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Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Breakthrough Energy Ventures

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Headquarters Location

France, Paris


Breakthrough Energy Ventures is the renowned VC, which was created in 2015. The the headquarters of this VC is in Paris. The fund is located in France, Europe.

The fund was created by Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Jeff Bezos, John Doerr, Vinod Khosla. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 5.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Along with Breakthrough Energy Ventures, start-ups are often financed by Pangaea Ventures, Volkswagen Group, Sand Hill Angels as well as 2 other investors. The fund often co-invests with The Engine, Sofinnova Partners, Prelude Ventures, LLC, overall with 1 fund from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by OGCI Climate Investments.

In 2019, the fund's activity was at its peak. The fund usually participates in 7-12 investment rounds per year. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 53 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 2 other countries. The fund has a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 4 or 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. QuantumScape, Pivot Bio, Commonwealth Fusion are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Chemical, Energy. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 8 more areas of investment. Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund.

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Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

90.9% of cases

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Pangaea Ventures, Volkswagen Group, Sand Hill Angels

Funds Investing in Following

OGCI Climate Investments

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