VC  Global Environment Fund

     Office Locations:

5471 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 300
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 240-482-8900
Fax: 240-482-8908



  • Early



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Global Environment Fund (GEF) is an international investment firm that invests in emerging markets, clean technology and forestry. The firm manages private equity funds totaling approximately $1 billion and limited partners include prominent endowments, foundations, family offices and pension funds. GEF was established in 1990 to provide financing and management support to companies that contribute to efficient use of energy, human health and the sustainable management of natural resources. The firm's target industries include: Clean Technology; Sustainable Forest Products; Clean Energy; Water/ Wastewater Treatments; Efficient Transportation; Integrated Waste Management; and Healthcare.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Brian Foist CFO and CCO
    George McPherson Managing Director
    H. Jeffrey Leonard Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner
    Lisa Schule Managing Director
    Scott MacLeod Managing Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

      Blue Ridge Numerics
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      Cantaloupe Systems
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      ComRent International
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      Greenko Group
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      Integrated Cleanroom Technologies
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      Knight and Carver Wind Group
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      Red Ambiental
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      Sensicast Systems
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      Signature Control Systems
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      SPG Solar
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      UPC Renewables China
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