BP Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 79
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 57
Rounds per year 7.90
Lead investments 16
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 13
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Information Technology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Manufacturing

BP Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2012. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Palo Alto. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. BP Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the BP Ventures, startups are often financed by Walden Riverwood Ventures, Pangaea Ventures, MissionPoint Capital Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are VantagePoint Capital Partners, University of Cambridge Enterprise, Parkwalk Advisors. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by ConocoPhillips, Wood Creek Capital Management, Vulcan Capital.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Clean Energy, Industrial. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight BrightSource Energy, Victor, Modumetal. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. This BP Ventures works on 11 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 17 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The high activity for fund was in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

FreeWire Technologies

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


Drone Management
$8M22 Mar 2022 Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

BTR Energy

$45M13 Dec 2021 Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

Grid Edge

Artificial Intelligence
Environmental Consulting
Machine Learning
Renewable Energy
$2M07 Dec 2021 Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

BluSmart Mobility

Electric Vehicle
Mobile Apps
Ride Sharing
$24M30 Sep 2021 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India


Oil and Gas
$39M09 Sep 2021 California, United States


Mobile Payments
$11M07 Sep 2021 Munich, Bayern, Germany

Cold Bore Technology

Information Technology
Oil and Gas
$14M29 Jul 2021 Calgary, Canada


Cloud Data Services
Consumer Electronics
Electric Vehicle
Internet of Things
$13M22 Jun 2021 Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
Calysta Raises $39M in Series D-1 Funding

– Calysta is a San Mateo CA-based biotechnology company focused on alternative protein producer.
– The company raised $39M in Series D-1 funding.
– The round was led by bp ventures with participation from were Adisseo, AquaSpark and WTI, as well as other existing investors.
– The new investment will be used to support global scale-up of production of its FeedKind protein.

Cold Bore Technology Closes $14M Financing

– Cold Bore technology closed $14m in growth financing.
– The round was led by bp ventures with participation from the Canadian Business Growth Fund.
– Existing investors include the Rice Investment Group, a $200m multi-strategy, energy sector investment fund.
– Cold Bore is leading a major shift in the completions (fracing) industry towards safer, more autonomous operations by providing oil & gas companies (operators) with a centralized digital platform called SmartPAD.
– SmartPAD is an end-to-end, fully integrated software and hardware platform designed to collect, analyze, and report data which would otherwise be underutilized.
– Better utilization of this data unlocks operators’ ability to make step-change improvements across all key performance indicators.


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