Clean Energy Ventures (CEV)

Founded 2017
Founders Dan Goldman David S. Miller Temple Fennell


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Total investments 28
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 7.00
Lead investments 9
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Renewable Energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Power Grid

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

Pearl Certification

Clean Energy
Real Estate Investment
$9M20 May 2021 Virginia, United States

Aqua Membranes

Environmental Consulting
Environmental Engineering
22 Apr 2021 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Nth Cycle

Electric Vehicle
$3M08 Apr 2021 Beverly, Massachusetts, United States


Big Data
Clean Energy
Power Grid
$12M07 Apr 2021 Massachusetts, United States

Information Technology
Internet of Things
Renewable Energy
$4M15 Dec 2020 Austin, Texas, United States

Boston Materials

Advanced Materials
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
$500K10 Dec 2020 Massachusetts, United States


$2M14 Oct 2020 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Aqua Membranes

Environmental Consulting
Environmental Engineering
$2M22 Sep 2020 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Boston Materials

Advanced Materials
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
$565K11 May 2020 Massachusetts, 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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