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Impact today…
not 10 years from now
Impact that can be validated from customers and results, rather than econometric future models.
Meaningful investments in
customer-proven products
Meaningful investments to fuel solutions with product revenue and solid customer references that can be validated.
We do not follow
the VC herd
We prefer to be a significant initial investor and then focus on building a strategic partner base.
Our last 3 investments were
inbound from the companies
If you have heard "no" from 50 software investors playing VC climate theater, reach out to us.
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We seek to build a concentrated portfolio of high-conviction investments.

We focus on investing before other investors are even considering participating. 

We allocate meaningful capital upfront so the portfolio company can be heads-down on execution vs. fundraising and syndicate formation.

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Partners & Co-investors

Investment strategy

Industry needs transformation, not disruption

Unlike Software, Industry has large supply chains, physical assets, and legacy know-how that needs to be brought along to address our current and future challenges. Think food, energy, water, waste management — we need incumbents to successfully adopt new technologies, new business models, new efficient methods. But, scale needs both efficacy and economics. 

Industry incumbents, supply-chains, and engineering skillsets — they need transformation, not disruption.

Global Average Temperature
Source: The Guardian

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Software alone
is not going to
move the needle
We need to reinvent every process, every product, every chemical, and every molecule that we use in order to meet the challenge in front of us. This can only mean that we have to address the full stack of innovation: hardware, software, and services.

The new solutions that we invent have to be more affordable and more effective.
problems need
global solutions
Climate is an inherently planet-scale problem. We need planet-scale solutions, and these have to be relevant in New Delhi and New York, while potentially originating in Berlin or Bergen.
A new type of
capital: neither
VC nor PE
Without dispassionate backing of the right economics (incentive-free, competitive with incumbent technologies), we cannot create sustainable, profitable, scalable mega companies of the future. Impact without economics is short-term charity at best, and wastage of risk capital at worst. However, our investments have aspects of traditional VC and aspects of traditional PE. All of these need to be addressed for the decarbonized future we are all driving towards.
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We build a concentrated Portfolio. We do not seek co-investors at the time of our investment. We allocate large capital upfront to the Portfolio Company.

We partner with founders and operational teams to help write the playbook on the next stage of success: Product, Go To Market, and Technology. We seek to carry the Portfolio Company to over $100M in revenues.

More than
just capital

Wave Equity Partners assists you in developing a full roadmap from funding to exit, including go-to-market strategy, IP management, production scale-up and exit strategy.

With significant industrial, operational and investing experience, we merge our proprietary process with our go-to-market know-how to accelerate your growth while reducing risk. By selecting only a limited number of portfolio companies to support, we’re able to work as hard as you do to achieve success.

As an investor in the cleantech space, while top decile returns are critical, so is your desire to invest in breakthrough companies making global environmental impact.

We seek generational sustainability innovators and pair them with the right resources and our proprietary playbook to maximize growth, return and impact.

We don’t seek the largest portfolio. Instead, we’re selective, enabling us to truly support our innovators in scaling their execution capabilities. As a result, our portfolio companies can grow faster with less risk.

If it’s not
it’s not


What can we say? It’s a great team. 
15 strong and counting.
From Boston to Bergen, 
and back again.
Founder & Managing Director

Praveen Sahay

Founder & Managing Director

Mark Robinson

Founder & Managing Director

Haskell Crocker



Principal, Europe


Investment Associate


Director of Investor Relations


Investment Analyst

Charles Bonsu


Lynette Montejo

Fund Accountant

Kayla Cadigan

Operating Partner

Matt Polimeno

Operating Consultant

Sarthak Tripathi

Office Manager


Special Advisor

Dr. Joseph Stanislaw

Sr. Operating Partner

Thomas Massie

Director Emeritus

Walter (Chip)


Independent Board Member

Rebecca Ranich

Independent Consultant

Patrick Solomon

Director Emeritus



Independent Board Member