Aqua-Spark is a global investment fund that invests in small to medium enterprises that are working towards the production of safe, accessible aquatic life, such as fish, shellfish and plants, in a way that does not harm the health of the planet. I made an investment in them as a diversification and to support their goal.
SoSimple Solar is a Dutch project developer of PV installations in South Africa. Through a crowdfunding campaign at www.duurzaaminvesteren.nl they raised a bond to develop some new projects whereby they perform the PV investment and installation on the roofs of small and medium size companies, and sell them back the electricity at a competitive rate.
I managed to invest in this very promising company through Iangels, a modern VC that offers deal-by-deal investment options.
Startupbootcamp Sustainability is a new fund which will invest in 30 of the most promising startups and scaleups from around the world that focus on creating a more sustainable planet.
This is a nice, innovative and promising set-up, which they've done a few years ago also for fintech startups. I made an investment in this fund through Nxchange.
Blockheating places a containerized mini data center at the premises of a greenhouse horticulturist, and uses the data center's residual heat to warm the greenhouse. This results in energy savings for both the data center and the horticulturist. With the enormous growth in data processing and storage demand, this solution offsets some of the increasing CO2 emissions of the data center market. We provided a convertible loan in December 2020.
LeydenJar Technologies is a European based high tech venture, developing pure silicon anodes and its production technology, to boost the energy density of Li-ion battery cells for consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and residential energy storage. We formed a group of 5 angels to make an investment in July 2019.
Delft IMP has developed a new process and machine for adding nanocoatings to powders, leading to a better cathode material for Li-ion batteries, with improved capacity and lifetime. We provided a convertible loan in October 2020.