Central & South America

Verde Ventures

Contact: Deborah Aragao
Work 1919 M Street NW Suite 600 Washington DC 20036 United States Work Phone: 202-912-1730 Website: http://www.conservation.org/xp/verdeventures/


Verde Ventures, invests in small businesses with a primary goal- conserving our planet’s global biodiversity.

Managed by Conservation International (CI), Verde Ventures uses debt and equity financing to support conservation-oriented businesses in CI priority areas. Through Verde Ventures, CI recognizes the important role of small business in the conservation of biodiversity and employment of local people in jobs which preserve local natural resources for future generations.

CI defines its priority areas as:

1. Hotspots
2. Tropical Wilderness Areas and
3. Marine Priority Areas

Areas of focus: agro-forestry (primarily conservation coffee), eco-tourism, non-timber forest products and marine initiatives. However, additional sectors, such as reforestation, carbon sequestration and renewable energy projects can be considered if the link to biodiversity conservation is clear and demonstrable.

Categories: $250,000 - $500,000, Africa, Agriculture / Forestry, All, Asia, Central & South America, Ecotourism / Land Development, Energy: Efficiency, First Outside Round, Food, Less than $250,000, Seed, Venture Capital Firm
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