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LGT Venture Philanthropy

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Wolfgang Hafenmayer


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Total investments 6
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 3
Rounds per year 0.40
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 8

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Mobile
  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Social Entrepreneurship

In 2007 was created LGT Venture Philanthropy, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in Europe in Switzerland. The main department of described VC is located in the Zu00fcrich.

The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The top activity for fund was in 2015. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 47 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

We also calculated 8 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the LGT Venture Philanthropy, startups are often financed by Entru00e9e Capital, Commercial Bank of Africa. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Lundin Foundation, LocalGlobe, Generation Investment Management. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Virgin Group, Revolution, Jean Case.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline M-KOPA Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Mobile, Agriculture. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Kenya.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$75M01 Mar 2022 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya


$10M15 Mar 2018 Kenya, Nairobi

$2M01 Aug 2017 England


$12M02 Feb 2015 Kenya, Nairobi


$20M06 Feb 2014 Kenya, Nairobi

Husk Power Systems

Energy Efficiency
Energy Management
Renewable Energy
Social Entrepreneurship
$5M25 Oct 2012 Patna, Bihar, India


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