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About Cherokee

Cherokee is an investment company that blends capital with creativity, experience and resolve to provide superior financial, environmental and social returns for investors, partners and communities. Cherokee invests both private equity and venture capital to create value for all involved.


Cherokee Investment Partners: Since 1990, Cherokee has invested in more than 550 environmentally contaminated, or brownfield, real estate assets across the United States, Canada and Europe. Cherokee is the world’s only known ISO 14001 certified private equity manager, with a total of five investment funds since 1996, with aggregate commitments exceeding $2 billion. In addition to managing numerous brownfield properties throughout the US, Cherokee is presently investing private equity in utility-scale solar PV projects on brownfields.


Cherokee Ventures: Since the late 1980s, Cherokee has made more than 70 venture investments. These investments range from investments in cleantech, energy efficiency, software and healthcare to investments in other venture and middle market funds. Cherokee Ventures is funded with internal capital, so our venture investments are typically much smaller than our private equity brownfield real estate investments. Rather than seeking a quick exit, Cherokee tends to get in early, stay for the long-haul and provide follow-on capital and advising, as needed and appropriate.


In all that we do, we strive to effectively steward the environmental and economic resources entrusted to our care, and to be a good partner. We take these responsibilities seriously and we welcome feedback. Feel free to contact us with questions, concerns or comments at


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