GVI cooperated with strategic VC in Europe to support the transition towards a more sustainable society and environment in an urban context.
In the EU alone, 75% of the population already lives in urban areas and generates close to 85% of the GDP. The increasing share of the urban population makes sustainable urban transformation central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the New Urban Agenda.
We believe that sustainable urban development provides unique new investment opportunities and requires dedicated investment flows into innovative technological solutions.
Venture capital is a powerful instrument for unlocking the innovation potential in the urban technology field. It provides the essential combination of financing and business development support, both crucial for a fast and efficient scaling up of early-stage companies.
We have identified two investment themes that contribute to improved urban quality of life.
THE INVESTMENT THEMES
The VC Impact approach
The VC approach combines achieving market-rate returns (‘profit’) alongside a measurable material positive social and/or environmental impact (‘purpose’).
The impact creation potential of our investments is aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
We are looking for startups that could introduce their ventures in this field and we'll connect them to our VC partner.
we are interested in Late Seed / (Pre-) Series A rounds in companies that already generate revenue or are very close to MVP launch.
We invite startups that meet to these criteria to pitch their ventures via the link