LEIF raises capital and finds customers for venture-backed businesses.  We also advise investment companies on business development and communication. 

Our methodology is simple, yet highly effective. We enable our clients’ fund-raising and investment strategies in three overlapping and dynamic stages: Research, connect, convene.

At LEIF we write and communicate authoritative content which positions our clients as leaders in fast growing industries and explains their needs to their most important audiences.

Examples of our research include:

LEIF utilizes our extensive network to help our clients meet and connect with the people they need to influence.

At LEIF we look to deepen these connections and increase the opportunities to do business. We do this by providing a platform for our clients to demonstrate their expertise, explain their objectives and expand their area of influence, typically at events. 

LEIF is the trading name of Carbon Communications International Ltd, registered in England (no. 5243871),which is entered on the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority register (FRN: 472599).

Before working in the environmental technology sector, Tom was a journalist. From 1997-1999 he was Moscow correspondent for The Guardian and from 1991-1997 he was a reporter and producer for the BBC World Service, based in Prague and Moscow. 

He is a Contributing Editor at Global Corporate Venturing (GCV), for whom he writes specialist reports, and curates and moderates conferences. He has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.​

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​About LEIF                                         

“Participation in the LEIF advanced materials programme is producing several valuable business opportunities for us, not just with companies we are being introduced to directly, but also with companies from far afield that have contacted us after reading the LEIF report.” 

Joachim Zettler, MD Airbus APWorks 

Tom Whitehouse is LEIF’s founder and chairman. He has advised leading investment and technology businesses and NGOs for the last twelve years. Flagship clients over this period include Airbus Group, Impax Asset Management, Veolia, Saudi Aramco, the Carbon Disclosure Project and the London Stock Exchange.   

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