Elevating the
Human Condition​

We invest in technologies that can transform societies and are not yet visible to others


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Sustainability Focused

Our horizons are as broad as they are smart

We believe in harnessing the unprecedented expansion in human capabilities to address problems our societies still face. We invest in entirely new technologies or in innovative new ways of combining existing approaches, with our purpose being to elevate the human experience while delivering appropriate returns to our investors.

As investors we see two broad spaces in which innovations have the power to redress persistent unmet needs of societies: new technologies for production (bigger/better output) and new technologies for distribution (fairer sharing of proceeds).

To achieve these, we see two core values as essential. We invest in propositions developed around genuine innovation and complete transparency.


What We Do

We invest in small companies that, from their start, have defined their mission and vision in line with the greater good. We invest in technologies that deliver better solutions to human needs, cover more people, are cheaper and more affordable, or enable a fairer distribution of the proceeds to all participants.


What We Want

  • To create for societies a better tomorrow, without today being collateral damage. 
  • To invest in technologies that will create bigger output and distribute it more fairly.
  • To address unmet human needs through transformational new technologies. 
  • To deliver appropriate returns to our investors while building a better world.


How We Work To Get There

We bring to bear our core principles—innovation and transparency—across a wide range of verticals, which (for now) already include food production, the environment, renewable energy, financial services, and fashion.



We look for solutions that are new and not yet apparent to others.


We investigate society in unconventional ways, and don’t give up or think it’s too difficult.


We believe in every stakeholder having full insight on the processes we create.


We don’t put short-term profits or participant interests above the greater good.

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We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

Investing in sustainability-oriented fashion or technology is a growing field and is the one in which we specialize



Understanding your objectives

Whether you are an investor, own a business or have a vision, we are here for you.



Supporting You in your journey

We are experienced in running businesses, raising funds, and supporting the roll-out of innovation.



Boosting your returns

We have helped companies expand out of home market, win grants and increase valuations.


Ask Us Anything

We would love to speak with you.
Feel free to reach out.

Learn All About Us

Meet The Partners

Katharina Schlager

Katharina is a founding member and shareholder of the Austrian eyewear company Andy Wolf, where she was creative director and CEO for 12 years. Under her management, the company reached global strength as a reference in eyewear design. Katharina took over management of CAZAL Eyewear in 2020 and expanded her work into companies within the Smart Horizon fashion group.

Christian Schlager

Christian Schlager is an engineer with a background in energy generation and storage and has long experience in the field of renewable energy and the conversion of biomass into clean energy. As CEO of Schlager Holdings, Christian focused on bringing…

Roy Hutchinson

Roy is a proven enterprise leader with 30+ years' experience at prominent global financial institutions, the world's largest consulting firm, and a successful start-up. His career history includes tenures in Europe, Latin America, the US, and the Middle East. Adept at articulating digital and traditional strategy, he has built and transformed businesses and has succeeded in highly competitive markets.

We have lots of experience

What We Read

Deloitte 2023 renewable energy industry outlook

The renewable energy industry will take off as of 2023 and accelerate faster in 2024. Five key trends underpin this takeoff.

McKinsey global energy perspective

A set of scenarios that calibrate the invasion of Ukraine with the longer-term energy transition momentum towards renewable sources.

The International Energy Agency's Renewable Energy Market Update

The IEA's forecasts new global renewable power capacity additions and biofuel demand for 2022 and 2023.

The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2023 Energy Outlook

The Economist's Intelligence Unit provides a comprehensive view of the challenges, opportunities and trends to watch over the coming year.

Other Interesting Topics We Are Reading

VTT Research published this white paper on the changes needed on a societal level to take the necessary steps on energy.
The International Renewables Agency's view on energy trends to 2050.

We have lots of experience

What We Write

Recycling Waste for Energy Generation: The Future of Sustainable Energy

The world is facing an energy crisis, and it is essential to find alternative sources of energy that are sustainable and environmentally friendly. One such alternative is recycling waste for energy generation. In this process, waste material is collected and converted into energy, reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and reducing the need for traditional energy sources.


How to Build a Portfolio of Sustainable Investments

Sustainable investing, also known as socially responsible investing, is a growing trend that combines investment returns with environmental and social impact. Building a portfolio of sustainable investments is a great way to align your investments with your personal values and make a positive impact on the world while also growing your wealth.


The Future of Renewable Energy: Trends and Predictions

Renewable energy has been gaining significant traction in recent years, with many countries around the world committing to transitioning to clean, sustainable energy sources. As the world continues to focus on reducing its carbon footprint and combating climate change, the future of renewable energy is becoming increasingly important. In this blog post, we will explore some of the latest trends and predictions in the renewable energy sector.


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