Top 50 Impact Investors

A list of 50 investors investing in impact. Updated every month. Powered by Shizune.
Investors in the list rank based on the number of investments in Impact companies. The investor list contains both angel investors and VC funds. You can find favourite industries and stages of each investor on the list.
Impact Investors
Name Number of investments Relevant deals Favorite stages Favorite industries Description In
Aster 120 36 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 36 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Sustainability; Energy; Science/Engineering We're advancing clean, reliable, and affordable energy solutions
Clean Energy Venture Group 51 31 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.
Third Sphere 112 30 Seed; Pre-Seed; Convertible Note Software; Real Estate; Transportation Urban Us is now Third Sphere Read more about our upgrade here
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.
Clean Energy Ventures 37 25 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.
Cycle Capital 64 23 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.
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.
Shell Ventures 107 21 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.
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 19 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
Acumen 120 19 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.
Global Founders Capital 637 19 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.
Chrysalix Venture Capital 84 18 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.
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.
Chevron Technology Ventures 106 17 Funding Round; Series B; Series C Energy; Science/Engineering; Natural Resources Chevron Technology Ventures champions innovation, commercialization and integration of emerging technologies within Chevron.
Evergreen Climate Innovations (formerly Clean Energy Trust) 39 17 Convertible Note; Seed; Grant Energy; Sustainability; Manufacturing Evergreen Climate Innovations supports entrepreneurs and startups that are bringing impactful climate technologies to market.
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.
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.
The Engine 60 16 Seed; Series A; Series B Science/Engineering; Manufacturing; Sustainability A home for Tough Tech founders.
DCVC 265 16 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics Deep Tech VC firm with over $3B under management
Powerhouse Ventures 31 16 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Energy; Software; Sustainability Powerhouse Ventures backs entrepreneurs building the digital infrastructure for rapid decarbonization.
BP Ventures 73 15 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.
Threshold 447 15 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.
Chalmers Ventures AB 108 15 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.
Export Development Canada 108 15 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.
Lowercarbon Capital 56 14 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.
ONE WORLD Impact Investments LLC 46 14 Seed; Series A; Series B Science/Engineering; Manufacturing; Sustainability ONE WORLD provides training & investment capital to social impact enterprises. The mission of ONE WORLD is to scale social impact and improve the lives of individuals globally. In January 2017, ONE WORLD launched its impact seed fund focused on early-stage for-profit companies that are addressing social or environmental challenges. As ofJanuary 2022, the portfolio has 25 active investments, has participated in 15 follow-on rounds of financing, and has had 2 exits.
Seraphim Capital 85 14 Funding Round; Series A; Seed Software; Science/Engineering; Hardware Seraphim Capital is dedicated to financing the growth of companies operating in the space ecosystem. They are an ambitious team with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences in Venture. Collectively they have over 100 years’ experience, investing in over 180 early and growth stage businesses, returning more than £750 million to theirshareholders.They are also fortunate to have one of the world's leading entrepreneurs and experts in Earth Observation on board. They work closely with their portfolio companies and always strive to create meaningful value and endeavour to ensure that the full value of their network and partners is utilised.The backing of leading global corporates in the Space sector and the leading Space related Governmental Agencies in the UK and Europe brings significant value. They are able to leverage their capital, industry leading knowledge and networks, creating an ecosystem that delivers real results for your business. From roots to market, sales and marketing, partnerships, follow-on capital, and M&A they can deliver value creation across the company growth cycle globally.
High-Tech Grunderfonds 270 14 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.
Right Side Capital Management 487 14 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.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada 132 14 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.
Scottish Enterprise 155 14 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.
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.
Collaborative Fund 162 14 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Financial; Health Care Collaborative Fund is a leading source of capital for entrepreneurs pushing the world forward.
RockPort Capital 100 13 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.
Energy Impact Partners 89 13 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.
Contrarian Ventures 30 13 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Energy; Software; Sustainability Contrarian Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focusing on investments in emerging technologies.
Parkwalk Advisors 174 13 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.
Houston Angel Network 126 13 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.
Liquid 2 Ventures 222 13 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.
Par Equity 134 13 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.
Energy Foundry 31 13 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.
Demeter 45 13 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.
Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) 102 13 Debt Financing; Grant; Seed Science/Engineering; Software; Health Care The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) has been helping startups since 1994, encourages entrepreneurship & supports innovation.
Paca Investissement 73 12 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; Internet; Science/Engineering Paca Investissement is specializes in investing in startups and developmental stages. The fund invests in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA) region.
Kleiner Perkins 794 12 Series B; Series C; Series A Software; IT; Internet Kleiner Perkins is an American venture capital firm headquartered on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley.
Newable Private Investing 94 12 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care Newable Ventures is the UK's leading early stage early stage investment fund and the most active Business Angel network.
First Round Capital 520 12 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Internet; IT First Round is a seed-stage venture firm focused on building a vibrant community of technology entrepreneurs and companies.
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