US Department of Energy

Investor type Government Office
Founders Jimmy Carter


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Total investments 235
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 197
Rounds per year 5.22
Lead investments 67
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 39
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Solar
  • Clean Energy

US Department of Energy is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1977. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Washington. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of more than 20 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a 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 Chemical, Manufacturing. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Delphi Automotive PLC, Aptiv, Siemens.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 20 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2011. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. Comparing to the other companies, this US Department of Energy performs on 5 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2019.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the US Department of Energy, startups are often financed by Kleiner Perkins, Polaris Partners, 180 Degree Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, California Energy Commission. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by National Science Foundation, Y Combinator, North Bridge Venture Partners & Growth Equity.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Virginia Tech - Crunchbase School Profile & Alumni

Higher Education
$2M21 Apr 2022 Virginia, United States

Syrah Resources

Building Material
Mining Technology
$107M18 Apr 2022 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Autonomous Vehicles
Service Industry
$4M14 Apr 2022 Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States

University of Central Florida - Crunchbase School Profile & Alumni

$3M14 Mar 2022 Orlando, Florida, United States


Clean Energy
$8M10 Mar 2022 Bellevue, Washington, United States

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Information Technology
$1M25 Feb 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Nokia Bell Labs

$2M15 Feb 2022 -

Feyen Zylstra

Building Material
Real Estate
$250K08 Feb 2022 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States


Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$256K06 Feb 2022 Orem, Utah, United States


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