How it works

We offer direct access to individual funds via our Carbon Equity feeder vehicles. Within the feeder vehicle, Carbon Equity aggregates small tickets into a single large commitment which is invested directly into the underlying fund. The tax transparent Dutch fund for joint accounts structure is used for our feeder vehicles. 

Climate Feeders

Low minimums

Access from €100,000

We lower access barriers to private markets by enabling low minimums.

Aggregation

Aggregated tickets

We aggregate individual commitments in a Netherlands-domiciled feeder structure.

Invest

The Carbon Equity Feeders

The Carbon Equity Feeders invest directly in the underlying funds. 

Fund Process

Fund selection

We map and track all climate funds globally. Based on our proprietary climate diligence and financial diligence process we select only the top tier funds. All fund commitments are approved by a highly experienced (external & internal) Investment Committee. 

Feeder allocation

We open the commitment to our customer base on a first come, first serve basis. An overview of our available feeders can be accessed after creating an account on our website. 

Aggregating tickets

We aggregate all tickets in a single tax transparent feeder structure which invests directly in the underlying fund. 

Reporting

We will keep you fully informed on the performance of the fund, share the stories and performance of all underlying portfolio companies.

Feeder HR

Your investment ticket

Carbon Equity Investment Platform

Carbon Equity investment vehicle - Feeder

The first capital call
will draw the full
investment amount

Full return of
committed capital
could in this
model already
happen in year 7

 All numbers mentioned are for illustrative purposes only. No guarantee or reliance can be given on any of the projected returns.

Fund Lifecycle

Capital calls

A capital call requires you to transfer your committed investment amount through Carbon Equity to the underlying fund. A minimum amount of EUR 100k will be called in the first year of the fund cycle.

Cash distributions

Cash distributions back to you (the investor) start when the underlying Master Fund has liquidity events. A liquidity event is an event where the shares in portfolio companies are (partly) sold or the company is brought to the public market through an initial public offering (IPO).

Investment horizon

The average investment horizon of a Venture Capital fund is 5 years, during these years the fund will invest about 50% of the committed capital into underlying companies (start-ups & scale-ups). The remaining 50% will be reserved by the fund to make follow-on investments in the companies in their portfolio with the highest likelihood to succeed. This means that by year 5 the first investments of the fund could reach the next stage in their growth journey (sale or IPO) leading to the first cash distributions.

Full return of committed capital

Committed capital plus realised return is returned to the investors via cash distributions. In this example distributions start from year 5 reaching a break-even point in year 7, where the full commitment amount is already returned  to the investor, the rest is upside.

FAQ

Venture capital is a high-risk investment, can I lose my money?

While high returns are never guaranteed, VC funds do structure each deal and their overall portfolio’s to protect against downside risk. We advise, however, to never invest your total investment capacity in 1 fund or asset class.

How are funds selected by Carbon Equity?

We build careful relationships with the VC managers to understand their selection methodology, climate impact, theory of change, approach to realising value in the portfolio (e.g. level of support, executive/expert network and follow-on syndicates) and track record. We combine this with our proprietary climate due diligence framework to see how their theory of change is aligned with our climate investment thesis.

What does it mean to invest via Carbon Equity?

Carbon Equity only offers top-tier private market funds with a focus to decarbonise the planet. We pool investments through our Carbon Equity investment vehicles. This means that all capital calls, distributions and fees are paid through our investment vehicles. To ensure secure and efficient fund investment & management we work with best in class partners such as Trustmoore, Finnius, Zuidbroek and Amstone.

What is the minimum investment amount?

Currently investment starts at a minimum of EUR 100K into our Carbon Equity investment vehicles.  Normally, directly investing into the underlying funds can require an investment amount of EUR 1-5 million. By pooling commitments Carbon Equity can drastically reduce this entry barrier, and make these funds much more accessible. 

Can I cash out my investment at anytime?

No, you cannot cash out your investment at any moment. A typical private market fund has a duration of 10 years. This means that your full commitment + investment return is repaid by the end of this period. Distributions can start around the 5th year of the fund depending on the performance of the portfolio companies, meaning that your commitment is not locked up for the full duration of the fund (see fund lifecycle explanation).

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