Learn about our global cohort of strategic investors with experience and extensive expertise across the energy and engineering sectors, large-scale project deployment and ocean-based infrastructure.
Equinor Ventures is Equinor’s corporate venture capital arm dedicated to investing in ambitious early phase and growth companies. We believe that the innovation, creativity and agility of startups can drive change, and transition the energy industry towards a low carbon future.
“Equinor Ventures is committed to investing across a menu of scalable carbon removal technologies. Direct Ocean Capture presents a compelling space for Equinor to leverage its offshore competence. We look forward to working with Captura to help catalyze its technology and business.” — Lars Klevjer, Acting Managing Director of Equinor Ventures
Aramco Ventures is the corporate venturing subsidiary of Aramco, the world’s largest leading fully integrated energy and petrochemical enterprise. Headquartered in Dhahran with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, Aramco Ventures’ strategic venturing programs invest globally in startup and high growth companies with technologies of strategic importance to its parent, Aramco, primarily supporting the company’s operational decarbonization, new lower-carbon fuels businesses, and digital transformation initiatives. Aramco Ventures also operates Prosperity7, the company’s disruptive technologies investment program.
“Captura’s ocean carbon capture represents an innovative and cost-effective approach to reducing atmospheric CO2. It can also be integrated with desalination infrastructure which is already deployed at large scale in Saudi Arabia. We are excited to support Captura to commercialize this technology.” — Bruce Niven, Executive Managing Director of Strategic Venturing at Aramco Ventures
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CALTECH)
Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges.
The Institute manages JLP for NASA, sending probes to explore the plants of our solar systems and quantify change on our home planet. Caltech also owns and operates large-scale research facilities such as the Seismological Laboratory and a global network of astronomical observatories, including the Palomar and W.M. Keck Observatories; and cofounded and comanages LIGO.
FUTURE PLANET CAPITAL
Future Planet Capital is a venture capital firm investing in founders and businesses solving the world’s greatest challenges in climate change, education, health, sustainable growth and security. The firm manages a number of different funds and strategies focused on companies and founders from the world’s top universities and research centers. Headquartered in London, Future Planet Capital have made investments in over 300 companies and has around $400M in committed capital. This includes the Blue Ocean mandate in partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to advance sustainable, scalable solutions to ocean productivity and preservation.
“Captura has fast become one of the most promising carbon removal companies on the market by leveraging the world’s greatest natural carbon sink, the ocean. Of all the solutions we’ve seen, Captura stood out, both on technology and track record of delivery. We are thrilled to partner with Steve, CX, Harry and the Captura team as they build commercial, gigaton scale, sub-$100 carbon removal solutions at a fraction of the capital cost of competing approaches.” — Ed Phillips, Partner at Future Planet Capital
Hitachi Ventures is the strategic corporate venture capital arm of Hitachi, Ltd. We invest in innovative startups with strategic relevance to Hitachi, Ltd. that address society’s key technological challenges in target areas such as mobility, healthcare and smart life, industry, energy and IT. With offices in Munich and Boston, we cover Europe, Israel and North America. We look for leading startups with exciting technologies and business models which we support as investors as well as through strategic collaborations with Hitachi business units.
“As Hitachi continues to expand in new, promising markets, Captura’s direct ocean carbon capture platform represents both an important growth area and a pathway for continued commitment to Hitachi’s mission of powering social good.” — Masakazu Aoki, Executive Officer, EVP and General Manager, Connective Industries Division, Hitachi, Ltd.