We are Venture Capitalists and Impact Investors

We invest in companies that can deliver top-tier venture capital returns and enable social, environmental and economic benefits. In fact, we believe healthy financial performance and positive social change are inherently connected. That’s why we invest in and help nurture outstanding entrepreneurs and companies in Cleantech, Information Technology, Health Care, and Sustainable Products and Services.


Farm­ers Busi­ness Net­work is empow­er­ing farm­ers by net­work­ing farm data. FBN’s inde­pen­dent agro­nomic net­work con­nects farm­ers and their data to FBN’s pow­er­ful data sci­ence tools. Through FBN, farm­ers can now […]

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By Elon Musk, Peter Rive and Lyn­don Rive SolarCity has signed an agree­ment to acquire Silevo, a solar panel tech­nol­ogy and man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany whose mod­ules have demon­strated a unique com­bi­na­tion of […]

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TheRealReal Closes $40M Funding Round, Cynthia Ringo to Join BOD

April 10, 2015

Lux­ury Con­sign­ment Site The Real­Real Adds $40 Mil­lion In New Fund­ing By Sarah Perez: Online lux­ury con­sign­ment site The Real­Real announced this morn­ing its largest round of financ­ing to date with news that […]

Strong Solar Market Helps NEXTracker Raise $25M for Advanced PV Trackers

February 9, 2015

By Eric Wesoff:  NEX­Tracker, a designer and builder of single-​​​​axis PV track­ers, just announced a $25 mil­lion B round led by new investor SJF Ven­tures along with Ten­nen­baum Cap­i­tal Partners […]

Venture Capital Firm Invests in Start-​​Ups With a Social Mission

The New York Times
October 27, 2014

By Sarah Max:  When the co-​​​​founders of SolarCity, Lyn­don and Peter Rive, along with their cousin Elon Musk, were rais­ing money for their solar energy start-​​​​up in 2007, they called […]

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