May 2023, Houston, TX,Airswift, the global workforce solutions provider for the global energy, process, infrastructure, mining, and technology sectors, announces a new collaboration withGreenbackers Investment Capital(Greenbackers), a specialist venture firm focused on climate and cleantech capital.
The partnership will see Airswift provide talent acquisition, consulting, global employment and mobility services to cleantech start-ups as they accelerate the energy transition.
Airswift’s experts have extensive experience in providing workforce solutions to the energy industry and have evolved alongside the market to deliver services to clean energy projects, from hydrogen to CCUS to hydropower. Through this new collaboration, Airswift will be the official employment agency for Greenbackers’ platform, where a portfolio of climate and clean technology start-ups, investors, and suppliers will have access to Airswift’s global resources of human capital.
Backed by Greenbackers’ funding, cleantech small businesses and entrepreneurs can scale up their vital technologies at speed. Airswift’s ability to supply the most highly skilled people anywhere in the world will support start-ups in achieving growth targets and net-zero goals.
Through this strategic partnership, entrepreneurs can secure funding and acquire the talent they need to contribute to a greener future, ensuring the right skills are in the right locations, all achieved by one platform
Sam Cross, President - Americas at Airswift, comments:“We are committed to supporting companies developing the vital technologies needed for a successful energy transition. That mission continues globally through our partnership with Greenbackers. OurGlobal Energy Talent Index 2023indicates how the energy transition is creating opportunities to develop new markets, for example in batteries and biofuels, and a highly mobile workforce of top talent is required to achieve this. Through this strategic partnership, entrepreneurs can secure funding and acquire the talent they need to contribute to a greener future, ensuring the right skills are in the right locations, all achieved by one platform.”
Robert Hokin, Managing Partner, Greenbackers Investment Capital, adds:“It’s great to be partnering with Airswift, to help ensure our climate and cleantech start-ups not only get access to the financial capital they need to succeed, but also the human capital and talent acquisition resources that Airswift can provide. Airswift’s in-depth knowledge and expertise in sourcing the world’s best talent really sets them apart and Greenbackers are delighted to have joined in partnership together as we continue to grow our support network and fund new and exciting tech start-ups.”
Airswift’s international presence with a current team of over 800 employees working across 70 countries enables the business to understand and respond to the changing energy landscape. It provides its clients with a strong workforce capable of progressing and actioning the vital energy transition required to meet global climate targets.
Airswift is the global workforce services partner of choice for clients, contractors, and candidates in the global energy, process, infrastructure, mining, and technology sectors. With more than 40 years’ experience, it provides scalable workforce solutions including consultancy services, global employment and mobility, managed solutions and talent acquisition.
With corporate hubs situated in Houston, Manchester and Singapore, Airswift offers clients a truly global service and an unrivalled candidate database, giving them access to the top talent in the markets in which they operate. As the world embarks on its extensive energy transition, Airswift’s experience across the clean energy space, including geothermal, energy storage, solar, wind, fuel cell development, and more, enables the company to provide a breadth of talent anywhere in the world. Airswift’s comprehensive network of over 60 offices worldwide positions the company to deliver workforce solutions that enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, and help businesses grow.
Greenbackers is a specialist venture firm focused on climate & cleantech capital globally. Operating from London, Glasgow and Houston, their mission is to accelerate equity capital into investable climate and clean technology businesses.
A pioneer in cleantech investment, they operate a ‘capital conduit’, a digital deal room connecting private Venture Capital, Corporate Venture Funds, Impact funds and more to pre-screened, curated, investment-ready ventures. For Late Seed/Series A, B & C equity raises. By providing a secure, deal-sharing platform to streamline scouting and origination, Greenbackers have now over 380 professional funds with in-aggregate $25billion participating, enabling syndication and co-investment.