Venture Equity

Eclipse Venture Equity

The world has changed. Physical industries have not. Build the solutions with us.

Eclipse Venture Equity

Eclipse Venture Equity is the opportunity for founders who intend to start a business to partner with Eclipse from day zero. The program provides patient capital to support executives and senior engineers at an inflection point in their careers and looking to build solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems.

We’ve developed a playbook on how to rapidly validate, refine, and build new ventures to catalyze innovation and accelerate them to scale. Eclipse provides support for idea generation, thesis development, prototyping, funding for technology and product development, and access to scientific and business expertise, investors, and our world-class network of partners. We also pay an executive salary while founders are pre-launch, and provide the initial round of investment funding.

Eclipse’s Venture Equity approach is not an accelerator or venture studio. We are not cohort-based, nor is there any volume analysis around this program. We validate ideas born from carefully considered theses and pair founders with extraordinary operators in our network to make these ideas take flight.

The time to act is now.

Re-inventing physical industries is exceptionally hard. Success requires domain expertise, uncommon talent, great execution, and relevant operating experience. Eclipse Ventures has the background and the first-hand operating expertise to create effective solutions.

We take a founder’s mindset with every investment we make, and we’ve been actual co-founders in addition to investors in multiple new businesses launched since Eclipse’s inception.

The Eclipse team loves to meet fully formed teams seeking funding, and now with the introduction of Eclipse Venture Equity we have a systematic approach to partnering with world-class talent to build industry-shifting businesses that will have a massive impact.

OUR CURRENT FOCUS AREAS

Renewable Energy Transition

We are looking for solutions that overcome technological hurdles to generate, store, and integrate new energy sources in order to successfully and scalably decarbonize our highest polluting sector. These may include advancements in demand-responsive grid regulation systems, options for energy storage at grid-scale or distributed levels, a robust and resilient transmission and distribution infrastructure, and much more.

 

Industrial Automation

The necessity to digitally transform our critical infrastructure has never been more apparent. We’ve watched as supply chain bottlenecks have crippled the world’s economy. Our manufacturing system is brittle and outdated. Our defense and healthcare systems, once world-leading, are falling behind and natural resources are being used against us as weapons. We need the best minds in hardware, software and artificial intelligence to revolutionize how we source, store, produce, and transport everything from raw commodities to end products.

 

Decarbonization Technologies

The global temperature has risen 1˚ C since the Industrial Revolution and will increase by 2˚ C within the next few decades, resulting in catastrophic, irreversible damage. We need innovation to reverse this trend – green technologies from electrification to carbon capture, resource-efficient circular economies, and decarbonized operations through tracking, reduction and offsets. We are at an inflection point where good for the environment is good for business.

 

AgTech & Food Production

The way that we produce, process, and distribute food is flawed. Geographical concentration, convoluted supply chains, and limited storage create vulnerabilities that threaten unrest. The probability of a multi-breadbasket failure (a 15% percent global yield failure) is projected to double by 2030 and quadruple by 2050. We need to find new methods of bringing food to our tables – vertical farming, resource efficient processing and distribution, alternative protein and manufactured meat.

 

Workforce Transformation

Millions of industrial roles are unfilled and one-in-four manufacturing workers are over the age of 55, representing a massive risk to our productivity and competitiveness. We must find a better way to match supply and demand by providing untapped talent pools with productive jobs and skill sets that fill the gap and strengthen our supply chain.

We’ve done this before. We can do this again and again.

We’ve launched several high-growth businesses across physical industries, including manufacturing micro-factories and the leading global platform for biopharma and medtech regulated digital health products, a modern approach to data analytics infrastructure, a tech-native carbon accounting and decarbonization platform, and a full-service supply chain for recycled plastics.

Our Founders

Building a generational business is exceptionally hard. Our founders are experienced leaders and there is no one-size fits all model for how we accelerate their success. We want to make the most of your time, and we believe that means individualized attention for you.

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