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Clean Energy Ventures (CEV)

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Dan Goldman David S. Miller Temple Fennell


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Total investments 44
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 21
Rounds per year 8.80
Lead investments 9
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Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energy
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Energy
  • Clean Energy

Clean Energy Ventures (CEV) appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2017. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Boston.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Clean Energy Ventures (CEV), startups are often financed by PRIME Coalition, Investor's Circle, The Casey and Family Foundation. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Skyview Ventures, Steve Morgan, Second Century Ventures.

The current fund was established by Dan Goldman, David S. Miller, Temple Fennell.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The real fund results show that this VC is 80 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The high activity for fund was in 2019.

The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Pearl Certification, Rebound Technologies. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as CleanTech, Big Data.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Big Data
Clean Energy
Power Grid
$33M04 Oct 2022 Massachusetts, United States

Electrified Thermal Solutions

Fossil Fuels
Renewable Energy
$4M20 Jul 2022 Medford, Massachusetts, United States


Environmental Consulting
$3M15 Jun 2022 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Advanced Ionics

$4M28 Apr 2022 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc.

Clean Energy
Renewable Energy
$6M21 Apr 2022 Calgary, Canada


Energy Efficiency
Power Grid
$10M24 Mar 2022 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Copper Labs

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

Nth Cycle

Electric Vehicle
$12M14 Feb 2022 Beverly, Massachusetts, United States

17 TeraWatts

Clean Energy
Information Technology
$4M27 Jan 2022 Austin, Texas, United States
ClearFlame Engine Technologies Raises $17M in Series A Funding

– ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a Geneva, Ill.-based startup dedicated to the development of net-zero engine technology, secured $17m in Series A financing.
– The round was led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures with participation from Mercuria, John Deere and Clean Energy Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to commercialize its engine technology for the long-haul trucking, agriculture and power generation sectors.

Boston Materials Closes $8 Million Series A Funding to Unlock High-Performance and Sustainable Carbon Fiber as America Invests in Green Infrastructure

– Boston Materials, the manufacturer of advanced lightweight materials that deliver increased performance and circular solutions using Z-axis Carbon Fiber technology, announced today the closing of an $8m financing led by AccelR8 and Valo Ventures.
Clean Energy Ventures, a previous backer, also participated in the round.
– The funding accelerates the expansion of the company’s Z-Axis Carbon Fiber technology into new electric vehicles, aerospace, and consumer electronics that are higher performing, lighter, and environmentally sustainable.


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