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Beraunberri joins Emerald’s industrial transformation fund as a limited partner

Zürich, Switzerland: Beraunberri, a family investment holding company, has joined Emerald’s industrial transformation fund as a limited partner. The collaboration aims to help Beraunberri advance its venture capital (VC) activity as part of a broader strategy to become a key player in the sustainability and clean-energy transition.

Spain-based Beraunberri is the investment office of José Galíndez and his family, which has previously made a number of investments in sustainability-related and -adjacent sectors, including solar energy, electric mobility, environmental technology and telecommunications infrastructure. The Emerald partnership is intended to expose Beraunberri to VC opportunities in fast-growing fields at the intersection of industry and sustainability, focusing as well on technologies applied to water management, infrastructure, industrial processes and logistics.

Family offices like Beraunberri have been investing in Emerald’s funds since the early 2000’s, with current investors in this category including Ireon, Skion and Tupras. Emerald’s extensive network, deal flow and expertise enable these investors to make a meaningful contribution to advancing key technologies that will improve lives and livelihoods in a sustainable manner.

About Emerald Technology Ventures

Emerald is a globally recognized venture capital firm building a sustainable future at the crossroads of industry and technology. Founded in 2000, it is a pioneer in open innovation, providing multi-national corporations with rich deal flow and insight in the sectors and markets of tomorrow. Emerald has managed and advised assets of over €1 billion from its offices in Zurich, Toronto and Singapore. The firm is dedicated to tackling big challenges in climate change and sustainability via over 500 venture transactions and five third-party investment mandates, including loan guarantees to over 100 start-ups.


About Beraunberri

Beraunberri was established in 2005 as the investment vehicle through which José Galíndez co-founded Solarpack, a Spanish solar energy IPP with global presence, and until 2021 Beraunberri was its main shareholder. Beraunberri is focused in deploying capital in a variety of sectors including real estate, infrastructure, sustainability and growth. Its investment mandate is to primarily pursue active investments in operating companies both directly and indirectly. Its philanthropic activity is mainly centred around EKI Foundation, which promotes access to energy with solar photovoltaic installations since 2017 in sub-Saharan Africa.

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