On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Regula Schegg, Managing Director, Asia, at Circulate Capital.
Headquartered in Singapore and founded in 2018, Circulate Capital is an investment management firm dedicated to the development of a circular economy to combat plastic pollution through investments in high-growth opportunities at the nexus of climate-tech and plastics recycling infrastructure. In 2019 Circulate Capital launched the Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF I), the world’s first investment fund dedicated to preventing ocean plastic waste in South and Southeast Asia through investments in catalytic opportunities in recycling and the circular economy that can generate competitive returns. Their new strategy, Circulate Capital Disrupt, is a companion venture and private equity fund to CCOF that invests in disruptive technologies. We were created in collaboration with Ocean Conservancy, and our founding investors include PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Dow, Danone, Chanel, Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, and Mondelēz International.
Regula is an experienced global professional with over 20 years of leadership, business development, project management, finance, and social enterprise/start-up expertise. Throughout her corporate career, she held positions in corporate strategy, M&A, private equity, financial control, and business development.
She was further engaged in the microfinance industry, establishing a growth guarantee fund, and financing microfinancing institutions. She also established a social enterprise in the Philippines, developing sustainable housing technologies, and establishing the production and construction of affordable housing solutions in collaboration with urban poor communities and civil society organizations in Southeast Asia.
Regula discusses the huge environmental problem the world is facing with plastic waste and some of the startups that are addressing the issue. She speaks about the state of investing in the circular economy and some of the challenges entrepreneurs and investors face.
You can visit Circulate Capital and sign up for their newsletter at www.circulatecapital.com/, on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/circulatecapital/, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CirculateCap.
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