VC  Navitas Capital

     Office Locations:

11990 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: 310-490-5626

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  • Early



  • Energy & Clean Tech



    Founded in 2008, Navitas Capital is a sector-based venture capital firm within the cleantech sector. Navitas Capital's investment focus is unique among VCs -- dedicated to working with entrepreneurs who are developing innovative building materials and technologies for a sustainable built environment. The phrase 'built environment' refers to the entire inventory of man-made buildings and the infrastructure which supports and connects them ($1.3 trillion market) -- including: offices, homes, schools, hospitals, hotels, public buildings, airports, streets, sidewalks, parks, parking structures, expressways, bridges, railroads and waterways. Navitas Capital is looking for businesses: with significant process or technology innovation; 'breakthrough' products with a cost point comparable to or more favorable than an existing product and/or solution on a first cost basis; companies positioned to see significant growth, both domestically and internationally; products that are organic to the construction channel and customer behavior, thus accelerating adoption. Navitas Capital is looking for businesses with significant relative 'value' in the LEED Building Rating System today, or in the future.



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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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    Dave Johnson CFO
    Gary Dillabough Managing Partner
    Jim Pettit Co-Founder and Managing Partner
    Travis Putnam Co-Founder and Managing Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):















      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Building Robotics
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      Enmetric Systems
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      Hara Software
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      Integrity Block
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      Lunera Lighting
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      Optimum Energy
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      Serious Materials
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      Sustainability Roundtable
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      View Dynamic Glass
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