We are incredibly excited about talking to exceptional teams that are working on big, important ideas. As a Zero Carbon Fund portfolio company you'll receive not just funding but also access to the expertise, advice and connections from our network. We will work tirelessly to help you achieve the greatness you are aiming for.


To be considered for the Zero Carbon Fund you must meet these criteria.


  • Big climate impact

    You should be able to demonstrate a realistic path to avoiding, reducing or capturing half a gigaton CO2e a year at scale.

  • Deep scientific innovation

    You should be developing an IP-heavy technology innovation grounded in the physical sciences.

  • Pre-Seed and Seed

    Your company should be early stage. We can help you most early in your journey.

  • Scientific and commercial viability

    You should have a strong scientific and commercial basis on which you believe you can achieve scale.

  • EIS eligible

    This is an EIS fund, so your company, sector and product must meet, and continue to meet, the HMRC guidelines for EIS eligibility, including "permanent operations" in the UK.

Talk to us about funding

Yes to all of the above? We want to hear from you!

Risk to Capital
Investing in start-ups and early-stage businesses involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution. It should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Any investments are targeted exclusively at investors who understand the risks of investing in early-stage businesses and can make their own investment decisions. Any pitches for investment are not offers to the public.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme Disclaimer
Investments made in investee companies via funds managed by Sapphire Capital Partners LLP are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). For more details, please
contact us or refer to their website: https://www.fscs.org.uk

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