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THE ECO 'PRAGMA' OPPORTUNITY SCREEN

ABOUT US

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EcoPragma is dedicated to the net zero transition. Our partners invest in companies that actually are making a difference measured by their contribution (Eco) and commercial acceleration (Pragma). While very early developments are crucial, we focus on companies that are already making a difference or will do over the next 5-10 years. In most cases our companies have commercially proven technology and revenue growing at an accelerating rate.

 

Our backgrounds also mean we are identifying the leading players in the digitisation of the core technologies for the net zero transition. While the first 2 waves have primarily been about the virtual economy, the net zero transition demands digitisation of the physical world. From agriculture to water, power generation to consumption, the lessons learned in the digitisation of media give great insight into this evolution.

OUR TEAM

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MICHAEL LIEBREICH

Co-Founder & Partner

Michael Liebreich is an acknowledged thought leader on clean energy, mobility, technology, climate, sustainability and finance. He is the founder and senior contributor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a member of numerous industry and governmental and multilateral advisory boards, and an avid angel investor.

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HENRY LAWSON

Co-Founder & Partner

Henry Lawson is a proven business leader and investor. He has generated over $1bn of value growth for investors in media business systems while that industry was undergoing the same digitisation wave as is now disrupting the real asset space.

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HENRIETTA JOWITT

Partner

Henrietta is a senior business leader with more than three decades’ experience driving growth and transformation for a number of organisations. She has worked across ESG for over 20 years, embedding it into risk management, business strategy and new products in business and financial services organisations.

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OWEN MASON

Principal

Owen is a Principal of EcoPragma Capital. He has a decade of experience in industrial strategy and climate tech investing across the U.S., China, Europe, and the UK.

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PIOTR PAJDA

Associate

Piotr Pajda is a venture associate and entrepreneur with hands-on experience of working with early and late stage startups across Europe.

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Jeffrey Lu

Associate

Jeffrey Lu is a research associate, working on various aspects of the energy transition from heating to transportation. He is involved with EPC providing research around investment theses.

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OUR SERVICES

FOR INVESTORS

FOR COMPANIES

- Investment Identification

- Portfolio Building

- Risk Management

​EcoPragma has identified over 500 potential investments from first and third-party research, proactive connections and inbound interest from our considerable direct and extended network. We have held meetings with management in over 100 cases and have active discussions with a significant number.

 

- Growth Acceleration “hacking”

- Strategic Positioning

 

Our experience focusing on fundamentals and in building unicorn scale businesses enables us to add value to a business from day one. Through strategy building, organisational development and ‘growth hacking’, we enable entrepreneurs to create their vision for the business.

 

Additionally, we work directly and with regulated partners to bring the right capital to fuel that growth.  Very often the process generates investors seeking to fund two and three round beyond the current one freeing the team to build rather than perennially fund raise.

OUR FOCUS

We focus on 10 specific sectors that we believe fit our objectives best

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1. Energy System

In the energy system, while some opportunities remain in low-carbon power generation technologies, Ecopragma focuses on technologies that support the integration of variable renewables – such as storage (electrical, thermal and chemical), demand response and smart upgrading of transmission and distribution.

CURRENT INVESTMENTS BY
ECOPRAGMA PRINCIPLES

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PAST VALUE CREATION

Representative Partner Investments and Transactions while at previous organisations

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New Energy Finance to
BloombergNEF
 

Incubation to Exit - $85m

2005-2009

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Donovan Data Systems
(now Mediaocean)

Recapitalisation of $500m of equity

2005

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Chargepoint
Investment through SPAC

2020-2022

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Equity Raise Series A & B - $16.5m

2012-2015

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SFC Energy
Expansion Phase PIPE

2009

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Coryton Advanced Fuels
Acquisition of BP Specialist Fuels
 
2010

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WORK WITH US

WHAT DO YOU HAVE THAT WE DON'T?

That's the kind of challenge we love. Send us your resume and tell us more about what you have that we don't, but should!

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