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Timeline

  • Voting starts
    25th of March, 2024
  • Voting deadline
    21st of April, 2024
  • Final list reveal
    25th of April, 2024

Leading Climate Tech Investors

Climate 50 is an annually published list representing the most impactful climate investors helping founders realize the solutions that move us towards a more sustainable planet.

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1st
Company name: Energy Impact Partners
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager No
Number of Public Votes 65
Founded: 2015
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Form Energy
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:EuropeNorth America
2nd
Company name: Plug & Play Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager No
Number of Public Votes 95
Founded: 2006
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Heirloom
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureCircular EconomyCarbon removal & Emissions managementMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North AmericaEuropeSouth AmericaAsia-PacificMiddle East & Africa
3rd
Company name: Aramco Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Middle East & Africa
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 80
Founded: 2012
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Form Energy
HQ Country: Saudi Arabia
Focus Industry: EnergyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & Manufacturing
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:North AmericaEuropeAsia-PacificMiddle East & Africa
4th
Company name: Khosla Ventures
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager No
Number of Public Votes 13
Founded: 2004
Notable Portfolio Company Name: QuantumScape
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt EnvironmentFood & AgricultureHeavy Industry & ManufacturingMobility & TransportCarbon Removal & Emissions ManagementCircular Economy
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificEuropeMiddle East & AfricaNorth AmericaSouth America
5th
Company name: Third Sphere
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager No
Number of Public Votes 48
Founded: 2013
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Future Motion
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureCircular EconomyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North AmericaEuropeSouth AmericaMiddle East & Africa
6th
Company name: Elemental Excelerator
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 5
Founded: 2010
Notable Portfolio Company Name: OhmConnect
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportFood & AgricultureCircular Economy
AUM Size: <$100m
Investment Geography:EuropeNorth America
7th
Company name: Shell Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 6
Founded: 1996
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Aurora (automotive)
HQ Country: Netherlands
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportCarbon removal & Emissions management
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificEuropeNorth America
8th
Company name: Future Energy Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 365
Founded: 2016
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Tado, ev.energy, Thermondo
HQ Country: Germany
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt EnvironmentCarbon Removal & Emissions ManagementMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:Europe
9th
Company name: EDP Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 136
Founded: 2008
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Terabase, Green Li-ion, Captura Corp
HQ Country: Portugal
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificEuropeMiddle East & AfricaNorth AmericaSouth America
10th
Company name: Breakthrough Energy Ventures
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 12
Founded: 2015
Notable Portfolio Company Name: QuantumScape
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: Energy
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:EuropeMiddle East & AfricaNorth America
11th
Company name: Prelude Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 16
Founded: 2013
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Quantumscape
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureCircular EconomyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:North America
12th
Company name: Congruent Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager No
Number of Public Votes 26
Founded: 2017
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportFood & AgricultureCircular Economy
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North America
13th
Company name: Collaborative Fund
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 4
Founded: 2010
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Dandelion Energy
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyFood & Agriculture
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificNorth AmericaEurope
14th
Company name: Blackhorn Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 44
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Electriphi; Electric Era
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportBuilt environmentLogistics
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
15th
Company name: BP Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 13
Founded: 2012
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Beyond Limits
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:EuropeNorth America
16th
Company name: The Ecosystem Integrity Fund
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager No
Number of Public Votes 13
Founded: 2011
Notable Portfolio Company Name: EV Connect, ZeroAvia
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportFood & AgricultureCircular Economy
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North AmericaEuropeAsia-PacificMiddle East & AfricaSouth America
17th
Company name: Lowercarbon Capital
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager No
Number of Public Votes 7
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Lilac Solutions
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureCircular EconomyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:EuropeNorth America
18th
Company name: S2G Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 6
Founded: 2014
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Tado
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyFood & AgricultureCleantech
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
19th
Company name: Temasek
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Asia-Pacific
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 6
Founded: 1974
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Stripe
HQ Country: Singapore
Focus Industry: Heavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & TransportFood & Agriculture
AUM Size: -
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificNorth AmericaEurope
20th
Company name: G2 Venture Partners
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 40
Founded: 2017
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: Mobility & TransportEnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureCircular EconomyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & Manufacturing
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:EuropeNorth America
21st
Company name: ArcTern Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 12
Founded: 2012
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Palmetto; Sheertex; SPAN
HQ Country: Canada
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportFood & AgricultureCircular Economy
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
22nd
Company name: Emerald Technology Ventures
Investor Type Growth
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager No
Number of Public Votes 84
Founded: 2000
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Spear Power Systems
HQ Country: Switzerland
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt EnvironmentFood & AgricultureCircular EconomyCarbon Removal & Emissions ManagementHeavy Industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:North AmericaEuropeSouth AmericaAsia-PacificMiddle East & Africa
23rd
Company name: Demeter
Investor Type Growth
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 1
Founded: 2005
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Solairedirect
HQ Country: France
Focus Industry: Energy
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:Europe
24th
Company name: SET Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager No
Number of Public Votes 4
Founded: 2007
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Sonnen
HQ Country: Netherlands
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:Europe
25th
Company name: Toyota Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 1
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Joby Aviation
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureCarbon removal & Emissions managementMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:EuropeMiddle East & AfricaNorth America
26th
Company name: DBL Partners
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 1
Founded: 2002
Notable Portfolio Company Name: SolarCity
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North America
27th
Company name: Equinor Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 3
Founded: 1991
Notable Portfolio Company Name: ChargePoint
HQ Country: Norway
Focus Industry: EnergyCircular EconomyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:Middle East & AfricaEuropeNorth AmericaAsia-PacificSouth America
28th
Company name: Capricorn Investment Group
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 1
Founded: 2001
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Joby Aviation
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:North America
29th
Company name: Starlight Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 31
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Carbon Engineering
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyHeavy Industry & ManufacturingFood & Agriculture
AUM Size: <$100m
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
30th
Company name: Siemens Energy Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 1
Founded: 2020
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Seurat Technologies
HQ Country: Germany
Focus Industry: EnergyCarbon removal & Emissions managementMobility & TransportCircular Economy
AUM Size: -
Investment Geography:North AmericaSouth AmericaMiddle East & AfricaEuropeAsia-Pacific
31st
Company name: Norrsken VC
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 3
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Einride
HQ Country: Sweden
Focus Industry: EnergyFood & AgricultureCircular EconomyMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:EuropeNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAsia-PacificMiddle East & Africa
32nd
Company name: Chevron Technology Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 0
Founded: 1999
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Natron Energy
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportCircular Economy
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
33rd
Company name: Westly Group
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager No
Number of Public Votes 3
Founded: 2007
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Tesla; WeaveGrid
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt EnvironmentCarbon Removal & Emissions ManagementHeavy Industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North America
34th
Company name: Climate Capital
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 1
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportFood & AgricultureBuilt EnvironmentCarbon Removal & Emissions Management
AUM Size: <$100m
Investment Geography:North America
35th
Company name: Fifth Wall
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 2
Founded: 2016
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Span.io
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: Built environment
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:North America
36th
Company name: Contrarian Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 15
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: PVCase; H2Pro; Zoomo
HQ Country: Lithuania
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportCarbon removal & Emissions managementCircular EconomyBuilt environmentHeavy industry & Manufacturing
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:EuropeIsrael
37th
Company name: Katapult VC
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 3
Founded: 2016
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Chooose
HQ Country: Norway
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureCircular EconomyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North AmericaEuropeSouth AmericaAsia-PacificMiddle East & Africa
38th
Company name: Volta Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 1
Founded: 2016
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Solid Power
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: Energy
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North America
39th
Company name: Activate Capital
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 1
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: StreetLight Data
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North America
40th
Company name: Kleiner Perkins
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager No
Number of Public Votes 0
Founded: 1972
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Uber
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & TransportCarbon removal & Emissions managementCircular Economy
AUM Size: >=$1bn
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificEuropeNorth America
41st
Company name: ETF Partners
Investor Type Growth
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager Yes
Number of Public Votes 2
Founded: 2005
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Enablon
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:Europe
42nd
Company name: BMW i Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 1
Founded: 2011
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Our Next Energy; GaN Systems; CelLink
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt EnvironmentCarbon Removal & Emissions ManagementHeavy Industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
43rd
Company name: Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 1
Founded: 2008
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Grab
HQ Country: France
Focus Industry: EnergyCircular EconomyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:North AmericaEuropeMiddle East & AfricaAsia-Pacific
44th
Company name: ENGIE New Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 9
Founded: 2014
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Gogoro
HQ Country: France
Focus Industry: Energy
AUM Size: >=$100m
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificEuropeNorth America
45th
Company name: Climate Pledge Fund (Amazon)
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: North America
Emerging fund manager N/A
Number of Public Votes 3