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BCLD member Ilavska Vuillermoz Capital (IVC) launches its ClimateTech Fund

Founded by the two Luxembourgers Laurent Hengesch and Alain Wildanger in 2019, the alternative investment firm Ilavska Vuillermoz Capital has invested in more than 20 companies during the last years. These include Leading FinTech Companies such as N26, Solaris, Qonto, and Teylor.

The ClimateTech Fund will be part of Ilavska Vuillermoz SCA SICAV RAIF and established under SFDR Article 8. IVC aims to raise EUR 60m and plans for a first close in the summer of 2024. The investment focus will be on early-stage maturity in EU-based ventures, developing either hardware or software solutions that respectively enable or facilitate decarbonization. IVC will invest between EUR 650k and EUR 4m in Seed and Series A rounds per company, potentially leading and co-investing in these rounds depending on opportunities.

Laurent Hengesch, Founding Partner:

“Having achieved notable success in our FinTech investments, we seek to delve into a new sector that resonates with our and our LP's interests. Upon careful evaluation, we quickly concluded that ClimateTech was the most captivating choice. Over the past year, we have formed a dedicated team led by Quentin Dupraz to tackle one of humanity's greatest challenges: climate change. We remain committed to our sector-specific investment strategy.”

Quentin Dupraz, Principal:

“Limiting global warming of the atmosphere by reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions to Net Zero by 2050 is the biggest problem faced by humankind in generations that requires funding in the current decade. 35% to 45% of the emissions reductions will come from technologies that do not exist yet, and an additional 40% from technologies currently in the early market stage. Climate change mitigation induces a fundamental shift to our global economic model, providing room for disruption, which is synonymous with investment opportunity, on top of contributing to a necessary transition. “

 Luxembourg, 13.3.24