Zinc Ventures

Zinc is an early stage mission-driven investor.



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We invest in founders to create innovative solutions and build ambitious businesses that tackle the most pressing and complex challenges facing the health of people and the planet. We select and invest in founders who can have outsized impact using cutting-edge science and technologies.

Our priority investment areas are full of underserved needs, affecting millions of people, for which ambitious and creative new solutions are needed:

Health of People

  • Children’s health
  • Chronic physical conditions in later life
  • The adult brain
  • Immune and digestive health
  • Reproductive health
  • Women’s health
  • New models of health care
  • Innovations in enabling technologies in health

Health of Planet

  • Biomaterials and biochemicals
  • Biodiversity, regeneration and nature-based solutions
  • Heating and cooling
  • Deep decarbonisation
  • Critical minerals
  • Pollutants
  • Innovations in enabling technologies in environment

We believe that each of these areas presents exciting opportunities for commercial innovation and impact at scale.

Zinc brings together diverse cohorts of mission-aligned founders, many from untapped talent pools. We provide founders with access to capital, co-founders, expertise, network, coaching and our venture building platform.

Whether you’re a domain expert with deep insight into an important problem in health or the environment, or have developed innovative deep tech or deep science in the mission space, or are a business or technical leader ready to build and scale a purpose-driven venture, Zinc is the ideal place to build a mission-led business.


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