The Nucleation Capital Rolling Venture Fund
The Nucleation Capital rolling fund is an affordable, subscription-based venture fund focused on climate solutions. Investors apply online to subscribe on a quarterly basis in amounts from as low as $5,000 per quarter on up to $200,000 per quarter. You select your amount and the number of quarters (from one to twelve) for your subscription. You will then get your pro-rata percentage of the deals we invest in for each subscribed quarter.
The Nucleation Capital rolling fund accepts new subscribers on a rolling basis and we work to deploy the amounts invested on quarterly basis as well. On average, we will close one deal each quarter. Funds not invested in any one quarter will roll over to the next quarter. New subscribers can participate in the deals made in the current quarter, if they have funded prior to the last two weeks of the quarter. After that, new subscriptions commence starting the following quarter.
Nucleation Capital’s rolling fund makes venture investing easier and more affordable for accredited investors, particularly those seeking to invest more modest amounts in this hard-to-access sector. The fund is deployed on AngelList’s state-of-the-art venture platform that automates the subscription process and enables paperless transactions and account reporting. AngelList serves as the custodian of client funds, so your capital is transferred to your own account at AngelList and remains there until dispersed by AngelList to the portfolio ventures that we invest in. This provides transparency and important financial safeguards throughout the process. Plus, AngelList provides each investor with a fully-featured client account portal, so all communication, updates, tax reporting and K1s are accessible at any time through your AngelList account.
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-free 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 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. 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, fertilizers, proteins, foods, mineralizers or recombinations of energy or chemistry designed to help accelerate decarbonization, such as hydrogen or ammonia production as well as systems 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.
Nucleation’s Traditional Venture Fund: Coming Soon
Nucleation Capital is now working to form a traditional advanced nuclear venture fund for institutional investors. If you are an institutional LP and interested in learning more about this opportunity, please complete this form and we will be in touch.
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How to Subscribe
Interested accredited investors may access the Nucleation Capital Rolling Fund Portal at AngelList directly, where you can find our rolling fund description, fee terms, legal documents and application link. AngelList will provide step-by-step instructions for completing the process, which is quite simple and typically takes only a few minutes. Thus, if you are ready to subscribe, please click the the highlighted link to get started. If, however, you prefer to schedule time to meet us and have your questions answered, we’d be happy to do that. Please complete this Investor Interest Inquiry form and we will be in touch shortly.