Blue Bear Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Ernst Theodor Sack Tim Kopra


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Total investments 41
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 22
Rounds per year 6.83
Lead investments 9
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Software
  • Renewable Energy
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Machine Learning

The main department of described VC is located in the San Rafael. The venture was found in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by Ernst Theodor Sack, Tim Kopra. The overall number of key employees were 4.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Analytics, Internet of Things. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight MineralSoft, GoExpedi, Mission Secure. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 1 or 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. When the investment is from Blue Bear Capital the average startup value is 50-100 millions dollars. This Blue Bear Capital works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 5 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2018.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Blue Bear Capital, startups are often financed by Kleiner Perkins, Y Combinator, Tahoma Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SaaS Ventures, Congruent Ventures, Bowery Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SaaS Ventures, National Grid Partners (NGP), Hack VC.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

FreeWire Technologies

Clean Energy
Electric Vehicle
Energy Management
Renewable Energy
$125M27 Apr 2022 California, United States

Raptor Maps

Asset Management
Computer Vision
Data Visualization
$22M13 Apr 2022 Massachusetts, United States

Copper Labs

Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Smart Home
$5M15 Mar 2022 Boulder, Colorado, United States

First Resonance

Operating Systems
Software Engineering
$14M10 Dec 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

The Demex Group

$9M02 Dec 2021 Washington, District of Columbia, United States


Information Technology
$3M10 Nov 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Pani Energy

Environmental Consulting
Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$6M15 Oct 2021 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Internet of Things
$33M21 Sep 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

ACCURE - Battery Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
Renewable Energy
$8M08 Sep 2021 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Urbint, which uses AI to predict threats to infrastructure, nabs $60M

– Urbint, a company developing software that can predict threats to critical infrastructure, announced that it raised $60 million in a series C funding round led by Energize Ventures with participation from American Electric Power, and OGCI Climate Investments, as well as existing investors Energy Impact Partners, National Grid Partners, Blue Bear Capital, and Salesforce Ventures.
– Founder and CEO Corey Capasso said that the proceeds will enable Urbint to scale its technology, introduce new solutions, and enter new verticals of infrastructure as well as expand its workforce.

EnMass Energy Raises $2.15M in Funding

– EnMass Energy from Durham NC develops a digital procurement and operations platform for global waste-to-energy supply chains.
– The company raised $2.15M in funding.
– The round was led by Blue Bear Capital, with participation from Looking Glass Capital, and Climate Cloud.
– The new investment will be aimed at launching an online marketplace for waste to energy procurement.


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