Reduce Food Waste through plant based protection
Our Current Portfolio
Our investment practises are geared towards building complementary collaborative ecosystems that push innovation around pressing human needs. We like to partner with companies & individuals who champion collaborative efforts in solving complex problems.
Plant based food coating
Sector: Food Technology
Date Invested: August 2020
Apeel is on a mission to reduce food waste & make sustainable, longer lasting produce a reality through the development of their edible coatings made out of plant materials. They have already developed products for both USDA Certified Organic & Conventional produce categories & are expanding their offerings rapidly.
Ag-Based Fiber Solutions
Date Invested: March 2017
Genera Energy has been a great success story promoting US domestic manufacturing. Genera Energy develops & processes energy crop & bio-mass to manufacture sustainable & compostable ag-based pulp & molded fiber products.
Widely accessible composting infrastructure
Sector: Waste Management & Composting
Date Invested: November 2019
CompostNow is working towards closing the loop on food waste through the creation of an innovative & easily accessible composting infrastructure that allows community members & local businesses to divert their compostables from the landfill & instead use them to build nutrient rich soil for local food systems & fighting climate change.
Sustainable packaging solutions
Sector: Paper & Packaging
Date Invested: January 2016
Better Earth is contributing towards strengthening the circular economy by leading initiatives & partnerships that help our foodservice industry to meet & exceed their sustainability goals through packaging solutions & services designed to address the industry`s most pressing environmental concerns.
Compressed Air Energy Storage
Sector: Sustainable Energy Storage
Date Invested: June 2014
Hydrostor is making positive impacts in alleviating global climate change by transitioning us to a cleaner, flexible & sustainable electricity grid system through their proprietary Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) . A-CAES provides the energy storage longevity benefit of pumped hydro along with the key advantages of flexible positioning & absolutely zero emissions which significantly lessens environmental impact when compared to existing infrastructure of fossil fuel plants.
Affordable Organic Body & Health care products
Sector: Consumer Products
Date Invested: June 2017
Mantis Organics is a health & wellness brand working towards making Organic Lifestyle, products & solutions accessible & affordable across all consumer channels through the development & distribution of North American manufactured high quality USDA certified organic body, health & home care products & solutions.
Clean renewable energy from Biomass
Sector: Sustainable Alternative Energy
Date Invested: July 2014
Woodland has developed a proprietary waste-to-biofuel technology capable of converting biomass (Wood waste, Agricultural Waste, Construction Waste & more) into ethanol or other high value clean & renewable fuel through gasification & series of thermo- catalytic reactions. Currently they are operating a pilot plant in Ontario, Canada which will be followed by their 1st full scale commercial plant with backing from private & public sponsors. This is an industry altering solution that addresses climate change by reducing GHG emission by 92% as well as creates economic incentive by producing cleaning renewable fuel at a lower cost than making gasoline from oil.
Image based smart Composting & Recycling
Sector: Waste Management & Composting
Date Invested: March 2021
Betterbin is developing an app that allows users to navigate the confusing world of composting & recycling. The app through the use of smartphone cameras is capable of scanning barcodes on groceries & household products to inform users on what can be recycled & composted based on the community they live in. This allows municipalities to lower their recycling program costs through better informed community members as well as promotes more widespread composting & recycling through in-app reward programs.
Lime Micro Mobility
Accessible last mile transportation at it`s finest
Sector: Transportation & Mobility
Date Invested: June 2018
Lime has set out to address & alleviate climate change by revolutionizing the way we approach urban transportation. Their vast fleet of electric scooters, e-assist & pedal bikes, electric mopeds are all accessible & interconnected through their intuitive smartphone app; allowing an affordable, environmentally friendly & convenient way to move around the city while reducing user carbon footprint. Lime is committed to be carbon negative by 2025 & are focused on reducing city-based carbon emissions by getting people out of cars through the creation of a more robust 1st & last mile transportation infrastructure. Internally Lime is also contributing to a cleaner more sustainable earth by powering all their warehouses & offices using 100% renewable energy as well as by committing to a zero emissions cargo fleet.
Doctor on Demand
Telemedicine, Remote healthcare & online therapy
Date Invested: October 2020
Doctor on Demand is actively working towards lowering clinical barriers to treating patients virtually, providing follow up care, creation of comprehensive patient profiles & providing dedicated fulltime access to US licensed healthcare providers via any smartphone, tablet or computer. They are one of the very few telemedicine platforms to work directly with employee health plan providers & insurance companies as well as provide laboratory diagnostic services as part of their patient care offering through partnership with two of the largest national laboratories.