The Venture Catalyst (VC) aims to provide a broad range of specialized support to selected companies, solidifying their commercial viability, enhancing their investment-readiness, and facilitating access to growth capital. The Venture Catalyst portfolio currently includes 33 companies operating in 14 countries. These include biofuel, LPG, and biogas fuel distributors; pellet, ethanol, and char-briquette producers; and ethanol, gas, electric, and biomass stove manufacturers. The portfolio reflects a growing number of companies whose customers lack access to clean cooking solutions, including multi-product last-mile distributors, microfinance institutions, and distributed energy services companies. Many Venture Catalyst portfolio companies integrate industrial-scale manufacturing, digital technologies, mobile money, and consumer financing.
The companies included in the initial portfolio all passed an extensive screening process and were selected for their potential impact on the future growth of the clean cooking industry. Clean Cooking Alliance support for these companies is highly flexible and demand-driven.
Investors interested in learning more about this portfolio and identifying companies that may align with their investment criteria are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org.