Growth Equity

We are at the early stages of the next economic revolution. Rapid advancements in a wide range of technologies are resulting in a fundamental transformation of major industries, where sustainable and superior products are disrupting the status quo. We aspire to accelerate these disruptive forces.

Generation Growth Equity invests globally in growth-stage businesses to help scale innovative solutions that are driving the transition to a sustainable economy.

Our focus

We focus on innovations at the leading edge of the transition to a sustainable economy.

Smart Mobility
Sustainable Consumption
Energy Innovation
Industrial Efficiency
Food System Transformation
Intelligent Buildings

Our Approach

We invest globally in growth-stage businesses with proven technology and commercial traction, run by talented mission-driven management teams. We are active minority investors, providing growth capital to help accelerate market adoption.

Our Value-Add


Work with management teams to help define and deliver ambitious long-term growth plans. Support companies on a wide range of topics including sustainability leadership, operational excellence, international expansion, organisational design, governance, capital structure and mergers & acquisitions. Provide support through a bespoke combination of our internal team and extensive network of experienced advisors.

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Global Network

Draw together a unique network of entrepreneurs, seasoned executives, policymakers, and academics – all of whom are inspired by innovation and the drive to a sustainable economy. Convene our unique network for subject-specific gatherings, facilitated by our Chairman, Al Gore. Make targeted introductions to customers and strategic partners through our global corporate connections.

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Research-led approach, which emphasizes deep sector knowledge and combines diverse inputs and ideas across a range of disciplines. Employ system level thinking, which leads to a nuanced understanding of long-term risks and opportunities across sectors. Engage with our companies and work together to best leverage our insights.

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Long-term Mindset

Engaged owners investing for the future. Long-term relationship as part of the Generation network. Leverage a broader asset management platform to provide capital markets expertise throughout our companies’ evolution.

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Our Team

We are a team of 13 investment professionals with deep knowledge of targeted areas of change supported by our multidisciplinary backgrounds.

Our team is guided by an investment committee led by Generation Senior Partner David Blood and Generation Chairman Al Gore.

Please contact us if you are interested in equity financing for a growth company.

Lila Preston - Partner & Co-Head, Growth Equity Strategy

San Francisco

Lila joined Generation in 2004 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Lila was a Director of Finance & Development at VolunteerMatch. 

Lila received a BA in English and Latin American Studies from Stanford University, and an MBA from London Business School. Lila speaks fluent Spanish.

Lila serves as a Board Observer for Optoro and Harvest Power. She is also a Board Director for CiBO Technologies, Recyclebank, Seventh Generation’s Social Mission Board, and the nonprofit organization Sun Valley Institute for Resilience.

Lilly Wollman - Partner & Co-Head, Growth Equity Strategy


Lilly joined Generation in 2015 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, she was a Principal with Baupost Group, an investment analyst at Fortress Investment Group, and a FICC analyst at Goldman Sachs. 

Lilly received a BA in Mathematics from Dartmouth College, an MBA from INSEAD, and a Masters in Finance from London Business School.

Lilly serves as a Board Observer for CiBO Technologies.



Colin Le Duc - Founding Partner

San Francisco

Colin is a Founding Partner of Generation Investment Management, a Co-Head of the Growth Equity strategy, and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Previously, Colin worked for Sustainable Asset Management, Arthur D. Little, and Total.

Colin received a BSc in International Management and Modern Languages from the University of Bath, UK, and speaks French fluently.

Colin serves as a Board Director for Nairobi-based M-KOPA.

Niki Rosinski - Partner


Niki joined Generation in 2004 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, he was a sustainability analyst at Sustainable Asset Management.

Niki received an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Lüneburg, Germany. He was awarded the CFA charter in 2008. Niki is a native German speaker.


Joy Tuffield - Partner


Joy joined Generation in 2013 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Joy was an investment banking analyst with Jefferies International, and a research analyst in the Energy, Environment and Resources Department of Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs).

Joy received a Masters in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford University. Joy speaks fluent Farsi.

Lucia Rigo - Director
Matt Taylor - Director


Matt joined Generation in 2016 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, he was a Partner with Bain & Company. 

Matt received a BA in Human Sciences from Oxford University, and an MSc in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University.

Anthony Woolf - Director


Anthony joined Generation in 2016 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, he was a Vice President with Warburg Pincus, and an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley. 

Anthony received a Masters in Chemistry from Oxford University. He is IMC qualified.

Shalini Rao - Director


Shalini joined Generation in 2015 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Shalini was a sustainable finance associate at JP Morgan, and a research fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs.

Shalini received a BA degree from Harvard University, and is on track to achieve an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics in 2017.

Shalini serves on the board of the London-based non-profit organisation, Fair Money Advice.

Hendrick Chan - Associate
Phoebe Harrop - Associate

Phoebe joined Generation in 2018 and is a member of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Phoebe worked as a strategy consultant for Bain & Company in Melbourne and London.

Phoebe received an LLB (Hons) and a BA from the University of Otago. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2015. Phoebe speaks fluent Spanish.