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We believe
that a radical change to our food, agriculture, and ocean sectors is necessary to meet our climate, biodiversity, water, justice, and human health goals.
We invest
$100-750k in pre-seed and seed stage companies working to transform the food, agriculture, and oceans sectors.
We invest globally, with a focus in the US and Europe.
Our average time to reach a yes / no decision is 18 days (but check back because we update this number live). We keep our investment process targeted so you can go back to building your company.
We only have a decade to change our trajectory - let's not waste time.
If you are building an early stage company in the food, agriculture, or oceans sectors, please contact us at contact@ponderosavc.com
Our Portfolio
Boomitra logoAnt RoboticsAquanzoAscribeBlackbear logoBoomitra logo
Neolithics logoChibotanic logoCirce logoConcert Bio logoConcert Bio logoCirce logo
Everest CarbonFeedVaxAdapt logoModern Synthesis logoKlimModern Synthesis logo
Modern Synthesis logoMuddy Machines logoNatrix logoNeolithics logoModern Synthesis logoNeolithics logo
Peptobiotics logoPlanblue logoRebel Meat logoRubi logoSavefruit logoSera logoSnowfox Sciences logo
Steward logoSnowfox Sciences logoTezza logoUnmaro logoUnmaro logo
Our Team
Portrait of Tom Steyer
Co-founder and Member of Ponderosa Investment Committee
Portrait of Chloë Payne
Principal
Galvanize Climate Solutions
Ponderosa is a member of Galvanize’s platform of strategies. Galvanize provides Ponderosa with an investment committee, legal and structural support, and access to the platform’s insights. Ponderosa in turn shares the learnings from its early stage work in the food, agriculture, and oceans space but maintains its own name and presence in the market.
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