Conduit Ventures Overview
We work closely with our partners and portfolio companies towards mutual success. Operating locally and cross-border, we work very closely with ambitious entrepreneurs in building successful companies by providing capital, market access and partnerships in developed and high growth emerging markets. With successful entrepreneurs comes success for our investors and the team.
Our team includes experienced persons with relevant sector and market expertise. We operate out of London, Kuwait and Shanghai, the latter in partnership with the Shanghai Science and Technology Investment Corporation (“SSTIC”) of the Shanghai government. We also operate in a strategic partnership with the National Technologies Enterprise Company of Kuwait (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kuwait Investment Authority).
We strengthened our position in a fast growing emerging sector – Water Risks and Food Security – through the establishment of projects in South Africa and Chile, in collaboration with RTI Exploration , the world’s leading aquifer explorer.
Conduit was appointed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Asian Development Bank to develop and manage in China, an accelerator program designed to foster the adoption of sustainable energy solutions. Conduit is UK FCA regulated.
"Risks are successfully managed when the approach is balanced"
We make a relatively small number of selective investments and actively work with all of them. We see our investments and investors as partners with whom we embark on a journey together towards common goals. We are not constrained by arbitrary interpretations of early-stage, seed, VC or growth capital. The key investment criteria is that the underlying innovation is significantly relevant in the market place and brings something new and better than incumbent solutions with the right blend of leadership mix.
How We Operate
We seek to identify opportunities in the underlying technology solutions. If it makes sense, together with partners, we fund and build the companies throughout their growth cycles. The key is the integration of high impact cutting-edge solutions into existing infrastructure and expertise developed over decades to provide meaningful and positive outcomes to some of today's critical issues facing industries and society.
Our business is predicated on making our returns from the success of our investments. We are focused on maximizing the upside potential deploying our expertise and experience to rapidly scale businesses across different markets
Some of the world's leading institutions have been attracted by our approach and have backed us since inception in the belief that we will make a difference. They comprise of sovereign wealth and blue-chip institutions. Alongside such capital providers, we have collaborative partnerships with some of the best groups across that world with whom we are proud to work.