The CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund is an early stage venture capital fund dedicated to clean energy. The Fund deploys deep industry networks and experience to support capital-efficient companies focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, and related products and services. The Fund objective is to deliver venture capital returns to Limited Partners from investments which transform the clean energy economy.
Deep energy industry network and experience: The management team and Investment Committee provide a depth of experience in the energy industry, seed stage financing, technical analysis and early stage business growth. As the founding Limited Partner, CalCEF brings a deep understanding of the clean energy market; access to industry, researchers, policy makers and government; and membership of a family of funds serving all stages and types of clean energy finance. The Fund co-invests with tier 1 venture capital and private equity firms. Beyond investing activities, the team is actively engaged in collaboration with both energy industry leaders and the start-up community.
Sharp focus on early stage clean energy: The Fund applies institutional disciplines to early stage investing, a category with historically high returns. The Fund invests in defensible revolutionary technologies with large markets, a capital efficient path to market, and above all, exceptional teams.
Transparency and Participation for Limited Partners: Limited Partners can participate in Investment Committee meetings and frequently support portfolio companies. The Fund combines the strength of institutional limited partners with the early-stage savvy of experienced angel investors.
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