Why Work With Elemental
Elemental Navigator helps you find the best growth-stage climate tech startups to accelerate innovation.
The Elemental Navigator program leverages Elemental Excelerator’s deep pipeline of climate tech startups. We serve as an extension to your team and help you navigate the broad climate tech ecosystem by providing curated access to groundbreaking solutions that address your highest-priority sustainability needs from visionary entrepreneurs across the globe.
What Our Navigator Members Are Saying About Us
Startup Partner VP, Schneider Electric
We are excited to work with Elemental and look forward to collaborating with the high-caliber companies in their ecosystem. Elemental’s dedication to equity and sustainability helps build companies that have a real competitive advantage as they grow.”
Former SVP, Sustainability at Kilroy
Kilroy has been at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment, and as a result, we get approached by a lot of climate tech startups. However, Elemental's dealflow engine serves as a wonderful de-risking service to identify the best companies for us to directly implement pilots and scale them throughout our portfolio."
Director & Innovation Partner, Acario Ventures
With its powerful deal flow engine, curated introductions to future leading climate tech companies, and long track record of climate tech market intelligence, Elemental Excelerator has helped to expand Acario’s market knowledge and guide its strategic investment decision-making.”
Investment Director, EDF
Elemental Excelerator has done a great job in framing the diverse and interconnected sectors we need to address as we combat climate change. The depth and breadth of their deal flow and ecosystem is a great resource for our investment activities.”
Our Navigator Members
Our members engage with our pipeline and portfolio companies to drive towards four outcomes: investments, acquisitions, pilot projects, and commercial-scale roll outs.
Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund has joined Elemental Excelerator’s Scale-Up Program. Together, Elemental and Amazon are working to accelerate a pathway to decarbonization that is critical to mitigating the impact of climate change more quickly and equitably across the globe.
United Airlines believes innovation and sustainability are twin engines that drive progress in seeking to become the most environmentally conscious airline in the world. United’s commitment to a more sustainable future supports research and development focused on reducing carbon in the atmosphere, recycling and redistribution strategies for decommissioned goods and programming that provides environmental education. Learn more at united.com/EveryActionCounts.
Schneider Electric’s at the Edge program invests in new ideas, emerging technologies and business models that both challenge and complement the Schneider Electric of today. From partnerships, seeding and accelerating startups, incubations, and joint ventures with established firms, Schneider Electric is covering the globe and working with entrepreneurs to turn bold ideas into reality.
The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford makes a positive impact on millions of people by empowering employees and protecting human rights in the supply chain. The company also believes it has a role to play in protecting the planet by reducing the emissions from its vehicles, operating world-class facilities and helping its suppliers reduce their impact on the world around us.
NextEra Energy, Inc. is a Fortune 200 energy company with about 45,900 megawatts of generating capacity throughout the United States and Canada. It is the largest electric utility holding company by market capitalization, and together with its affiliated entities, it is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun.
Kurita Group, headquartered in Japan, is a global water and environment company. Kurita provides comprehensive solutions by integrating its capabilities in water treatment chemicals, water treatment facilities, and maintenance services.
Kilroy is focused on meeting the changing needs of the most dynamic companies in the world. Innovation in building efficiency is a core driver of Kilroy’s globally recognized sustainability programs.
Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) is the parent of the three largest utilities in the Hawaiian Islands – Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Maui Electric Company, Ltd. – and one of Hawaii’s largest financial institutions, American Savings Bank.
EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company, one of the world’s largest electricity producers, with 90% of its electricity carbon free. EDF is the largest renewable energy producer in Europe and amongst the largest in North America. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates, transports, distributes and sells electricity to 38 million customers worldwide.
As a Group with a large reach in the traditional sector, GS is looking to expand and improve beyond their core business. GS is searching for ways to invest in sustainability, and hope to expedite these goals through a partnership with Elemental Excelerator.
National Grid Partners (NPG) makes and manages strategically and financially attractive investments and leads company-wide innovation efforts. The organization focuses on innovation, incubation, corporate venture capital and business development providing a multi-functional approach to change the status quo. NGP is based in Silicon Valley with offices and team members in Los Gatos, San Francisco, Boston, London, and New York.
PTT, a Fortune 500 and a member of World DJSI, is a fully integrated energy and petrochemical company in Thailand. Aside from traditional energy, petrochemical, and trading businesses, PTT invests in New S-Curve businesses under the ‘Design Now’ strategy. PTT’s Innovation Team and Corporate Venture Capital identifies, partners, and invests globally in technologies for energy and sustainability, which can solve developing countries’ challenges.
Chubu Electric Power has been establishing new revenue growth areas as global markets undergo rapid change. The company strives to solve societal issues that local communities are facing by combining its strength cultivated in its energy business and the latest technologies that can meet customer demand.
SK Gas is part of SK Group, the third largest conglomerate in Korea. SK Gas also owns and manages a portfolio of businesses, including power generation, renewable energy development, and property development. SK Gas is looking for technologies that bring innovation to the energy sector and has high interest in service solutions (e.g., energy storage systems, energy efficiency, etc.) that are built around enhancing engagement with end customers.
Acario is the Silicon Valley based Corporate Venture and Open Innovation arm of Tokyo Gas, the largest gas utility in Japan. Upon the deregulation of the electricity and gas markets in Japan, Acario was created to explore and invest in emerging technologies in the new energy and sustainability sectors. Their current investment focus areas include mobility solutions, renewables and energy storage, next-generation grid infrastructure and services, and sustainability.
Hawai’i Energy educates island families and businesses about the many, lasting benefits of clean energy. They encourage and reward practical energy-saving decisions and believe that together, we can save money, grow our economy and reduce the demand for electricity imports.
For more than 90 years, American Savings Bank has championed the dreams of generations of island residents and businesses. Their strength comes from helping customers succeed and supporting the communities they live in.
Ara Ake is New Zealand’s national new energy development centre, leading and facilitating the development of low-emissions energy innovation. Ara Ake’s area of impact is the demonstration and commercialisation stage of the energy innovation lifecycle. Through their network of local and global connections, they identify opportunities and technology with change-making potential and collaborate with the right expertise, infrastructure and capital to develop, test and commercialise low-emissions energy solutions (www.araake.co.nz).
Ulupono is a Hawaii-focused impact investing firm working to improve the quality of life for island residents in four key areas: locally produced food; clean, renewable energy; and better management of water and waste.
Founded in 1919, Servco is the Toyota, Lexus, and Subaru distributor for Hawaii, and has Toyota, Lexus and Subaru automotive dealerships spanning Hawaii and Australia. It also has specialty insurance brokerage and benefits consulting offices in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest, and home appliance operations that distribute General Electric, Thermador, Bosch, and Gaggenau products throughout Hawaii and other Pacific islands. In addition, Servco has a private equity portfolio, which includes co-majority ownership of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Servco is one of the Top 30 largest automotive dealer groups based in the U.S.
Future Energy Ventures is the venture capital investment and collaboration platform of E.ON, with €250 million invested capital in its portfolio. It invests in digital and digitally enabled technologies and business models that have the potential to redefine the future energy landscape. Typically focusing on digital, scalable and asset-light companies seeking Series A and beyond funding, Future Energy Ventures seeks to capitalise on the investment opportunities presented by the transition to this new energy future and maximise scaling opportunities for its portfolio.
Aliaxis is a leader in advanced piping systems for building, infrastructure, industrial and agriculture applications; providing sustainable and innovative solutions that make clean water, sanitation and energy accessible to communities across the globe. Aliaxis Ventures invests in and partners with innovative and collaborative companies active in solving water-related challenges.