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Clean Energy Trust

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Amy Francetic Michael Polsky Nick Pritzker


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Total investments 41
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 35
Rounds per year 3.42
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
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Exits 2
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Software

In 2010 was created Clean Energy Trust, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the Chicago. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

Opposing the other organizations, this Clean Energy Trust works on 22 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The average startup value when the investment from Clean Energy Trust is 1-5 millions dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2015. The real fund results show that this VC is 10 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2 partakers. Despite the Clean Energy Trust, startups are often financed by Tin Shed Ventures, OS Fund, Wells Fargo. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tin Shed Ventures, OS Fund, Wells Fargo. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tin Shed Ventures, OS Fund, OUP (Osage University Partners).

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Renewable Energy, Electronics. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Intellihot Green Technologies, Igor, Go Electric The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

CorePower Magnetics

Advanced Materials
$2M06 Sep 2022 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Continuum Ag

$475K15 Oct 2021 Iowa, United States

Continuum Ag

$200K06 Oct 2021 Iowa, United States


Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Product Management
Waste Management
$2M01 Sep 2021 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Internet of Things
Water Purification
$1M26 Oct 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Mito Material Solutions

Innovation Management
Product Design
$1M31 Aug 2020 Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States


Waste Management
Water Purification
$25K30 Jun 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Artificial Intelligence
$100K06 May 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Energy Efficiency
Facility Management
Internet of Things
Property Management
Smart Building
$18M04 Sep 2019 Minnesota, United States


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