Why EnVest?It's evident human activities are jeopardizing the natural world and the ability for future generations to safely and comfortably inhabit the planet.  In light of this transformative shift and the pressing need for solutions, the EnVest community is committed to leveraging innovation capital to scale new companies, industries and markets to address some of the world's most significant challenges.

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The Director of Venture Community will play a pivotal role in managing and expanding our community of venture capitalists, family offices, venture philanthropists and individual investors.  This role requires a passion for the sustainable innovation ecosystem, a deep understanding of venture capital, and exceptional relationship management skills.
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EnVest community members are leading environmental VC funds, family offices, individuals and venture philanthropists representing over $10 billion in investable early stage capital.  Each is required to be actively deploying capital in Founder-Series B rounds within the environmental investment space.

Our community-designed programming allows our members to accelerate capital deployment into quality environmental investment opportunities.  This is achieved year round through the active exchange of road maps, news, resources, as well as opportunities for deal discovery review and syndication.  Our members also meet each November in the Bay Area to reconnect, strategize, and engage with 24-36 company CEOs selected curated from member portfolio’s, representing startups the community thinks will be game changing investments in the upcoming year.

Our approach prioritizes quality over quantity.  Our commitment to member and deal quality sets EnVest apart, and has enabled us to build a strong, unique, energetic and highly collaborative community.

By focusing on curation and community, and employing a sector-based approach, we strive to reduce the friction required to deploy smart, integrated risk capital.  We support this effort through our programming, all designed to connect our members to each other, and to the early stage opportunities that will be the leaders of a reimagined future economy.

Advisory Board

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

Larsen Mettler, S2G Oceans
Brock Mansfield, Meliorate Partners
Mike Velings, Aquaspark
Peter Bryant, The Builders Initiative
John Robinson, Mazarine

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

EnVest Community Portfolio


$1 billion+

Dollars raised by companies who have been selected to present at EnVest


Of the environmental companies have raised after presenting to member investors

$10 Billion

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







Investment: EnVest does not provide advice, endorsement, analysis or recommendation in connection with investment in any company.  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.