At Round Hill Ventures, we know we have a responsibility to our community, our portfolio companies, and our investors. Being impact conscious investors, we aim to change the future in everything we do and by investing in founders who will make the biggest impact. We achieve this by:
Since 2016, we have sharpened our investment thesis to seize emerging opportunities
Initially completed investments using RHC balance sheet to understand the opportunity of PropTech, a burgeoning space in the real estate and tech world. While still in its infancy, PropTech was quickly growing as real estate players started recognising that things had to change or else they would be disrupted.
Whilst ESG and impact factors were considered, these were not a key focus or measured.
Developed an initial investment thesis focusing on opportunities that were considered ‘low hanging fruit’ within the Built Environment – with the adoption of user centric products, increased use of data and optimisation of space:
Example thesis investments:
Over time we observed increased:
We evolved our thesis to increase consideration and focus on climate sustainability and financial inclusion.
We began to codify our assessment of ESG factors in the investment processes. We also seek to measure and monitor these post investment.
RHV’s ESG strategy is embedded in an overall investment and operational framework, applied over the whole investment lifecycle
We’re just getting started. Investing consciously and doing our part is just the beginning. We are always working on improving our impact initiatives by challenging ourselves and looking at what experts, such as Breakthrough Energy or Good Economy, are doing.
No one can fight climate change alone. We want to work together with you to further our impact goals by building out a best-in-class framework and making sure we’re holding ourselves to the highest standards. We all need to do our part.