Climate funds

Building in climate? Start with the funds with deep expertise and interest in the space. Start here.
Building in climate? Start with the funds with deep expertise and interest in the space. Start here.

Climate funds

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Focuses on supporting and investing in the shared future. Their funds center around two macro themes: the growth of the creative class, and the concept of the collaborative economy.
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Invests in preseed, seed (through City Spark Investments), and Series A (through City Light Investments) companies where there is a direct relationship between financial outcomes and measurable social impact.
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Climate Capital is an early-stage climate tech VC with over 250+ portfolios across various sectors working on decarbonizing the global economy.

Their due diligence process starts with a few calls with the team, then a review of the deck and data room. It takes 2-4 weeks from first call to sign and wire.
They do not engage until after the lead is in place.

Climate Capital has a slack community of with our 250+ founders to share knowledge and resource. They also have a bunch of discounts through builtfirst and other vendors on software tools. They have a blog series to help promote our companies
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Led by Skype founder Jaan Tallinn, Metaplanet invests in novel and evidence-based innovation that could produce an outsized return for the benefit of humankind.
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New fund with a goal to help humanity become a net positive to nature by backing early-stage companies that are using disruptive deep tech to upend the unit economics of established industries
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Obsessively pursuing the near frontier, where software, hardware, & wetware intersect.
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Interested in companies addressing labor shortages in manufacturing, construction, logistics, and food production; controlling spiraling healthcare costs stemming from aging and chronic disease; and feeding the world sustainably with continued population and standard of living growth.
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Backs mission-driven founders leveraging science and technology in service of achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
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Early-stage, multi-thematic firm investing in purpose-driven founders reimagining the building blocks of life and society.
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Led by Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn Exec Chairman. Next Play coaches and invests in entrepreneurial leaders building world-class, purpose-driven organizations.
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Founded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Invests in mission-driven founders, transformational technologies, and emergent ecosystems. The firm’s central investment thesis, the Super Evolution, combines data, leading-edge computation, and advanced engineering to transform various industries including the life sciences, agriculture, supply chain, and more.
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$50M Fund investing in seed-stage companies that deploy technology to enhance planetary and human health by radically upending traditionally regulated industries.
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Backs ambitious early-stage companies, setting the stage for emerging technologies since 2004. CRCM has invested in over 200+ companies resulting in 6 IPOs and 18 acquisitions - with more on the way. Their 2004 and 2012 vintage funds were ranked 4th and 1st respectively in Preqin Top Performing Early Stage VC Funds.
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Specializes in helping extraordinary seed-stage founders on a mission to improve the health of people and planet.
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Seed-stage venture fund that backs the founders and businesses that are disrupting legacy markets.
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Early-growth fund investing in deep tech ventures that accelerate the world towards a sustainable future.
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Invests in creative bioscience companies harnessing the power of cells and computation to scale solutions in human health and sustainability.
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Partners with entrepreneurs solving real-world problems using data and machine learning, focusing on applications of frontier technologies such as AI, computational biotech, connected sensors, AR/VR, and blockchain.
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Backs visionary deep tech entrepreneurs aiming to transform large industries.
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A venture fund building deep tech companies powered by material science innovations
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Focused on technologies for the global real estate industry.
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Thematic investors backing startups that solve problems they deem to be mission-critical. Mission One's focus is to support companies capitalizing on this inflection point to secure our generation’s sustainable future.
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Third Nature’s vision is to live in a world where our economic system is inclusive of all people and regenerative and restorative to our home — mother earth. They focus on identifying and backing purpose-driven, business-minded entrepreneurs whose uncompromising vision transforms entire products, business models, sectors, and markets for the betterment of society and Earth.
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Invests in deeply technical, under-networked founders trying to build their companies
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Early-stage venture capital firm that backs customer-obsessed companies and spearheads their communications.
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Multi-stage venture fund led by Laurene Powell Jobs and focused on accelerating the growth of companies positively impacting the world
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Backing entrepreneurs using technology to solve the world's biggest problems.
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Voyager is a $100M early-stage climate fund founded by Getaround co-founder Sarah Sclarsic and longtime climate investor Sierra Peterson. They back startups working on technology to help decarbonize transportation, energy systems and food and materials production, among other sectors
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Backs purpose-driven founders building purposeful startups that are reimagining the future.
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Finance-first social impact VC
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Giant Ventures champions tech founders creating a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient planet.
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Founded in 2016 by Andrew Chung, a former GP at Khosla Ventures, to invest in advanced technologies with the potential to solve coming challenges in 1) energy & environment, 2) health & education, 3) food safety & supply, 4) sustainable manufacturing.
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Impact investor providing financial, knowledge, and network capital to innovative enterprises that are changing the world for good.
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Early-stage venture fund investing in climate and sustainability. Governments will play central roles in the climate transition and the most successful climate startups must navigate and leverage government effectively. That's why Overture VC invests in venture-scale startups and helps them win government support and navigate regulatory complexity.
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Using their unique model and leveraging their long-term investor base, Congruent partners with entrepreneurs to build companies addressing climate and sustainability challenges. Congruent’s unique model and long-term investor base allow them to invest early and provide ongoing support to teams enabling them to move the needle on critical sustainability challenges.
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An investment firm focused on companies optimizing energy consumption and improving sustainable energy generation. Adds value by bringing the best companies, buying power, and vision in the industry to bear on the emerging energy landscape. Energy Impact Partners has a collaborative strategic investment approach, which the team pioneered very successfully at GE.   
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Climactic VC invests in visionary founders solving our planet’s greatest challenges: battling climate change, achieving sustainability, and creating a more circular economy by helping engineer the next wave of multi-billion dollar companies aligned with planetary and societal prosperity.
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Invests in today’s most promising energy innovators and works with the world’s leading energy companies to build and scale new ventures by merging venture capital with the perks of partnership, and including essential tools and relationships to help bring great ideas to market.
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Invests in founding teams building innovative software to rapidly decarbonize the world's global energy and mobility systems. Their LPs represent some of the world's largest corporations in energy, utilities, mobility, financial services, and tech
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Toba Capital is an early-stage investment firm committed to helping create incredible technology companies. They look for businesses capable of long-term growth and teams with the potential to fundamentally shift markets for the common good.
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$2B+ fund made up of members of the Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Coalition, guided by scientific and technological expertise and committed to investing patiently in developing new ways to live, eat, travel, and build
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Supports climate-focused founders through entrepreneurial ways by providing a platform for the flow of information, ideas, and capital needed to accelerate individual climate journeys and enable collaboration
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Active Impact is Canada's largest ClimateTech Seed Fund. They Invest in companies that have an exceptional leadership team, revenues between $200K and $3M, 5-50 employees, and an interest in growing...a lot.
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Invests in mission-driven founders focused on building solutions to problems concerning healthier living, human capital, sustainability, and the environment.
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Seed-stage ClimateTech venture fund investing in companies that reduce and reverse the effects of climate change. The firm typically wants 10% shareholding.
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Invests in companies creating fundamental change in food and agriculture in order to address large-scale problems in human and environmental health.
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Led by accomplished investor Chris Sacca, Lowercarbon Capital funds research and invests in technologies that reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere.
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Global, early-stage VC firm investing in founders that leverage exponential technologies & hard science to make humanity more resilient.
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Propeller VC invests in transformational leaders at the earliest stages of ocean-climate innovation in massive markets.
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An early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in companies tackling present and future quality of life.
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Invests in sustainable consumer goods, advanced recycling technologies and the development of the circular economy.
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World Fund is a European Climate Tech VC fund investing in startups that contribute to solving the climate crisis.
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Early-stage fund focused on rapid, scalable climate action and targeting outsized impact and outsized returns
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Early stage climate tech VC decarbonizing the natural resources, manufacturing, and transportation sectors.
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Early-stage climate tech fund focusing on electricity, mobility, buildings, and embodied carbon.
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Invests in early-stage technology companies working on ambitious solutions to the climate crisis.
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VC fund partnering with entrepreneurs since 2013 to address climate change.
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Supports seed and early-stage investments in trailblazing, purpose-driven entrepreneurs with unique ideas that have the potential to reinvent entire industries.
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Invests in founders using science and technology breakthroughs to address humanity's biggest challenges and opportunities
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Invests in entrepreneurs applying AI and other deeply disruptive tech to solve problems on a global scale.
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