VC  Bright Capital

     Office Locations:

3000 Sand Hill Road
Building 2 Suite 180
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-627-7750

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  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    Bright Capital is an independent venture capital firm that invests globally in a wide range of promising companies. It invests across multiple technologies in energy and resource efficiency, clean technology, and industrial biotech. In addition to financial investment and managerial expertise for its portfolio companies, Bright Capital provides direct access to markets in Russia and the CIS through its network of industrial businesses. Bright Capital's Energy I Fund includes five companies in the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 list: Aquion Energy, Epuramat, Genomatica, Siluria Technologies, Transphorm. Another 16 companies round out the portfolio. Bright Capital has again been named one of the world's top cleantech investors by Cleantech Group, a leading global research and advisory firm focused on energy and environmental innovation.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Boris Ryabov Managing Partner
    Mark Austin Venture Partner
    Mikhail Chuchkevich Managing Partner
    Nety Krishna Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Aquion Energy
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      Doctor at Work
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      FloDesign Sonics
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      Quantenna Communications
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      Siluria Technologies
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      Solidia Technologies
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      Upstream Commerce
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