Since its inception, Proterra has received funding, not only from FTA grants but an additional $58M in private capital including its recent $30M of funding in June 2011.
2011 Proterra Investment Team - $30Million
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
- A lead venture capital private equity firm based in Silicon Valley, KPCB has championed greentech investing since 1999. That early start allowed them to assemble a stellar line-up of partners whose experience, strategic advice and business acumen can galvanize greentech innovation and foresee new market opportunities. KPCB activly invests in ventures with the potential to solve the urgent challenge of the world’s climate crisis. KPCB’s Greentech practice funds entrepreneurs with visionary, game-changing ideas that promise to have a powerful impact in the areas of global climate change and environmental sustainability.
General Motors Ventures
General Motors Ventures LLC formed in June 2010 to identify, engage and build relationships with other venture capital firms and innovative companies. GM Ventures' investment strategy includes growth-stage companies with focus on the areas of automotive cleantech, infotainment, advanced materials, and other automotive-related technologies. These investments enhance GM's ability to innovate and ensure our customers have access to the best technology. GM Ventures provides partners with an ideal platform for commercializing innovation in the global transportation industry.
Mitsui & Co. Global Investment Inc.
- One of the largest investment firms in Japan, Mitsui Global Investment (MGI) is a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., which invests in opportunities that have potential for growth. Headquartered in Tokyo, they have offices in Silicon Valley, New York, Shanghai and Beijing. MGI's investments reach beyond these geographical barriers, allowing the organization to build a diversified global portfolio. With a focus in Cleantech industries, beyond providing capital, MGI also proactively provides multifaceted support for the growth and development of the business.
Vision Ridge Partners
- Vision Ridge Partners, L.L.C. was founded in 2008 by Reuben Munger. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the organization advises and invests in transformative growth companies with a focus on sustainability.
88 Green Ventures, LLC
88 Green Ventures seeks to use its investment and asset management capabilities to assist emerging green companies through the business life cycle from technology development and commercialization through to mature sustainable businesses.