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Together – leveraging our collective expertise – we can accelerate the transition to a cleaner future,

a healthier planet, and a prosperous, sustainable world.













E8 Invests In Promising

Early Stage Cleantech Companies

In 2019, E8 members invested $4M in 26 early-stage companies committed to a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable planet.


This brings total investments in emerging cleantech companies to over $39.3M  since E8's inception in 2006. The E8 community invests via the direct investments of its members, the pooled and managed E8 Fund, and through syndication. ​Funding vehicles include equity, capital debt funds, project financing, and innovative revenue-sharing structures.  


E8 continually seeks ways to accelerate our impact and to attract like-minded investors and entrepreneurs on a mission to create both a prosperous and sustainable world. 

Featured Investments

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ESS Inc. manufactures low-cost, long-duration iron flow batteries for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications requiring 4+ hours of flexible energy capacity. Its product uses iron, salt, and water for the electrolyte, and delivers an environmentally safe, long-life energy storage solution.

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Nori intends to reverse climate change by creating  the world’s only carbon dioxide removal marketplace.

atmosphere. Their voluntary marketplace - based on blockchain technology - will enable carbon removal suppliers to connect directly with buyers, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

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OnSwitch is a trusted market platform providing onsite energy solutions to commercial buildings for the highest financial return and the easiest way to buy.

OnSwitch analysis generates a customized and financially-optimized solution for the energy buyer.

VertueLab is a bridge between cleantech innovators and those who fuel their work with funding and investment. 


They offer acceleration programs, are a conduit for direct investing, and amplify philanthropic and development goals for cleantech.

PNNL is one among ten U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories.

They advance the frontiers of science and engineering to tackle some of the most challenging problems in energy and the environment.

K&L Gates delivers legal services on an integrated and global basis across five continents.

This includes legal expertise on the pivotal issues surrounding Climate Change & Sustainability, Renewable Energy, and Energy Storage.

E8 partners with UW's Clean Energy Institute (CEI) and the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds.

 Their combined mission is to accelerate the adoption of a scalable clean energy future that will improve the health and economy of our state, nation, and world.


WSU seeks to ensure abundant food, water, and energy for future generations.

WSU scholars leverage the region’s diversity of renewable resources to optimize practices for agriculture, water management, and energy production.