Earthstar delivers competitive returns through laser-focused niche investments in food while positively impacting diversity, equity, inclusion, and climate resilience.

About us


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Disruptive financing

We provide attractive returns by leveraging our unique, tailor-made financing framework that ensures our investors remain in the driver’s seat. No business as usual. Our financing model is agile and disruptive, responding to the investment environment with flexibility and innovation.

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Laser-focused investments

We're not your generalist fund; our strength is in our niche-specific approach to investing. Recognising the immense potential of the specific sectors and our specialised technical expertise, we're honing in on the future of food. Alternative proteins and innovative agtech stand as the primary cornerstones of our strategic investment thesis.

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Impact-driven founders

We believe that making money and doing good are not mutually exclusive. We prioritise investing in companies led by founders who champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as those responsive to climate change with environmentally-friendly products or services. We actively support them in setting clear objectives and in assessing and transparently disclosing their environmental and DEI impacts.




We specialize in alternative proteins and remain open to agtech companies that develop innovative technologies to contribute to safe, healthy, sustainable diets.


We invest in scalable, innovative technologies, e.g., precision fermentation, cell cultivation, and smart farming. 


We have a global allocation strategy with a significant concentration in European companies poised for growth due to prevailing structural shifts and trends.



María Tapia and Réka Gugán, the dynamo duo of Earthstar Investments. Rocking the scene, María has moved $275M in funds and rallied a cool $1B+ in private investments, all while mastering impact investments for over two decades. On the flip side, Réka's been lighting up the entrepreneurship and climate tech scene for a decade, giving a leg up to over 1,500 startups, from climate crusaders to food and agtech innovators.
Together? They're a financial force to be reckoned with. And here's the kicker - they're major champions for gender equality and climate action. Every move they make? It's all about making a difference.