APPLY FOR FUNDING
STEPS TO APPLY FOR FUNDING
We look forward to learning about your company by receiving your online application.
A single application gives you access to two funding opportunities with different screening processes and timelines:
The summer 2021 round of Decarbon8-US, focused on sustainable transportation, and
Direct investment from E8’s angel investor members.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 round and are currently reviewing pitches from applicants.
If your company is focused on sustainable transportation (land/sea/air), and meets the other criteria of Decarbon8-US, it will be considered for that funding opportunity upon receipt of your application. We will notify you in early July if the Decarbon8-US Investment Committee would like to learn more about your opportunity. Decarbon8-US investment decisions are expected in early September. Companies that receive investment from Decarbon8-US will also be invited to present to E8’s full membership for direct angel co-investment in September.
If your company meets the criteria for the Decarbon8 Fund but does not advance to the final rounds of that funding opportunity, your application may still receive consideration as part of E8’s direct angel investment process.
E8 direct angel investment process
Please apply by early August for September consideration
If your company does not meet the criteria for this round of Decarbon8-US, your application will be considered as part of E8’s direct angel investment process, a monthly review cycle that runs from August to May (excluding December), as described here.
Due to the volume of funding applications, we regret that we are not able to respond to all applicants about the status of your application.
Have you applied to us before?
If your company has applied to E8 before, including under our previous names Element 8 or Northwest Energy Angels, please do not use the application process listed below. It is does not matter whether or not you received funding from us.
Instead, please send an email to the Executive Director, Mike Rea. E8 has a simpler process for companies who are giving updates to our members.
First time applicants
E8 uses ProSeeder™, an online investment tool, to manage our application and deal flow process. There is no fee to apply. The application process has 3 simple steps:
STEP 1: Click on this link
Click on the button below to open the E8 application.
STEP 2: Agree to E8 Terms
By completing and submitting an application, you, your company and all its employees, agents, contractors and advisers are agreeing and acknowledging that:
E8 members do not sign non-disclosure agreements and that any information and documents you submit to Element 8 should be considered a public disclosure.
E8 members may share any or all of your information with other angel groups for co-investment purposes or ‘topping-up’ any underfunded investment requirements.
Your company will typically be contacted before the information is shared with other groups and, in most cases, the information will not be shared until some E8 members have made an offer to invest in your company; and
Your company must notify E8 by email when any investments are made in your company by members of E8 and/or any investments are made by others as a result of your application to E8.
STEP 3: Complete the Online Application on ProSeeder
While some fields are optional, we highly recommend you take the time to fill-out all fields to the very best of your ability, with descriptions that succinctly and accurately convey the essence of your business. This is the single most important document when the screening committee reviews your application, so please take the time needed to make yours compelling.
Your company’s success hinges largely on the information you provide in the application form, so do not rely on other documents to make your case. To support your case, however, you may upload relevant business plans, marketing plans, detailed financial projections, slide decks and other documents that will help the screening committee and interested members better understand your business.