What We Fund

Element 8 takes a very broad view of what we consider ‘cleantech’ innovation. Our 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.

If you have a highly promising idea for a more sustainable economy and a cleaner planet, then we’re eager to listen.

Element 8 has already invested all around North America in companies working in: Advanced Materials; Bioremediation; Energy Efficiency; Energy Storage; Finance; Green Buildings; Lighting; Real Estate; Renewable Energy; Recycling & Waste Reduction; Smartgrid; Software; Sustainable Agriculture; Transportation; and, Water.

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Perhaps your idea is a completely new breakthrough.  Perhaps it’s an efficiency-increasing, cost-reducing twist on an old one. Or, perhaps you’ve found a way to reduce existing barriers to adoption.  Chances are Element 8 would like to hear about it.

Our members have supported:

  • all manner of innovations in alternative energies including solar, wind, ocean waves, and water turbines
  • savvy products to increase energy efficiency in existing buildings, and unique and better ways to build new ones.
  • ways to reduce toxicity in our air, water, or land, and ways to create non-toxic substitutes for high-risk products
  • ways to reduce waste streams and convert them to useful new products
  • electric vehicles
  • biofuels
  • sustainable & precision agriculture
  • novel and cost-saving ways to store energy
  • software solutions which better manage energy or help source ‘clean’ products
  • finance mechanisms for under-served and challenging markets
  • new processes which reduce the amount of materials needed or lessen the environmental burden of transporting them
  • socially responsible companies, including a reseller of clean energy and an incubator

In short, if your company will in some way – directly or indirectly – increase the health of our planet by improving the sustainability of resources or reducing the amount of carbon and other greenhouse gases released into our atmosphere, Element 8 wants to hear about it.

Element 8 is located in the Pacific Northwest, and we welcome and participate in deals from all across the United States and Canada.

While we welcome companies with ‘chiseled-in-stone’ term sheets,  we are also experienced in leading early stage rounds.

Element 8 works with other angel groups, both regional and national, to maximize deal flow and to syndicate deals when we need to fill out investment rounds. We are a member of the Angel Capital Association, and our members receive complementary access to ACA member restricted content.


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May 25, 2017

May Member Meeting
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June 06, 2017

Summer Showcase
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