Pelican Founders

Pelican Founders

Helping positive impact take flight.

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Pelican Founders supports founders who pair positive social and environmental impact with profit. We believe the current investment model needs mending, and founders need more sympathetic and patient capital. We help find funding and expertise; to grow both the business and the environmental and social impact.

We focus on Series A and B fund raises within food, agriculture, circular economies and oceans. For investors, we work with best-in-class founders and the most active impact investors in the UK and globally.

Drawing on our 16 years of experience, we have a leading network of the most active impact investors: across impact VC, PE, Wealth/Asset Managers, Endowments, Foundations, Family Offices and UHNWs, who we carefully match our founders with and vice versa.

We want to help our founders grow and know that if they have a passion to make a difference, they’ll go a lot further if their investors share that passion.

We are a voice for positive impact. And we’re in constant conversation with the people needed to amplify our founders’ causes.

Pelican Founders is an ecosystem for founders and investors within positive impact to find each other. We’ve built a community of forward-thinkers, including founders and investors to policymakers and think tanks, World no 1 surfers, leading environmentalists and university deans.

Focus areas:

Food, regenerative agriculture, oceans, the circular economy and renewable energy. Including: alternative protein, clean meat, insect protein, agritech, organic herbicide, sustainable fashion, plastic up-cycling, mental health, fitness and health AI&ML, embedded solar, wind turbine tech, efficient energy use for social housing, green energy switching in-home, expediated coral regrowth and ocean planting, sustainable retail, impact-centred crowdfunding, affordable & eco-friendly housing for low-income workers, organic & biodegradable women’s hygiene products.

We cover seed to series B, pre and post revenue, VC backed, accelerator backed, profitable and yet to be. As long as impact is at the founder’s core, we like the team and they have a clear route to scale.

Since setting up Pelican Founders in 2018, we’ve been blown away by the responses from both investors and founders. We hope to continue to find truly progressive founders and attract the most sympathetic funders to make a real, measurable difference.

If you’d like to join our community, as an investor with access to our pipeline or a founder to fundraise, please get in touch:

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Pelican Founders Ltd (FRN: 917099) is an Appointed Representative of Prospect Capital Ltd (FRN: 515599), which is authorised and regulated by the FCA.