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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.


March 6, 2015:  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, […]

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June 2, 2015 — New York State Governor’s Press Office: Lead­ing National Trade Pub­li­ca­tion Declares Buf­falo Billion-​​​​Funded Project as 2014 Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Project of the Year Gov­er­nor Andrew M. Cuomo today […]

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Early Tesla Motors Investors Raise $400 Million Impact VC Fund

The Wall Street Journal
June 23, 2015

By YULIYA CHERNOVA: Two early investors in Tesla Motors Inc.TSLA +1.86% teamed up and raised a $400 mil­lion ven­ture cap­i­tal fund to back star­tups that have a pos­i­tive social or […]

PowerGenix Nickel-​​Zinc Battery Passes Critical Testing for 12V Automotive Use

Market Wired
June 9, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired — Jun 2, 2015) - Insti­tute of Auto­mo­tive Tech­nolo­gies Dres­den (IAD) Val­i­dates Ben­e­fits of NiZn Bat­tery Tech­nol­ogy for Stop-​​​​Start and Aux­il­iary EV Appli­ca­tions — Pow­er­Genix, the lead­ing supplier […]

Can an ex-​​Googler use big data to help farmers grow more food?

May 19, 2015

By Heather Clancy:  Most inde­pen­dent farm­ers have amassed plenty of his­tor­i­cal knowl­edge about their own land. Far fewer have access to exter­nal met­rics that could help them make bet­ter management […]

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