raising capital for your cleantech business? Have you considered how to deal with term sheets from interested funders? See the replays of Brown Rudnick and Greenbackers webinars hosted in September and October to help you navigate this complicated, but critical area of fundraising. Securing a Term Sheet – originally broadcast 21 September Hosted by Neil […]

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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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Meet Greenbackers’ partner Andrew Smith at Decarb Connect EU 2021

Tuesday 5th – Thursday 7th October 2021

Greenbackers are delighted to be involved with Decarb Connect EU 2021 with our own Andrew Smith as a speaker on the topics of cross-sector collaboration, investments and business models.

Decarb Connect Europe convenes the most high profile audience of European industrial leaders, along with their investors and solutions partners, to explore how we move from targets to strategy, from strategy to transformation and from transformation to measurable results. […]

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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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Securing a Term Sheet in Cleantech – replay video of 21 September Zoom call

Raising capital for your cleantech business? Have you considered how to deal with term sheets from interested funders? Join the replay of Brown Rudnick and Greenbackers Investment Capital Zoom call to help you – free to join: Securing a Term Sheet – originally broadcast Tuesday 21 September Hosted by Neil Foster, Global Chair of Technology […]

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Greenbackers Event – Securing a Term Sheet & Term Sheet Terms

Raising capital for your cleantech business? Have you considered how to deal with term sheets from interested funders? Join Brown Rudnick and Greenbackers Investment Capital for two webinars in September and October to help you – free to join: Securing a Term Sheet – Tuesday 21 September 4:00-4:30 PM BST Hosted by Neil Foster, Global […]

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About data rooms – why have them, what to include and what not to…

Why have a data room for your funding round? It is well recognized that data rooms are indispensable in the M&A process. What is less well known is that they create just as much value to start-ups that are raising capital. The successful modern start-up is increasingly turning to data rooms for a number of […]

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Press Releases

GovGrant latest to sponsor Greenbackers SuperPitch at COP26

Greenbackers Investment Capital has announced a partnership with R&D and Intellectual Property specialists, GovGrant offering promising climate and clean technology further support during Greenbackers 6-month investment program in the run up to COP 26, the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, this November. 26 Entrepreneurs have been selected and are currently being featured on a new […]

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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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Greenbackers 26 For COP26

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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How (NOT) to make a video pitch for cleantech investment!

Robert Hokin, Manager Partner, Greenbackers

We here at Greenbackers have been recommending, recording and reviewing video pitches for quite some time now, we’re big believers. It’s an important weapon for deepening investor engagement. There’s a whole industry springing up around this, but we’ve seen some self-made ones that are good too! […]

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Andrew Smith is a panellist at The Clean Tech Network.

Thursday 8th June at 10am BST / 11am CET Andrew will explain how Greenbackers support investors in cleantech start-up businesses, and how founders can improve their chances of securing investment. For any ventures seeking Seed or Series A or B investment, this is a must. You’ll have the chance to ask questions, as well as the […]

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Andrew Smith is a panellist at the WOC Blue Economy Innovation Initiatives Network.

Monday, 31 May, 2021
4:00pm – 4:30pm BST (UK), 11am  – 11:30am EST (US)

Andrew is part of a panel of investors put together to address: “Ocean Innovation Initiatives: What investors want you to know.” The WOC has been developing and coordinating the “Global Blue Economy Innovation Initiatives Network” for several years to connect the growing number of ocean-sustainability related accelerators, incubators, […]

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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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Greenbackers COP26 video playback

26ForCOP26 Launch Event – On demand playback now available

Greenbackers fired the starting gun on their 26ForCOP26 Cleantech investment program today via a globally broadcast webinar with over 2000 Cleantech investors having registered to attend.

If you missed the live event or wish to see it again, access an on demand playback of the full 1 hour webcast through the link below. […]

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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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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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Launch Event: Greenbackers NetZero SuperPitch @ COP26 – Briefing

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

Greenbackers are celebrating the fact that its hometown of Glasgow is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference in Nov 2021 by selecting the 26 most promising Cleantech ventures and helping them secure growth funding from its proven global Cleantech investor base. […]

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Insights

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The Venturing Corporate

John Steedman

An early experience in Corporate Venturing was being on a Q/A panel at a conference in 2007. What followed rocked me back on my heels as an entrepreneur in the audience shared his harrowing story of how a corporate had “stolen” his IP […] […]

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Licensing Technology – more than a contract.

By John Steedman, Partner, Greenbackers

The subject of a licensing business model arises frequently when a process technology is developed and the owner wishes to speed up monetisation of their Intellectual Property (IP) without substantial capital funding.[…] […]

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Capital Markets and the Energy Transition

Mark Hannigan

2020 has been an unprecedented year in so many respects and the combined effects of the COVID pandemic, Big Oil (Energy) committing to net zero and the US election have all played their part in accelerating the transition to a sustainable energy economy. […] […]

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