Categories:$2M - $5M, $5M or more, Buyout, Ecotourism / Land Development, Energy: Any, Equity, First Outside Round, Follow-on, Food, Industrial Technologies, Internet / Media, Life Sciences, Lifestyle / Natural Products, Materials, Recycling, Venture Capital Firm, Water, Western Europe
Categories:Any, Carbon Mitigation, Energy: Any, Equity, First Outside Round, Follow-on, Industrial Technologies, Internet / Media, Life Sciences, Materials, Recycling, Seed, Venture Capital Firm, Water, Western Europe
360° Capital Partners invests in innovative firms in Europe, primarily in France and Italy. We make investments in companies at the seed, first outside round, and follow-on stages. We operate in all sectors except biotech. In particular, 360° Capital Partners is interested in companies in: Internet, Telecoms, Cleantech, Medtech, Media & Entertainement, Financial Services, New Material Science, General Engineering and Industrial Processes. At the first outside / follow-on round, 360 is interested a board position through the acquisition of qualified minority stake of 20% to 40%, with an investment ranging from €1 to €5 million. We generally provide €100,000 to a max of €500,000 at the seed stage.
Within the clean technology sector we have made investments in Biolase (wastewater), Electro Power Systems (fuel cells), and NSE Industry (waste to energy).
3i is a leading international venture capital and private equity firm that was founded in 1945 to invest in buyouts, growth capital and venture capital in order to create market-leading companies. Since its inception, 3i has invested over $32 billion worldwide and has a staff of 700 employees operating in 14 countries.
In the U.S., 3i invests in early and late stage technology companies in the software, communications, semiconductor and healthcare sectors. We have offices in Menlo Park, Calif. and Waltham, Mass.
3i’s cleantech investments reflect the breadth of technologies that come into play and that can be considered "clean technology" – those that optimise the use of natural resources while reducing ecological impacts – such as software, chips, advanced materials, fuel cells, water treatment systems, wave energy converters and more.
Technologies in the sector tend to fall under one of the 11 segments: agriculture; air and environment; energy efficiency; energy generation; energy infrastructure; energy storage; manufacturing/industrial; materials; recycling and waste; transportation; and water and wastewater.
Within the clean technology sector we have invested in many companies including: Konarka (solar), Amperex Technology (battery technology), Electawinds (wind), and Daalderdrop (efficiency HVAC and solar).
Our Venture Capital business operates in Europe and the US, investing between $1-$50 million per deal in start-up and early-stage operations. Growth Capital invests between $10-150 million per deal to acquire minority holdings in companies across Europe, Asia and North America. We also make investments in infrastructure between $70-$350 million per deal, focusing on European, North American and Asian infrastructure assets. Our QPE team acquires influential or controlling shareholdings in small and mid cap companies across UK and Continental Europe typically with an enterprise value in the range of $100-$2 billion. Buyouts acquires majority holdings in European businesses with a enterprise value up to around $1 billion.
Categories:$2M - $5M, $5M or more, Building & Construction, Carbon Mitigation, Eastern & Central Europe, Energy: Any, Equity, First Outside Round, Follow-on, Industrial Technologies, Information Technology, Internet / Media, Life Sciences, Materials, Recycling, Venture Capital Firm, Water
3TS Capital Partners is one of the leading private equity and venture capital firms in Central and Eastern Europe operating in the whole region through offices in Budapest, Bucharest, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw. 3TS is currently the exclusive advisor to three funds totalling approximately € 230 million. We primarily target expansion capital and buyout investments in high growth sectors including Technology & Telecoms, Media & Marketing, Services and Environment & Energy.
We focus our investments on Central and Eastern Europe with focus on the core countries Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria plus Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Investments in Ukraine and Turkey will also be considered in exceptional cases.
We are capable of making convertible debt or equity investments. Our preferred equity deal size is in range of € 2 to € 20 million. Much larger investments (up to € 30 million) are possible, or 3TS Capital Partners can syndicate even larger investments. We have only made one investment in clean technology to date, Cycleenergy (biofuels).
4th Level Ventures is a €20 million Venture Capital Fund managed by Dolmen Securities. Founded in 2002, we are focused exclusively on investing in companies whose Intellectual Property arises from third level education institutional research. We are sector neutral, our expertise lies in the commercialisation of technology.
We currently manage two funds. The 4LV Seed Fund invests up to a maximum of €750,000 in high potential start-up companies arising from research carried out in Irish third level educational institutions. The 4LV Fund invests up to €2m in in more mature companies whose origins lie in third level educational institutions globally. All of our investments to date have been in companies based in Ireland.
We currently have investments in three firms that intersect with the green economy, a LED manufacturer (NuaLight) and a digital power control company (Powervation), and a advanced manufacturing firm with applications in the LED and Solar sectors (EMF).
Aavin is a midwestern venture capital firm. We primarily make investments at the growth and buyout stages, although we have participated at in earlier rounds. We typically invest from $500K – $3 million in companies that are concentrated in the midwest. However, we are capable of making larger investments and we have invested outside the midwestern region. While we prefer to participate as a lead investor we welcome opportunities to invest in syndication.
AAVIN invests in a wide range of industries including medical services & devices, telecommunications, advanced, manufacturing & distribution, industrial products & services, automobile components, and ICT. Our two investments in clean technology are a wind resources analysis firm (WindLogics) and a efficient HVAC system producer (Varadigm).
Academy Funds (formerly Longleaf Ventures) are a family of seed and early stage venture funds formed in 1998 focused on technology companies in North Carolina in the bioscience, information technology, healthcare, electronics, consumer products, materials, telecommunication, optics, energy, and pharmaceuticals sectors. Academy Funds are unique in their focus on technology commercialization in association with North Carolina universities. Our investments range from $250K to $5 million.
Categories:$1M - $2M, $250,000 - $500,000, $2M - $5M, $500,000 - $1M, $5M or more, Asia, Carbon Mitigation, Energy: Any, Equity, First Outside Round, Follow-on, Information Technology, Internet / Media, Life Sciences, Materials, North America, Seed, Venture Capital Firm, Western Europe
With over $6 billion under management, Accel has helped entrepreneurs build over 300 successful category-defining companies. We invest in Computing & Storage Infrastructure, Consumer Internet & Media, Energy, Enterprise Software & Services, Healthcare and Biotech, Mobile, Networking Systems, Retail Consumer, Security, Semiconductors, and Technology Enabled Services.
We make investments at the seed, first outside and follow-on rounds ranging from a few hundred thousand to tens of millions of dollars. Accel has made investments in North America, Europe, and Asia.
As of March 2011, Acel announced it plans to raise $2 billion in new funds and invest more broadly into energy opportunities in China.
Access Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital fund. Over the past 14 years, we’ve invested in over 50 early stage companies and have served as founders and early executives of numerous companies. Through this experience we have built an understanding of how to navigate the challenges associated with building successful companies and drive them to success.
Our passion is helping entrepreneurs build great companies. We do much more than merely supplying capital; we actively participate in building the management and distribution infrastructure required to aggressively grow new businesses. As investors, we wear many hats in supporting our portfolio companies, helping to design sales and marketing strategies, define product road maps, recruit talent and raise capital.
We invest in Clean Technology, SaaS and SaaS Infrastructure, Data Integrity, and New Media companies located throughout North America.
We typically make investments as part of the first institutional round and often continue investing in subsequent rounds. Our investment range is between $250,000 and $2 million.
Criteria for investments:
– exceptional management to be able to scale the organization
– serve a very large market with a distinct competitive advantage.
– product must solve a large problem – no nice tools or accessories.
– strong margins required to be able to scale the company
We currently have investments in TerraLUX (LED lighting) and Tendril Networks (smart grid).
At Active Venture Partners we invest in the early and expansion stage of technology enabled, scalable companies. Within Europe we focus our investments on Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Scandinavia. Our investment size is €0.5 million to €2 million per company and we typically acquire minority equity stakes. The sectors on which we are currently focusing include: Enterprise software & services, Consumer internet & media, Communication fixed & wireless, Security, and Clean technology (not fixed asset investments).
Adams Capital Management, Inc. (ACM) is a national venture capital firm specializing in early-stage applied technology investments with potential markets of at minimum 500 million. Established in 1994, ACM is a lead Series A investor and currently manages $815 million. We have four main investment areas: information technology, networking infrastructure, semiconductors, industrial and energy. We typically invest from $1-10 million in the initial round and expect to invest $10-30 million over the life of the investment.
Within clean technology we have made an investment in Liquid Piston (engine efficiency). We have also made investments in low power ICT infrastructure.
Adara is a Spanish venture capital firm based in Madrid. We typically invest €0.5 to 7 million in early-stage firms. We target our investment activity toawrds specific sectors, however, we will consider strong opportunities in other areas. Our main investment focus areas are currently Software Services & Platforms, Mobile and On-line Services, Components and Semiconductors, Telecommunications Equipment, and Clean Technology.
Adara will normally make investments in conjunction with other leading European VC investors. We primarily invest in firms that have their head offices or significant presence within Spain or Portugal. However, we will selectively consider other opportunities elsewhere.
Within the clean technology sector we have one investments in Elastix (efficient microchips).
Categories:$1M - $2M, $2M - $5M, $500,000 - $1M, Agriculture / Forestry, Community Development Venture Capital Firm, Equity, First Outside Round, Follow-on, Food, Information Technology, Internet / Media, Life Sciences, Other, US: Midwest
Adena Ventures invests between $500,000 and $2.5 million of equity in early and growth stage companies with strong, innovative management teams operating in central Appalachia. Adena invests across a broad range of sectors, examples of which include technology, technology-enabled service companies, life sciences, manufacturing and value-added food products. In addition to investment capital, Adena provides related services such as active participation on companies’ boards of directors, access to its extensive professional networks and collaboration with other angel and institutional investors. We have not made any clean technology investments to date.
Categories:$1M - $2M, $2M - $5M, $500,000 - $1M, $5M or more, Building & Construction, Carbon Mitigation, Energy: Any, Equity, First Outside Round, Follow-on, Industrial Technologies, Information Technology, Internet / Media, Life Sciences, Materials, North America, Venture Capital Firm, Water
ATV’s disciplined investment strategy focuses on emerging growth businesses across four primary areas of interest: IT, Healthcare, and Clean Technology. The vast majority of our portfolio companies are based in the United States. Within our clean technology investment area we are interested in smart grid technologies, energy storage, energy efficiency, building materials, advanced lighting, clean energy infrastructure, water technologies, as well as advanced oil, coal, and gas technologies.
We typically originate and lead initial syndications of our investments. Once an investment has been syndicated, ATV remains actively involved in board membership. To date we have made investments ranging from $750K to $30 million at the first outside round and follow-on stages of investment.
We have made a number of clean technology investments including: Altarock (geothermal), CaliSolar, Solar Junction (solar), Coskata (biofuel), GreatPoint Energy (coal gasification), Nuventix (electronics efficiency), Rive Technology, Sub-One (advanced materials), and Oasys (water).
Categories:$5M or more, Asia, Building & Construction, Buyout, Central & South America, Eastern & Central Europe, Energy: Any, Equity, Follow-on, Industrial Technologies, Information Technology, Internet / Media, Life Sciences, Materials, North America, Private Equity Fund, Recycling, Transportation, Water, Western Europe
Advent International is one of the world’s largest private equity firms with $6 billion in cumulative capital raised and offices in 13 countries. Since the group’s founding in 1984, it has invested in more than 500 companies in 35 countries and has helped businesses raise $10 billion through public equity and debt offerings, including 128 IPOs on major stock exchanges worldwide. Advent has invested in energy technology for the past 15 years.
Advent International focuses on mid-sized company buyouts of €200 million to €1 billion and does not make venture capital investments. We will also make take minority positions in firms. Advent has offices and makes investments throughout Europe, Asia, North, Central, and South America. Advent’s main investment themes include: business and financial services, healthcare, industrials, technology, media, telecoms, retail, consumer, and leisure. Although we mainly make investments in traditional industries, however, we have made select investments in energy services (SAG, RWE Solutions), waste treatment (Tradebe), wastewater and water (Ionics).
Categories:$1M - $2M, $2M - $5M, $5M or more, Energy: Any, Equity, First Outside Round, Follow-on, Industrial Technologies, Internet / Media, Life Sciences, Materials, North America, Recycling, Venture Capital Firm, Western Europe
We invest in early and late stage companies with a focus on Life Sciences and Technology. The technology must address a real and significant market need and we spend much of our due diligence focusing on this. We look for entrepreneurs who clearly recognize where additional specialist support can help them develop their products or services more successfully and who are ambitious to grow their businesses.
With over £500m under management, we have backed over 200 companies, with over 40 entering the public exchanges in Europe and the US, and a similar number successfully sold to trade buyers.
Our areas of specialty are:
Digital Media & Internet
Semiconductor & Components
Software & Services
We do not presently have any clean technology investments.
Categories:$2M - $5M, $5M or more, Eastern & Central Europe, Energy: Any, Equity, First Outside Round, Follow-on, Industrial Technologies, Internet / Media, Life Sciences, Materials, Private Equity Fund, Recycling, Seed, Water, Western Europe
AGF Private Equity is one of the most active venture capital investors in France and Europe. The venture capital team manages over 500 million euros. AGF Private Equity invests between 2 and 10 million euros in each round, taking minority holdings in companies.
AGF Private Equity invests primarily in the first or second venture capital financing rounds. On a case-by-case basis, the team invests in either younger companies (seed capital) or more mature companies that are already profitable and are seeking funds to take advantage of new growth opportunities. The venture capital team invests in Information Technology and Life Sciences and Clean technology.
The head offices of the companies we support with our funds are located in European Union, even if their commercial activities extend to other geographical areas.
The ARCHAngel (Akron Regional CHange Angel) Network is a regional forum for introducing investors to market-driven, technology-based investment opportunities within Northeast Ohio and particularly within the greater Akron area. We typically invest from $100K to $1 million in companies at the seed stage or first outside round.
Akron ARCHAngels are generalist technology investors. Within the clean technology sector we currently have investments in electric vehicles (Myers Motors), agriculture services (Fresh Fork Market), environmentally friendly coatings (Helios Coatings), environmental sensors (Sensor Development Corporation), waste to fuel technologies (Vadose Research & Development), efficient engine technologies (ReXorce Thermionics), and New Materials (Nanostatics).
The Alliance of Angels (AoA) is a program of the Technology Alliance (TA) – a statewide network of businesses, research institutions, and industry trade associations dedicated to the common vision of an abundance of healthy and growing technology-based businesses in an expanding Washington state economy.
AoA receives member-referred as well as unreferred business plans daily. We invest in technology / high growth companies currently headquartered in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and lower British Columbia), at the "early stage" of growth, with a minimum of $250k and a maximum of $2 million investment requirement.
AoA primarily has investments in consumer products, biotechnology, ICT sectors but we also have stakes in new materials (Novinium), and renewable energy companies (Washington Biodiesel LLC).
Categories:$1M - $2M, $2M - $5M, $500,000 - $1M, $5M or more, Australia, Energy: Efficiency, Energy: Energy Storage, Equity, First Outside Round, Follow-on, Industrial Technologies, Information Technology, Internet / Media, Life Sciences, Materials, US: Anywhere, Venture Capital Firm, Western Europe
Alta is interested in opportunities in information technology, biopharmaceuticals, and medical devices. We prefer to act as lead investor in the projects that we pursue and, when appropriate, take a board seat as part of our investment.
To the extent that we are interested in companies that work in the clean technology field it will be in those firms that lie at the intersection of clean tech and our main investment themese. Two of our portfolio companies, Neah Power Systems (portable energy storage) and Xelerated (low power network processing) fall into that category.
To date we have made investments from $750K to $15 million at the first outside round to follow-on stages. However, the majority of our investments have been over $3 million. To date we have made investments in the US, Western Europe, and Australia.