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our investment strategy

We invest in companies globally, that pursue scalable and technology driven business models around three key impact themes that are central to building a better tomorrow: people, planet and productivity. Within these themes, we focus on key sectors that offer disproportional value creation opportunities and positive impact in response to pressing social and environmental problems.

We have developed a theory of change for each sector, taking a view on how we can progress from the current state to a better future and identifying business model innovations that can best drive the change in a commercially viable manner.

We are entrepreneur centric and invest in businesses that leverage technology and build impact at scale to provide good returns for investors.
We take a comprehensive approach to value creation (return and impact) in our portfolio companies across strategy, capability development and fundraising.

investment  themes

value creation

Lightrock has an active approach to company value creation and acts as a thought partner to entrepreneurs. We focus on the key areas of value creation with a consistent and structured support approach:

strategy and impact
active and accountable engagement with top management on strategy and impact with the help of trusted senior advisors and experts
functional capabilities
programmatic engagement with portfolio companies in benchmarking and developing functional capabilities across: HR, Finance, IT/Technology for performance management, Governance and others
partnerships, financing and fundraising
leveraging our global relationships and networks for the benefit of our portfolio

selected portfolio companies

Zurich, Switzerland

Global Climate Solutions platform for strategies that turn climate action into long-term business opportunities for companies, governments and organizations.

Dresden, Germany

Global leading developer and manufacturer of green hydrogen technologies, enabling the transition to sustainable hydrogen as a climate-neutral alternative to fossil fuels.

Munich, Germany

The world’s first entirely electric vertical take-off and landing jet aiming to reduce travel carbon emissions.

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Medical technology company offering next-gen robotic systems aiming to make minimal access surgery available for everyone who needs it.

San Mateo, United States

Leading graph database platform that drives innovation and competitive advantage by revealing how people, processes, locations and systems are interrelated.

New York City, United States

Centralized data platform for Everyday AI, systemizing the use of data for exceptional business results.

São Paulo, Brazil

One of the fastest growing FinTechs in Latin America, reinvented the lending experience with an asset-light business model and significantly decreased the high interest burden for Brazilian citizens.

Berlin, Germany

One of the fastest growing indoor vertical farming systems which helps reduce farming inputs, wastage and related emissions.

Nairobi, Kenya

Pioneer of one of the world's most advanced Pay-As-You-Go platforms to upgrade millions of lives in East Africa.

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