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Today, we’re sharing with you our 2018 Impact Report. 63 portfolio companies, 44 demonstration projects, and a new $30 million commitment from the U.S. Office of Naval Research. The majority of the funding will go directly to fund startups, up to $1 million per company.
Each year, we find 15-20 companies that best fit our mission and fund each company up to $1 million to improve systems that impact people’s lives: energy, water, food & agriculture, and mobility.
Awarded to companies
We are thrilled to welcome 20 new companies into the EEx portfolio, including our first ever Equity & Access cohort.
Shared electric mobility
Scoot operates networks of thousands of shared electric vehicles in San Francisco and Barcelona, serving tens of thousands of monthly riders who have collectively logged over five million electric miles.Mobility
Machine learning and structured finance to green inner cities
BlocPower is using machine learning and structured finance to green inner cities.Efficiency
Making drinking water from sunlight and air
Zero Mass Water has one purpose: to perfect water for every person in every place. Its technology extracts water vapor from the air to make, mineralize, and deliver drinking water to your tap.Water
The battery electric bus for the masses
Proterra was started in 2004 to provide clean and affordable public transportation options for everyone. The company designs and manufactures the world's most technically advanced battery electric buses.Mobility
Electric commercial aircraft
Ampaire was founded to develop high-performance, zero-emission aircrafts. The company's first product is an electric powertrain to replace common turboprop engines in 9- to 19-passenger airplanes.Mobility
Upcycling hard-to-recycle plastic waste
Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao founded BioCellection to turn plastic waste with negative value into useful products for sustainable supply chains.Circular
CarbonCure is pioneering CO2 utilization technologies for the cement and concrete sector.
Inside this report, you’ll find 1) stories from our portfolio companies and partners, 2) a dose of data quantifying our place-based approach to innovation, 3) lessons we've learned over the past five years, and 4) answers to three fundamental questions we use to navigate our work