THE TL;DR 💨: Firstime is a $250M AUM fund investing in Israeli founders and companies that are building a sustainable & accessible future for all; Reach out to Firstime via LinkedIn or via their website www.firstime.vc/apply
THE TL;DR 💨: Extantia invests in deep decarbonization technologies that will lead us to a world beyond fossil fuels; Their first go/no-go decision is based on if a startup can reduce greenhouse gases by at least 100Mt or more CO2e per year by 2050
THE TL;DR 💨; Maersk Growth’s mission is to digitize, democratize, and decarbonize supply chains; If you digitize, democratize, and decarbonize supply chains…you may be a fit for Maersk
THE TL;DR 💨: Regeneration.VC is investing in consumer-powered climate innovation that furthers the circular economy; Regeneration.VC’s mission is reimagining and funding the future of the consumer industry; To raise from Regeneration.VC, fill out their intake form online
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Shell Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Shell that launched a new $1.4B investment fund in December 2021 to invest in three core areas: power, mobility, and industry
Shell Ventures operates as a semi-independent organization with respect to its parent company, acting under its own governance and thesis while helping Shell innovate
The Westly Group invests in the digitalization and sustainability of energy, mobility, buildings, industrial technology and cybersecurity.
Westly was created with the intention of helping startups with sales and marketing.
M Ventures invests in technology that aligns with the strategic interests of Merck in Healthcare, Life Sciences, Electronics, Frontier Tech, and Sustainability
Evergreen Climate Innovations invests in Seed stage startups developing innovative solutions with the potential to make outsized climate impact
TDK Ventures is a deep technology-focused venture fund, investing globally in founders building revolutionary early-stage innovations.
WIND Ventures offers global startups ‘unfair access’ to the Latin American growth markets.
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SJF Ventures invests in high-growth companies creating a healthier, smarter and cleaner future. SJF invests in companies with both financial and impact returns, without compromise.
NOVA is investing across many different verticals, including automation, robotics, pre-fab, in addition to new materials to improve energy efficiency, air quality, and more
Responsibly Ventures is investing in Pre-Seed startups in both Sustainability and Social Good. Responsibly backs remarkable teams that are highly diverse, and VC impact focused across the US.
Clean Energy Ventures is investing in climate tech startups that can reduce 2.5 Gt of CO2e between now and 2050. Clean Energy Ventures is funding and supporting early-stage clean energy startups.
Future Energy Ventures is investing in start-ups that are transforming the energy ecosystem and pioneering the future of energy
VoLo Earth Ventures is investing in early-stage climate tech companies that are focused on profitable decarbonization. VoLo Earth focuses on the R&D phase and the go-to-market of the products, technologies, and companies it invests in.
Equal Ventures is a thesis-driven, seed-stage fund investing across five sectors – one of which is climate
Climate Tech startups that are in the process of finding a path to commercialize ground-breaking technology that has the potential to reduce carbon emissions tend to struggle with go-to-market.
DBL Partners (DBL) was formed with a “Double Bottom Line” investment strategy to enable social, environmental, and economic improvement, while also investing in companies that can deliver top-tier venture capital returns while working with its portfolio companies.
Intelis Capital is investing in early-stage tech entrepreneurs accelerating the energy transition.
Active Impact Investments provides capital and talent to accelerate the growth of early-stage climate tech ventures catalyzing the transition from finite to infinite sources of energy, food, water, and products. They typically invest in revenue-generating startups with product-market-fit.
Anthropocene Ventures (Anthro) is an early-stage generalist deep tech and climate tech fund investing in entrepreneurs developing hardware solutions that affect and reduce humanity’s imprint on the Earth.
City Light Capital invests in early-stage impactful companies within the education, safety and care, and environmental sectors.
CLVG believes that the linear economy is as inefficient as it is inequitable and environmentally damaging.
Congruent is typically the first institutional capital into early-stage startups, even if there’s a high level of risk involved at that early stage
Fifth Wall is the largest venture capital firm focused on the global real estate industry and property technology for the built world.
At One Ventures is exclusively helping humanity be a net positive to nature.
Founded in 2019, Piva Capital backs technology companies bringing new software and hardware solutions to the world’s industrial markets.
Buoyant Ventures is a female-led venture fund investing in entrepreneurs using digital technology to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
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Investing in businesses pushing the world forward while aiming to outpace the market and produce alpha returns over the next decade and beyond.
Energize Ventures is a leading global alternative investment manager focused on technology companies accelerating innovation in energy and sustainable industry.
Wireframe Ventures is an early-stage fund investing in founders on a mission to improve the health of people and the planet. Wireframe Ventures likes to be the first check in pre-seed/seed-stage startups and work closely with founders from inception to success. Their capital is early, active, and patient.
Pale Blue Dot is an €87M pre-seed and seed stage ClimateTech fund investing in startups that reduce and reverse the effects of climate change and prepare for a new world. They are trying to fill the gap of providing funding for startups that need between €500K-3M. Pale Blue Dot invests in high conviction, extraordinary founders that are creating climate impact.
G2 Venture Partners (G2) is a venture and growth investing firm focused on emerging technologies driving sustainable transformation across traditional industries like transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, energy, supply chain, and logistics, which together make up over half of the global economy.
Investments in climate look relatively similar to traditional investing, except for the fact that many of these startups that will truly make a climate impact are science/engineering heavy (hardware/process innovation).
There are many investors entering the climate space. Roughly 1,000 investment firms joined at least 1 climate tech deal from Q2’20 to Q2’21. The volume of investors in the climate market is going to lead to more investments happening earlier in a startup’s life.
Not nearly enough entrepreneurs are aware grant funding opportunities exist for anyone willing to put in the work and to take on the risk, regardless of their university or educational background. Thankfully, funding from the California Energy Commission (CEC) through programs such as CalSEED and CalTestBed allows entrepreneurs significantly more access to grant funds where a welder in a rural community, as noted here, can develop cleantech solutions that help us meet our energy goals.