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Leading investors in the sustainable energy transition

Climate 50 is an annually published list of the top 50 most recognized investors within the energy transition. The rolling list below represents the most impactful climate investors helping founders realize novel solutions that move us towards a more sustainable energy transition and planet. Started in 2020, where the global momentum around climate change is building towards a crescendo, we ought to not to forget and recognize the world’s most important venture capitalist contributing to this significant journey to net zero.

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AUM size
Emerging fund manager
Community initiatives
Company name: 360 Capital
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives No
Founded: 1997
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Exotec
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyMobilityRoboticsAI
HQ Country: France
Investment Geography:Europe
Company name: 1955 Capital
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives No
Founded: 2015
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Nature's FYND
Investor type: Growth
Focus industry: CleantechSustainabilityEnergy
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: 2150
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2021
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Carboncure
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyMobilitySustainabilityRoboticsCleantechAI
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Investment Geography:EuropeAsia-PacificNorth America
Company name: A/O PropTech
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2019
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Vizcab
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: SustainabilityCleantech
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
Company name: ABB Technology Ventures (ATV)
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager N/A
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2010
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Hailo
Investor type: Corporate
Focus industry: EnergyMobilityCleantechAI
HQ Country: Switzerland
Investment Geography:North AmericaAsia-PacificEuropeMiddle East & Africa
Company name: Acario Innovation
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: North America
AUM size
Emerging fund manager N/A
Community initiatives No
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Geli
Investor type: Corporate
Focus industry: EnergyMobilityCleantech
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Activate Capital
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: StreetLight Data
Investor type: Growth
Focus industry: EnergyMobility
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Active Impact Investments
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2018
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Solstice
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergySustainabilityCleantechAI
HQ Country: Canada
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Alliance Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€1bn
Emerging fund manager N/A
Community initiatives No
Founded: 2018
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Ionic Materials
Investor type: Corporate
Focus industry: MobilityCleantech
HQ Country: Netherlands
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificEuropeMiddle East & AfricaNorth America
Company name: Almi Invest Greentech
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Renewcell
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyMobilitySustainabilityCleantech
HQ Country: Sweden
Investment Geography:Europe
Company name: Arborview Capital
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2008
Notable Portfolio Company Name: TemperPack
Investor type: Growth
Focus industry: SustainabilityCleantech
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: ArcTern Ventures
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2012
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Sheertex
Investor type: Growth
Focus industry: EnergySustainabilityMobilityCleantech
HQ Country: Canada
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
Company name: Artesian Capital Management
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Asia-Pacific
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2004
Notable Portfolio Company Name: 5B
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyMobilitySustainabilityCleantechRoboticsAI
HQ Country: Australia
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificEuropeNorth AmericaMiddle East & AfricaSouth America
Company name: Aster
2020
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2000
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Uber
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyMobilityCleantech
HQ Country: France
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificEuropeMiddle East & AfricaNorth America
Company name: Autotech Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2013
Notable Portfolio Company Name: SpotHero
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyMobilityAICleantech
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:EuropeNorth America
Company name: Baruch Future Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2012
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Fervo Energy
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyCleantechAI
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
AUM size
Emerging fund manager N/A
Community initiatives No
Founded: 2018
Notable Portfolio Company Name: ZOLAR
Investor type: Corporate
Focus industry: EnergyCleantech
HQ Country: Germany
Investment Geography:EuropeMiddle East & Africa
Company name: Better Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2010
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Ride Report
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: CleantechSustainabilityMobility
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
Company name: Blackhorn Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2016
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Dexterity
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: AIRoboticsMobility
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificEuropeNorth AmericaSouth America
Company name: Blue Bear Capital
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2016
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Everactive
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: CleantechAI
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:EuropeNorth America
Company name: BMW i Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager N/A
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2011
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Prometheus
Investor type: Corporate
Focus industry: MobilitySustainability
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
Company name: BP Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager N/A
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2012
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Beyond Limits
Investor type: Corporate
Focus industry: AIEnergyMobility
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Investment Geography:EuropeNorth America
Company name: Braemar Energy Ventures
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives No
Founded: 2003
Notable Portfolio Company Name: GetAround
Investor type: Growth
Focus industry: MobilityEnergyCleantech
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:EuropeNorth America
Company name: Breakthrough Energy Ventures
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2015
Notable Portfolio Company Name: QuantumScape
Investor type: Growth
Focus industry: EnergyCleantech
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:EuropeMiddle East & AfricaNorth America
Company name: Brinc
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Asia-Pacific
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2014
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Galy
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyMobilitySustainabilityCleantechRoboticsAI
HQ Country: China
Investment Geography:North AmericaEuropeSouth AmericaAsia-PacificMiddle East & Africa
Company name: Broadscale
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2012
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Proterra
Investor type: Growth
Focus industry: EnergyMobilitySustainabilityCleantech
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
Company name: Building Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: enVerid
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyCleantechSustainabilityRobotics
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Buoyant Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives No
Founded: 2019
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Raptor Maps
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyMobilitySustainability
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Cantos
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives No
Founded: 2016
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Advano
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: AIEnergySustainabilityRobotics
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Capricorn Investment Group
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€1bn
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2001
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Joby Aviation
Investor type: Growth
Focus industry: CleantechEnergyMobilityAI
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Carbon Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: TransitScreen
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: MobilityCleantechAI
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Centrica Innovations (CI)
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager N/A
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Driivz
Investor type: Corporate
Focus industry: AIEnergyCleantechMobility
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificEuropeMiddle East & AfricaNorth America
Company name: Chevron Technology Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager N/A
Community initiatives No
Founded: 1999
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Natron Energy
Investor type: Corporate
Focus industry: EnergyMobility
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
Company name: Chrysalix Venture Capital
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2000
Notable Portfolio Company Name: General Fusion
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergySustainabilityCleantechRoboticsAI
HQ Country: Canada
Investment Geography:North AmericaEuropeAsia-Pacific
Company name: City Light Capital
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives No
Founded: 2004
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Sunfolding
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyCleantechAI
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Clean Energy Trust
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2010
Notable Portfolio Company Name: 75F
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyCleantechSustainabilityMobility
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Clean Energy Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: SparkMeter
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyCleantech
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Clean Growth Fund
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2020
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Piclo
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: Energy
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Investment Geography:Europe
Company name: Climate Capital
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2019
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Project Wren
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyMobilitySustainabilityCleantech
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Climate Pledge Fund (Amazon)
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€1bn
Emerging fund manager N/A
Community initiatives No
Founded: 2020
Notable Portfolio Company Name: CarbonCure
Investor type: Corporate
Focus industry: MobilitySustainabilityCleantech
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Closed Loop Partners
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2014
Notable Portfolio Company Name: AMP Robotics
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: CleantechRoboticsAISustainabilityEnergy
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Collaborative Fund
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2010
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Dandelion Energy
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyCleantechMobilitySustainability
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificNorth AmericaEurope
Company name: Congruent Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Sense Photonics
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyMobilityCleantechAIRobotics
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Constellation Technology Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: North America
AUM size
Emerging fund manager N/A
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2010
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Proterra
Investor type: Corporate
Focus industry: EnergyMobilityCleantech
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Contrarian Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Zoomo
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: MobilityEnergy
HQ Country: Lithuania
Investment Geography:Europe
Company name: Cottonwood Technology Fund
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2010
Notable Portfolio Company Name: BayoTech
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergySustainabilityCleantechRobotics
HQ Country: Netherlands
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
Company name: Creative Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2016
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Sepion
Investor type: Early stage
Focus industry: EnergyMobilitySustainabilityCleantechRoboticsAI
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Cycle Capital Management
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2009
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Enerkem
Investor type: Growth
Focus industry: EnergyCleantechAI
HQ Country: Canada
Investment Geography:North AmericaAsia-Pacific
Company name: DBL Partners
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives No
Founded: 2002
Notable Portfolio Company Name: SolarCity
Investor type: Growth
Focus industry: EnergyMobilityCleantech
HQ Country: United States
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Demeter
Investor Type Growth
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€1bn
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes