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Cleaner Footprint. Better Planet.

Clean Feet Investors I (CFI I) is a fund that was created in 2010 to provide access to environmentally responsible impact investments in small to medium-sized operating projects utilizing a structured credit strategy. The technologies we invest in are:

PROVEN: We only invest in companies who develop technologies that have been proven to combat climate change.

PROFITABLE: Every company we invest in is subject to our intense due diligence process to ensure their products will produce regular cash flows.

SUSTAINABLE: We only select companies who meet the criteria outlined in the UN17 Sustainability platform.

CFI I Performance to date

Projected 3X Cash on Cash Return

Return on (1) $100,000 Investment (B Unit):

  • FULLY REALIZED CASH RETURNS
    2010-TODAY: 12% IRR
    distributions=$183,335
  • POTENTIAL FULLY REALIZED
    RETURNS
    $259,335 – $300,335
  • EXPECTED FUTURE CASH RETURNS
    2021-2027: 15.6-16.1% IRR
    + Additional $76,000-$117,000
  • PERFORMANCE
    *Performance of CFI I does not
    guarantee performance of CFI II

Clean Feet Investors I, LLC

  • Founded in 2010 by Bernie Zahren, Jigar Shah, and Rajiv Pandya
  • Provides investors with consistent, quarterly, cash flow returns
  • Double-digit annualized rates from the direct ownership of operating assets
  • Supports entrepreneurial partners in renewable/sustainable practice sectors by providing “non-dilutive” capital to fund impact operating assets
  • Unique tax, legal and economic structures intended to achieve a “risk-adjusted” after-tax return
  • Raised $25 million and grew portfolio of operating assets to $45 million through creative and diligent management and reinvestment of asset sales
  • Invested $8,000,000 in Stem, Inc. (a smart battery storage company). Created a Special Purpose Vehicle (“SPV”) to install, own and operate battery
    systems.
  • An exit for the Stem investment and exercise of significant traded public stock has been executed as the merger closed in the second quarter of 2021.

ZFC Capital Partners I, LP

  • In 2018 ZFC raised an additional $3.75 million as part of Stem, Inc.’s Series D Preferred Stock round which ultimately raised $110 million.
  • Participants in Stem’s various rounds included RWE, Mitsui & Co, Iberdrola, Temasek, GE Ventures, and the Ontario’s Teachers Pension Plan.
  • In December of 2020 Stem, Inc announced they were to be publicly listed via a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC”) with Star Peak Energy Transition Corp (STPK). The merger has closed and Stem is now trading on the NYSE under the ticker (STEM).
  • The merger closed in April 2021and STEM is now a stand alone publicly traded company (trading on the NYSE as STEM)

HISTORY of  ZFC Capital Partners I, LP

STEM
An innovative company leading the industry in
developing and deploying artificial intelligence
(AI) powered energy storage controls. Their
proprietary power converters and battery
storage units have patented software to reduce
peak demand charges for various
commercial/industrial facilities. This is CFI I’s
largest and most successful investment.

  • In 2018 ZFC raised an additional $3.75 million as part of Stem, Inc.’s Series D Preferred Stock round which ultimately raised $110 million.
  • Participants in Stem’s various rounds included RWE, Mitsui & Co, Iberdrola, Temasek, GE Ventures, and the Ontario’s Teachers Pension Plan.
  • In December of 2020 Stem, Inc announced they were to be publicly listed via a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (“SPAC”) with Star Peak Energy Transition Corp (STPK). The merger has closed and Stem is now trading on the NYSE under the ticker (STEM).
  • Management is estimating a potentially significant upside for ZFC investors as well as for the CFI I investors.

Our Clean Feet I Investments:

BrightFarms is a company that designs, builds, and manages energy efficient hydroponic greenhouses that supply fresh produce to nearby supermarket retailers throughout the U.S.

Mosaic Power developed a Water Heater Efficiency Network that is installed with no cost to the building owner and generates new revenue for each connected property. Currently, affordable housing installations comprise the bulk of their operations in the Mid-Atlantic grid.

GreanGrid Solar is a solar leasing company operating
renewable solar photovoltaic projects in Missouri.

SolSystems is a Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) aggregation provider, delivering creative SREC trading solutions to over 2000 customers and energy suppliers touching all parts of the country.

SolUnesco develops Solar Photovoltaic renewable energy projects and was founded in 2015.  SolUnesco has demonstrated expertise in coordinating a diverse group of stakeholders, including connecting rural landowners with new revenue opportunities through sustainable cost competitive generation.

MOVIA Robotics helps children with Autism and other special needs
unlock their potential through our unique robotic assistive technology.
MOVIA’s Robot-Assisted Instruction (RAI) systems help children with
Autism and other special needs remove barriers to learning,
socializing, and adapting…both in school and at home.