E8: A CATALYST FOR CHANGE
What if your smarts, your time, and your dollars could be invested in both the pursuit of profits and the pursuit of a higher purpose – to create a cleaner, more sustainable planet?
Members of E8 are committed to advancing clean technologies by investing in highly promising, early-stage companies all across North America. The innovations we support are as varied as the entrepreneurs who champion them.
And E8 seeks kindred spirits who share our passion.
HOW CAN I BE A PART OF THE E8 MISSION?
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?
Together – leveraging our collective expertise – we can accelerate the transition to a cleaner future,
a healthier planet, and a prosperous, sustainable world.
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. We knew then that today’s pressing climate and economic problems could not be solved with ‘business as usual’ – not in technologies and not in funding sources.
Today, E8 is well-known and respected across the continent as the ‘first place to go’ when seeking experienced, connected, knowledgeable – and passionate – early stage funders of cleantech.
The eighth element is oxygen and we adopted the name Element 8 in 2014 - now abbreviated to E8 - to reflect our passion for breathing much-needed life and clean air into our economy, our communities, and our planet.
Oxygen is a catalyst for changing states – as are we.
If you have a game changing idea, or if you want to invest with impact, we invite you to connect with E8.