Gaia Impact Fund


Last updated 23 February 2021, by Impactyield.

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Gaia Impact Fund is a venture capital firm specializing in renewable energy. We invest and build long-term partnerships with start-ups and SMEs operating in Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia with a strong environmental and social focus.

Recent technological innovations have turned decentralized production and distribution of renewable energy into a competitive and inclusive alternative to carbon energy. In regions where access to the power grid is expensive or difficult, we support businesses enabling sustainable and affordable energy provision to local communities. In regions where energy mixes are highly carbonized, we support technological innovations and business models enabling a cost-efficient diffusion of renewable energy on a large scale.


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6 years

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Gaia Impact


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SDG goals

SDG targets

Affordable and sustainable transport systems

Sustainable management and use of natural resources

Support developing countries' scientific and technological capacity for sustainable consumption and production

Promote mechanisms to raise capacity for planning and management

Reduce illnesses and death from hazardous chemicals and pollution

Improve early warning systems for global health risks

Build and upgrade inclusive and safe schools

Universal access to modern energy

Diversify, innovate and upgrade for economic productivity

Promote policies to support job creation and growing enterprises

Universal access to information and communications technology

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Tons of CO2 avoided


People benefiting from a better energy access

Fund overview

Asset manager: Gaia Impact

Product track record: Fund has 6 years of track record

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Inception year: 2017

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Hélène Demaegdt

President of Gaia Impact Fund

Mathilde Sirbu

Investment Officer

Impact Performance

Tons of CO2 avoided44.178100.599
People benefiting from a better energy access177.863451.220
Full-time jobs created locally467958
Household savings ($ throughout the lifetime of the solar kit)144
Impact thesis

Gaia is an impact catalyst; as an early stage investor, they give SMEs and startups in the energy access sector, at the beginning of their entrepreneurial adventure, the means to achieve their full social and environmental potential.

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