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E8 is an international, Seattle-based community whose mission is to accelerate the transition to a prosperous and cleaner world by investing in and fostering emerging cleantech enterprises.


Its flexible, investor-centric platform supports different types of investors and asset classes, including direct angel for-profit investing, pooled investing in expertly managed VC funds such as the E8 Fund and via syndication.

In the future E8 looks to develop pathways for anyone who believes in the power of entrepreneurship and technology and wonders what more they can do to mitigate climate change to share in this mission.

Since 2006, E8, a 501(c)(6) membership organization, has facilitated more than $40M in investment in 98 companies in companies across the US and Canada.


Through investment pitches, collective due diligence and learning opportunities, the E8 community unites interest, passion and expertise from the Northwest and nationally.

Write to learn more about cleantech angel investing with E8 and, if an accredited investor, to join our monthly member pitch meeting as our guest!


Are you an early-stage company whose product or service has the potential to profitably advance our mission?  Are you committed to the efficient and socially responsible use of the planet’s finite resources?  Do you need help taking your ground-breaking idea to the next level, and are looking for a funding partner who can offer strategic guidance, mentorship, and access to its greater network?

Are you an investor who knows that innovative solutions will come from a wide, and sometimes unexpected, range of sources?   Are you excited to learn about game-changing ideas, new twists on old ones, or transformative ways to redesign ‘business as usual’?   Are you willing to accept the risks commensurate with early-stage companies – as well as share in the excitement and the many potential rewards?

Are you a thought leader or an organization which wants to promote the growth of the cleantech sector?  Do you want access to the latest technology advances, and to hear and present the latest trends?  Do you seek to develop your network of thought leaders and other business and community cohorts?

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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.

Our History


Founded in 2006 as the Northwest Energy Angels, E8 was the first angel group in the United States to focus exclusively on clean technology and sustainability. 

Our community adopted the name Element 8 in 2014 - now abbreviated to E8 -  as the eighth element, Oxygen, better represented our passion to be a catalyst to change the state of our planet and our economy, desiring to breath life into and to fuel enterprises dedicated to a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable, and prosperous world.

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