DBL Partners, Investor in Tesla and Solar City, Closes 3rd Fund at $400 Million

ImpactAlpha
June 24, 2015

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The “dou­ble bot­tom line” ven­ture cap­i­tal firm has closedDBL Part­ners III, its third fund, with $400 mil­lion in cap­i­tal. The port­fo­lios of DBL’s pre­vi­ous funds include some of the most suc­cess­ful social ven­tures to date, includ­ing Tesla Motors, Solar City, Rev­o­lu­tion Foods and Eco­logic.

The size of this fund puts impact invest­ing squarely in the main­stream and the sus­tain­abil­ity focus included in its man­date puts to rest any con­cerns that the time for clean energy invest­ing has passed,” said Nancy Pfund, man­ag­ing part­ner and founder at DBL. “Build­ing great com­pa­nies that also help to solve some of the core chal­lenges of our age is not an oxy­moron as some would posit – in our view, these goals go hand-​​in-​​hand and there is no sacrifice.”

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