VC  Greener Capital

     Office Locations:

128 Alvarado Road
Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: 510-684-4865



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech



    Greener Capital is a new cleantech VC fund based in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to published reports, Greener Capital was founded in 2009 by Charles Finnie, formerly of Crosslink Capital, and has brought in $16 million for an inaugural fund. The firm specializes in debt, equity, growth, early-to-mid-stage, recapitalization, mezzanine financing, follow-on, and follow-up capital investments in young companies. The firm seeks to invest in clean technology, energy, water, fossils fuels, smart buildings, energy storage, food, fuel cells, gases, geo-thermal, green buildings, grid transformation, HC optimizations, HT super conductors, lighting, materials, mechanicals and motors, oil-mobile, oil-stationary, plug-in vehicles, smart metering, smart transformers, photo voltaic, smart grid, smart meters, solar thermal, transmission and distribution, transportation, water purification, water remediation wind, agriculture, bio-fuels, clean coal, desalination, energy generation, energy efficiency, and energy management systems. It seeks to invest in companies with revenue less than $10 million. The firm seeks to be a lead investor. It prefers to take a board seat on its portfolio companies and invest in companies that run without government subsidies.



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    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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    Charles Finnie Founder and Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Project Frog
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