Our Portfolio

Everything is connected. Every action has lasting impact, and we are hopeful about humanity’s ability to heal the planet. We are systematic about going after the industries with the largest planetary footprint while regenerating the ecosystems essential to our life.

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Agriculture & Food

Agriculture & food production account for over 25 percent of global carbon emissions, 50 percent of global habitable land usage, and 70 to 90 percent of freshwater consumption. We've backed founders who rethink our food production system, from technologies driving sustainable farming practices to low-impact protein production.

  • Climax Foods

    Data science-driven plant-based foods

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    • Water

    Climax Foods

    The team has developed algorithms to quickly match the taste/texture of animal-based foods with plant-based formulations - deliciously accelerating the transition to low impact eating and reducing our reliance on animal agriculture.

    www.climaxfoods.com/
  • Finless Foods

    Cell-based endangered fish species

    • Biodiversity

    Finless Foods

    Using cellular agriculture to grow bluefin tuna holds the promise of creating a delicious, pollutant-free, and cost-competitive alternative to our current practice of overfishing this apex species. Solving this problem will be allow us to meet growing global demand while allowing the ocean to rest.

    www.finlessfoods.com/
  • Iron Ox

    Indoor robotic agriculture

    • Air
    • Water
    • Biodiversity

    Iron Ox

    Fully robotic agriculture from seed to harvest at unit economics radically competitive to outdoor agriculture. Their approach enables delicious, low-input, local, and resilient food production and can reduce the negative impacts of farming by 90%.

    ironox.com
  • Monarch Tractor

    Autonomous electric tractors

    • Air
    • Soil

    Monarch Tractor

    Autonomous electric tractors that collect rich field data and can interface with smart implements to enable lower cost and higher efficacy farming. Such innovations can help accelerate the large-scale adoption of organic agriculture and better handling of soil.

    www.monarchtractor.com/
  • Orbillion Bio

    Cell-based heritage meats

    • Biodiversity
    • Air
    • Water

    Orbillion Bio

    Developing lines for heritage meats such as Wagyu beef, lamb, elk, and bison. This has the potential to both address the higher end of the marketplace as well as the possibility of biodiversity wins from lessened pressure on game animals.

    www.orbillion.com/
  • Precision AI

    Drone-based pesticide see & spray

    • Soil
    • Biodiversity
    • Water

    Precision AI

    Has developed a drone-based identification/application system that identifies crops and weeds and performs targeted herbicide application. The result is a 90%+ reduction in input costs, saving farmers money, while significantly reducing exposure to dangerous chemistry and runoff.

    95% herbicide reduction enables up to $52 savings per acre

    Significantly reduces the herbicide runoff with no loss in efficacy

    www.precision.ai/
  • Wild Earth

    D2C plant-based pet food

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    Wild Earth

    Addressing the 25% of US meat demand that comes from pet food, Wild Earth has created protein-rich highly nutritious pet food via fungi/yeast production. With support from veterinarians, their food is both better for the Earth, and comes with functional benefits to coat, digestion, energy and joints.

    wildearth.com/

Buildings & Construction

Constructing, cooling, and heating buildings account for over 10 percent of global carbon emissions. Our investments span the technology stack, from new HVAC solutions to sustainable construction materials.

  • Apis Cor

    3D printing building construction

    • Air

    Apis Cor

    On-site robotic masonry paving the way to lower carbon buildings via the use of local materials and geopolymer cement (90% less carbon to produce).

    9x faster construction

    2x lower cost

    90% less carbon produced

    www.apis-cor.com/
  • Gradient

    High efficiency, low-emission HVAC

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    Gradient

    
Re-inventing air-conditioning and cooling for comfort, operating efficiency and radical reduction of refrigerant impact.

    6000x reduction in GHG impact from refrigerants

    2× more energy efficient HVAC

    gradientcomfort.com

Energy & Transportation

Over 50 percent of energy generation still comes from burning fossil fuels. And on-road vehicles, aircraft, and ships are the largest emitters of carbon globally. Enablers of electrification and renewable energies will shape the future.

  • Battery Resourcers

    Li-ion battery recycling and manufacturing

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    Battery Resourcers

    A novel approach to recycling of lithium batteries with significant improvements in unit economics from lower material separation costs and vertical integration. Battery recycling is essential to keeping the shift to electrification and renewables viable.

    35% cheaper than virgin cathode

    32% less emissions

    13% less energy consumption

    www.batteryresourcers.com
  • MightyFly

    Autonomous cargo aircraft

    • Air

    MightyFly

    Serving unmet needs in the logistics sector, offering faster delivery at lower costs using low-carbon, autonomous aircraft with a flight range of 600 miles.

    mightyflying.com/
  • Noon Energy

    Ultra-low-cost long-duration energy storage

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    Noon Energy

    Grid storage is essential to enabling society to replace fossil fuel generation with renewable generation at scale. Noon Energy is creating ultra-low-cost battery technology with superlinear economics and not limited by any rare earth materials.

    10x cheaper than li-ion batteries

    2x smaller

    No toxic chemicals, no mined metals

    www.noon.energy/
  • Semtive

    Low cost, efficient micro-wind turbines

    • Air

    Semtive

    Vertical axis wind turbine featuring low cut in speeds, efficient power generation, simple assembly, and high durability, which all drive low lifetime costs. Ideal for distributed infrastructure, commercial, and residential applications. Removing cost barriers to accessing wind energy will drive its adoption at scale in use cases previously thought to be unfeasible.

    Elegant, robust, and high-efficiency small-scale wind generation

    Enables more distributed generation options and no-carbon off-grid infrastructure

    semtive.com/

Manufacturing & Materials

With the industrial revolution, the fabrication of goods on a large scale has generated a tremendous amount of waste. Our interests are broad and we are keen to tackle issues like single-use plastic wastes or emissions from process heat manufacturing.

  • Alchemie Technology

    Wastewater-free textile dyeing

    • Water

    Alchemie Technology

    Textile dyeing is the 2nd largest cause of industrial water pollution globally. Alchemie's spray nozzles replace immersion dyeing resulting in near complete elimination of wastewater from the process, all while creating vibrant, colorfast dyed textiles at 2-3x lower cost.

    2x lower opex than traditional dyeing

    99+% reduction in wastewater

    www.alchemietechnology.com/endeavour
  • Cruz Foam

    Earth-digestible styrofoam replacement

    • Water
    • Biodiversity

    Cruz Foam

    Plastics and the microplastics they engender are becoming a worldwide pollutant of enormous consequence. Cruz Foam has created a fully earth-digestible replacement for styrofoam and polyurethane foam with competitive production economics.

    cruzfoam.com/

Ecosystem Restoration

Forests, oceans, and soils play a key role in mitigating climate change. Biodiversity is critical to maintaining healthy ecosystems. We're drawn to founders who develop scalable businesses reversing the degradation of ecosystems.

  • Dendra Systems

    Automated ecosystem restoration

    • Biodiversity
    • Soil
    • Air
    • Water

    Dendra Systems

    Robotics and automation for large-scale ecosystem restoration. From drones that can plant trees, to software that monitors and maintains ecological health, Dendra is reseting what is possible for reliable restoration of degraded lands.

    Drones that can plant 120 trees / min

    ML/AI and drones to scalably monitor and maintain

    Exponential decreases in Cost of Restoration / Hectare

    www.dendra.io