- Conduit Ventures Limited (“Conduit”) is an independent fund manager that invests capital in high growth companies worldwide.
- Conduit began operations in 2002 as an impact-driven independent fund manager focused on the transition to low carbon energy.
- They operate out of London, Kuwait and Shanghai, the latter in partnership with the Shanghai Science and Technology Investment Corporation (“SSTIC”) of the Shanghai government.
About Conduit Ventures
Conduit Ventures work with change-makers in the energy market to create value and growth for companies and generate returns for their investors. It’s understood that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to any given energy challenge which meets the full spectrum of customers’ requirements on a global basis. Indeed, they are convinced that various alternative power solutions will co-exist alongside one another.
Conduit make a relatively small number of selective investments and actively work with all of them. Conduit see their investments and investors as partners with whom they embark on a journey together towards common goals. They are not constrained by arbitrary interpretations of early-stage, seed, VC or growth capital. The key investment criteria is that the underlying innovation is significantly relevant in the market place and brings something new and better than incumbent solutions with the right blend of leadership mix.
Conduit was appointed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Asian Development Bank to develop and manage in China, an accelerator program designed to foster the adoption of sustainable energy solutions. Conduit is UK FCA regulated.
More from VCs
Conduit Ventures has made 19 investments. Their most recent investment was on Dec 17, 2020, when Blue World Technologies – a fuel cell manufacturer especially in methanol fuel cells as an alternative to non-renewable fuels – raised €6.4M in their seed round.
Conduit Ventures has had 8 exits. Conduit Ventures’s most notable exits include Amminex, who design and develop ammonia storage and delivery systems to diesel cars and trucks, Protonex Technology Corporation, who aim to revolutionise the way people use portable power, and Heliocentris, a technology provider of energy management systems and hybrid power solutions.
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