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.
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.