Braemar Energy Ventures
Braemar Energy Ventures is a leading energy venture capital firm. Our principals have more than 100 years of combined energy experience, and an investment record that dates back to the mid-1980s. We partner with exceptional companies and management teams, in both alternative and traditional energy markets, that can contribute to a more profitable and efficient energy landscape through innovation and marketplace expertise.
Bright Capital is an independent venture capital firm that invests globally in a wide range of promising companies. The firm works as a merchant venturing entity in a multi-corporate model, building bridges between Silicon Valley, Arab world, Russia & CIS, South Eastern Asia. Its investments are made across multiple product types in energy and resource efficiency, clean technology, industrial biotech.
Claremont Creek Ventures
Claremont Creek Ventures is a seed and early-stage venture firm that invests in energy technology, and digital healthcare. Utilizing its proprietary life-cycle venturing strategy, the firm promotes a lean and agile approach to company building by partnering with top entrepreneurs, universities, national laboratories, and strategic partners. Claremont Creek Ventures has more than $300 million in capital under management in two funds. Based in Oakland, California the firm also has two dozen companies in its portfolio including energy technology ventures Adura, Alphabet Energy, Blue Pillar, Clean Power Finance, EcoAtm, EcoFactor, Element Energy, Project Frog, and Sentilla. www.claremontcreek.com
Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital
Chrysalix is a venture capital firm investing in technologies that will drive the new energy economy. The Firm provides early-stage financing, hands-on assistance, and strategic connections to innovative companies confronting the world’s most important energy and environmental issues. In the past few years, the Firm has consistently ranked among the top most active clean energy technology venture capital firms in the world and in 2010, was listed as the most active cleantech VC by the Cleantech Group.
The Chrysalix team has an exceptional track record in this emerging industry. Collectively, it has over 120 years of experience in the energy industry and over 120 years in the venture capital business. The Firm is backed by a strong group of international blue-chip industrial and financial Limited Partners, and is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Operating in more than 20 countries worldwide, EDF has become recognized as a leading expert in Low-carbon energy options, including nuclear, wind, hydro and solar power. At the root of EDF’s strong global presence is its leadership position in Europe’s electricity markets. We are one of the top energy producers in Great Britain, Italy, and the largest producer in France, where we supply 80% of the country’s electricity through nuclear power, and 15% through renewables. http://north-america.edf.com
Hercules Technology Growth Capital
Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. is a NASDAQ traded specialty finance firm providing customized loans to public and private technology-related companies, including clean technology, life science and select lower middle market companies at all stages of development. Since its founding in 2003, Hercules has committed over $2.4 billion in flexible financing solutions to over 170 companies, enabling these companies to maximize their equity by leveraging these assets. Hercules’ strength comes from its deep understanding of credit and the industries it serves, allowing it to partner with venture capital and private equity companies for a less dilutive source of growth capital helping companies to bridge through their critical stages of growth. Hercules offers a full suite of growth capital products at all levels of the capital structure, ranging from $500,000 to $30 million, lines of credit to term loans. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and has additional offices in Massachusetts and Colorado. Providing capital to publicly-traded or privately-held companies backed by leading venture capital and private equity firms involves a high degree of credit risk and may result in potential losses of capital. For more information, please visit www.htgc.com.
HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work. No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. We provide infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world’s most powerful supercomputer installations. We offer consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps us match the right products, services and solutions to our customers’ specific needs.
Johnson Controls is a leading provider of equipment, controls and services for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and security systems for buildings. Operating from 500 branch offices in 150 countries, we deliver products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs for over one million customers. We are involved in more than 500 renewable energy projects including solar, wind and geothermal technologies. Our solutions have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 13.6 million metric tons and generated savings of $7.5 billion since 2000. Many of the world’s largest companies rely on us to manage1.5 billion square feet of their commercial real estate.
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. Named one of the top financial services company for cleantech companies by the San Francisco Business Times, SVB provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide through 28 U.S. offices and six international operations. (Nasdaq: SIVB) www.svb.com. Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. SVB Private Bank is a division of Silicon Valley Bank. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm’s-length foundation created by the Government of Canada which has received $1.05 billion as part of the Government’s commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians.
SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $550 million SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund™ supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.
SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation and has been working with the public and private sector including industry, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the financial community and all levels of government to achieve this mandate.
VantagePoint Capital Partners (fka VPVP)
VantagePoint Capital Partners is one of the leading venture capital firms in the world. We focus entirely on technology and healthcare markets. As an active multi-stage investor, we work closely with companies ranging from start-ups to young public companies. Providing long-term capital, we have more than $2.8 billion under management and available for our portfolio companies.
Our appetite is different: we welcome technologically and financially ambitious projects. With our unique depth of experience, our team can add value and resources across the broadest range of portfolio company opportunities. We describe this particular passion of ours as heavy lifting. We don’t shy away from substantial growth, management, deal, or technology challenges: we embrace them.
Veolia Environnement is the world leader in environmental services. With operations on every continent and more than 336,013 employees, we provide customized solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in four complementary segments: water, environmental services, energy services and passenger transportation. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of 36.2 billion euros in 2008.
The Westly Group is a clean technology-oriented venture capital firm located in Menlo Park, California. We focus primarily on companies with proven revenue streams but are open to investments in all stages of growth.
We are looking for teams with innovative technologies to solve the world’s most pressing problems. We believe in the power of the passionate entrepreneur—whether sitting in a modern office tower or a dark Silicon Valley garage—to change the world.
With governments in the U.S., Western Europe and Asia are all committing billions of dollars to cleantech, there has never been a better time to launch cleantech companies. The Westly group has an unmatched record of success in bringing together private and public assets for cleantech enterprises.
To win in the clean technology space, a company must navigate the halls of government, build a team that knows how to move fast, and meet the modern regulatory standards required of public companies. We pride ourselves on our ability to help our portfolio companies grow and succeed under these conditions.