Launching Congruent Ventures
Over the past year we have raised over $92 million to bring together capital partners and entrepreneurs who are committed to rebuilding the early stage sustainability ecosystem. Our focus is on investing in early stage companies with world-class teams who are committed to solving critical environmental sustainability challenges.
The investments we make in hardware, software, enterprise, consumer, deep technology, fin-tech, and business model innovation will have a positive environmental impact while creating venture-grade returns.
Some of our major themes are Urbanization and Mobility trends, the Clean Energy Transition, Food and Agriculture, and Industrial and Supply Chain innovation. We have invested in nine companies to date ranging from additive manufacturing to LIDAR to improving the impact of fashion on the environment and expect to make many more.
We raised significantly more capital than we originally contemplated largely due to the support of our founding Limited Partners. The University of California’s Office of the Chief Investment Officer and Prelude Ventures had the vision to reinvigorate early stage investment in the sector while acknowledging the challenges of the past. We look forward to working with UC’s broader community, Prelude, and our other Limited Partners and thank them for their support and thought leadership.
Our journey will carry us forward for many decades and we’re thrilled to be working with the best and the brightest to address global sustainability challenges.
Josh & Abe, Founders and Managing Partners, Congruent Ventures