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Francis Wright of Turquoise to speak at Cleantech Fund Manager Platform

Francis WrightFrancis Wright presents at the Cleantech Fund Manager Platform on 13 December 2012

Turquoise manages the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF), a venture capital fund supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It received £12.5m from the ERDF which will be matched with over £17m private sector investment – generating a total over £30m of investment in the East of England.

The fund makes early-stage equity investments into small and medium sized enterprises ("SMEs") within the East of England that are developing new and innovative products or processes in a low carbon, environmentally sensitive manner.

Turquoise International manages the fund on behalf of the Adapt Low Carbon Group at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Francis is a co-founder of Turquoise, a merchant bank focusing on energy and the environment. He was a founder director of Controlled Power Technologies, a developer of micro-hybrid automotive components and has advised several companies in the transport fuels sector including Gasrec, Vireol and Bronzeoak. Francis previously worked in a range of investment banking roles at Merrill Lynch, RBS and Close Brothers Corporate Finance.


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