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Founded in 2002, Galia Gestion is an investment fund based in Bordeaux and operating principally in southwest France. To date, it has supported some 150 companies and currently has €100m of investments under management. 

Founded in 2015 in Guatemala City, the Invariantes Fund invests in technology startups based in the US and Latin America, across different market segments. It is the only VC based in Guatamala, and bills itself as the country’s first early-stage VC firm. As of June 2021, its portfolio includes 24 startups. Invariantes’ most recent investments include participation in the $21m Series A round of US edtech player Reforge, as well in the $130m Series B round of US-based Axiom Space, which is building the first international commercial space station. Both investments were in February 2021.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Summer Capital was founded by senior UBS banker Joseph Chee in 2015. Focused on both public and private investments, it mainly invests in sectors of healthcare, consumer products, education, logistics and fintech. 

TI Platform Management is a US-based investment firm founded by Alex Bangash and Trang T Nguyen, who are also the founders of LP network and investment news platform TrustedInsight. Founded in 2015, the firm seeks out disruptive business models and invests in a range of categories, from furniture and home construction to healthcare and deep-tech. It has invested in Singapore-based enzyme engineering startup Allozymes, B2B pharmacy fulfillment service TruePill, and supply chain management startup Tyltgo.

London-based Sustainability Ventures is one of the UK’s leading early-stage investors in Cleantech. It comprises a group of successful entrepreneurs with a track record in building and investing in high-growth start-ups. It has created Europe’s largest ecosystem for cleantech and sustainability startups, as a business founder and investor, provider of accelerator and support services and provider of shared workspaces. Active since 2011, Sustainability Ventures has raised £250m in total equity funds to date. Its focus is on agritech and food, building technology, circular economy, future energy and mobility. It has established 10 companies, invested in 30 and supported the development of over 250 more enterprises as of 2021 and aims to develop 1,000 sustainable startups by 2025.  

H&M Foundation is a non-profit foundation established in 2013. It is privately funded by the Stefan Persson family, the founders and major shareholders of the H&M Group, who have donated SEK 1.5 billion to it to date. The foundation aims to help accelerate progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, by developing, funding and sharing solutions to address the world’s most urgent issues. It has a particular focus on promoting a planet-positive fashion industry and on building inclusive societies.Tackling mostly challenges associated with the fast fashion industry and its supply chain, H&M Foundation advocates for more sustainable practices across the fashion value chain and more inclusive business practices. The foundation is also actively involved in providing emergency relief for natural disasters or pandemics. It also aims to encourage innovation that promotes social change and sustainability. To this end, it provides startups support in accelerating and scale new technologies. It also runs the Global Change Award. Dubbed the Nobel Prize of fashion, this aims to recognise disruptive innovations that have the potential to make fashion more sustainable, and transform the way garments are designed, produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled. 

Set up in 2002 by Patrice Hoppenot 15 years after he founded European investment fund BC Partners, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) is an impact investor seeking to help SMEs prosper in Africa and create sustainable jobs and income there. With about €210m raised to date, I&P finances SMEs, startups and regional investment funds in Africa through equity participation and loans, as well as through microfinance institutions. Its I&P Acceleration Technologies focuses on digital startups with €2.5m of funding to be invested in 10–15 startups in 2020–2023. To date, I&P has supported more than 100 capital-funded companies and 20 companies benefiting from subsidized acceleration programs. I&P has about 100 staff based in Paris, Washington D.C. and in seven African offices (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Madagascar, Niger and Senegal).

Founded in 2019, Country Garden Venture Capital is the corporate venturing arm of Chinese real estate developer Country Garden. With its parent company as the cornerstone investor, it is focused on certain sectors of the supply chain, namely, technology, healthcare and consumption. As of March 2021, Country Garden Venture Capital has invested around RMB 10bn in over 50 companies with an average return above 80%. Among them, 15 have achieved unicorn status ($1bn in valuation), while four have successfully gone public.

Monarch Capital was founded in 2016 in Hangzhou. With RMB 360m worth of assets under management, it mainly invests in early-stage startups in sectors of supply chain and retailing. Monarch Capital has invested in 18 companies so far. 

Los Angeles-based Leonard Green & Partners (LGP) is a PE investment firm with over $50bn of assets under management. Since it was founded in 1989, LGP has invested in over 100 companies in the form of traditional buyouts, going-private transactions, recapitalizations, growth equity, and selective public equity and debt positions. 

DX Ventures is the Berlin-based investment vehicle of on-demand app unicorn Delivery Hero. The VC currently has 12 startups in its portfolio including EU rival Glovo. It also invests in social commerce and on-demand delivery startups in Latin America like Facily and Rappi.Investments in September 2021 include participation in the $43m Series B round of British food-sharing app OLIO and $5m Series A funding round for Toku, a Singapore-based startup and Asia Pacific’s dedicated cloud communications provider. It also invested in Leipzig-based sustainable foodtech, the nu company, that produces vegan chocolates and organic proteins.

SDP Investment was founded in 2017 by Chi Miao, former Warburg Pincus head of real estate for Asia. It is a real estate investment management firm focusing on acquisition of prime properties in Tier 1 cities in China. The firm also invests in real estate-related areas including logistics, data center and cloud service. 

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