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Leading Climate Tech investors

Climate 50 is an annually published list of the Top 50 most recognized Climate Tech investors. The running 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, when the global momentum around climate change was 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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Company name: 360 Capital
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 1997
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Exotec
HQ Country: France
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportHeavy industry & Manufacturing
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyFood & AgricultureHeavy industry & Manufacturing
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: 2150
Investor Type Growth
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2021
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Carboncure
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Focus Industry: EnergyFood & AgricultureCircular EconomyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
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
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Focus Industry: Built environment
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
HQ Country: Switzerland
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportHeavy industry & Manufacturing
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportCarbon removal & Emissions management
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Activate Capital
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: StreetLight Data
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Active Impact Investments
2021
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2018
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Solstice
HQ Country: Canada
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportFood & AgricultureCircular Economy
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Aera VC
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Asia-Pacific
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives No
Founded: 2016
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Twelve
HQ Country: New Zealand
Focus Industry: EnergyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & ManufacturingFood & Agriculture
Investment Geography:North AmericaAsia-PacificEurope
Company name: Ajax Strategies
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size -
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives No
Founded: 2014
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Lime
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyFood & AgricultureCircular EconomyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & TransportBuilt environment
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Alliance Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€1bn
Emerging fund manager N/A
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2018
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Ionic Materials
HQ Country: Netherlands
Focus Industry: Mobility & Transport
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
HQ Country: Sweden
Focus Industry: Food & AgricultureCircular EconomyEnergyHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
Investment Geography:Europe
Company name: AP Ventures
Investor Type Growth
Geography: Europe
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2018
Notable Portfolio Company Name: ZeroAvia
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Focus Industry: Energy
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyFood & Agriculture
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
HQ Country: Canada
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportFood & AgricultureCircular Economy
Investment Geography:North AmericaEurope
Company name: Artesian
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Asia-Pacific
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2004
Notable Portfolio Company Name: 5B
HQ Country: Australia
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureCircular EconomyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
Investment Geography:Asia-Pacific
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
HQ Country: France
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportHeavy industry & Manufacturing
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: Mobility & Transport
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyFood & Agriculture
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
HQ Country: Germany
Focus Industry: Energy
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyFood & AgricultureCircular Economy
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: Food & AgricultureEnergyMobility & TransportBuilt environment
Investment Geography:Asia-PacificEuropeNorth AmericaSouth America
Company name: Blue Bear Capital
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€100m
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2016
Notable Portfolio Company Name: FreeWire
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: Energy
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: Mobility & Transport
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
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
Investment Geography:EuropeNorth America
Company name: Breakthrough Energy Ventures
Investor Type Growth
Geography: North America
AUM size >=€1bn
Emerging fund manager No
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2015
Notable Portfolio Company Name: QuantumScape
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: Energy
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
HQ Country: China
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: Built environment
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Buoyant Ventures
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2019
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Raptor Maps
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & TransportBuilt environmentFood & Agriculture
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Cantos
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: North America
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2016
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Advano
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
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
HQ Country: United States
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
Investment Geography:North America
Company name: Carbon13
Investor Type Early stage
Geography: Europe
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager Yes
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2019
Notable Portfolio Company Name: BioZeroc
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Focus Industry: EnergyBuilt environmentFood & AgricultureCircular EconomyCarbon removal & Emissions managementHeavy industry & ManufacturingMobility & Transport
Investment Geography:Europe
Company name: Cemex Ventures
Investor Type Corporate
Geography: Europe
AUM size <€100m
Emerging fund manager N/A
Community initiatives Yes
Founded: 2017
Notable Portfolio Company Name: Carbon Clean
HQ Country: Spain
Focus Industry: Built environmentHeavy industry & Manufacturing
Investment Geography:North AmericaEuropeSouth AmericaAsia-PacificMiddle East & Africa
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
HQ Country: United Kingdom
Focus Industry: EnergyMobility & Transport
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