technologies that will
“disrupt” climate change

Nucleation Capital is a new type of venture fund. We raise funds from people like you—investors who care deeply about the planet and understand the power of technology to address those problems—and let you select the terms of your participation. Our investors allocate a small portion of their assets to us to gain access to the innovative but still private companies creating critical technologies to better manage planetary carbon. We are focused on: 

1) Advanced Nuclear ventures for reliable, low-impact, carbon-free energy for grid-based and off-grid applications;  
2) Deep Decarbonization ventures, such as carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) to address CO2 accumulations;
3) Improved Grid Integration, so that our grid can manage and balance demand and distributed generation under an increasing range of stresses; and
4) Supply Chain and related applications, such as advanced materials, macro-grid integration, supply chain manufacturing, software control systems, deployment, operations training and so on.

Albert Einstein is credited with having defined insanity as “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  If you have been worrying about climate and the fact that we have yet to “bend the curve” on our emissions, and you haven’t considered how critical nuclear and deep decarbonization may be, this is your chance. 

Are you ready to do something different
with some of your assets to help
protect our future?

Now there’s a way.

Nucleation Capital is a subscription-based venture fund. Accredited investors now have the ability to participate in this fund through a quarterly subscription. You select the level of your subscription and the number of quarters you wish to participate for and we give you a pro rata share of the advanced nuclear and deep decarbonization ventures we invest in those quarters. The more quarters you subscribe to, the more diversified your portfolio will be. 

Nuclear innovation isn’t new but for most of the seventy years of its existence, nuclear energy development has been conducted primarily within the national labs. Private investors have never been able to participate in the success or growth of those innovations—except for folks like Bill Gates or Peter Thiel. That is now changing, along with the global recognition that nuclear energy has a critical role to play in the urgent need to decarbonize energy use.  But it takes specialized expertise, a deep network of experts and considerable due diligence efforts to select the ventures and technologies that are most promising. That is what we strive to do for you.

As with the space sector, nuclear innovation was privatized in the 1990s, paving the way for entrepreneurs to build businesses. The space economy has now grown to nearly $500 billion spanning 88 countries, with many dozens of businesses working on aspects of exploration, space travel, equipment development, satellite launching and much more. Similarly, the number of advanced nuclear ventures is burgeoning and a new generation of reactor and fuel designs, advanced materials and waste-treatment designs, as well carbon capture and utilization technologies (that need to be powered with carbon-free energy) are expected to start meeting our global energy thirst and carbon-management needs before the end of this decade.

All venture capital investments pose high risks and, unlike with public equities, can remain illiquid for up to ten years. Investing in nuclear energy and deep decarbonization is certainly no exception and, in fact, these climate tech ventures face more obstacles than most. Which is why we have adopted a subscription model that allows our investors to right-size their subscription level to exactly suit their portfolio needs and risk preferences. Plus, you can choose to unsubscribe at any time. If you would like to learn more about Nucleation Capital, please click this link and we will be in touch.

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