PRIME Impact Fund

Founded 2018
Founders Johanna Wolfson Matthew Nordan Sarah Kearney

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Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$5M
Portfolio companies 4
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.20
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Advanced Materials
  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial
  • Energy Efficiency
  • CleanTech
Summary

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

Leading Edge Equipment Technologies

Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing
Renewable Energy
$7M27 Oct 2020 United States, " United States"}

Treau

Clean Energy
Consumer Electronics
Electronics
$5M20 Dec 2019 United States, San Francisco

Via Separations

Advanced Materials
CleanTech
Energy Efficiency
Industrial
Manufacturing
Product Research
$4M14 Mar 2019 United States, " United States"}

Lilac Solutions

Advanced Materials
Chemical
Energy Storage
Natural Resources
$2M15 Jan 2019 United States, Middletown
News
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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