We have a broad agenda to invest in promising ventures in Europe and North America that develop technologies/solutions that will help decarbonize our society with potential to grow in the Japanese market. With an expansive network in Japan, we not only invest but help our portfolio companies enter the Japanese market.
Our investment strategy
Our focus area within climate tech is defined based on where we can have the biggest impact, e.g. by leveraging our network to support our portfolio companies to enter the Japanese market. Based on the six solution key areas to "countdown to net-zero" (Doerr, 2021) we cover up to 63% of of the GHG reduction efforts.
Countdown to net-zero
Decarbonize the grid
Replacing fossil fuels with solar, wind and other zero-emissions sources
Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it for the long-term using both natural and engineered solutions
Switching from gasoline and diesel engines to fleets of plug-in electric bikes, cars, trucks and buses
Source: Doerr, J. and Panchadsaram, R., 2021. Speed & Scale. [S.I.]: Penguin Publishing Group.
Our sourcing strategy
We leverage our own venture acceleration program (ENECHANGE Insight Ventures) to source high-potential targets for investments.
Held twice a year, ENECHANGE Insight Ventures (previously Japan Energy Challenge) is an opportunity for innovative companies in climate tech to meet and connect with our subscribers, large Japanese corporates. The goal is to build relationships that result in collaborations, sales, investment, and other forms of support to help grow the invited companies in Japan.
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We also leverage our expansive network with other ventures and financial institutions to identify investment opportunities.