List of the 450 largest Renewable Energy Startup Investors [2024]



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This list includes 450 venture capital investors from our global venture capital investor list that mention renewable energy-related keywords on their website. Many of the included venture capital funds are focused on investments in research and development, green technology, solar energy, and applications.

The list includes email addresses, investment focus, country information and keyword-related metrics. The list was last updated on May 8th, 2024.

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List of 5 large renewable energy startup investors

Renewable energy development has become a current and important point of research over the past years for a more sustainable world. This article describes five renewable energy startup investors from our list.

1. Shell Ventures (UK)

Shell Ventures is part of the Shell group, an energy and petrochemical company. The company aims to invest in energy and mobility transformations to ensure lower emissions, an electrified energy system and innovative solutions. An exciting company in their portfolio is enie, a leading supplier of solar panels that aims to make sustainable energy more accessible.

Update 2024: In December 2023, Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Shell plc, announced the Final Investment Decision for Sparta, a deep-water development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. This project represents their competitive approach to simplifying and replicating projects.

2. Vireo Ventures (Germany)

Vireo Ventures is a venture capital fund interested in early-stage startups with high scalability. They mainly invest in B2B businesses that aim to electrify and decarbonize the world. They have, for example, invested in e-mobilio, a digital support system for electric car sales, and, an operating system for renewable energy.

3. Almi Invest (Sweden)

Almi Invest actively invests in companies across various industries, including renewable energy. An interesting portfolio company is Climeon, specializing in converting low-temperature waste heat into clean electricity. Another example is Blixt, who develops intelligent grid sensors and software that optimize the management and monitoring of power distribution networks.

4. High-Tech Gründerfonds (Germany)

High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is an early-stage venture capital firm located in Bonn, Germany. Companies included in their portfolio are, for example, Sonnen, who developed smart energy storage solutions that enable homeowners to store excess solar power and use it during peak demand periods, and tado°, a company specializing in smart climate control solutions by offering heating and cooling systems that optimize energy usage based on occupancy and weather conditions.

5. Giant Leap (Australia)

Giant Leap is a VC firm with a strong focus on sustainability and positive impact. Within its portfolio, Giant Leap has invested in three notable companies: Sunrun is a leading provider of residential solar energy systems and, therefore, offers homeowners the opportunity to harness clean, renewable energy through rooftop solar installations, reducing their dependence on fossil fuels and lowering their carbon footprint. Limejump uses technology and real-time data analytics and machine learning algorithms to help businesses optimize their energy consumption. Carbon Clean Solutions implements carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies focusing on solutions to capture CO2 emissions from industrial processes, helping companies reduce their carbon footprint.

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Included information in our list

Our keyword analysis-based list includes the following general columns:

  • Name of the VC fund
  • Country of origin
  • URL
  • E-mail (general)
  • Investment focus (if data available)
  • Corporate VC (yes/no)

The following columns are based on the keyword crawler, which is a Python-based, in-house developed tool that crawls every page for at least 45 seconds to find the respective keywords.

  • total_frequency (e.g.: 1051) – total counted occurrences of keywords on the VC website
  • average_keyword_rate (e.g. 0.01) – average rate of keyword occurrences per subpage in relation with total number of words
  • most_common_keyword (e.g. „renewable energy“) – keyword that was counted the most often on respective VC website
  • most_common_keyword_frequency (e.g. 351) – number of times the most common keyword was counted
  • sub_url_highest_rate (e.g. – sub url with the highest number of found keywords
  • highest_rate (e.g. 0.03) – highest keyword rate per subpage
  • frequency_per_keyword: {‘renewable energy’: 349, ‘green energy’: 349, ‘renewables’: 351, ‘wind energy’: 0, ‘solar energy’: 0, ‘solar power’: 0, ‘photovoltaics’: 2} – dictionary of number of keyword occurrences per keyword

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