Top 50 Energy Investors

A list of 50 investors investing in energy. Updated every month. Powered by Shizune.
Investors in the list rank based on the number of investments in Energy companies. The investor list contains both angel investors and VC funds. You can find favourite industries and stages of each investor on the list.
Energy Investors
Name Number of investments Relevant deals Favorite stages Favorite industries Description In
Aster 120 44 Series A; Funding Round; Seed Energy; Software; Sustainability Aster is a Venture Capital firm with offices in 4 major innovation hubs: Paris, London, Tel Aviv and San Francisco. Since 2000, they have partnered with more than 60 teams of entrepreneurs that are transforming markets with disruptive offers and technologies. They are always open to exploring new ideas related to mobility, energy and industrysectors that they have been covering until now. They invest in all stages, with a preference for the early phase.They are more than investors and they intend to act as an ally for entrepreneurs by connecting them to a valuable ecosystem of experts, influencers and business leaders. From marketing to executive talent, their commitment to the growth of their portfolio companies as well as the entire venture ecosystem also involves the commitment of their dedicated Operations team, their innovation strategy consulting firm (Aster Fab) and a crowdfunding branch to further expand opportunities (Aster Crowd).Some of their success stories include Solairedirect (acquired by Engie in 2015), Digital Lumens (acquired by Osram in 2017) and Avantium (IPOed in 2017).
Breakthrough Energy Ventures 105 42 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Sustainability; Energy; Science/Engineering We're advancing clean, reliable, and affordable energy solutions
Third Sphere 112 38 Seed; Pre-Seed; Convertible Note Software; Real Estate; Transportation Urban Us is now Third Sphere Read more about our upgrade here
Clean Energy Venture Group 51 37 Series A; Seed; Funding Round Energy; Sustainability; Manufacturing The Clean Energy Venture Group provides seed capital and management expertise to early-stage clean energy companies. The group is comprised of seasoned operating executives with strong capabilities in the energy and environmental sectors.
Clean Energy Ventures 37 28 Series A; Convertible Note; Seed Sustainability; Energy; Manufacturing Clean Energy Ventures invests in scalable early-stage climate tech startups and clean energy technologies addressing global climate change.
Shell Ventures 107 28 Series A; Funding Round; Series B Energy; Sustainability; Software Shell Ventures invests in companies to speed up development and deployment of new technologies which complement our business.
Congruent Ventures 66 25 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Science/Engineering; Sustainability Congruent Ventures is a venture capital firm that seeks to invest in Mobility and Urbanization, Energy Transition, Food and Agriculture, and Sustainable Production & Consumption sectors. We look for technology companies that will positively impact our energy and resource consumption. If we see an opportunity to partner with a like-minded teamfocused on scale across hardware, software, or services, we’re interested.
Cycle Capital 64 24 Funding Round; Series B; Seed Sustainability; Energy; Hardware Cycle Capital is a pioneer in Canadian Cleantech venture capital fund management investing in companies at the development and commercialization stages in North America. Founded in 2009 by Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital’s Platform has become an important venture capital investor of the Cleantech industry with its 3funds totaling $230M Assets Under Management (AUM). Cycle Capital is looking to invests in promising ventures that are not capital intensive and/or that can benefit from the leverage brought by Cycle Capital extensive network of investors, strategic partners and advisors.In addition to its core investments, Cycle Capital targets companies with high growth potential – especially those with strong intellectual property, leading edge technologies and with exceptional management talent that would benefit from the firm’s network of strategic industrial partners and expert advisors. With its core investment and business expertise, Cycle Capital plays an active role adding meaningful and tangible value to its portfolio companies at all stages of their life.
Threshold 447 24 Series B; Series A; Series C Software; Internet; IT Threshold is an early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on a high-conviction investment strategy. The firm partners with entrepreneurs building innovative consumer, enterprise, and healthcare technology companies. Threshold was founded in 2019 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
Par Equity 134 23 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; Hardware; IT Founded in 2008, Par Equity is a venture capital firm that backs the most innovative, high growth technology companies in the North of the UK. Based in Edinburgh, Par invests across Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Chrysalix Venture Capital 84 22 Series B; Series A; Funding Round Energy; Manufacturing; Sustainability Leading global venture capital fund that invests in resource intensive industries across North America and Europe.
Houston Angel Network 126 22 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; Health Care; Energy The Houston Angel Network (HAN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing the innovation ecosystem in Houston, Texas by supporting founders and startups with financial resources and mentorship.
RockPort Capital 100 22 Series C; Series B; Series A Energy; Sustainability; Natural Resources RockPort Capital is a multi-stage venture capital firm that invests in the areas of alternative and traditional energy, mobility, and sustainability. For more than a decade RockPort has partnered with entrepreneurs to foster growth and create value in a broad range of industrial and consumer facing companies whose technologies and products provideinnovative solutions to significant worldwide markets. RockPort has a collaborative approach to investing, deep domain expertise, and insights into all aspects of energy and cleantech. With offices in Boston and Menlo Park, RockPort is globally recognized as being among the largest and most established energy-focused venture capital firms.
Evergreen Climate Innovations (formerly Clean Energy Trust) 39 21 Convertible Note; Seed; Grant Energy; Sustainability; Manufacturing Evergreen Climate Innovations supports entrepreneurs and startups that are bringing impactful climate technologies to market.
Prelude Ventures 106 21 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Sustainability; Science/Engineering Prelude invests in market moving startups addressing carbon reduction and resource optimization.
Powerhouse Ventures 31 20 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Energy; Software; Sustainability Powerhouse Ventures backs entrepreneurs building the digital infrastructure for rapid decarbonization.
Acumen 120 20 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Financial; Energy; Sustainability Acumen is a nonprofit venture fund that invests in early-stage companies bringing critical services like agriculture, clean energy, education, financial inclusion, healthcare and workforce development to low-income communities in 14 countries across East and West Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Since 2001, Acumeninvested $128 million in 128 companies that have transformed the lives of over 308 million low-income people.
Bpifrance 480 20 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care 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.
Sustainable Ocean Alliance 38 20 Seed; Pre-Seed; Funding Round Sustainability; Science/Engineering; Food/Beverage SOA develops leaders, cultivates ideas, and accelerates solutions to the biggest problems facing our ocean through the Leadership and Accelerator programs
Sustainable Development Technology Canada 132 20 Grant; Seed; Funding Round Science/Engineering; Sustainability; Energy At Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), they fund Canadian cleantech projects and coach the companies that lead them as they move their ground-breaking technologies to market.SDTC’s support of cleantech translates into jobs, growth, and export opportunities for Canadian companies, as well as economic, environmental and healthbenefits for all Canadians. They are independent but don’t work alone. A big part of their role is building and sustaining networks of partners and stakeholders from private industry, academia and governments, at home and abroad. They operate at arm’s length and receive funding from the Government of Canada.
DCVC 265 19 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics Deep Tech VC firm with over $3B under management
High-Tech Grunderfonds 270 19 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is a seed investor that finances high-potential, tech-driven startups. With EUR 895.5 million in total investment volume across three funds and an international network of partners, HTGF has already helped forge more than 500 startups since 2005. Driven by their expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, and passion, its teamof experienced investment managers and startup experts help guide the development of young companies. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech startups in a range of sectors, including software, media, internet, hardware, automation, health care, chemistry, and life sciences.To date, external investors have injected over EUR 2 billion into the HTGF portfolio via about 1,400 follow-on financing rounds. HTGF has also successfully sold interests in more than 100 companies. Investors in this public-private partnership include the Federal Ministry For Economic Affairs and Energy, the KfW Banking Group, and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V., as well as the companies ALTANA, BASF, BAYER, B.Braun, Boehringer Ingelheim, Robert Bosch, BÜFA, CEWE, Deutsche Post DHL, Dräger, Drillisch AG, EVONIK, EWE AG, FOND OF Haniel, Hettich, Knauf, Körber, LANXESS, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, PHOENIX CONTACT, Postbank, QIAGEN, RWE Generation SE, SAP, Schufa, Schwarz Gruppe, STIHL, Thüga, Vector Informatik, WACKER and Wilh. Werhahn KG.
BP Ventures 73 19 Funding Round; Series A; Series B Energy; Science/Engineering; Transportation bp Ventures plays a key role in helping the company reinvent itself as an integrated energy company, in line with our new purpose: reimagining energy for people and planet.
Chalmers Ventures AB 108 19 Pre-Seed; Seed; Funding Round Software; Science/Engineering; Sustainability Chalmers Ventures is a Swedish firm that specializes in coaching, financing, and business development. They invest in companies which find themselves at the initial stage of their development. The company was founded in 2015.
Braemar Energy Ventures 100 18 Series B; Series C; Series A Energy; Hardware; Manufacturing While energy has been a key to global development since the dawn of the electronic age, the beginning of the new century has seen a tremendous surge in the technology advancements, market activity and the strategic importance of energy around the world. While many companies and investors have sought to take advantage of the tremendous opportunitytoday's energy industry presents, the unique market issues, scientific contributions and complex web of interrelationships require a specialized expertise.Braemar Energy Ventures was formed in 2002 to create a venture capital firm with that expertise. Focused exclusively on technology and communications opportunities in the energy sector, Braemar Energy Ventures has both the industry and operating knowledge to select promising young companies, bring them into the larger energy world and guide them to reach their full potential.The firm's four principals have a long history of successful investments, as well as experience financing and operating companies in the energy sector. Together, they have been responsible for investing in almost 40 energy technology companies, including early stage companies which have grown to become some of the most successful in the sector.Braemar Energy Ventures works with management teams who are skilled in their industry but who can benefit from Braemar's assistance with strategic direction and financing issues. Having worked with many early stage companies, the Braemar Energy Ventures principals understand the challenges that many young companies face and provide invaluable counsel to their portfolio companies on longer-term issues, allowing management to focus on daily operations.
EnerTech Capital 74 18 Funding Round; Series B; Series C Energy; Software; Hardware EnerTech Capital works hand-in-hand with pioneers and innovators daring to change the world. For 25 years EnerTech’s fundamental focus has been investing and partnering with innovative companies driving informational impact across the energy landscape; with a focus on Mobility, Industry 4.0, and Connected Customer. Since its founding in 1996,EnerTech has made 72 investments and has managed over $500 million in capital commitments. EnerTech works with investors and stakeholders from corporates with growing innovation programs to seasoned investors seeking differentiated opportunities for strategic capital deployment or tailored solutions. EnerTech partners with companies across all stages of enterprise value creation from late development and seed through commercialization and growth. While investment activities are predominantly focused in North America, EnerTech partners with teams globally on an opportunistic basis.
Chevron Technology Ventures 106 18 Funding Round; Series B; Series C Energy; Science/Engineering; Natural Resources Chevron Technology Ventures champions innovation, commercialization and integration of emerging technologies within Chevron.
Contrarian Ventures 30 18 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Energy; Software; Sustainability Contrarian Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focusing on investments in emerging technologies.
Export Development Canada 108 17 Funding Round; Series B; Series A Software; Hardware; Science/Engineering Export Development Canada supports Canada’s export trade by helping companies react to international business openings.
Blue Bear Capital 43 17 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Sustainability; IT Blue Bear Capital is a venture capital investor supporting companies that apply AI and data-driven technologies to energy infrastructures. The firm specializes in the fields of venture capital, financial services, and clean energy investments. It was founded in 2016 and headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.
Global Founders Capital 637 17 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Financial; Commerce/Shopping Over the past two decades, GFC have backed over five hundred entrepreneurs worldwide, e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack, and Away Travel.
Khosla Ventures 629 16 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm started in 2004 by Vinod Khosla, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems. The firm provides venture assistance and strategic advice to entrepreneurs working on breakthrough technologies.With over $15b assets under management, the firm focuses on a range of areas including consumer, enterprise, education,advertising, financial services, semiconductors, health, big data, agriculture, food, sustainable energy, and robotics. Khosla Ventures is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
The Engine 60 16 Seed; Series A; Series B Science/Engineering; Manufacturing; Sustainability A home for Tough Tech founders.
Energy Impact Partners 89 16 Series A; Series C; Series B Software; Energy; Sustainability Energy Impact Partners (EIP) 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.
DOEN Participaties 37 16 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Sustainability; Energy; Natural Resources As the impact investment arm of the DOEN Foundation, DOEN Participaties invests in innovative, early stage companies whose mission is to make an environmental and social impact.
Oxford Capital Partners 121 16 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Internet Helping individuals and institutions invest in Venture Capital, Infrastructure and Media companies since 1999.
Scottish Enterprise 155 15 Grant; Funding Round; Seed Science/Engineering; Software; Health Care Scotland's business advice, support and funding agency. Explore our products and services to find the right support for your business and apply online today.
Lifeline Ventures 129 15 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Hardware; Science/Engineering Lifeline Ventures Oy is a venture capital firm specializing in startups, growth capital, and early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in healthcare, games, web based and general high technology sectors. It seeks to invest in Finland with a few investments made outside Finland as well. The firm targets investing between €0.5 million ($0.66million) and €1 million ($1.32 million). It seeks make inception to Series A investments. Lifeline Ventures Oy was founded in November 2009 and is based in Helsinki, Finland.
Asymmetry Ventures 150 15 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care Asymmetry Ventures invests in scalable early-stage companies with exceptional defensibility.
Right Side Capital Management 487 15 Seed; Convertible Note; Pre-Seed Software; Data and Analytics; IT Right Side Capital Management is a venture capital firm that helps startups build their company. It invests exclusively in the pre-seed round of technology startups and makes 75-100 investment per year. The firms prefers to invest in diversified technology sectors such as the internet and cloud companies.RSCM was established in 2010 and is basedin San Francisco, California.
Demeter 45 15 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; Energy; Sustainability Demeter is a major player in venture capital and private equity for the energy and ecological transition. They invest from 500 K€ to 30 M€ to support companies at all stages of their development: innovative startups, high growth SMEs and infrastructure projects.
Energy Foundry 31 15 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Energy; Sustainability; Software We back today's most promising energy & cleantech innovators, and engage the world's leading companies to help build and scale. Our approach merges venture capital and an arsenal of essential tools and relationships to help you quickly achieve success.
Lowercarbon Capital 56 15 Series A; Seed; Series B Science/Engineering; Sustainability; Energy Lowercarbon Capital backs kickass companies slashing CO2 emissions, sucking carbon out of the sky, and buying us time to unf**k the planet.
Scottish Investment Bank 157 15 Funding Round; Seed; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care Our growth investments team (formerly the Scottish Investment Bank) helps you find sources of finance, engage with funders and secure investment to grow your business.
Energy Access Ventures 26 14 Series A; Seed; Convertible Note Energy; Sustainability; Natural Resources Energy Access Ventures invests in growing, entrepreneurial businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa addressing the lack of electrification in the region with new technology and innovative business models. The fund is backed by Schneider Electric, the leading energy management multinational, and a number of public-sector investors.
Liquid 2 Ventures 222 14 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Financial; IT Liquid2 Ventures provides technology startups with seed-stage investments and is based in San Francisco, California. The firm was founded in 2015 by Joe Montana, Mike Miller, and Michael Ma.
City Light Capital 125 14 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Health Care; Data and Analytics City Light is a venture capital firm that invests early in impactful companies. They partner with experienced teams building category-defining solutions in the areas of education, safety and care, and the environment - where more revenue equals better lives at scale, every time. As one of the earliest and most successful impacts investing firms,City Light has a track record of identifying and scaling impact in ways that build better companies. The firm was founded in 2004 and is based in New York, New York. Some of its key portfolio investments are 2U (Nasdaq: TWOU), ShotSpotter (Nasdaq: SSTI), Trilogy Education, and Ready Responders.
Parkwalk Advisors 174 14 Seed; Series A; Series B Science/Engineering; Health Care; Software Parkwalk is a London-based fund management firm. Parkwalk invests in UK technology companies that have IP backing and freedom to operate, generally spun out of UK universities. Their funds seek to generate capital gains for their investors, enhanced by the attractive tax relief provided by EIS. Parkwalk entered this investment sector in 2009,anticipating a wave of tax-efficient incentives launched by the UK Government to stimulate innovative emerging technology companies and thereby help drive economic growth.Parkwalk utilises academic, technology transfer, venture capital and personal networks developed over many years to gain access to the highest calibre deal-flow. In 2017 Parkwalk joined forces with IP Group plc, a leading intellectual property commercialisation company that is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IPO. As at March 2019 the combined group has net assets of £1.2bn.
EDP Ventures 36 14 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Energy; IT EDP Ventures is the venture capital arm of EDP. We invest in early-stage startups working in the energy space
Connecticut Innovations 184 14 Series A; Seed; Funding Round Health Care; Science/Engineering; Software At Connecticut Innovations, we see venture capital the way you see your business. Like no one else. We invest in innovative biotech, IT, and other industries.
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