List of the 400 largest Renewable Energy Technology Investors [2023]



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This list includes over 400 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 created on November 2nd, 2022 and last updated on January 11th, 2023.

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The list is based on our list of the world’s largest venture capital investors with more than 2,500 startup investors. 


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List of 3 large renewable energy technology venture capital investors

The development of renewable energy has become a current and important point of research over the past years for a more sustainable world. This article describes three VC funds that support renewable energy startups with capital.

1. 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.

2. Shell Ventures (UK)

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

3. Blue Bear Capital (USA)

Blue Bear Capital are a VC firm that invests in promising technology startups in the energy, infrastructure, and climate sector. Pani Energy, a Canadian company, are part of their investment portfolio. The business has developed an AI that can improve the efficiency and clean water yield while reducing the intensity of the energy.

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Included information in our renewable energy investor 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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Results of our keyword analysis

In the next paragraph, we are focusing on insights derived from our keyword research, which was based on our list of the 2,500 largest VC investors worldwide.

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Percentage of VC funds that invest in the renewable energy sector

Our keyword crawler analyzed more than 2,500 venture capital funds regarding green energy investment keywords. We found out that 17.8 % of the global VC funds mention renewable energy solutions.

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Focus on renewable energy

This bar chart shows the most important keywords from our keyword search, however most companies use the keyword renewable energy to describe their vc company focus. Additionally, the term renewables, sola energy, green energy, and solar power are used, whereas wind energy and photovoltaics are used less frequently.

Countries of renewable energy startup investors

The most common country renewable energy startup investors are located in is the USA. For instance, the previously presented investor Blue Bear Capital is located in Beverly Hills, California. Also, a lot of renewable energy investors are located in Germany, the UK, Netherlands, and Switzerland. As a result, these countries are home to many successful startups and are popular destinations for investors looking to invest in the green energy sector.


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