May 24

E3 Capital and Lion’s Head Climate Fund Hits First Close at $48 Million to Back African Startups

By Annie Njanja

The E3 Low Carbon Economy Fund for Africa (E3LCEF), a fund by early-stage VC E3 Capital (formerly Energy Access Ventures), and emerging markets-focused investment bank Lion’s Head Global Partners, has hit the first close at $48.1 million.

The E3LCEF limited partners include FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank; Swedfund International AB, the Swedish development finance institution; Proparco, an AFD Group subsidiary and private sector development investor; and KfW, a development bank, in partnership with BMZ, the German ministry for economic cooperation and development.

Source: Tech Crunch (link opens in a new window)

Energy, Investing
climate change, decarbonization, development finance, electric vehicles, energy access, solar, startups