Climate change VC firm appoints investment director

Climate change venture capital firm OnePlanetCapital has appointed Anthony Chant as investment director, to lead the management of its new flagship EIS strategy.

He will advise on targeted investments that will tackle CO2 emissions, as well as businesses with a positive environmental impact.

Chant was previously CEO of SGI Compliance and was co-founder of tech consultancy Edif Group. During his career he has completed more than 50 venture investments and acquisitions.

Through the OnePlanetCapital Sustainable EIS Fund, investments have already been made into carbon offsetting platform Earthly, zero waste grocery firm Goodclub and zero emission delivery company Zedify.

The venture capital firm, which specialises in early stage venture capital, was founded in 2019 by Matthew Jellicoe, Ed Stevens and Tony Flanagan to raise money for companies tackling climate change and other environmental issues.

Of Chant’s hire, Jellicoe said: “His experience will be crucial for helping us to expand our investments into early-stage companies genuinely making a real difference to our planet. We only have one planet and now it’s time to get involved and make a difference for our collective future.”

He added: “We founded OnePlanetCapital to be more than an investment house. We’re part of a growing, global movement, and are focused on unlocking the positive impact of early-stage companies as they grow.”

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