Ampulse's collaboration with NREL and ORNL resulted in capital efficiency for investors.
Ampulse is funded by leading investors experienced in the cleantech industry including Battelle Ventures, its affiliate fund, Innovation Valley Partners, Globespan Capital Partners and El Dorado Venture Partners.
Battelle Ventures, L.P., and its affiliate fund, Innovation Valley Partners (IVP), have a combined $255 million under management to create and accelerate the development of early-stage technology companies with breakthrough solutions to key market problems.
The funds enjoy close relationships with the technology transfer offices of the National Laboratories that Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle) manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy. They also have established similar associations with a number of university tech transfer and commercialization departments.
Battelle is the $220 million, Princeton, N.J.-based Battelle Ventures fund's sole limited partner. Eastern Tennessee business leaders back the $35 million, Knoxville, Tenn.-based IVP fund. Battelle Ventures' general partners also are general partners of IVP.
Founded in 1986, El Dorado Ventures (EDV) is a leading early-stage venture capital firm that invests in disruptive technologies and business models in emerging and high-growth markets, across a broad range of sectors including software, technology-enabled services, communications and emerging technology.
El Dorado has a two-decade track record of successful early-stage technology investing, including early investments in Compellent Technologies, Cyras Systems, EarthLink, Efficient Networks, Novellus and NuSpeed Internet Systems. Numerous EDV portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired by major technology companies, including AT&T, Ciena, Cisco Systems, nVidia, Siemens and Texas Instruments.
With more than $750 million in capital under management, EDV has a stable group of institutional investors, most of whom have invested with EDV for more than a decade. EDV's limited partners also include a select group of successful entrepreneurs and other technology luminaries, known as EDV's Technology Partner Network, who play an active role as strategic consultants to EDV and its portfolio companies.
El Dorado's team of investment professionals is cycle-tested, accessible and easy to work with. EDVs General Partners get directly involved in investment decisions early in the process, providing entrepreneurs with valuable and rapid feedback as EDV moves toward making its investment decision. In addition to its investment, EDV offers entrepreneurs hands-on guidance and value-added support including access to senior consultants, educational and networking events, an online Resource Center and an annual CEO Summit.
Globespan Capital Partners is a leading global venture capital firm with over $1 billion under active management. Globespan takes a balanced approach to investing with multi-stage investments in information technology and cleantech companies. Globespan draws on more than 100 years of collective technology and operational experience from leading companies such as Akamai, Apple, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Mitsubishi and Oracle. Combined with their experience as founders or early team members of 11 technology start-ups, Globespan understands what it takes to build world-class companies.
Globespan's investment team has a proven track record based on partnering with management teams to build strong, successful companies. Globespan is a bi-coastal firm with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, Palo Alto, California and an office in Tokyo, Japan. Given their active presence in these technology hubs, Globespan's portfolio companies benefit from a complete market perspective and exceptional access to a wide network of prospective customers, staff, partners, and experts. Globespan's significant experience and relationships in Asia allows them to provide their portfolio companies access to global markets.