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Shell Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 113
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 83
Rounds per year 4.35
Lead investments 30
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 7
Key employees 16
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Software
  • Renewable Energy
  • Internet of Things
  • Oil and Gas

Shell Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 1996. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in The Netherlands. Shell Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Rijswijk.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. This Shell Ventures works on 25 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The important activity for fund was in 2019. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 33 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sonnen, Aquion Energy, Sense. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Oil and Gas, Solar. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Shell Ventures, startups are often financed by Energy Impact Partners, Prelude Ventures, LLC, GE Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Prelude Ventures, LLC, Energy Impact Partners, Capricorn Investment Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Energy Impact Partners, Prelude Ventures, LLC, Capricorn Investment Group.

Besides them, we counted 6 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Mainspring Energy

Clean Energy
Oil and Gas
$140M22 Sep 2022 California, United States


Energy Management
Energy Storage
Internet of Things
$7M07 Sep 2022 Berkeley, California, United States

Li Industries

Advanced Materials
Environmental Engineering
$7M02 Aug 2022 Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Aurora Hydrogen

Industrial Manufacturing
$10M01 Aug 2022 Edmonton, Canada

Brill Power

Energy Storage
$12M20 Jul 2022 Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Detect Technologies

Oil and Gas
$28M14 Jul 2022 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Electric Vehicle
Electrical Distribution
$25M23 Jun 2022 Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Zap Energy

Renewable Energy
$160M07 Jun 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States

Princeton NuEnergy

Renewable Energy
$7M13 May 2022 -
XCharge Closes Series B Funding Round

– XCharge is a Beijing, China-based provider of an electric vehicle (EV) charging solution in Asia-Pacific and Europe.
– Company raised $15m in Series B funding.
– Backers included Shell Ventures and other investors.
– The new investment will be used to scale up to meet the accelerated demand in charging services in fast-expanding markets.


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