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Element 8

Investor type Angel Group
Founders Martin Tobias


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Total investments 18
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 12
Rounds per year 1.06
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Solar
  • Information Technology
  • Marketplace

In 2006 was created Element 8, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Seattle.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight OneEnergy Renewables, APANA, EnergySavvy. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Renewable Energy. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The high activity for fund was in 2016. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 14 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Comparing to the other companies, this Element 8 performs on 23 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Element 8, startups are often financed by US Department of Energy, NYSERDA, Founders' Co-op. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Founders' Co-op, Wireframe Ventures, Techstars Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Prelude Ventures, LLC, Portland Seed Fund, Evergy Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

LevelTen Energy

Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$20M03 Jun 2019 Seattle, Washington, United States

Beta Hatch

Animal Feed
$2M05 Apr 2018 Washington, United States


Electrical Distribution
Power Grid
$1M22 Jan 2018 Arlington, Virginia, United States

LevelTen Energy

Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$6M16 Oct 2017 Seattle, Washington, United States


Information Services
Information Technology
$3M17 Jan 2017 Bellingham, Washington, United States

LevelTen Energy

Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$1M01 Dec 2016 Seattle, Washington, United States

Axiom Exergy

Business/Productivity Software
Energy Storage
Other Commercial Services
Other Energy Services
Systems and Information Management
$2M02 Aug 2016 Richmond, California, United States


Electric Vehicle
Renewable Energy
31 May 2016 Los Angeles, California, United States


Energy Management
Energy Storage
Information Technology
Renewable Energy
$3M07 Oct 2015 Oregon, United States


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