Berti Investments Ltd. is an environmental impact investment company. We invest in innovative, growing, entrepreneurial businesses in the UK whose strategy focuses on reducing carbon emissions. We invest solely in UK-based environmentally focused businesses that benefit society. Sustainable profitability is important, but our primary objective is environmental impact. Profits made will be reinvested, not distributed to shareholders. Our personal approach allows us flexibility within our investments.
Belltown Power was set up in February 2013 to build, own and operate renewable energy sites around the UK. Belltown is supported by £50m of investment capital and is looking to build 30MW of operating power across a range of technologies including Wind, Solar PV, Hydro and Biomass heat.
Breathing Buildings is a Cambridge University spinnout, set up to develop and commercialise a unique low energy natural ventilation system for buildings. After winning the 2012 Berti Green Accelerator, they received £250k from Berti.
Ecovision Renewables has been widely recognised as the fastest growing renewable energy company in the UK. In February 2011, after receiving £1million from Berti Investments, Ecovision developed a leading domestic solar PV business on the back of government FITs.
Firefly Solar Generators design and manufacture off-grid, portable and permanent solar generators. They provide power for everything from UK events to work connecting rural communities in developing countries to electricity and the internet. After winning the 2012 Berti Green Accelerator, they received £250k from Berti.
Ecometrica is a company of specialists and experts in GHG accounting, ecosystem services, climate change policy, remote sensing and web based programming. In March 2012, Ecometrica received £250K of growth capita from Berti Investments.
ecoConnect is Britain’s Green Industry Business Network, providing essential links to green industry innovation, support, investment and procurement. In December 2012, ecoConnect CIC received a £50k loan from Berti to help accelerate their growth.
Our Investment Criteria
We invest in UK-based companies that demonstrate:
- Long-term, sustainable, scalable growth and profitability
- Exceptional, entrepreneurial leadership
- Innovative products and/or services
Our funding methods are flexible;
- We use equity, convertibles, mezzanine, debt
- and other financing methods
- Our investment horizon is typically 2-5 years
- Our investments will be between £250k- £1million
We are funded by the Bertha Foundation, whose outreach program supports social impact organisations worldwide. We believe that to make a significant and sustainable environmental impact we must leverage on established financial methods.
Our goal is to reduce carbon emissions through strategic investments. We believe that we can have the greatest impact in the UK because we are based here. We hope to lead the way from home.