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E8 provides members with a healthy stream of cleantech investment opportunities and the chance to join a vibrant, mission-focused investor community. Our active membership collaborates on every stage of the investment pipeline, from application review to in-depth due diligence, while investment decisions are made individually, offering tailored learning and control to align with each member's specific objectives. E8 is your pathway to making a meaningful impact in the cleantech sector.



E8 encourages Cleantech ventures in the United States or Canada that are actively seeking Seed to Series A funding to apply. We are on the lookout for strong teams with innovative solutions addressing environmentally important areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, sustainable transportation, the built environment, water quality, and agtech. There is no cost for applying or presenting to E8, and  meetings are typically held online.



E8 values our collaborative relationships within the cleantech startup ecosystem, actively and reciprocally engaging with our many partners including:

  • Co-investors, such as accelerators, incubators, venture capital firms, and other angel groups

  • Sponsors, who help us achieve greater impact and reach

  • Universities who energize our Fellows and Student Investor Programs, providing expertise and insight to our education and diligence process.

About Us

E8 is a not-for-profit membership organization of private accredited impact investors. Our sole focus is on early-stage cleantech companies whose innovations increase the sustainability and health of our planet. We meld our pursuit of profitable investments with our pursuit of a higher purpose – accelerating the transition to a cleaner future and a better world. 

Since its founding in 2006, E8 has grown from 14 members in the Pacific Northwest to over 130 investors worldwide, and over that time, we have invested over $60M in cleantech ventures. In addition to participating in a variety of networking and educational events, members meet online monthly to hear innovative, early-stage cleantech companies present their investment opportunities.

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If your company is early-stage, focused on technological solutions that advance decarbonization, is based in the United States or Canada, and meets the other criteria of Decarbon8-US, you might be a fit for our Decarbon8-US Fund. We start reviewing applications for Decarbon8-US in the late spring and the program runs over the summer, culminating in an opportunity for investment from the Decarbon8 Fund and E8 Angels in September. Each year has a different theme. Past years have included decarbonization in the built environment, agriculture and transportation. 2024's theme to be announced in early 2024. Learn More about Decarbon8-US here.

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners
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Contact Us

PO Box 895

Bellevue, WA 98009

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