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About Element 8

Element 8 is a private member organization of accredited angel investors. We are committed to advancing clean technologies by investing in highly promising, early-stage cleantech companies across North America. Our member-investors and the entrepreneurs, whom we mentor combine the pursuit of profits and the pursuit of a higher purpose to create a cleaner future and a better world.

We gain access to quality deal flow and the tools for successful investing through membership in Element 8. Cooperative due diligence, a powerful business network, and relevant, timely education allow members to make individual investment decisions and to build a unique and diverse portfolio that matches their interests and goals. A cleantech-focused fund launched in the Spring of 2015 will enable fund holders to diversify with less capital while taking advantage of the group’s due diligence expertise.

Element 8’s portfolio companies reflect creativity over a wide range of products, services, and market sectors. We recognize it will take a breadth and a depth of vision to solve our
environmental and economic challenges, and Element 8 does not limit our search to the
obvious or the expected. In addition to investment capital, Element 8 also provides our
entrepreneurs with contacts and guidance to help them achieve market success. Element 8 has already invested almost $20 million in more than 50 companies all around North America.

Our portfolio companies work in areas including:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Finance Green Building
  • Recycling & Waste Reduction
  • Bioremediation
  • Transportation Smart Grid
  • Energy Efficiency & Storage
  • Real Estate Software
  • Water Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Agriculture
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