Sustainable Accelerator warmly invites you to join us for our inaugural Seedrs Launch event, taking place Thursday, 18 May from 5:30pm.
On the evening, you can expect to find out more about Sustainable Accelerator's strategy, its fundraise on the crowdfunding platform Seedrs, and our successful track record developing and exiting sustainability companies with Sustainable Ventures.
Prior to a presentation for prospective Sustainable Accelerator investors, we will host a panel discussion on early stage startup growth in sustainabilty. Our panelists will be the entrepreneurs behind four fast paced startups in the sustainability sector:
• Joe Warren, MD, Powervault
• Peter Davies, CEO, Green Running
• Agnes Czako, Founder, UFloor Technologies
• Arthur Kay, CEO, Bio-Bean
We are also pleased to announce our anchor investor - Governmental body London Waste & Recycling Board - will be supporting us in our goal to empower the next generation of sustainable businesses.
More about Sustainable Accelerator:
Sustainable Accelerator, led by Sustainable Ventures’ management team, is an accelerator built specifically to support the UK’s best SEIS & EIS sustainability startups.
Our goal is to empower the next generation of businesses redefining the way we consume energy, manage waste, clean air, and apply smart resource technology. Sustainable Ventures’ success over the last 5 years has exemplified how sustainability is no longer niche, as resource economics fundamentally change how industries work.
The Sustainable Accelerator Fund, managed by Seedrs, will invest between £50k - £250k into around 10 high potential sustainability businesses, and provide each a high touch 1 year programme of expert mentorship, network introductions, fundraising support, and growth services.
By investing in the Sustainable Accelerator Fund, you will gain access to a portfolio of sustainability businesses benefitting from our threefold strategy: (1) gain exposure only to startups receiving substantial 1-on-1 support from our experienced team, (2) diversify exposure across multiple startups, and (3) leverage grant and tax advantages for the sustainability sector – making your investment go further.
More about our Management Team:
Andrew Wordsworth, Director
Andrew is an entrepreneurial Managing Director with over 15 years’ experience of new venture/product development within the low carbon sector, and has been directly involved in securing over £250m in equity commitments into portfolio ventures. Previously, Andrew held roles at Esso, Bain & Co, and as Managing Director of Carbon Trust Enterprises Limited – where he invested £30m alongside the likes of HSBC and SSE. Andrew holds a first class MEng from the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the University Fox Prize.
Peter Shortt, Chief Investment Officer
Peter has over 30 years of experience in Venture Capital, having covered the Sustainability sector from Seed Investments to IPO. Previously, Peter was Chief Investment Officer of Carbon Trust Investment Partners, where he oversaw the successful IPOs of Ceres Power and CMR. Peter was also formerly an Executive Director of the Shareholder Executive, as well as head of a Corporate Finance team at Ministry of Defense responsible for selling owned businesses.