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Vectors Collective

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About Vectors Collective

Mobilizing collected financing to tackle the world's pressing challenges, starting with climate change.

We believe outstanding financial returns align well with creating enduring positive environmental and social impact 

Thesis and research driven climate financing solutions by partnership with world leading research institutions and think tanks 

In a Meeting

Vectors Directions 

[Impact x Financial Return]

Sector - Mission Driven Investment 

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Energy Transition

(27% of global GHG contribution)

Renewable energy, energy storage

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Decarbonized Transportation

(16% of global GHG contribution)

Electric vehicle, hydrogen, battery value chain 

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Agricultural and Natural solutions 

(19% of GHG contribution) 

Alternative protein, agriculture innovation, blue economy, carbon sequestration 

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Heavy Industry and manufacturing 

(31% of global GHG contribution)

Alternative plastics, alternative materials, sustainable processing 

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Built Environment

(7% of global GHG contribution)  

Low carbon construction, energy efficiency 

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Integrated Solutions

Carbon Capture, circular economy, climate risk, insurance tech, green finance, behavioral change, consumer B2B, B2C solutions including carbon accounting, reporting and more  

Impact

[eg. CO2 reduction ]

Investment Return

[MoM x times over y years] 

Vectors Impact Pledge 

Startups or projects are encouraged to pledge their future effort to maximize their intended impact.  

Staff Meeting

Thesis Driven Mission Driven Investment 

Mission Driven Investment 

  • Hexagon Climate Frontier Fund 

  • Angel Syndicates

  • Synbio x Climate case fund 

  • Other mission investing financial products  

Community Engagement and Education 

  • Investment bootcamp 

  • Community education event 

  • Angel community

Think Tank 

  • Industry overlook: decarbonization technology / approaches 

  • Industry/go to market challenges 

  • Climate financing approaches 

  • Policy roadmaps

Hexagon Climate Frontier Fund 

Power the frontier climate solutions through investments and partnerships

Huge Emerging Market

Capable Founder

Defensible solution

Product Market Fit

Policy aligned

Climate Impact 

Vectors Angel and SPVs    

Vectors Angel is the impact investment angel syndicate group with 100+ members that invest in companies through special purpose vehicles. 

 

The due diligence is venture type of due diligence performed by the core deal team. 

Selected Portfolio Companies

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Business Team At Work

Vectors Angel Deal Team: Investment Fellowship Program

A 4+2 month investment fellowship program for aspiring angel investors, professionals and scientist to join our investment team. 

Selected Current Cohort of the investment team: 

Jenny Kan

Focus Area: Synthetic biology 

Focuses on early-stage bio and AI/ML investments that solve problems in sustainability and health. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge and completed her Synthetic Biology Postdoc at Caltech.

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Nikodem Pancewicz 

Focus Area: energy systems 

Nik spent a decade in the energy sector at various multinational companies in engineering, sales, and strategy, and currently works in Business Development and Strategy at ABB. Nikodem holds a master’s degree in management from Harvard University and a master’s degree in law from Northwestern University.

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Focus Area: biotechnology

Wanwipa is a MIT/Princeton trained chemical engineer. She is based in Bangkok, Thailand, as an Assistant Professor at Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, and works on different research projects related to to improve human lives, ranging from tissue engineering for healing diabetic wounds to addressing environmental problems by converting wastes to high-value products. 

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Wanwipa Siriwatwechakul

Matt Stone 

Focus Area: Semiconductor

Matt Stone is currently a team member  at Intel Capital, responsible for working with Intel Capital's portfolio companies. Matt received his master's degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University, and bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Arizona.

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Long Term: Mission Driven Investment Launchpad with Full Capital Stack & Blended Financing

Leading Research Institution and Think Tank collaboration

Tackle climate challenges with blended financing 

1. Identify current challenges bottlenecking climate financing and work collectively to creatively tackle the problem. 

2. Collaborate with think tank to identify potential policies or programs that might enable more climate technology adoption. 

Form specific working group to identity and 

launch appropriate financial products to tackle the challenge

  • Venture Capital 

  • Growth Equity 

  • Project finance 

  • Private equity

  • Insurance 

  • Credit 

  • and more…..

A research-first thesis-driven approach to deliver financial products and impact. 

We embrace blended financing options to tackle specific climate finance challenges.

Climate Investment Bootcamp

A 5-weeks entry level venture investment course that targets climate vertical 

Topic covered: 

Instructors: 

Climate investment overview 

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Venture investment basic with a climate focus 

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Legal and financial basics 

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Policy market driver and opportunity area deep dive

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Portfolio management for climate technology companies

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Professor Ilya A. Strebulaev

The David S. Lobel Professor of Private Equity and Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Dr. Yixing Xu

With real startup company live due diligence 

Investment Principal, Future Energy Ventures

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Dr. Yixing Xu

Research Director of Breakthrough Energy Sciences

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Dr. Yixing Xu

Research Director of Breakthrough Energy Sciences

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Hara Wang

Head of Investments, Third Derivatives

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Jason Gordon

Corporate attorney, Polsinelli

 

Selected Portfolio Companies

Denim Jeans

Huue.bio

(Berkeley, CA)  

Invested at Pre-seed. 2019 

Current stage: Raising Series A

Computer Robot

Opentrons

(New York City, NY)  

Invested at Series A bridge. 2020

Current stage: Series C 

Princess Cut Diamond

Aether Diamond

(New York City, NY)  

Invested at seed. 2021, current stage: Series A

Denim Jeans

Natilus

 (San Diego, CA) 

Invested at Series A1. 2021, current stage: Raising Series A2

Computer Robot

Banyan Infrastructure

(San Francisco, CA)

Invested at Series seed+. 2021, current stage: Raising Series A

Princess Cut Diamond

C-Light Technologies

(Berkeley, CA)

Invested at seed, 2020

Princess Cut Diamond

Pow.bio

(Berkeley, CA)

Invested pre-seed 2021

History