The Cleantech Invest portfolio consists of 15 clean technology companies, several with global potential and many currently experiencing fast growth. This offers shareholders a diversity of interesting Nordic cleantech companies. Cleantech Invest has been well received by investors in the Nordic region and now aims to broaden its shareholder base to investors outside the Nordic region as Nordic cleantech is highly appreciated around the world.
Cleantech Invest is launching a series of ‘Pop-Up’ Offices in new markets in order to raise investor awareness of the Cleantech Invest share as a Nasdaq-listed investment opportunity into Nordic cleantech growth companies. The goal is also to boost selected portfolio companies’ growth on international markets. The timeframe for the ‘Pop-Up’s are a couple of months.
The first Pop-Up was launched in Los Angeles, later this month it will be in Stockholm, and a third will follow in Berlin in September. Possible other locations next year include London and Shanghai. The locations represent cities of specific interest: California is well known for its environmental awareness and growth investing scene. The Stockholm region has a steadily increasing network of private investors, many of which have already invested into Cleantech Invest portfolio companies. Berlin is leading the way for the German Energiwende and is home to an exploding start-up scene.
The international appreciation for Nordic cleantech is evident by the reception of the Pop-Up Office recently launched in Los Angeles. On the ground in Los Angeles, Lassi Noponen, Chairman of Cleantech Invest is excited about how well it has been received so far: “Our focus in LA is on finding investors and partners for both Cleantech Invest and selected portfolio companies as well as supporting some of our portfolio companies entry into the massive US market. We have gotten a flying start with the help of Finland’s Consul General Juha Markkanen, who has helped tremendously with contacts and introductions in California.”
Cleantech Invest CEO Alexander Lidgren, who himself will relocate to the Berlin Pop-Up in a few weeks time: “Working with old and new stakeholders in California the initiative is already proving to be a worthwhile strategic play. California is a very competitive market and also a global trend-setter but our portfolio companies stand out well. Our network of US partners and investors is now growing rapidly and Cleantech Invest will receive a lot of visibility during the coming months. I am certain that we also have a lot to gain from more and closer connections with the German energy and investor market. Stockholm may seem evident and we are there all the time but now we do not have to travel back and forth every week. We are looking forward to making international market breakthroughs for both Cleantech Invest and our portfolio firms during the coming months. We will document our progress as it happens so make sure you follow us through newsletters and social media!”.
Cleantech Invest in brief
Cleantech Invest is a Nordic accelerator with investments in growth companies that solve global challenges. The portfolio companies are active in energy- and resource efficiency as well as decentralized renewable energy and are based in Finland, Sweden and Germany. The company management consists of company builders and investors who have been active within the cleantech space for over a decade.The company is listed on First North Finland under the ticker CLEAN and on First North Stockholm under the ticker CLEANT A.
Alexander Lidgren, Managing Director of Cleantech Invest Plc. Tel. 46 73 660 1007, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lassi Noponen, Chairman of the Board, Cleantech Invest Plc. Tel 358 40 501 5127 email@example.com
Access Partners Oy, Certified Advisor. Tel. 358 9 682 9500
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