RockPort closes $450m cleantech fund

Altassets – Cleantech-focused venture capital firm RockPort Capital Partners has closed its third fund, RockPort Capital Partners III, on over $450m, the hard cap of the fund. It had an initial target of $400m and held a first closing just three weeks ago, on $400m.

The new fund will continue the focus of RockPort’s previous funds, investing in the development of technology and products in emerging cleantech companies.

The investor base consists of US university endowments, family offices, foundations and institutional investors from both the US and Europe.

Wilber James, managing general partner, RockPort, said, ‘The cleantech sector provides enormous opportunities to identify and foster initiatives that offer solutions to global energy and natural resource needs, while providing superior investment returns. We have already seen how the teams we invest in can create enormous value. Our collaborative approach together with a business-building mentality and keen domain expertise has proven invaluable to growing companies.’

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