O14C’s initial focus is on five verticals within two themes. Each vertical has highly actionable and de-risked investment theses, aiming to create impactful, scalable platforms with the greatest opportunity for capital returns.
One of the largest potential forms of protein production, aquaculture remains a diverse and fragmented sector providing a significant opportunity for innovation, consolidation, and investment.
The narrowing protein gap globally creates strong commercial drivers to invest in large-scale innovative sources of protein that are sustainable for both animal and human consumption, helping to reduce pressure on wild fisheries through providing alternatives to the demand for wild fish meal and oil.
The longevity and sustainability of the fisheries relies on improved management of stocks and reductions in IUU, providing a clear commercial opportunity to provide innovation and technology to ensure sustainable management of fisheries and reduce overfishing.
Development of processing technology and more high-value applications for seaweed and other marine flora provides a basis for the development of large scale cultivation and sustainable management of resources.
There remains a significant need for innovation and the scaling of new technologies to drive further circularity in the plastics industry, to reduce leakage and pollution to terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
Financial expertise in venture and private equity, deal sourcing, due diligence, governance & process, execution & exit, investments.
Unparalleled access to proprietary deal flow, industry knowledge, government relationships, operational experience, industry contacts.
Deep conservation and science expertise delivering marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, industry contacts, government relations, academic research.
Represents roughly €2.5 trillion in annual output of products and services, currently at risk due to habitat destruction
Could provide five times more food than it does today, and two-thirds the animal protein required to feed the global population of 2050
Expected to expand at twice the rate of the mainstream economy by 2030