Cleantech
Ventures
Fund I

Building a portfolio of category defining cleantech companies.

Overview

Cleantech Ventures Fund I is an industry led venture capital fund created to invest in cleantech startups with a value proposition for Canada’s energy sector.

Our fund’s investment thesis is focused on solutions for emissions reduction along the natural gas value chain including production, transmission, distribution, storage, and end-use applications. It also includes the expanded production of emerging gaseous fuels including renewable natural gas and hydrogen.
We target industrial innovation, carbon capture, utilization and storage, energy efficiency, fugitive emission detection, mobility, circular economy, digital transformation.

What Sets Cleantech Ventures Fund I Apart?

  • Our global network of cleantech startups, academic institutions, government partners, accelerators, co-investors, innovation parks and think tanks.
  • Market intelligence from our strategic limited partners with deep energy industry experience.
  • Due diligence leveraging our team of engineers, investment professionals, and subject matter experts.
  • Investors in our fund that are also future customers for our portfolio of startups.
Cleantech Ventures Fund I will de-risk cleantech startups, scale them to market, and enable customer creation to achieve commercial scale. This is our competency, and we are happy to invest in future multi-billion-dollar companies in sectors that others have overlooked.
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Investing in


Early stage venture

Geographic focus


Canada, USA, and Internationally

Investment areas


Emissions reductions technologies

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Fund size

Investing since


March 2021

Our Limited
Partners

Cleantech Ventures Fund I is the only venture capital fund that has the support of eight strategic limited partners that represent the entire natural gas value chain.

Our Strategic
Areas

Our strategic areas are what guides NGIF funding decisions for clean technology based on our goals, risk tolerance and future needs for capital.
Hydrogen

  • Lower cost lower carbon hydrogen
  • Production, storage, and end-use

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)

  • Advanced processing of feedstocks
  • Low-cost conversion and gas cleanup

Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization

  • Reduce carbon emissions and pull CO2 out of the atmosphere
  • Including Carbon sequestration, and utilization

Methane Mitigation

  • Reduce and eliminate methane emissions
  • Targeting natural gas assets

Emissions Monitoring

  • Emissions detection and measurement
  • Targeting natural gas value chain

Heat and Power Generation

  • Increase performance and reliability of heat and power generation systems
  • Targeting the natural gas value chain

Energy Efficiency

  • Improve energy efficiency of processes and equipment
  • Targeting the natural gas value chain

Fuel Switching

  • Switch to natural gas from high carbon-intensive fuels
  • CNG and LNG process optimization 

Natural Gas Production and Recovery

  •  Improve natural gas production
  • Increase performance of recovery operations 

Digital Transformation

  • ESG reporting and carbon management
  • Advanced sensors, analytics and machine learning

Transportation

  • Efficient natural gas engines, increased performance
  • CNG, LNG, H2 powered engines and fueling stations 

Value-Added Products

  • Natural gas to higher value-products
  • Targeting the natural gas value chain

Waste Heat Utilization

  • Efficient recovery of low-grade waste heat, improvements over ORC 
  • Geothermal for depleted gas wells  

Water Management

  • Effective treatment of flow back and produce water treatment
  • Reduce freshwater requirements 

Land Reclamation

  • Reduce land disturbances
  • Enable Land reclamation 

Portfolio

Partnering with companies to change the world.
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Our team

At NGIF Capital, we are dedicated, seasoned venture capital investment professionals, who bring subject matter expertise in cleantech, investment banking, legal, gas and venture capital with decades of experience.
John Adams

President and CEO, NGIF Capital
President and CEO, NGIF Accelerator
Managing Partner, Cleantech Ventures

Michael Hebert

Principal, NGIF Cleantech Ventures

Isaac da Silva Aboo

Principal and Director, Legal Affairs, NGIF Cleantech Ventures

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