CurvePoint Capital, Backed by Aegon AM, Launched by Former Heads of Aegon Climate Capital Strategy

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The investment team that created and led the Aegon Climate Capital strategy at Aegon Asset Management has launched CurvePoint Capital, an independent investment firm dedicated to advancing climate finance. Founded by James Rich, Brian Wayne, and Alena Solonina with offices in Boulder and Los Angeles, CurvePoint Capital’s strategic transition to independence enhances its focus on transformative investments in climate technology while leveraging institutional support from Aegon AM.

“Launching CurvePoint Capital as an independent entity marks a pivotal evolution in our journey to reshape climate finance,” said James Rich, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of CurvePoint Capital. “Our deep expertise and proven track record, built during our tenure at Aegon AM, are now amplified by the autonomy to drive our investment strategies forward. We are grateful for the continued support from Aegon AM, which strengthens our capability to foster significant environmental and economic progress.”

CurvePoint Capital’s mission is to invest in companies building innovative climate technology with expertise and flexible capital that accelerate their growth, generate superior investment returns, and promote a more sustainable global economy. The firm employs a bespoke investment approach, crafting structured capital solutions tailored to the unique needs of growth-stage climate tech companies. CurvePoint Capital focuses on hard tech verticals such as the built environment, renewable energy, resource and energy efficiency, and industrial technology. The firm invests at commercial inflection points, supporting companies poised for significant growth.

“Our independence enhances our agility and aligns with our core mission to empower visionary companies and fill an ever-growing need within the climate finance capital stack,” added Brian Wayne, Managing Partner and Co-Founder.

The strategic backing from Aegon Asset Management underscores the lasting impact of the team’s previous successes and highlights its confidence in CurvePoint Capital’s future endeavors. “We fully support CurvePoint Capital’s vision and are excited to watch their innovative approach transform the industry,” said Jim Schaeffer, Global Head of Leveraged Finance at Aegon AM. As part of the amicable transition, CurvePoint Capital and Aegon AM have agreed that CurvePoint Capital will continue to monitor the investments made under the Aegon Climate Capital strategy.

CurvePoint Capital is set to become a leader in the climate finance sector, challenging traditional investment frameworks and supporting financially viable companies. With a focus on companies that are both environmentally responsible and financially robust, CurvePoint Capital aims to make significant contributions to the global economy.