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The other day I was a part of a large Zoom roundtable with academics and sustainability professionals discussing ways to make the best use of the pending stimulus and renewed interest among policymakers, consumers, companies and investors in technology that addresses the climate crisis.

An attendee who has been very successful and whose work I respect made a comment that took us down a familiar path, “before we think about making all of these investments we must recognize that the last time ‘cleantech’ was hot, 10 years ago, it was a total failure.”

The verdict of “failure” for this generation…


The routine systems that we rely upon so deeply, day in and day out, like energy, mobility, food and other manufactured conveniences are the subject of our new fund, as we embrace the digitization of industry as the next evolution of sustainable investing. Today, we are excited to announce the close of our $350M venture capital fund that will invest in exceptional teams applying emerging technology to traditional industries, sustainably. This close marks the end of our fundraising process and the real beginning of G2VP. …


We’re looking for an exceptional analyst and/or associate who is fired up about businesses at the intersection of digital technology and traditional industries, and sustainability.

We are having a lot of fun building G2VP, and excited to be growing to make an impact.

Please check out the posting on LinkedIn and share broadly!


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At G2VP, we are focused on the intersection of disruptive digital trends and traditional industries, as we believe that we are at an historic moment in time where industries representing hundreds of years of innovation and trillions of dollars of value are transitioning from analog to digital. New digital leaders are applying technology advances such as machine learning, sensor fusion, autonomy, computer vision and augmented reality to core global industries such as transportation, logistics, power, manufacturing and agriculture to create enduring and transformative businesses.

One of these industries — the industrial drone sector — has been a keen area of…


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We founded G2VP to invest in a massive, multi-trillion dollar trend: the digitization of industry. From the factory floor to the fecund farm, technology is shaking up routines and providing new economic opportunities in the increasingly hyper-connected, industrial era. More specifically, we are focused on the application of emerging technologies like cloud computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and computer vision. …


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Today Red Ventures announced that it has acquired Choose Energy, a retail energy marketplace, and a Green Growth Fund portfolio company.

Choose Energy operates an online destination for consumers and small businesses to learn about retail energy options, select the most compelling retail energy plan, and enroll with new energy providers for electricity or natural gas. Currently 60 million consumers in the US are able to select their electricity or natural gas provider in the way that we can all select our mobile network provider (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc) and switch between providers over time. Choose Energy provides an online…


This morning, Softbank announced that it has made an investment in OSIsoft, the leader in time series data collection and aggregation for the industrial world. This announcement is bittersweet, as Softbank will purchase our shares as a part of the transaction. While we are thrilled for OSIsoft and the upcoming growth opportunities, it is tough to part ways.

When we first met OSIsoft in 2008, we knew that the company was special. Since then, the company has become the gold standard in time series data collection infrastructure and cemented its market position in data management. Deployed on 19,000 sites across…


Yesterday [November 14, 2016], one of the Green Growth Fund’s portfolio companies, ServiceMax, announced that it is in the process of being acquired by GE Digital. This announcement not only represents a significant step for GE’s software and analytics platform as it adds a field services offering to its portfolio, it also highlights the massive opportunity for software companies to help drive the growth of what we call the Industrial Awakening — a world of smart, connected, digitally optimized products.

We are in the first phases of an epochal shift as billions of the world’s industrial assets come online. As…


This morning [December 7, 2015], one of the Green Growth Fund’s portfolio companies, UpWind Solutions, was acquired by wind giant Vestas (CPH: VWS), the world’s largest manufacturer of wind turbines. The move is yet another illustration of the digital disruption that continues to shape new energy markets.

Over the past 8 years, UpWind has built a world-class business in the fastest growing segment of the global power industry. Since our 2010 investment, the capacity of the US wind industry has nearly doubled to 69 gigawatts (GW) currently. An additional 13 GW is in development. Wind represents 28% of all of…


Interest in the Internet of Things has focused on the connected home, with attention to newly designed thermostats, lights, and security systems. Yet the connected home is just the first wave of a greater transition toward “smart, connected products” throughout the economy. The next wave, focusing on what is known as the Industrial Internet, may have an even more transformative effect on our lives.

Consider power plants that can predict when they will break down and call for preventive service with a two-week lead-time. Or trucks that are continuously re-designed based on user feedback. Or MRI machines sold to hospitals…

David Mount

Partner @G2VPLLC. Investing in exceptional technologies that are transforming traditional industries. Tracking the #IoT and catalyzing the Industrial Awakening.

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