Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Breakthrough Energy Ventures is a venture capital firm that is interested in energy, finance, and impact investing

Breakthrough Energy Ventures is a venture capital firm that is interested in energy, finance, and impact investing. The firm was founded by Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Jeff Bezos, John Doerr, and Vinod Khosla in 2015, in Paris, Ile-de-France, and is a sub-organization of Breakthrough Energy Coalition.

The firm is interested in guiding companies with scientific and technological expertise, and commit to helping companies grow and travel. The firm invests in new technologies that are designed to provide affordable power resources. The firm has made investments during Series A through C rounds.


Funded Companies

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based research and development company developing fusion power systems based on ARC tokamak reactors.

Pivot Bio is a company that creates technology that is focused on nitrogen fixation in cereal crops through microbes.It was founded in 2010 and is located in Berkeley, California.

QuantumScape is a renewable energy company that is making battery technology for electric vehicles.

A food ingredients company that uses biotechnology to brew proteins and nutrients, for more delicious and sustainable foods.

Carbon capture and storage company founded in 2007 and based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. CarbonCure Technologies Inc. provides carbon dioxide sequestering technology to concrete plants in a system for recycling carbon dioxide waste from industrial emitters and incorporating it into concrete products.

A technology company offering an internet of things (IoT) building automation system for HVAC, lighting, and equipment control.

A mining company that utilizes Big data, statistical modeling, and ore-deposit science to research natural resources exploration. It was founded in 2018 and is located in Berkeley, California.

1366 Technologies is a Bedford, Massachusetts-based manufacturing company founded in 2009.

Boston Metal is a Woburn, Massachusetts-based developer of molten oxide electrolysis technology for steel manufacturing.

Form Energy is a Somerville, Massachusetts-based company developing low-cost, long-duration energy storage systems.

Zero Mass Water is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based developer and manufacturer of solar-power devices designed to extract drinkable water from atmosphere.

Sierra Energy is a Davis, California-based technology company turning waste into energy without burning.

enVerid is a Westwood, Massachusetts-based manufacturer of HVAC control systems increasing energy efficiency for commercial buildings.

Malta Inc is a company storing renewable energy in molten salt founded by X.

ESS Inc. is a Wilsonville, Oregon-based developer and provider of long-duration energy storage solutions, including flow-batteries, for utility, microgrid, and off-grid applications.

Quidnet Energy is a Houston-based company working on developing a carbon-free energy grid.

CERT is a Toronto-based carbon capture and storage company converting CO2 into chemical feedstocks and carbon-based fuels.

ESS is a Nashville, Tennessee-based company.

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Jonathan Shieber
February 9, 2021
Four years ago when Zach Jones went to do due diligence on C-Zero, a startup out of Santa Barbara, Calif. commercializing a new approach to producing hydrogen, for the small family office he was working for, he had no idea he'd wind up as the company's chief executive officer. Or that the company would wind [...]
Benji Jones
January 22, 2021
Business Insider
The fund will back 40-50 startups working to reduce emissions in sectors that are difficult to decarbonize.
December 16, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- Investments from Amazon Climate Pledge Fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Ecosystem Integrity Fund, Horizons Ventures, Shell Ventures, and...


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