Cleantech

As we look for ways to power our new, more demanding global economy, we are becoming more aware than ever before of the need to protect and preserve the resources we use in those efforts.

Foundation Capital's thriving Cleantech practice began in 2003. Our overall aim in this arena is to identify, invest in, and actively manage those companies with a strategy for realizing a future characterized by affordable, renewable, and abundant resources. Since beginning our practice, we have built a comprehensive portfolio of investments focused on technology enabled energy efficiency and demand-side management—including smart-grid technologies—as well as green building materials and industrial processes, food quality, and clean water.

Current Investments

Aquion Energy
Aquion Energy is producing a revolutionary battery based on novel ambient-temperature sodium-ion technology. The Aquion solution offers an advantaged value proposition in nearly all stationary storage use cases...
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AutoGrid
AutoGrid’s mission is to organize the exponentially increasing amount of energy data produced from a networked and automated grid and make it useful and actionable for electricity generators and providers, grid operators, and their customers…
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AzurePower
Azure Power offers clean and affordable solar energy to its customers without having them to pay for the high asset or operation costs upfront. Azure Power delivers most optimal solar energy by assuming all responsibilities...
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CalStar Products
CalStar is a developer and manufacturer of low-cost, energy-efficient green building materials such as bricks, blocks, precast concrete and general use cement. Using industrial by-products and proprietary processes...
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Purfresh
Purfresh is a leader in clean solutions for food and water. Its chemical-free, ozone-based family of products has been approved by the FDA, EPA, and USDA to kill deadly, food-borne pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella…
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Refactored Materials
Refactored Materials is a materials innovation company that produces fibers for the global textiles market. These fiber products deliver new combinations of properties to enable long sought-after features and functionality in consumer apparel…
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Sentient Energy
Sentient Energy, Inc. equips the Smart Grid with “Eyes and Ears”, making it much more reliable and sustainable. Sentient monitoring systems give utility unique and detailed insight into operating status and fault conditions along the entire distribution grid…
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Sun Run
Sun Run is the nation's leading residential solar electricity provider, offering the only low-cost, zero-hassle way to go solar. With Sun Run's breakthrough approach—solar as a service—homeowners pay a fixed rate for…
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Transphorm
Transphorm is redefining electric power conversion, providing cost-competitive and easy-to-embed power conversion modules that reduce costly energy loss by up to 90 percent, and simplify the design and manufacturing of motor drives, power supplies and inverters for solar panels and electric vehicles…
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Prior Investments by members of the FC Team

eMeter
Acquired by Siemens
EnerNOC
IPO: 5/18/07
Naverus
Acquired by GE Aviation
Silver Spring Networks
Aquired by Rakuten