Investing in a better future.

We tackle climate change through the lens of oceans and their interdependencies with land, air, and energy systems.

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Systems Thinking

Oceans Focused

We tackle the problem of climate change with a focus on oceans and the interdependencies of oceans with land, air, and energy systems.

How We're Different

What We Do

We provide milestones-based, long duration capital and hands-on technical assistance to help build high impact companies.

How We Do It

We invest in the 'missing middle' where capital is scarce for innovative companies disrupting big markets.

Our Track Record

Our team has a combined 160 years of experience in funding and building innovative, profitable businesses that have improved over 3 million lives and attracted over 16 times initial investment in follow-on capital.

Our Team

Shally Shanker

Founder & Managing Partner

Portfolio strategy, investment thesis, diligence & management.

The Schmidt Family Foundation, Hillspire, Stanford School of Medicine

Ben Tarbell

Venture Partner

Product Strategy, Technology, Energy

Google X, SolarCity, Mosaic, IDEO

Luke Halsey

Investment Director

Analytics, investment diligence, performance and metrics

The Schmidt Family Foundation, Social Finance, Oxford University

Justin Manley

Techology Director

Engineering, Robotics, Sensors

Marine Technology Society, MIT

Stuart Jeckel

Associate / Data Scientist & Researcher

Technical research, statistical computing, machine learning

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University

Tim Richardson

Venture Partner

Ocean Technology, Robotics, Health

Georgia Tech, Jupiter Research, Liquid Robotics, Micro Linear

Sameer Halai

Entrepreneur in Residence

Energy, Financing, User Experience

The Schmidt Family Foundation, Jirav, SunFunder, Microsoft

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