Directory:Venture Capital Funds Investing in New Energy

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A listing of most VC’s and angel groups that are investing in alternative energy. At the last big VC conference (Summer 2006), about 18% of funds said they were looking into alt energy.

Venture Capital Groups

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The first and largest fund focused on opportunities within the fuel cell, hydrogen and related energy technology areas

Early stage

Vancouver, BC

Chevron Technology Ventures

Early to mid stage

Houston, TX

New Energy Capital

strategy focuses on financing, building, owning, and operating assets

All stages


STARTech Early Ventures

a business accelerator that provides guidance, nurturing and financial support to entrepreneurs who have a technology driven idea and a passion to succeed

Seed and early stage

Dallas, TX (limited to TX companies)

Khosla Ventures

Vinod Khosla believes in ethanol and is investing personal $ in alternative energy

Seed to late stage

Menlo Park, CA

VantagePoint Venture Partners

invested in Tesla Motors of San Francisco

Mid to late stage

San Bruno, CA, NYC and Vancouver

Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)

another large, mainstream venture capital firm, is dedicated to the clean technology industry

Early stage

offices in 30 cities worlwide

Nth Power

venture capital firm dedicated exclusively to high potential investments resulting from the restructuring of the global energy industry

Early stage (no seed or proof of concept)

San Francisco, CA

Investor's Circle

a 160-member group made up of socially minded investors

Seed, early, expansion and growth

San Francisco, CA and Brookline, MA

Contango Venture Capital Corporation

brings capital to innovate entrepreneurs who are working to face the energy challenges that face the world today and tomorrow

Seed and early stage

Houston, TX

Sevin Rosen

one of the largest funds

Early to late stage

Austin, Dallas, Palo Alto and San Diego

Austin Ventures

no alternative energy investments yet, but they are likely

Seed to late stage

Austin, TX

EnerTech Capital

interest encompasses the full range of energy technologies and includes opportunities that improve the incumbent energy industry as well as the development of the alternative energy and clean energy industries

Seed to expansion stage

Philadelphia and Toronto

Foundation Capital

currently invested in three clean tech companies

Seed and early stage

Menlo Park, CA

Mohr Davidow Ventures

invests in innovative entrepreneurs with deep expertise in energy and materials, Internet services life sciences, semiconductor and software and systems

Early stage

Menlo Park, CA

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

actively investing in greentech innovations, also awards the KPCB Prize for Greentech Innovation ($100,000)

Early to late stage

Menlo Park, CA

New Enterprise Associates

large player

Early stage

CA, VA and MD


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Astoria Energy Partners

Dallas, TX 75201

See also

Directory:Investment Resources

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