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PRIME Impact Fund

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Johanna Wolfson Matthew Nordan Sarah Kearney


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Total investments 15
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 3.75
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy
  • Advanced Materials
  • CleanTech

In 2018 was created PRIME Impact Fund, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Cambridge.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline C-Motive Technologies, Lilac Solutions 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 no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Natural Resources, Automotive. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the PRIME Impact Fund, startups are often financed by The Engine, ONE WORLD Training & Investments, N29 Capital Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are The Engine, Mount Wilson Ventures, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 47 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Avalanche Energy

$5M30 Mar 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States

Via Separations

Advanced Materials
Energy Efficiency
Product Research
$38M21 Oct 2021 Massachusetts, United States

Tynt Technologies

Energy Management
Renewable Energy
$5M13 Oct 2021 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Leading Edge Equipment Technologies

Industrial Engineering
Renewable Energy
$2M01 Jul 2021 Massachusetts, United States

Noon Energy

Renewable Energy
$3M16 Mar 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Sublime Systems

Renewable Energy
01 Jan 2021 Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

Leading Edge Equipment Technologies

Industrial Engineering
Renewable Energy
$7M27 Oct 2020 Massachusetts, United States

Clean Crop Technologies

Food Processing
Quality Assurance
$2M08 Jun 2020 Haydenville, Massachusetts, United States


Clean Energy
30 Jan 2020 Woburn, Massachusetts, United States
Via Separations Raises Oversubscribed $38 Million Series B Led by NGP ETP to Transform Industrial Energy Use

– Via Separations, a rapidly-scaling technology company that enables industrial decarbonization, announced a $38m investment, led by NGP ETP, a growth equity investor focused on opportunities in the global transition toward a lower carbon economy.
2040 Foundation also participated in the round, alongside existing investors, including: The Engine, Safar Partners, Prime Impact Fund, Embark Ventures and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
– The new capital will be used to drive deployment in the pulp and paper sector and accelerate platform expansion to reduce energy usage throughout chemical production.
– Via has begun deploying its platform to slash energy use and propel enhanced production in the pulp and paper sector with its sights set on broadly applicable industrial manufacturing.
– The company is electrifying industrial processes by replacing inefficient thermal separations with filtration-based systems.


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