Breakthrough Energy Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Accelerator/​Incubator

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 83


  • Investments
  • 208

  • Portfolio
  • 127

  • Exits
  • 3


Breakthrough Energy General Information

Company Description

Founded in 2016, Breakthrough Energy is an impact investment firm based in Kirkland, Washington. The firm seeks to make minority investments in seed-stage, early-stage, and later-stage companies in the environmental services and cleantech sectors.

Business Details

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Trade Association
New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA)
National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
Primary Investor Type
Other Investor Types
Impact Investing
Corporate Office
  • 4110 Carillon Point
  • Kirkland, WA 98033
  • United States
+1 (425) 000-0000

Breakthrough Energy Investments (208)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Mission Zero Technologies 18-Mar-2024 Early Stage VC 000.00 Other Commercial Products Generating Revenue 0000 0000000 00.0
Antora Energy 22-Feb-2024 00000 00000 00000 Electrical Equipment Generating Revenue
Arnergy 15-Feb-2024 00000 00000 000 Alternative Energy Equipment Generating Revenue
Lilac Solutions 12-Feb-2024 00000 00000 00000 Other Metals, Minerals and Mining Generating Revenue 00000 000000000 00.0
Maglev Aero 09-Feb-2024 00000 00000 000.00 Aerospace and Defense Generating Revenue 0000000000 0000000 00.0
Albedo 23-Jan-2024 00000 00000 0000 Aerospace and Defense Generating Revenue 000000000 000000
Savor 01-Jan-2024 00000 00000 0000 Food Products Generating Revenue
Equilibrium Energy 26-Dec-2023 00000 00000 000.00 Alternative Energy Equipment Generating Revenue 00000 000000000 00.0
Heart Aerospace 22-Dec-2023 Later Stage VC 00000 Air Generating Revenue 000000000 000000
Pallidus 18-Dec-2023 Later Stage VC 000.00 General Purpose Semiconductors Generating Revenue 000000 0000000 00.0
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Breakthrough Energy Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
ACON S2 Acquisition 11-Oct-2021 Merger/Acquisition
1366 Technologies 28-Jun-2021 000000000000000000
QuantumScape 27-Nov-2020 0000000 000000 00000
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Breakthrough Energy Management, Team & Partners (102)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Cindy Leeper JD Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel Kirkland, WA
Christian Garcia Managing Director & Partner 0 0 Kirkland, WA
David Danielson Ph.D Managing Director 00 0 0 Kirkland, WA
Jim Cabot Managing Director Kirkland, WA
Rodi Guidero JD Executive Director, Breakthrough Energy & Managing Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures 0 0 0 Kirkland, WA
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Breakthrough Energy Co-Investors (737)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Lowercarbon Capital 13 00 Series chart Industry bar
Prelude Ventures 00 00 Series chart Industry bar
Climate Capital 00 0 Series chart Industry bar
MCJ Collective 00 0 Series chart Industry bar
Temasek Holdings 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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Breakthrough Energy FAQs

  • What is Breakthrough Energy?

    Founded in 2016, Breakthrough Energy is an impact investment firm based in Kirkland, Washington.

  • When was Breakthrough Energy founded?

    Breakthrough Energy was founded in 2015.

  • Who is the founder of Breakthrough Energy?

    Jonah Goldman JD, William Gates Jr., George Soros Ph.D, Mark Zuckerberg, and Priscilla Chan MD are the founders of Breakthrough Energy.

  • Where is Breakthrough Energy headquartered?

    Breakthrough Energy is headquartered in Kirkland, WA.

  • How many investments has Breakthrough Energy made?

    Breakthrough Energy has made 208 investments.

  • What has Breakthrough Energy invested in?

    Breakthrough Energy has made numerous investments in companies like Mission Zero Technologies, Antora Energy, and Arnergy within the Commercial Products, Electrical Equipment, and Alternative Energy Equipment industries.

  • What has Breakthrough Energy invested in recently?

    Breakthrough Energy's latest investment was on 18-Mar-2024 in Mission Zero Technologies, a company within the Commercial Products industry.

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