Greenbackers Investment Pitch – hosted by Grant Thornton

Are you a Green Industry Business seeking expansion capital?  

Or an Investor seeking opportunities and deal-flow in cleantech / green industry? 

You are both wanted at Greenbackers where high quality, pre-qualified cleantech businesses meet active, pre-qualified investors. Greenbackers’ boardroom format provides an excellent opportunity for up to 5 selected entrepreneurs to present their investment propositions to a personally invited group of 25-30 investors drawn from across the sector, including: Venture Capital Firms, Business Angels, Family Offices, Corporate Venturers and Specialist Finance.

Key benefit for entrepreneurs: investment presentations to and networking with a carefully invited number of experienced investors and a gateway to other active sources of capital.

Key benefit for investors: access to high quality, Greenbackers qualified, investment propositions benefiting from ecoConnect’s extensive reach into the UK’s cleantech innovation sector. Companies are screened and pre-selected using ecoConnect’s extensive knowledge of the UK’s cleantech sector. The majority of companies profiled are also Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) approved.

Greenbackers London

greenbackers Scotland


LONDON: 24th MARCH 2015


How the application process works:

Step 1: Applicants apply to Greenbackers, using our online application form.

Step 2: All presenting applications are reviewed by selection committee; entrepreneur entries are notified 3 weeks before the event date.

Step 3: attend our presentation skills workshop to get ready.

Should your application be selected, the following fees apply:

  • Application fee: No Charge to apply
  • Preparation: How to Pitch for Green Investment Workshop: £50 or FREE with Standard or Premium Membership
  • Presenters fee at Greenbackers: For one of your team to attend: £250 or FREE with Standard or Premium Membership
  • Success: A 2% percentage fee for any successful investment in your company (as a result of the introductions we make) is charged. Full Terms and conditions are on the Greenbackers online application form
  • ecoConnect contributes 50% of all Greenbackers success fees raised to the Scottish Climate Justice Fund.

IF YOUR ARE AN INVESTOR seeking green industry deal-flow ranging from £150K to £5M, please register with us. There is no charge for qualified Investors to attend. CLICK HERE to attend the Pitch Event

Presenter Testimonial

‘Libertine is developing linear power technology for more efficient electrical generators, heat recovery systems and energy storage devices.

The first external funding round can be especially challenging for a pre-revenue clean technology business such as ours, and requires a type of investor that understands the market opportunity and the nature of technology risk, and who has an appetite for investment at this early stage.

Greenbackers provided us with an introduction to such an investor in 2012, and the funding that followed has enabled us to make rapid progress during 2013-14: Proving our technology, generating our first revenues and delivering on our business plan objectives.’ Sam Cockerill, CEO – Libertine FPE Limited



Greenbackers online

This is an Investment Platform operated solely by ecoConnect in partnership with JustInvesting - and is open to all cleantech companies in the UK and to all investors wherever they are based.

The Online Platform is operated within a secure and FCA regulated environment and all propositions are checked and released as financial promotions according to FCA principals. The companies are screened and pre-selected using ecoConnect’s extensive knowledge of the UK’s cleantech sector. The majority of companies profiled are also Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) approved.

There are 2 stages to submitting an application to Greenbackers Online:

  1. Create a JustInvesting account. 2. Complete the Greenbackers online application.

Stage 2 information is used to assess your investment proposal – so please make sure you complete every section in full.

Important note: you must be an ecoConnect Member (membership starts at £150 pa and all packages include the online platform fee) to apply.

Your information is held securely and you have total control over who can see it. Information that you enter is “portable” – so can be shared with other investors in the future.

Creating a profile for your company

You need to complete at least the overview section. You can always come back and update it in the future – nb: if you decide to list your company publicly on the platform, your company overview page will be visible to all registered members of ecoConnect and JustInvesting.

You can save your work as you go and submit it when you are ready. You will receive a confirmation email with details of next steps after you’ve submitted successfully.

The Greenbackers team reviews all applications and will respond within 3-4 working days.

Use the following link to get started and good luck!

The application process also gives you  the option of requesting to present live at our boardroom pitches held regularly in London and Scotland – there may be an additional charge depending on your membership level. 

 Note: Greenbackers Live Pitches are a networking service provided by ecoConnect CIC and, as such, the registration fees and success fees are charged by them for this service. JOIN ECOCONNECT AS A MEMBER TO GET 50-100% off the registration fee for this and other events.