Our mission is to fund the transformative companies of the 21st century. Our strategy: provide cutting-edge technology with the resources – whatever it takes – to commercialize Big Opportunities. And stick with it. Many of our portfolio companies are already leaders in their fields. We expect nothing less.
We have $4.5 billion of committed capital and since our inception in 1996, we’ve made substantial investments in Information Technology, Healthcare and Asia. Our expertise in these arenas gives us a foundation of knowledge that is transferable and complementary to new industries like CleanTech. We were the first large venture capital firm to recognize the opportunity here and have since committed $1 billion for this burgeoning opportunity.
We have a $100 million fund devoted to cleantech companies in China.
We invest exclusively in technology in five principal areas of interest: CleanTech, Communications and Systems, Healthcare, Semiconductors and Software.
As an active multi-stage investor, VantagePoint has served as the sole or co-lead investor in more than 100 of its portfolio companies, working actively with management teams to build technology leaders.
We look for companies that address the global demand for and consumption of energy, water, and other limited resources with technological innovation in solar and other forms of renewable power, transportation, smart grid, power management and storage, water, and materials.
Over the past 8 years, VantagePoint has made major investments in some of the most innovative CleanTech enterprises, encompassing everything from LED lighting and building efficiency to power generation, Smart Grid, energy storage, waste-to-energy and electrification of transport.
Cleantech Portfolio companies include:
Bridgelux: we led a Series D $50 million investment in this LED maker
BrightSource Energy: builds solar thermal plants
AlertMe: makes Smart Home Energy device that allows people to manage energy from mobile phones and the web.
Amprius: advanced lithium-ion batteries for consumer electronics and automotive applications
Better Place: visionary creator of electric car power management and charging infrastructure.
Chemrec: technology converts pulp and paper mill byproducts into biofuels. MiaSolé: thin-film solar PV pioneer expecting to generate electricity at grid parity.
Ostara: wastewater treatment systems recycling nutrients into safe, high value, slow-release fertilizer
Serious Materials: LEED compliant, high R-Value windows that reduce heating and cooling energy costs up to 40%
SolarCentury: Europe’s leading building integrated solar company
Solazyme: algae-based oil production and advanced biofuels