Our portfolio of investments
Amyris is a synthetic biology company that engineers yeast to produce a wide range of specialty chemicals and fuels from sugar. Amyris produces high quality chemicals at significantly lower cost than incumbent technologies and with dramatic reduction in carbon and energy inputs.
Amyris held an initial public offering on September 28, 2010.
CalStar develops and manufactures sustainable building products that allow architects and specifiers to dramatically reduce the energy and CO2 footprint of their projects and incorporate significant recycled materials, without compromising building performance or budgets. CalStar’s green bricks and pavers have been recognized as an Editor’s Pick in Architectural Record as an outstanding new building product of 2010.
China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) designs, installs, and finances waste heat and pressure recovery systems on industrial units in China. CREG’s primary customers are steel manufacturing plants and cement factories. The company sells to several large Chinese state-owned enterprises as well as to several private companies in the country.
China Recycling Energy Corporation uplisted on NASDAQ on March 22, 2010.
CleanWell sells a one-of-a-kind anti-bacterial, all-natural hand sanitizer, competing primarily with Purell. They also have hand soap and surface cleaner products. You can find CleanWell in Target stores nationwide.
Cooliris offers a revolutionary way to view web content. It transforms your browser into a visually stunning experience for searching, viewing, and sharing online photos and videos. Its “3D Wall” lets you effortlessly search and zoom your way around thousands of images, videos, movies, news feeds, and even online retailers.
Edeniq has developed next-generation cellulosic ethanol technology. Usable on any feedstock, the technology will, in the short-term, provide cost savings to corn ethanol companies on every gallon produced. In the long-term, EdenIQ will license its technology to improve yields on multiple feedstocks in the rapidly growing biofuels market.
Eka Systems utilizes a wireless grid technology for energy management through a smart grid. These systems help manage electricity grids in real time, reducing energy consumption, improving system reliability, and cutting the cost of delivered electricity.
Eka Systems was acquired by Cooper Industries.
Enerkem has developed and proven technology to convert garbage into biofuels and specialty chemicals. Enerkem’s ability to use negative-cost feedstocks through its robust gasification process gives it a significant cost advantage over other biofuels in the market.
Good Eggs delivers fresh, healthy food from local producers to our communities.
Greengate Power develops wind farms in Canada. The company has 450 MW of power projects contracted to supply wind power to PG&E.
GreenWave empowers consumers to achieve the smart connected lifestyle by delivering personalized information and entertainment, enhanced comfort and savings.
Honest Buildings is an online marketplace and discovery engine for building professionals. Through its tailored service offerings, Honest Buildings provides the industry’s best building solution providers with the tools to showcase their work on a single platform that connects them with real estate decision-makers in search of their expertise. The site empowers building owners to make better decisions, faster, saving valuable time and resources. Honest Buildings’ scalable technology aims to improve the built environment by streamlining the process for real estate owners to deliver high-performance buildings that are strongly positioned to address the needs of modern users.
Ioxus designs and manufactures ultracapacitors for use in transportation and renewable energy applications. Ultracapacitors allow rapid charge and discharge of energy, such as capturing energy released when a car brakes and then discharging energy to provide acceleration.
Recyclebank works with waste haulers and municipalities to incentivize residents to recycle. Their website currently receives over 800,000 impressions per month from consumers who wish to turn their “Recyclebank Dollars” into gift certificates and meaningful coupons.
Revolution Foods provides healthy meals to schoolchildren throughout California, Denver, and the Washington, D.C. region, about 80% of which are funded by the federal free and reduced price lunch program. RevFoods also has a branded line of prepared foods for sale at Whole Foods and other retailers.
SCIenergy is a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and system optimization for the $5 billion commercial building market. The company’s suite of Automated Continuous Commissioning (ACC) solutions uses the industry’s first software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to help cut annual energy spending up to 25 percent by comparing predicted energy and system efficiencies against real-time operation.
SCL Elements offers wired and wireless solutions for HVAC, lighting & metering building automation applications. Their products are flexible across the major wireless communication protocols and offer the most affordable and robust building automation solution for small to medium-sized buildings on the market today.
SCL Elements was acquired by Schneider Electric.
SST (formerly ShotSpotter) is an industry leader in the development of innovative sniper-detection and gunshot location systems for the law enforcement and military markets. The company helps law enforcement agencies reduce gunfire and gun violence while improving the safety of first responders on the street and soldiers on the front.
Solexel is developing high-efficiency, low-cost, crystalline silicon solar cell and module products based on a disruptive, IP-protected, high-efficiency technology which reduces silicon consumption substantially eliminates dependency on the silicon feedstock, ingot, and wafer supply chain. Active cell area is made through the use of plentiful, inexpensive silicon gas, as opposed to costly bulk silicon wafers.
Tesla Motors has a created the world’s most exciting emission-free vehicle: the Tesla Roadster, a completely electric vehicle that goes from 0 to 60 mph in about four seconds. Tesla has begun work on its Model S sedan, which will begin production in 2012.
Tesla Motors held an initial public offering on June 29, 2010.
View is a developer of next generation dynamic glass windows, which can switch from clear to tinted on demand. The windows dramatically improve energy efficiency while improving the quality of internal spaces.
WaterSmart is a software-as-a-service offering that transforms your meter read data into a highly effective, customized water conservation and customer engagement program.
Yerdle is a mobile platform where thousands of people give and get things for free.