Henrik Olsen pitches Environmental Technologies Fund
Ecosummit TV: Henrik Olsen pitches Environmental Technologies Fund at ECO13 London and talks about how to build capital-efficient companies that have big environmental impact. Fuel is running out – we have limited resources. Consequently, everybody in the cleantech startup and investor community tries to make better use of these resources. In fact, capital is also a limited resource and that’s why we need to use it very productively. During the last years, the number of investments has grown but with smaller amounts of capital – a good proof that the whole industry is working on using money more efficiently.
According to Henrik, being capital efficient means executing scalable business models while acting in an adaptive, disciplined and resource efficient way. In general, Europe is capital efficient out of necessity as the capital available is not as abundant as in the US. After the first closing of ETF’s second fund, Henrik enjoys liquidity again and has got €70M to invest in Europe. As Henrik is a capital efficient VC, more than one startup should be able to tap into his cleantech fund.
The ECO13 London presentation slides of Henrik are available as PDF.