Climate Tech firms are creating an important new technology sector, and the venture capital community is investing heavily. In this post we’re featuring 9 of the most active investors with stakes in the space.
Top 9 Climate Tech Venture Capital Firms
1. World Fund
World Fund is a European Climate Tech VC fund investing in startups that contribute to solving the climate crisis. It focuses on the key emitting sectors Energy, Food & Agriculture, Manufacturing, Buildings, and Transport. World Fund aims to fill two significant investment gaps for climate tech: when tech goes from lab to market and when it leaves the pilot stage to scale. World Fund will invest from Seed to Series B stage.
World Fund was established by Daria Saharova, Danijel Višević, Craig Douglas, Christian Kroll, and Tim Schumacher.
Total fund size: €350M
Ticket Size: $ 540K - $ 1.08M
Investment Geography: Agnostic (Global)
2. Norrsken VC
Norrsken VC is a Stockholm-based impact VC fund investing in start-ups solving the world's biggest problems while building massive businesses
Total fund size: €100M
Stage: Seed, Series A, Series B
Accelr8 is an impact fund that seeks to invest in companies that accelerates the reduction and sequestration of greenhouse gases.
The fund partners with founders to take on the significant and unmet challenges to the climate. With its deep backgrounds in fundamental analysis, ACCELR8 seeks to understand the holistic dynamics of each ecosystem and invest behind technologies that will create reinforcing loops toward exponential change. It attracts significant new capital to climate change investing by proving that high social impact and profits are sustainably achievable outcomes. Accelr8 reinvests its profits into social impact research, philanthropy, and advocacy for a just economic transition. It also supports the innovation and investment ecosystem.
Total fund size: $55M.
4. Pale Blue Dot
We are Pale Blue Dot, a seed-stage venture capital firm that backs the most exciting climate tech startups across Europe and the US. We invest in founders building climate tech companies to build the world we want to live in. It’s simply good business to protect our home - the dot - and it’s not too late. We still have time to use technology to outpace climate change, but we have less than a decade to reduce carbon emissions, reverse the climate crisis and prepare for a new world on the same beautiful blue dot.
Stage: Seed and Pre-seed
Ticket size: €500k-€1.5M
Fund size: €87M
Focus: Climate Tech
Geo: Europe and US
Strategy: Lead or co-lead seed rounds
5. BPI France
Bpifrance provides financial solutions for companies that are booting up the listing on the stock exchange and credit equity. It includes OSEO, CDC Entreprises, FSI, and FSI Regions to offer in your area of financial solutions at every stage of the life of your business.
Bpifrance was founded in 2012 and is based in Maisons-alfort, Ile-de-France,France.
Total fund size: $949.6M
Bpifrance's most notable exits include Withings, Kyriba, and Talend.
2150 backs technology companies who aim to shape the sustainable cities of the future. It was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark.
Total fund size: €268M
7. Octopus Ventures
For the people and ideas that will change the world, because we believe you can build a better tomorrow by investing in it.
We can back you at every stage of your journey, from ideas on a page through to IPO. Each year we deploy more than £200 million across five areas where we see maximum potential for impact: health, fintech, deep tech, consumer and B2B software. With many years of experience and expertise investing in each of these areas, our team can help our portfolio companies scale at speed.
For us, investment is about more than money. Being truly invested is about giving time, energy and focus; working with founders to give them the best chance of success. It means a shared commitment to solving the big problems that matter.
Total fund size: $1.2B
Stage: Seed, Series A, Series B
Sector: Consumer, Deep Tech, Health Care, Financial Services
Ticket Size: $ 350K - $ 14M
Investment Geography: United States, Europe, United Kingdom
Octopus Ventures's most notable exits include Glofox, Cazoo, and Digital Shadows.
8. ENGIE New Ventures
ENGIE New Ventures (ENV) was founded in 2014 as the corporate venture arm of the global energy provider ENGIE. Its €180 million funds are dedicated to making a minority investment in technology startups that complement existing activities and resources to spur internal innovation within ENGIE. With offices in Paris, San Francisco, and Tel Aviv, ENGIE New Ventures’ strategic fund-to-fund portfolio is one element of ENGIE’s multi-pronged strategies to re-envision existing business models and spark new opportunities in the rapidly changing energy sector. To date, ENV has deployed over EUR110M of capital across 23 investments worldwide, with an emphasis on Europe, North America, Israel, and Asia.
Total fund size: €12.5M.
Stage: Series A
Ticket Size: $ 1.50M - $ 15M
ENGIE New Ventures's most notable exits include StreetLight Data and SERVIZ.
9. Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners is a collaborative strategic investment firm that invests in companies optimizing energy consumption and improving sustainable energy generation. Through close collaboration with its strategic investor base, EIP seeks to bring the best companies, buying power, and vision in the industry to bear on the emerging energy landscape.
Total fund size: $2.9B
Sector: Series A, Series B
Energy Impact Partners's most notable exits include Trifacta, Autogrid, and Attivo Networks.