Along with our management team, our largest investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Generation Investment Management, Munich Venture Partners and Waste Management.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is committed to helping entrepreneurs build enduring market-changing institutions and defining new business sectors or expanding existing ones. Its partners have supported hundreds of entrepreneurs in building over 475 companies, including such household names as Amazon, Sun, Verisign and Google. Harvest is a proud portfolio company within KP’s Greentech initiative.
True North Venture Partners invests in and supports early stage businesses that have the potential to transform, expand and lead global industries in sectors such as energy, water, agriculture and waste. True North’s goal is to identify exceptionally talented entrepreneurs with the vision, drive and business potential to significantly improve the world and help them realize their dreams by providing capital and expertise.
Generation Investment Management LLP is dedicated to long-term investing, integrated sustainability research, and client alignment. It is an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 with offices in London, New York and Sydney. Generation aims to invest in high quality companies at attractive prices that will deliver superior long-term investment returns. Sustainability research plays an important role in forming its views on the quality of the business, the quality of management and valuation. Its performance fees align its interests with that of its clients by being based on long-term performance. Generation Investment Management LLP is authorized and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority.
Munich Venture Partners is an independent Venture Capital firm located in Munich, Germany. Founded in 2005 by a group of Senior Executives of large international corporations and seasoned Venture Capital professionals, they focus on Venture Capital investments into high-tech startups in all stages of development.
Waste Management (NYSE: WM) – Waste Management, Inc. is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management and environmental services in North America. As of December 31, 2008, the company served nearly 20 million municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential customers through a network of 367 collection operations, 355 transfer stations, 273 active landfill disposal sites, 16 waste-to-energy plants, 134 recycling plants, and 111 beneficial-use landfill gas projects.
SAM is an investment boutique focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. The firm’s offering comprises asset management, indexes and private equity. SAM is a member of the global asset manager Robeco, which was established in 1929 and offers a broad range of investment products and services. Robeco is committed to Responsible Investing and the group-wide implementation of those principles. Robeco is part of Rabobank Group, one of the few privately owned banks in the world with the highest credit ratings from Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. Furthermore, within the banking sector, Rabobank is one of the global leaders in terms of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
Within Robeco, SAM acts as the center of expertise for Clean Tech Private Equity. SAM Private Equity is a market leader in the field of Clean Tech and Sustainable private equity investing and manages approximately $1 billion in Sustainable and Clean Tech assets.