Creating radical change

Investing in circular economy solutions to transform Asia and the rest of the world.

What we do

We prioritize and invest in recycle, recapture, and reuse, because reducing the extraction of materials from the earth, and better recycling what exists already, is achievable right now.

We do this with metals (Mint Innovation and Green Li-on), and we do this with plastics (Nilo and CRDC).

What is a Circular Economy?

According to the Macarthur Foundation, the circular economy is based on three principles, driven by design:

It is underpinned by a transition to renewable energy and materials. A circular economy decouples economic activity from the consumption of finite resources. It is a resilient system that is good for business, people and the environment.

Circular economy solutions – like those created by our portfolio companies Nilo, Mint Innovation and Zincovvery – help tackle the urgent problems of now.

How we
do it

We source opportunities from our worldwide network and partner with the world’s best sustainable tech venture firms. Our team brings decades of successful venture-building expertise and global leadership in sustainability best practices.

We don’t just invest in founders and companies – we work with them to accelerate their growth and amplify their impact, through our proprietary UN-backed impact monitoring and management.

We help our venture portfolio companies scale in Asian markets, including Japan. And we can provide synergies with our investments in listed companies.

Our team

We are a team of investors, business builders, and circular economy experts. This diversity helps us discover opportunities others might miss.


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Wataru Baba
Wataru Baba
Managing Partner

Senior Fellow, Climate and Sustainability at Panasonic Group since 2022, where he accelerated the company’s growth through an integrated strategy for creating positive impact on climate change and established Sustainability Committee, chaired by the Group CEO. Board Member of Japan Professional Football League (J.League) and Independent Director for a civic technology nonprofit, Code for Japan, and a web3 startup, Financie, Inc