30+ Top Climate VC's across APAC, MENA, Africa
The partners, principles, analysts and associates to know
Closing off our three-part series of Top Climate VC's across the globe with our final list of investors across emerging markets (APAC, MENA, Africa).
Compared to our US and European lists, the number of dedicated and crossover Climate VC's in this list is far fewer, which could highlight an interesting opportunity for emerging Climate funds in these regions.
The current hotspots look to be New Zealand, Australia and Singapore, with plenty of opportunity in Africa and MENA for new funds to emerge.
If you think we missed a VC who deserves to be on this list - please add them to the list here so we can get it updated.
Derek Handley, Aera VC. Early growth fund investing globally since 2016 in founders with deep technology across Climate and/or Frontier verticals. Portfolio inc. Aqua Cultured Foods, Carbon Chain, Noya.
Steve Melhuish, Planet Rise / Wavemaker Impact. Tech entrepreneur, investor and board advisor. Founder of 4 companies used by 40+ million consumer including Property Guru. Now building Planet Rise and Wavemaker Impact, investing and building climate-tech solutions. Portfolio inc. Ampd, Turtle Tree, Capture
Rachel Yang, Giant Leap. Australia based VC backing "mission-driven founders solving across three themes: health and wellbeing, sustainable living and empowering people". Portfolio inc. Change Foods, Full Cycle, Great Wrap
Matilda Ho, Bits x Bites. China's first sustainable agrifood tech VC now investing out of a US$100M fund. 20+ investments into protein alternatives, crop health, and human nutrition. Portfolio inc. Future Meat Technologies, InnovoPro, Changing Biotech.
Michal Klar, Better Bite Ventures. Investing in alternative protein startups in Asia Pacific. Supporting founders of plant-based, cell-based and fermentation startups. Founder & Editor-In-Chief, Future Food Now. Portfolio inc. BlueCanopy, GreenRebel, Miruku.
Alan Chan, Vectr Ventures. VC based in Hong Kong investing in "teams ready to tackle global issues, transform industries and improve the lives of millions". Portfolio inc. BeeFlow, Plantible Foods, Provectus Algae.
Vishnu Rajeev, Avaana Capital. Early/ growth stage investor in India, investing in "market leaders leveraging tech-led innovation to catalyze climate solutions and sustainability". Portfolio inc. Terra.do, eekifoods, Eggoz Nutrition
Mark Kahn, Omnivore. Impact VC based out of India funding entrepreneurs "building the future of agriculture and food systems". Portfolio inc. BioPrime, Ecozen, Varaha
Alina Truhina, The Radical fund. Early-stage VC fund dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia who are "rapidly scaling solutions that contribute to a more climate resilient future". Portfolio inc. not yet announced.
Frances Kang, Horizons Ventures. "The private investment arm of Mr. Li Ka-shing, is a leading investor in some of the world’s most innovative companies and disruptive technologies". Portfolio inc. Nourish Ingredients, NotPla, ZeroAvia, Miotech
Mike Lim, TRIREC. Singapore-based cleantech investment holding company focusing on global opportunities in the areas of renewable energy, clean technology and sustainability. Portfolio inc. Solar Home, Hungry Planet, Air Carbon Exchange
Sarah Nolet, Tenacious Ventures. "We partner with agtech operators creating impact at scale at the intersection of digitally native agriculture and climate solutions". Portfolio inc. Regrow Ag, Vow, Cecil
Phil Morle, Main Sequence Ventures. Investing in "deep tech founders who are building unimaginable new companies with a strong connection to research". Portfolio inc. Eden Brew, Samsara Eco, regrow.
Dan Fitzgerald, ReGen Ventures. Global early-stage venture capital fund that "partners with founders courageous enough to reimagine the world from the atom up". Portfolio inc. Meati, Pachama, Arkeon.
John Friedman, AgFunder/GROW impact. Asia Director of AgFunder and GROW Accelerator, on a mission to advance innovation and sustainability across the food system. Portfolio inc. Eion, Modern Synthesis, Kula Bio.
Lucinda Hankin, Grok Ventures. "We back world-class teams solving big problems to shape a better future. We invest in fast growing technology-enabled businesses". Portfolio inc. Neera, Antora Energy, Loam Bio
June Cha, Envisioning Partners. An impact investing venture capital firm based in South Korea. Portfolio inc. RECO, Circ, Green Li-ion
Aaron Fu, Sherpa Ventures / Catalyst Fund. Aaron is a partner at emerging market inclusive tech focused Catalyst Fund and a founding partner in Africa focused founder backed pre-seed fund Sherpa Ventures. Portfolio inc. ColdHubs, Leaf, Meerkat.
Lyndsay Holley Handler, Factor[e] Ventures. Early-stage seed investor and venture building group that invests capital and hands-on support to high-impact, technology-enabled businesses in India and Africa. Portfolio inc. Apollo Agriculture, Zola, InspiraFarms.
Toukam Ngoufanke, Persistent. Investing in & builds impact ventures in underserved markets. Portfolio inc. Hohm Energy, CarbonClear, upOwa
Sonia Weymuller, VentureSouq. Founding partner at MENA-based venture capital fund VentureSouq, managing thematic funds with a current investment focus on FinTech and ClimateTech. Portfolio inc. Shelf Engine, Circa500
Khaled bin Alwaleed, KBW Ventures. "Focusing exclusively on venture capital, value creation and growth equity, targeting direct investments in some of the world’s most highly sought-after private companies". Portfolio inc. Upside Foods, Bond Pet Foods, Carbix.
Hossam (Sam) Allam, Climate Resilience Fund. "Impact fund seeking seed stage African and Middle Eastern startups with 100X solutions to the climate crisis in agri-food tech and the nature economy". Portfolio inc.