Shell Ventures

Founded 1996

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Total investments 63
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$14M
Portfolio companies 61
Rounds per year 2.52
Lead investments 26
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.16
Exits 6
Key employees 16
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Software
  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy Efficiency
Summary

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Ample

Automotive
Electric Vehicle
Energy
Infrastructure
Robotics
Transportation
1
$160M19 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Rapido

Information Services
Mobile Apps
Public Transportation
Taxi Service
Transportation
1
$50M16 Aug 2021 India, Bengaluru

ZeroAvia

Aerospace
Air Transportation
CleanTech
n/a
$13M29 Jun 2021 United States, " United States"}

XCharge

Apps
Electric Vehicle
1
16 Jun 2021 China, Dongcheng District

ZeroAvia

Aerospace
Air Transportation
CleanTech
1
$24M31 Mar 2021 United States, " United States"}

RAVIN

Auto Insurance
Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Machine Learning
Software
1
$15M16 Mar 2021 United Kingdom, London

LO3 Energy

Consulting
Environmental Consulting
Renewable Energy
1
$11M11 Mar 2021 United States, New York

Humn.ai

Artificial Intelligence
Auto Insurance
Car Sharing
Commercial Insurance
Finance
FinTech
InsurTech
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
1
$3M11 Jan 2021 United Kingdom, London

Cumulus Digital Systems

Consumer Electronics
Information Technology
Internet
Internet of Things
Telecommunications
1
$8M04 Jan 2021 United States, Cambridge
News
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. Read more

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