R3i Capital LP
R3i Capital LP
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R3i Capital LP, accelerating the UN Sustainable Development goals and returns.

R3i Capital is raising a $20m seed-stage sustainable development fund with a team having founded, invested, and exited companies in these same industries (6 exits/3 VC Funds/M's in non-dilutive raised capital).

About the Firm

R3i Capital set to improve urban quality of life through its IP based deep tech sustainable development fund

R3i Capital is raising US$20M to provide inclusive early-stage funding to 60 companies in the smart-city sector for technologies that advance sustainable development goals.

R3i Capital LP has announced the launch of its Sustainable Development Future Fund, a US$20 million seed-stage venture capital fund. The 506(c) Delaware-based fund will provide financing to 60 startups worldwide whose deep technology innovations improve the resilience and effectiveness of smart cities’ interconnected systems: energy, water, transportation, the built environment, health, food and agriculture, and safety and security, meeting the requirements of SDG 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13.

The fund targets 5 Sustainable Development Goals: 
GOAL 3 -  Good Health and Wellbeing:  Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
GOAL 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
GOAL 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all 
GOAL 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
GOAL 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The first of R3i’s five planned funds, the R3i Sustainable Development Future Fund’s allocation across its 60 seed rounds will be 70% deeptech and 30% MedTech. Instead of holding reserves for follow-on funding, the fund will make those pro-rata rights available to its LPs via R3i’s Special Purpose Vehicle Deal Desks in London with Vauban and via the US with Allocations. Funds supported by the fund can expand into new geographic markets through the team’s existing accelerator landing pads in Singapore, Luxembourg, and Texas from next year. The team’s broader vision is to mobilize US$1B for impact on the Sustainable Development Goals by 2032.

R3i offers three unique features: an empirically validated data-driven selection process for startup sourcing that helps identify and build teams capable of building and exiting a company valued from $6M-1.2B; exclusive access to deal flow through a 20-nation 5-year partnership with She Loves Tech, a platform committed to closing the funding gap for women entrepreneurs; UNDP PFAN - a platform accelerating climate tech, Nvidia VC, 500 Global, Techstars, Plug and Play, Newchip, the Australian, Singapore, Luxembourg and Texas Governments, and a proprietary due diligence process that considers sustainable development goals for responsible investment.

Before launching the fund, Soulodre built a 20-year track record as a serial deeptech entrepreneur in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. In founder and CxO leadership roles, Soulodre led companies ranging from seed-stage to US$14B valuations into new markets and products, had one IPO (One.Tel) and supported two exits (TruSecure and GMI Ratings). Soulodre has contributed to the development and market adoption of half a dozen new reputation risk and ESG risk tools since 2009, supporting ESG integration into 210 pension funds, asset managers, endowments and foundations internationally.

Soulodre has helped companies raise over US$200M in seed to series C investments. Her R3i angel portfolio is currently benchmarked in the 99th percentile, according to AngelList Ventures’ VC Fund Performance Calculator. But her company’s societal impact will go far beyond shareholder returns. For example, Australian startup MGA Thermal prints 2Mw of clean solar thermal storage daily. New York-based startup ViewMind received accolades from Frost & Sullivan for its non-invasive, affordable and highly accurate technology for diagnosing neurodegenerative disorders. Diagnostics from Singapore startup Stratificare accurately predict the severity of new dengue cases, eliminating unnecessary hospitalization by 67%. Australian quantum computer startup Quantum Brilliance is designing 50-qubit GPU-style accelerator boards that can be plugged into any computer without needing energy-hungry cryogenics, operating at 100x less energy. All four companies are showing solid returns.

The R3i Capital team is advised by Henry Wong, a veteran of five IPOs and three VC funds, including Diamond Tech Ventures, the Taiwanese President Fund and funds for Guy Kawasaki at Garage Tech Ventures. Longtime UIUC computer science professor Marianne Winslett, the former director of the Advanced Digital Sciences Center in the smart city of Singapore, also advises the team. A global team of community and venture partners provides the firm with prowess in IP, brand protection and anti-counterfeit, deep industry domain expertise, market intelligence and deal sourcing.
Our focus areas
  • Food And Water Security
  • Space And Environment
  • Sustainable Access To Healthcare
  • Public Safety And Cybersecurity
  • Mobility
  • Renewable Energy
  • Industrial Automation
firm teammates

Meet Our Team

Leesa Soulodre

General Partner
   

Guy Collier

Venture Partner

Rishi Soni

Advisor

Henry Wong

Advisor

Marianne Winslett

Advisor

Ian Cresswell

Venture Partner

Aaron Menn

Venture Partner

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