The Nucleation Capital Rolling Fund

The Nucleation Capital rolling fund is a venture fund that invests in leading advanced nuclear and climatetech ventures. Managed by Rod Adams, a former Navy “Nuke” with decades of nuclear industry experience, and Valerie Gardner, a former tech entrepreneur, CFO, and investment principal, Nucleation Capital makes investing in next-gen nuclear both possible and affordable.   

Nucleation accepts new investors on a quarterly subscription basis through its online portal. Fund applicants select their subscription term and amount and must pass an accreditation check (performed by AngelList Ventures). Once accepted, investors participate in every investment on a pro-rata basis for the duration of their subscribed term. A subscription of 8 quarters will produce a portfolio of 10 to 12 holdings and a subscription of 12 quarters will produce a portfolio of 15 to 18 holdings, so the longer the subscription, the more diversified your portfolio will be. 

Nucleation’s rolling fund structure and portal makes venture investing easy and affordable, whether you are an individual investing on your own behalf or an investment manager allocating client funds. Our state-of-the-art platform enables paperless transactions and account reporting, while keeping all fund communication, transactions and tax reporting together at your fingertips.

Our Investment Approach

Nucleation Capital invests in early and mid-stage ventures developing zero-emission nuclear energy and carbon-negative technologies to enable the world’s transition to a 100% carbon-managed economy. We will invest in ventures based in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other allied nations so long as business is conducted in English.

We look for top entrepreneurial teams making rapid progress towards deploying competitive innovations, leveraging public and private capital, and building the partnerships and customer relationships needed to accelerate commercialization and revenue. Ventures should be developing scalable, commercial technologies or services with the potential to disrupt “business-as-usual” emissions while realizing outsized returns in one of the following areas: 


Advanced Nuclear
ventures developing state-of-the-art reactors for reliable, carbon-free and low-impact energy for grid and off-grid electricity generation and industrial heat applications, as well as related supply chain, advanced fuels and materials, advanced manufacturing and robotics, software control systems, waste storage, waste treatment, deployment, and training ventures.


Deep Decarbonization
ventures providing carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS), direct air capture, development or deployment of synthetic fuels, chemicals or recombinations of energy or chemistry designed to help accelerate decarbonization, including through climate services that aid the transition to carbon neutrality.


Grid Optimization
ventures which accelerate smarter grids and advanced grid integrations enabling these critical systems to better manage and balance growing demand, distributed generation, energy storage, demand pricing and energy routing.

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