The European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF) is the first venture fund exclusively dedicated to backing up businesses driving the shift from a fossil-based to a bio-based economy. ECBF aims to catalyse the transition towards a sustainable future by investing in biobased and circular growth-stage companies with high potential for innovation, favourable returns, and sustainable impact. As a growth-stage venture capital fund, the fund syndicates with private and public investors to bring circular technologies and bio-products to market, offering flexible financing tools from equity to mezzanine.
With a total of EUR 300mio under management, ECBF is focused on deploying capital in attractive and impactful companies located in the EU 27 or the 16 countries associated to the EU’s HORIZON 2020 programme. Simultaneously, ECBF shares its industry expertise to raise awareness among private and public investors to increase their financial participation in companies of the bioeconomy.
The targeted investment sectors include, among others, Ag-tech, Food-Tech, Bio-Materials, and Industrial Biotechnology (incl. Bio-Chemicals) which have applications in a broad range of end markets such as Nutrition, Packaging, Construction, Textiles, and Personal Care. ECBF refrains from investing in Bio-energy and Pharma.
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