Management agency team
Emerald Technology Ventures
Emerald Technology Ventures is a globally recognized investment firm in the areas of energy, water, advanced materials and industrial IT. Founded in 2000, the company has raised four Venture Capital Funds, completed more than 60 venture investments, been a trusted partner for numerous multi-national corporations in their open innovation activities and managed four technology investment programs for third parties. From offices in Zurich, Switzerland, Toronto, Canada and Singapore, Emerald has managed assets of over $660 million to date.
South Pole, originally an ETH Zurich spin-off, has spread to almost every continent on the globe since its foundation in 2006. With 17 branches all around the world and more than 300 employees, South Pole enables the implementation and operation of around 700 projects globally that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, increased use of renewable energy sources and better energy efficiency.
Note: Independent review of applications
Emerald manages around 2/3 of applications and South Pole manages around 1/3.
Should a business or private relationship exist between Emerald and a particular applicant, South Pole will take over the review of the application and monitoring of the loan guarantee. The same applies in the event of a relationship between South Pole and an applicant: Emerald will take over the application review and monitoring.
An application can also be handed over during the review process should a situation arise that places the independence of the reviewer in question. In this case, the handover will take place following the completion of the ongoing review stage, if possible, in order to avoid creating an additional burden for the applicant.
This measure allows the management agency to guarantee an independent, neutral application review process.