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Prelude Ventures

83 Participating Investments $547,597,561


Energy Storage, Energy Management, Energy Efficiency

Prelude invests in market moving startups addressing carbon reduction and resource optimization.

San Francisco, California, United States, North America (US)

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West Coast (0 Investors) (0 Startups), Western US (0 Investors) (0 Startups), San Francisco Bay Area (0 Investors) (0 Startups)

Founded date 01, 2013

Founders ​Laura Baxter-Simons, Nat Simons

Operating Status Active


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Prelude Ventures invests in companies that address the critical need for innovation across ClimateTech. We back exceptional entrepreneurs and management teams addressing large market opportunities that reduce the global economy’s carbon intensity.

Total Funding $1,000,000

Prelude Ventures Participated In the Following Investment Rounds (83)

Organization Name Lead? Round Partners Participating Raise Date
Fortify No Series B ------- $20,000,000 March, 18, 2021
Boston Metal No Series B ------- $50,000,000 January, 04, 2021
Recurrent No Seed ------- $3,500,000 December, 08, 2020
Zapata Computing Yes Series B ------- $38,000,000 November, 19, 2020
Form Energy No Series C ------- $76,000,000 November, 14, 2020
Benson Hill No Series D ------- $150,000,000 October, 29, 2020
Arable Yes Series B ------- $20,000,000 October, 29, 2020
Voltus No Series B ------- $25,000,000 October, 29, 2020
Ripple Foods No Series D ------- $55,766,652 October, 22, 2020
Climax Foods No Seed ------- $7,500,000 September, 01, 2020
Meati Foods No Series A ------- $25,000,000 August, 21, 2020
Mori No Series A ------- $12,000,000 July, 17, 2020
Natron Energy No Series D ------- $35,000,000 July, 08, 2020
Artemys Foods No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $125,000 June, 10, 2020
Lime No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $170,000,000 May, 07, 2020
Pivot Bio No Series C ------- $100,000,000 April, 30, 2020
Covercress No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $5,000,000 April, 13, 2020
OptimoRoute Inc. Yes Series A ------- $6,500,000 February, 06, 2020
ClearMetal No Series A ------- $19,000,000 February, 04, 2020
Holo No Venture - Series Unknown ------- Undisclosed January, 01, 2020
Citrine Informatics Yes Series B ------- $20,000,000 October, 11, 2019
Yerdle No Series C ------- $20,000,000 September, 26, 2019
Trove No Series C ------- $25,000,000 September, 16, 2019
Form Energy No Series B ------- $40,000,000 August, 23, 2019
Sense No Series B ------- $10,000,000 July, 29, 2019
Fortify No Series A ------- $10,000,000 July, 17, 2019
Thrilling No Seed ------- $2,100,000 July, 17, 2019
Meati Foods No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $4,800,000 July, 16, 2019
Powerhive No Series B ------- $9,300,000 July, 09, 2019
Sense Photonics No Series A ------- $26,000,000 June, 11, 2019
LevelTen Energy Yes Series B ------- $20,500,000 June, 03, 2019
unspun No Seed ------- $2,500,000 May, 13, 2019
Zapata Computing Yes Series A ------- $21,000,000 April, 17, 2019
Planet Yes Series D ------- $168,000,000 February, 20, 2019
Fortify No Seed ------- $2,500,000 January, 15, 2019
Boston Metal No Series A ------- $20,000,000 January, 10, 2019
Covercress No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $2,000,000 November, 13, 2018
Sense No Series B ------- $18,000,000 October, 04, 2018
Atom Computing No Seed ------- Undisclosed September, 25, 2018
Benson Hill No Series C ------- $65,000,000 September, 10, 2018
MineSense Technologies Yes Series D ------- $18,047,561 August, 08, 2018
CATALOG No Seed ------- $4,000,000 June, 26, 2018
Nyriad No Series A ------- $8,500,000 February, 06, 2018
Ripple Foods No Series C ------- $65,000,000 January, 29, 2018
Scoop Technologies No Series B ------- $20,000,000 November, 09, 2017
Solidia Technologies No Series C ------- Undisclosed October, 27, 2017
Voltus Yes Series A ------- $10,100,000 October, 23, 2017
LevelTen Energy No Series A ------- $6,800,000 October, 16, 2017
ClearMetal Yes Series A ------- $9,000,000 September, 20, 2017
Heliotrope Technologies No Series B ------- Undisclosed September, 01, 2017
Metalenz No Seed ------- Undisclosed July, 15, 2017
Citrine Informatics Yes Series A ------- $7,600,000 June, 08, 2017
Benson Hill Yes Series B ------- $25,000,000 May, 28, 2017
polySpectra No Venture - Series Unknown ------- Undisclosed April, 01, 2017
Covercress No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $2,400,000 March, 22, 2017
MineSense Technologies No Series C ------- $19,000,000 February, 23, 2017
Sense No Series A ------- $15,000,000 January, 05, 2017
Encycle Corporation Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $11,500,000 December, 13, 2016
EnergySavvy No Series D ------- $14,000,000 October, 20, 2016
Spark Thermionics No Seed ------- Undisclosed October, 17, 2016
Zymergen No Series B ------- $130,000,000 October, 11, 2016
MineSense Technologies No Series B ------- $12,000,000 October, 01, 2016
Ripple Foods No Series B ------- $30,000,000 July, 07, 2016
Renew Financial No Series D ------- $70,000,000 February, 11, 2016
MineSense Technologies Yes Convertible Note ------- $2,173,947 February, 04, 2016
Powerhive Yes Series A ------- $20,000,000 January, 25, 2016
Ripple Foods Yes Series A ------- $13,637,592 December, 04, 2015
Heliotrope Technologies No Series A ------- Undisclosed November, 01, 2015
Benson Hill No Series A ------- $7,300,000 August, 26, 2015
Simplus No Seed ------- $554,981 July, 13, 2015
MineSense Technologies Yes Series B ------- $6,419,675 June, 03, 2015
Covercress No Series A ------- $2,500,000 May, 11, 2015
QuantumScape No Venture - Series Unknown ------- Undisclosed January, 01, 2015
Aquion Energy No Series E ------- $36,800,000 September, 29, 2014
Citrine Informatics No Seed ------- Undisclosed September, 05, 2014
EnergySavvy Yes Series C ------- $8,250,000 July, 01, 2014
Renew Financial Yes Venture - Series Unknown ------- $20,000,000 April, 24, 2014
Yerdle No Series A ------- $5,000,000 April, 23, 2014
Trove No Series A ------- $5,000,000 April, 23, 2014
Trove No Series B ------- $13,000,000 April, 14, 2014
Sense No Seed ------- $2,500,000 January, 02, 2014
Heliotrope Technologies No Seed ------- Undisclosed January, 01, 2013
Project Frog No Venture - Series Unknown ------- $22,000,000 September, 08, 2011