Ogin is supported by some of the top companies in the industry.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is a leading venture capital firm located on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley. KPCB specializes in investments in incubation and early stage companies. Since its founding in 1972, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has backed entrepreneurs in more than 500 ventures including AOL, Amazon.com, Citrix, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Genomic Health, Google, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Nebula, Netscape, Sun, Symantec, Verisign, WebMD and Zynga. KPCB focuses its global investments in three practice areas – digital, greentech and life sciences.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs), is a global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Goldman Sachs operates in four segments: Investment Banking, Institutional Client Services, Investing & Lending and Investment Management. As of December 2012, it had offices in over 30 countries, including offices in all major financial centers worldwide.
Founded over 30 years ago, Technology Partners manages a total of approximately $700 million of venture capital. The company’s investment focus is on Cleantech and Life Sciences in which distinct “centers of excellence” have been cultivated with deep industry knowledge, domain, experience, and technical expertise. Many factors enter into Technology Partners’ investment decision, but three critical ingredients must be present:
- Passionate and pragmatic people with whom we can build productive partnerships
- Large market opportunities with a clear customer need
- Unique and defensible technology that provides competitive positioning to secure
VantagePoint is a leading global investor in Energy, Innovation and Efficiency. Since 1996 VantagePoint has been funding transformative companies that will help change the world. Their strategy is clear: provide cutting-edge technology with the resources—whatever it takes—to commercialize big opportunities. With over $4 billion of committed capital, VPCP has made substantial investments in energy innovation, energy efficiency, information technology, internet and digital media, healthcare and Asia. VPCP was among the first large investment firms to recognize the opportunity in energy innovation and efficiency and have since committed substantial resources for this burgeoning opportunity.
Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment fund managers, with an investment portfolio of approximately $70 billion. The company invests globally on behalf of its clients, 28 pension, endowment and government funds in the Province of Alberta. AIMCo manages funds for a diverse group of Alberta public sector clients. The pension funds meet the retirement income needs of nearly 310,000 active and retired public sector employees. In 2012, these funds paid out nearly $1.3 billion in pension payments, refunds and transfers to other plans. The government funds AIMCo manages are used for Albertans’ priorities such as health care, education, infrastructure and social programs.
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF) invests money, on behalf of the New Zealand Government, to help pay for the increased cost of superannuation entitlements in the future. A long-term, growth-oriented investor, the Fund has more than $24 billion in assets, including $3.6 billion invested in New Zealand. NZSF believe that responsible asset owners who exercise best-practice portfolio management should have concern for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. They also believe that by improving ESG performance, companies can improve their long-term financial performance.
Bright Capital is a multi-stage venture capital and growth equity firm that works in a multi-corporate model, building bridges between the US, Russia & CIS, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. Bright Capital’s investment Strategy is focused on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Advanced Materials, Green Chemistry, and Digital.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. With more than 110,000 employees, six Verbund sites and approximately 380 additional production sites worldwide they serve customers and partners in almost all countries of the world. The company combines economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation BASF enables their customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Its products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve quality of life. The company has summed up this contribution in its corporate purpose: BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future.
DBL Investors uses venture capital to accelerate innovation in a way that positively impacts an organization’s social ecosystem as well as its financial success. In fact, DBL believes the two – positive social change and a healthy financial performance – are inherently connected. The company invests in and helps nurture outstanding entrepreneurs and companies in Cleantech, Information Technology, Health Care, and Sustainability-Oriented Products and Services.
Top Tier Capital Partners, LLC (TTCP) is a venture capital specialist managing niche-focused funds of funds. The company makes primary and secondary investments in venture capital funds and co-invest in select portfolio companies. The team creates diverse portfolios that are built to spot emerging trends early and to deliver optimal venture returns. TTCP’s value-add lies in experience, deep networks, industry insights and superior client service.
Gentry Venture Partners is a specialized venture firm that leads or co-invests with some of the world’s premiere venture capital groups in mid and late-stage financing for pre-IPO companies. GVP is active in a broad spectrum of investment sectors with a primary focus on biotech, cleantech, energy, and information technology. Since its inception in 2006, Gentry Venture Partners has invested in companies that have created a range of products and services to address market demands for new or disruptive innovations for existing industry sectors. Distinguished by the extensive business experience of their partners, and their strong network of syndicate groups, Gentry Venture Partners provides broad services to its portfolio companies.
NRG is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Company and is one of the country’s largest power generation and retail electricity businesses. Their power plants provide about 47,000 megawatts of generation capacity and its retail and thermal subsidiaries serve more than 2 million customers in 16 states. NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. As the largest solar power developer in the country, by building the nation’s first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for its customers.
Constellation, an Exelon company, is a leading competitive supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the United States and Canada. Constellation provides integrated energy solutions that help customers buy, manage and use energy, from electricity and natural gas procurement to renewable generation and conservation. More than 90,000 commercial, industrial, public sector, and institutional customers, including two-thirds of the Fortune 100, have selected the company to help strategically manage energy. Constellation provides more than 1 million residential customers with electricity and natural gas plans that can provide price protection, savings and environmental opportunities.
TriplePoint Capital is a Sand Hill Road-based global financing provider to high growth venture capital-backed companies throughout their lifespan, providing customized debt financing, leasing, and direct equity investments. TriplePoint provides unparalleled levels of creativity, flexibility and customer service to serve as the primary debt financing provider for leading venture capital-backed companies in the technology, cleantech and life sciences sectors and is the only debt provider equipped to meet the unique needs of high growth venture-backed companies at every stage of their development.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in Massachusetts—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts.
MassCEC provides seed investments to startup companies, funds renewable energy rebates for residents and businesses and supports the development of a local clean energy workforce. Since its inception in 2009, MassCEC has helped clean energy companies grow, supported municipal clean energy projects and invested in residential and commercial renewable energy installations creating a robust marketplace for innovative clean technology companies and service providers.