RIL invests $50 million in Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures


(RIL) has invested $50 million in Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a company owned by Microsoft co-founder

In a filing to stock exchanges, RIL said it would make the investment in tranches over the next 8 to 10 years.

“The capital contribution commitment of $50 million constitutes 5.75 per cent of the size of the fund contemplated at present,” the company said. The transaction is subject to approval from the Reserve Bank of India. The oil-telecom-to-retail conglomerate said it has “entered into a definitive agreement, for making a capital contribution, up to $50 million, in Breakthrough Energy Ventures II, LP (BEV), a limited partnership, newly incorporated under the Delaware State Laws, United States of America.” Breakthrough Energy Ventures is attempting to find solutions to the climate crisis through breakthrough energy and agriculture technologies.

It will invest the funds raised, to support innovation in clean energy solutions. “The said investment will be made in tranches over the next 8-10 years,” it said.

BEV, the filing said, seeks to find solutions to the climate crisis by flexibly investing to develop breakthrough energy and agriculture technologies. “BEV will invest the funds raised from the investors to support innovation in clean energy solutions,” the firm said.

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