VC firm Equator raises $40 million to back climate-tech African startups

Equator, a VC firm focused on supporting innovative solutions to climate change, has raised $40 million in commitments to invest in African startups tackling climate challenges.

Notable investors in the fund include British International Investment (BII), the The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), UK charity Shell Foundation and impact investor DOEN Participaties B.V. This investment represents a significant boost for the African climate tech ecosystem, providing much-needed capital to support the development and scaling of innovative solutions to the continent’s pressing environmental challenges. With climate change posing a significant threat to African economies and communities, Equator’s investment in these startups has been backed to drive real impact and create sustainable change.

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