First Capital Prediction nearly 30 million euros for new fund to help startups tackle UN SDGs • TechCrunch
Another day, another dollar and another VC fund launched. In a fresh way, however, this will refer specifically to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Predicted capital is a newly formed VC from the Swiss Family Office infinitas Capital, the investment firm of former entrepreneur and investor Robin Lauber, and was founded with Christopher Chuffart and Kilian Graulich. The fund, which has reached an initial close of 30 million euros, will focus on startups including ConsumerTech and FinTech mainly in the German-speaking DACH region.
Another focus will be on businesses implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namely Good Health and Welfare, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Effective Work and Economic Growth, Reducing Inequality, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and Partnerships for Goals.
So far it has invested in Heritas, Foodetective (Business Intelligence & Online Infrastructure)
raised $2 million) and House of Change.
Lauber was in the real estate business but also brought Dunkin’ Donuts to Switzerland, where he left the business successfully in 2020. Most recently, Chuffart has worked at Mountain Partners, a VC based in Zurich before switching to i2i Logic (Australian corporate finance FinTech) to open their European store. HQ. Graulich is a former McKinsey & Company.