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The E8 community accelerates the transition to a prosperous and cleaner world by investing in and fostering emerging clean tech enterprises.

We are a member organization of accredited angel investors and organizations using the power of enterprise to scale both environmental impact and investment returns. E8 helps all types of investors maximize the opportunity of the clean tech revolution ahead of us. E8 offers seasoned and new investors the early stage deals, learning and networks you need to build an innovative portfolio that matches your particular interests and goals.


Members benefit from: 

  • Curated cleantech deal flow in renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, water and far more.

  • An expert, collegial learning and investing community for high quality, engaged due diligence, along with expanded knowledge, sharing and friendships. 

Entrepreneurs will find:

  • E8 provides early-stage funding, participation in follow-on rounds, and expert feedback, coaching, advisors, connections and support for your success.

  • For the summer of 2022, we focused on AgTech deals that will qualify for co-investment from our philanthropic Decarbon8-US impact fund and personal investment.


The 2022 Decarbon8-US effort focused on AgTech innovation & decarbonization!  Learn more, become a donor-investor to the fund, and read about our previous investments.

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Featured Investments

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ESS Inc. manufactures low-cost, long-duration iron flow batteries for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications requiring 4+ hours of flexible energy capacity. Its product uses iron, salt, and water for the electrolyte, and delivers an environmentally safe, long-life energy storage solution.

Read more on ESS reported exit! 


Founded in 2016 by Amy George catalyzed by the selection as a Carbon XPrize finalist, Earthly Labs vision was to capture and avoid 1 billion metric tons of CO2 from small scale emission sources. They offer a full solution including CO2 capture hardware, software, installation, and remote monitoring services – capturing the CO2, purifying, monitoring and recycling, to keep it out of the atmosphere. 


UbiQD's core technology involves a highly versatile quantum dot (QD) nanomaterial that is highly luminescent and capable of manipulating color (UbiGro) or re-emitting light in solar concentrators (WENDOW). The company is addressing multiple market opportunities by pursuing crop productivity in greenhouses as their initial target.

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VertueLab is a bridge between cleantech innovators and those who fuel their work with funding and investment. 


They offer acceleration programs, are a conduit for direct investing, and amplify philanthropic and development goals for cleantech.

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Craft3  is a regional nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that makes loans to strengthen the economic, ecological and family resilience in Oregon and Washington.

Craft3 is a continued partner in the
The Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator.

K&L Gates delivers legal services on an integrated and global basis across five continents.

This includes legal expertise on the pivotal issues surrounding Climate Change & Sustainability, Renewable Energy, and Energy Storage.

E8 partners with UW's Clean Energy Institute (CEI) and the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds.

 Their combined mission is to accelerate the adoption of a scalable clean energy future that will improve the health and economy of our state, nation, and world.


WSU seeks to ensure abundant food, water, and energy for future generations.

WSU scholars leverage the region’s diversity of renewable resources to optimize practices for agriculture, water management, and energy production.


E8 has benefited from the expertise of Action Digital. 

Action helps leading organizations plan, design & develop digital products and experiences that benefit the triple bottom line, combining progressive thinking, leading design and innovative technology.


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Tel:  425-409-9531


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