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Elemental Excelerator

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Dawn Lippert Jill Sims


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Total investments 74
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 65
Rounds per year 7.40
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Solar
  • Energy Efficiency

In 2012 was created Elemental Excelerator, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Honolulu.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Energy Efficiency, Solar. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Stem, Bidgely, Carbon Lighthouse. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this Elemental Excelerator performs on 15 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The average startup value when the investment from Elemental Excelerator is 10-50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 18 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top activity for fund was in 2017.

The current fund was established by Dawn Lippert, Jill Sims.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Elemental Excelerator, startups are often financed by StartX (Stanford-StartX Fund), Apsara Capital, Alumni Ventures Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Total Ventures, Plug and Play, Constellation Technology Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by The Westly Group, Romulus Capital, innogy Ventures.

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Planet FWD

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$10M26 May 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Enterprise Software
Information Technology
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IT Infrastructure
Network Hardware
Waste Management
$8M12 May 2021 Kochav Yair, Center District, Israel

Fervo Energy

Clean Energy
Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$28M30 Apr 2021 Berkeley, California, United States


Clean Energy
Energy Efficiency
Energy Management
Smart Cities
$8M22 Feb 2021 New York, United States


$20M07 Dec 2020 San Francisco, California, United States


Asset Management
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
Smart Cities
$200K06 Oct 2020 Kansas City, Missouri, United States


Advanced Materials
Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing
Waste Management
$1M07 Apr 2020 California, United States


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