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Pre-Seed Funding

Securing funding for your startup is a journey. Funding is usually a continuum starting with small amounts from competitions, personal funds, friends and family. The next stage (prior to raising "seed funding" or "Series A") might be from angel investors, crowd-sharing, tax-based incentive programs, government agencies, or a combination of all of these. Learn about some of your options both here and on the forum.

Geographic Breakdown

As we add more sources of information to this section we plan to split it out into different countries and regions. For the moment, everything is grouped together. Please check the forum for other suggestions and please add any there that we are missing so your peers in biodiversity entrepreneurship can learn and share.

The UK’s largest network of specialist investors fighting climate change.

Evergreen supports early-stage, climate tech companies. We accept applications for pre-seed to series A investment on a rolling basis.

We enable all types of investors to invest in businesses they believe in and share in their success. We enable all types of growth-focused businesses to raise capital and a community in the process.

Even if your company is not currently resident in the UK this program is worth exploring. If it is a fit you can simply register an office in Northern Ireland or mainland UK to qualify. The programs are both tax relief schemes and you can receive a maximum of £250,000 through Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, more with EIS. 

Both Syndicate Room and SEEDRS are convenient channels through which to access SEIS & EIS investors. Syndicate Room is a co-investment network comprised of UK angel investors.

This is the Irish version of Syndicate Room. There are likely to be similar versions in your country.

Kickstarter campaigns make ideas into reality. It’s where creators share new visions for creative work with the communities that will come together to fund them.

Our sector-focused investment teams actively fund Climate Tech startups in their respective verticals, from circular economy marketplaces to sustainable fintech startups and beyond.

Perhaps together we can convince the Irish government to commit to creating a "cluster" for biodiversity startups? Read more here!

Green Crowd is now an approved crowdfunding platform for green energy, ethical businesses, and sustainable infrastructure projects in Ireland.

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