Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Investing Together to Transform the Future

Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) is an investor-led fund made up of members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, guided by scientific and technological expertise and committed to investing patiently in developing new ways to live, eat, travel, and build.

Our leadership will be made up of entrepreneurial investors and scientists, and our investments will be guided by solid research as well as by market priorities.

Investment Criteria

Our management team will explore the Breakthrough Landscape of Innovation and decide where to invest based on four criteria.

  1. Climate Impact

    We will invest in technologies that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least half a gigaton.

  2. Other Investments

    We will invest in companies with real potential to attract capital from sources outside of BEV and the broader Breakthrough Energy Coalition.

  3. Scientific Possibility

    We will invest in technologies with an existing scientific proof of concept that can be meaningfully advanced.

  4. Filling the Gaps

    We will invest in companies that need the unique attributes of BEV capital, including patience, judgment by scientific milestones, flexible investment capabilities, and a significant global network.

The Landscape of Innovation

To provide reliable and affordable power without contributing to climate change we need to address emissions in five key areas: electricity, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, and buildings. We have mapped out a landscape of innovation that we believe will help humanity meet those challenges.

The Landscape