Demeter is a major European player in venture capital, private equity and infrastructure for the energy transition and the ecological transition. Since 2005, Demeter has put the environment at the heart of its investment strategy.  With more than 1.2 billion euros under management, Demeter is a pioneer and leader for investments in the ecological transition sectors.

Its funds invest from €1m to €30m to support companies in the sector at all stages of their development: innovative startups, small and mid-cap companies, as well as infrastructure projects. The Demeter team counts 37 people based in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Madrid, and Düsseldorf, and has completed more than 200 investments over 17 years.

Contributing to the achievement of ecological transition and sustainable development objectives is a cornerstone of Demeter Investment Managers’ mission. This search for impact is achieved through the integration of sustainable development issues in the investment objectives of all our funds, and the systematic measurement of ESG impact. All new Demeter funds since 2021 are classified as “article 9 SFDR”.

“The energy transition will only succeed if all socially relevant stakeholders and affected groups pull together. The basis for this is an intensive and open exchange between all parties, the creation of a supportive regulatory framework by policymakers to promote start-up spirit, innovation and entrepreneurship, and a strong financial ecosystem. We are very much appreciating that the Tech for Net Zero Allianz is providing such a network for communication and discussion.”

Holger Schragmann, Partner

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