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San Francisco, USA
One Embarcadero Center
Suite 1550
San Francisco, CA, 94111


Founder and Managing Director
Managing Director
Managing Director


Nth Power

Nth Power is a venture capital firm based in San Francisco and is the first and most experienced venture capital firm funding promising startup companies in the growing sector of energy technology, materials and other related businesses. With $420 million under management in four funds and an investment record that begins in 1997, Nth Power is widely known and well regarded as the driving force behind many of the most successful energy technology companies.

The firm’s leading history in energy related venture capital is the result of a deep network of energy entrepreneurs, universities and research institutions, unmatched corporate relationships and the backing of institutional capital. And because the firm is located in the center of much of where energy is innovating, Nth Power plays a visionary role in pushing forward the businesses that are addressing some of the worlds most pressing energy challenges.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
FirstFuel Software 12/2013Series B$8.5M4
Rive Technology 8/2013Series D$20M6
SynapSense 7/2013Venture Round$4M3
Propel 12/2012Series D$11M4
GlassPoint Solar 12/2012Series B$26M4
GlassPoint Solar 10/2012Venture Round$1.15M3
Propel 4/2012Venture Round$400k3
FirstFuel Software 2/2012Series A$10M3
FirstFuel Software 9/2011Venture Round$2.4M2
SynapSense 7/2011Series C$16M7
Hara 5/2011Series C$25M6
Rive Technology 12/2010Series C$25M3
SynapSense 7/2010Venture Round$5M7
Tempronics 3/2010Series A$2.7M1
CalStar Products 2/2010Venture Round$15M5
Propel Fuels 2/2010Series C$12M3
Tioga Energy 12/2009Series B$20M4
Hara 9/2009Series B$14M3
SynapSense 3/2009Series B$7M5
Superprotonic 1/2009Series C$8M4
Rive Technology 6/2008Series C$14M3
Soliant Energy 6/2008Series C$18M2
Apex Construction 2/2008Series B$16M3
Topanga Technologies 2/2008Venture Round2
NanoGram 1/2008Series C$32M14
SynapSense 9/2007Series B$10M4
Propel Fuels 8/2007Series A$4.79M2
SpectraSensors 7/2007Series C$14M4
Serveron 3/2007Venture Round$5M7
Serveron 1/2006Series F$3M7
NanoGram 1/2006Venture Round$18.7M8
SmartSynch 10/2005Series C$12M10
SpectraSensors 3/2005Series B$6M3



  1. FirstFuel Software Secures $8.5M in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  2. Rive Technology Raises $20M Financing Round ( [edit]
  3. SynapSense raises another $4M ( [edit]
  4. Propel Fuels Secures $21 Million to Speed Expansion of Alternative Fuel Retail Locations ( [edit]
  5. GlassPoint Solar Raises $26M ( [edit]
  6. VC funding: Q4 2012 [edit]
  7. VC Funding: Q2 2012 source [edit]
  8. FirstFuel Raises $10 Million in Series A Financing Led by RockPort Capital and Existing Investors Nth Power and Battery Ventures ( [edit]
  9. FirstFuel Software Secures $2.4M Initial Financing ( [edit]
  10. SynapSense Raises $16 Million To Help Data Centers Save On Energy Bills ( [edit]
  11. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  12. Rive Technology Raises $25 Million in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  13. SynapSense Raises Additional $5 Million ( [edit]
  14. Company Promising Electricity from Heat (and Vice Versa) Gets $2.7 Million ( [edit]
  15. AltAssets ( [edit]
  16. Propel Fuels Raises Funds for Alt-Fuel Stations, Long Road Ahead ( [edit]
  17. MEMC Invests In Another Installer: Tioga Energy ( [edit]
  18. Demand Response Software Developer Hara Raises $14M ( [edit]
  19. SynapSense Raises $7M for Data Center Energy Efficiency ( [edit]
  20. Superprotonic Garners $8,000,000 Series C Round ( [edit]
  21. Rive Raises $14M For Its Catalysts For Efficient Oil Refining ( [edit]
  22. Soliant Energy Focuses With $21M ( [edit]
  23. Apex Construction Systems, Inc. Lands $16,000,000 Series B Financing ( [edit]
  24. Topanga Technologies Gets Funding From Khosla Ventures ( [edit]
  25. NanoGram Corporation Raises $32M to Extend Solar Technology and Advanced Materials Solutions to Commercial Scale ( [edit]
  26. Synapsense Secures $10 Million Series B Investment To Expand Data Center Wireless Instrumentation Solutions ( [edit]
  27. SEC D ( [edit]
  28. SpectraSensors raises $14M for natural gas analysis ( [edit]
  29. Investors give Serveron $5M ( [edit]
  30. EDGAR [edit]
  31. NanoGram Raises Funds to Accelerate Commercialization and Partnership Programs ( [edit]
  32. Battelle Ventures Joins $12-million Series C Financing of SmartSynch, a Leader in Wireless Smart Metering Technology; Marks the Fund's Second Investment in the Energy Sector. ( [edit]
  33. pectraSensors Secures $6M In New Funding ( [edit]
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