Zero Carbon Fund

Investing in positive action on climate change.


What is the aim of this fund?

"We believe that the Fund is a unique opportunity for you to invest in positive action on climate change, gain exposure to a sector that has huge potential, and support early-stage technology companies, with the potential to obtain EIS Reliefs."

Pippa & Alex Gawley, Zero Carbon Capital Limited

The Fund seeks to invest in positive action on climate change, gain exposure to a sector that has huge potential, and support early-stage technology companies, with the potential to obtain EIS Reliefs. The team is small and passionate, laser focus on finding and supporting awesome, visionary entrepreneurs building innovative technologies.

Pippa Gawley-1Key Individuals -

Pippa Gawley has been angel investing in technologies in the US for the last four years and was an active and passionate member of the impact investing world in the Bay Area. She learnt by investing alongside experts in the field of early-stage climate innovation and impact investment and as a member of several angel networks including E8 and Investor’s Circle (now Social Venture Circle).

Read our interview with Pippa

Pippa is supported by a team of experienced investment professionals with backgrounds in venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship.

At a glance

Investment goal


Relative risk

High / Adventurous

Risk 7

Invests in

Range of sectors, stages and geographies.


Target Return

2x return after eight years

Not a reliable indicator of future income.



Closed to new investors (as of August 2020).

Zero Carbon Capital Information Memorandum

Portfolio holdings

To be determined.

Important Information

Eligible Investors

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To invest, you must be an eligible investor. To be an eligible investor, you must be qualifying as one or more of the following:

Risk Warning

Important information for private investors – Reliance on the information provided here to engage in any investment activity may expose an individual to a significant risk of losing all of the property or other assets invested. Your attention is drawn to the risk section contained within the Information Memorandum. Investments are typically in unquoted shares in small companies, the value of which can be volatile and are often difficult to sell. Nothing on this website constitutes investment, tax, financial, legal, regulatory, or other advice by Sapphire Capital Partners LLP.

The value of an investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the full amount invested, and you may therefore lose some or all of your investment.

If you are unsure of the suitability of any investment for your circumstances, please contact your independent financial advisor or other professional advisor authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) who specialises in advising on investments of this type. Tax reliefs depend on individual circumstances. There is no guarantee however that the tax reliefs (such as EIS reliefs, CGT reliefs or IHT relief) will be available on any investment made or that if it is initially available, it will not be subsequently withdrawn. Any references to tax laws or rates are based on current legislation, all of which are subject to change and are provided as a guide only. Prospective investors are advised to take their own investment and taxation advice and should consult their own professional advisors on the implications of investing.

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:

Past performance is not a guide to future returns.

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