Investors: Invest for Impact
E8 is a member organization of private accredited impact investors focused on investing in promising, early-stage cleantech companies. We partner with outstanding entrepreneurs in the US and Canada to build successful companies and bring their innovations to market. By bringing together angel investors, early-stage cleantech companies, thought leaders, and the best of our cleantech research scientists, E8 is helping to accelerate the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.
Quality Deal Flow
E8 members benefit from exclusive access to a steady flow of top-tier investment opportunities. With numerous applications received each month, only three are chosen to present for each of our monthly online member meetings. Our expansive funnel, coupled with stringent screening, ensures a consistently high caliber of diverse investment options for our members.
E8 offers numerous opportunities for ongoing member education including Learning Labs, weekly e-news, and participation in the deal flow process alongside seasoned investors. Learning Labs often feature our portfolio companies, partners and fellows and cover both general investment strategy as well as industry-specific drill-downs on topics such as energy generation and storage.
Shared Due Diligence
Collective due diligence enhances efficiency and improves the quality of the process. It identifies risks by pooling diverse expertise and viewpoints for a thorough evaluation of each deal. This collaborative setting offers a rich learning opportunity, making it a supportive and educational experience for both new and experienced angel investors.
Meetings and Field Trips
The E8 community doesn’t just exist online. In addition to our regular online meetings and Learning Labs, we organize site visits to portfolio companies and research institutions that are relevant to our mission. We also host an in person annual meeting in the Seattle area where members can network and build relationships.
Our community offers unparalleled networking opportunities among a cohort of like-minded individuals, all committed to decarbonizing the environment and bettering the planet. Our members contribute a wealth of collective expertise, and our global satellite groups consistently find ways to connect and collaborate on impactful opportunities.
E8 membership extends beyond just group-sponsored activities, including:
Angel Capital Association Membership
CleanTech Alliance Membership
Ongoing access to the expertise of our cadre of technical fellows
For accredited investors who want to invest their own funds in promising, early-stage cleantech companies, E8's traditional membership is an ideal way to seek both environmental and financial returns through angel investments.
For those preferring to use philanthropic capital (such as Donor Advised Funds) to prioritize climate action, E8's Decarbon8-US Fund is a perfect way for anyone, accredited or not, to accelerate high potential, innovative, early-stage decarbonization startups.