Who We Are​

senior team

Richard Smith

impact investing

Experienced growth-stage investor in sustainability and impact investing as fund manager and investor director.

My business and investment experience covers automotive engineering & operations (with Ford), strategy consulting (with L.E.K. Consulting), and impact and sustainability-focused private equity.

My investments included IP-backed industrial & technology companies and renewable energy (with Earth Capital group and IBIS AM), investing both into private funds and negotiating and managing direct investments, and where I have served on investment committees and in FCA approved person roles.

Professionally, I am a Chartered Member of the CISI, a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. I am a volunteer mentor for the RAEng Enterprise Hub and an occasional angel investor.

investment

Primary investment can be a powerful force for positive change. We have been privileged to both invest capital (as lead and follower) and advise others. We actively manage investments, working closely with exceptional founders and management teams.

innovation

New technology and engineering is exciting! It continues to open new ways to improve global quality of life and health, and a key lever in to combat the climate change threat. We enjoy the potential of innovation and technology, both physical products and digital.

impact

  • We have been impact investing (or ‘investing with purpose’) to bring positive change for over a decade, and were among early movers in ESG and sustainability focused investment and reporting, though regenerative investment is now required.
  • Specific deal and fund experience in projects/ infrastructure (renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects) as well as seed and Series A/B direct investments bringing innovative, impactful technologies and products to market.