Invest in deep tech for a sustainable future

Nucleation helps you invest where the world is going—not where it has been—by giving you access to next-generation nuclear energy and deep decarbonization ventures.

Nucleation Fund I makes participation affordable for nearly all accredited investors and family offices. Fund II is now raising from family offices and other institutional investors.


“A technologically stagnant society has limited energy at the cost of environmental ruin; a technologically advanced society has unlimited clean energy for everyone.”
                                                   — Marc Andreessen

A LOW-carbon economy?

  

The world needs clean energy solutions to power our planet without worsening our climate, even with growing demand. We need to prevent new CO2 emissions while also drawing down on existing emissions in order to restore a safe climate for ourselves and future generations.

New Nuclear Dome

Why Advanced Nuclear?

 

Small modular reactors will come in a range of sizes, features and designs (like this concept) and be critical components of global carbon-free energy systems helping energy buyers improve grid performance without compromising on environmental impact.

A BRighter Future is Possible

 

We can eliminate CO2 emissions even while meeting growing energy demand. Next-generation nuclear enables people around the world to thrive by ending fossil fuel reliance and decoupling economic activity from emissions, while helping to restore the climate.

In the news

Meet the team

VALERIE GARDNER

Valerie Gardner is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor with a background in technology, start-ups and finance. She has co-founded and/or led four ventures, including Willow Peripherals and WebTV Networks (acquired by Microsoft), tech ventures for which she served as CFO and General Counsel; and Tiemann Investment Advisors (TIA), an investment firm with $300M in AUM, and Nucleation Capital. Valerie holds an MBA from Yale University and a JD from Northeastern University. Concerned about climate, she spent decades researching sustainability. Her realization that nuclear energy was pivotal for reducing reliance on fossil fuels, led her to create TIA’s “Future Generation” portfolio, the Climate Coalition and Nucleation Capital.

RODNEY ADAMS

Rod Adams is a distinguished nuclear expert and visionary with a comprehensive multidecadal career in the atomic energy sector. Earning both a bachelors degree in English from the United States Naval Academy (USNA) and a masters in Systems Technology from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Rod’s passion for nuclear power was built upon his experience through 11 naval deployments as a Navy nuclear submarine engineer, from which he retired as a Commander. Rod was a pioneer in advanced nuclear, having launched Adams Atomic Engines in 1993. His experience and questioning mindset have played a role in reshaping how the nuclear industry views its future.

We are investing in

ADVANCED NUCLEAR

Ventures developing state-of-the-art reactors for grid and off-grid electricity generation and industrial heat applications, related supply chain including advanced fuels and materials, manufacturing and robotics, AI and other software control systems, waste storage, waste treatment, deployment, and training ventures.

CARBON CAPTURE

Ventures providing carbon capture, utilization and sequestration in commercial products, such as synthetic fuels, chemicals or recombinations of energy or chemistry designed to accelerate decarbonization, including through climate services that aid the transition to carbon neutrality.

GRID ENHANCEMENT

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.

QUICK LINKS DIRECTORY

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VIDEOS

Rod Adams on Nuclear Economics
Bill Gates Supports Advanced Nuclear
Secretary Granholm Supports Nuclear
Dr. James Hansen on Need for Nuclear
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