Greener Capital Announces $33 Million in Commitments for Its Next Cleantech Venture Fund

Greener Capital, a clean technology venture capital firm, announced earlier this month its first closing on commitments totaling $33 million for its second cleantech fund, Greener Capital Partners II, L.P. The partners expect the fund to continue to attract strong interest from investors.

Charles Finnie, founder and managing partner, said, "The success of our first fund has fueled tremendous interest in this second fund, in contrast to a notable pull-back in clean technology investments overall this year. There are reasons our investments have been successful thus far:

  • We back entrepreneurs who offer unconventional, even radical solutions to major problems in the production and management of energy. 
  • invest in capital-efficient businesses that can be cost competitive with traditional energy providers, without government subsidies. 
  • Since most investment capital is chasing later-stage investments, we are able to invest at compelling valuations in earlier stage companies."

Greener Capital was founded in 2009 and is based in Berkeley, California. The firm is led by partners Thomas Cain, Charles Finnie and Michael Katz.