EnVest is an invite only event that connects top environmental investors with the most compelling environmental companies and investment opportunities. The goal is to accelerate the environmental economy to protect our planet, while generating returns for investors.

Member Investors


EnVest screens each member to ensure they are actively deploying capital (namely Seed-Series B at $1-30M) into the environmental field. Some of our committed environmental investors who attend EnVest include:


Advisory Board


Ira Ehrenpreis, DBL Ventures
Geoff Eisenberg, Ecosystems Integrity Fund
David Griest, SJF Partners
Catha Groot, Radicle Impact
Jake Hanft, Schmidt Marine
Adrian Horotan, Safer Made
Rob Kaplan, Circulate Capital
Thomas Knowles, Gratitude Railroad

Chris Larson, New Island Capital
Rob LeClerq, AgFunder
Brock Mansfield, Salmon Innovation Fund
Jason Scott, Encourage Capital
Mike Veilings, Aquaspark
Kelly Wachowitz, Catch Invest
Marisa de Belloy, High Tide Foundation

Ira Ehrenpreis, DBL Ventures
Geoff Eisenberg, Ecosystems Integrity Fund
David Griest, SJF Partners
Catha Groot, Radicle Impact
Jake Hanft, Schmidt Marine
Adrian Horotan, Safer Made
Rob Kaplan, Circulate Capital
Thomas Knowles, Gratitude Railroad
Chris Larson, New Island Capital
Rob LeClerq, AgFunder
Brock Mansfield, Salmon Innovation Fund
Matt Mulrennan, Oceans X Prize
Jason Scott, Encourage Capital
Mike Veilings, Aquaspark
Kelly Wachowitz, Catch Invest

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Envest?

EnVest is the world’s leading environmental impact investing event. Through an invitation-only format it connects the best environmental investors with the most compelling environmental companies and investment opportunities. The goal is to accelerate the environmental economy to help protect our planet, while generating returns for investors.

EnVest is built around key environmental economy segments. Both invited investors and presenting companies are selected based on their ability to impact: Energy & Transportation, Clean Air & Water, Forests & Wilderness, Food & Agriculture, Fisheries & Oceans, and Waste & Circular Economy.

EnVest is a passionate, carefully curated ecosystem of the world’s leading environmental investors, start-ups, and philanthropists who believe in the power of capitalism to revolutionize our protection of the environment. EnVest is not a research or educational event. There are no panels or speakers educating attendees about the world’s environmental challenges.

The event is meant to be an efficient way to deploy more capital into environmental companies and their innovations with the goal to generate $1 billion of early stage investing by 2030 through connections made at EnVest.

Where and when is Envest?

EnVest has been held twice, in October 2017 in Seattle and November 2018 in San Francisco. These pilot events showed EnVest can drive significant investment into the space, and can succeed across multiple geographies.

EnVest 2020 is considering venues in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver, and it is likely to occur again in October or November. The event timing and location will be announced in early 2020.

What does it cost to attend and become a member?

$1000 for investors
$500 for presenting companies

Ticket price includes attendance, receptions, meals, and a pre-event dinner (for investors) at the annual main event as well as year-round membership in EnVest. Tickets are limited to those investors and companies who are accepted and receive a request to attend, and the event sells out.

What are the benefits of membership?

Members can attend the annual event to see pitches from top environmental companies and will receive a quarterly newsletter about environmental impact investing announcements from other members and presenting companies, invites to regional investor salons, and sneak previews at upcoming deals. Member logos are recognized on the EnVest website.

Why is Envest happening now?

The decade from 2020-2030 may be one of the most important in human history, as we need to transform our entire economy to help save our planet. Environmental entrepreneurs are needed more than ever, and EnVest brings them an incredible opportunity to pitch in front of an exclusive network to grow their innovations and companies. At the same time, environmental impact investors are constantly seeking good quality deal flow that has been vetted. EnVest is an efficient, action-oriented event that fosters these relationships to deploy the resources needed to protect the environment. Environmental impact investing is still a nascent field which needs community building, collaboration, and attracting more investors into the fold, so EnVest also hopes to continue to grow this field and empower this ecosystem of doers.

What will make Envest successful?

We define the success of EnVest in three ways:

  1. The amount of money invested into environmental opportunities as a direct result of EnVest;
  2. The number of investment opportunities that receive investment as a direct result of EnVest; and
  3. The number of member investors that return to EnVest in subsequent years.
What will happen at Envest?

The core of EnVest is a one-day investment conference. This conference will provide curated investment opportunities for investor members, broken down by asset class and subject. Companies pitch their ideas before programmed time for networking and any discussions on deals. The focus is on private asset classes including seed, venture, growth capital and private equity. On either side of the one-day conference there are social events aimed at giving investors and management teams the chance to share ideas and ambitions around environmental investing.

Who leads Envest?

In 2020 Matt Mulrennan became the CEO of EnVest. Prior to joining EnVest full time, Matt served on the Advisory Board for the 2017 and 2018 EnVest events, recommending and vetting ocean-based companies. Matt was the Director of the Ocean Initiative at the XPRIZE Foundation for six years working on fundraising, designing, and operating prizes for innovations that solve the ocean’s grand challenges. He also worked as a marine scientist at ocean conservation group Oceana, as a lab researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and as an advocate on congressional and environmental campaigns. He was one of 20 candidates nominated for the 2018 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award and was the Grand Prize winner of the Con X Tech Prize a prototyping competition for conservation technology. He is a prolific public speaker and community builder, with a passion for supporting entrepreneurs, innovations, and investors working to preserve the environment. His work has been featured in various media outlets; Washington Post, New York Times, NPR, BBC, and National Geographic. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Miami University and a master’s in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego.

EnVest is also supported by its Co-Founders Brock Mansfield and Nancy Reid, a small Steering Committee, and a larger Advisory Board broken into vertical specific committees. The Advisory Board committees are filled by experts in their fields responsible for identifying, vetting, and preparing investment opportunities for their respective theme.

Metrics


$130+ Million

Invested in presenting environmental companies to date via EnVest members

3 to 1

Minimum ratio of environmental investors to presenting companies

Top 50

Experts vet applications and select up to 50 top environmental companies to pitch

$1 Billion

2030 goal for the total amount of curated early stage deals to accelerate the environmental economy

Sponsorship


Catalyst Sponsor

Original Founding Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities:

EnVest is seeking sponsors to support the event and the growth of the environmental economy.

  • $150-250,000 Catalyst Sponsor
  • $50-150,000 Impact Sponsor
  • $25-50,000 Thematic Room Sponsors (Energy and Transportation, Water, Air, Forests and Wilderness, Food and Agriculture, Fisheries and Oceans, Waste and Circular Economy)
  • $15,000 Investor Dinner Sponsors

Sponsor benefits include:

  • Over 100X return for money going into innovative environmental companies each year
  • Necessary community building for environmental impact investing
  • Recognition on website, programming agenda, and signage
  • Introduce presenting companies in thematic investment rooms
  • Year-round ‘first-look’ introductions with leading environmental companies

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DISCLAIMER

EnVest does not provide advice, endorsement, analysis or recommendation in connection with investment in any company or fund attending the event. EnVest does not make any warranty related to the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of information provided by any company or fund. Investors must conduct their own due diligence in connection with any investment, including but not limited to legal, tax and investment advice.