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Cleaner, Cheaper and More Sustainable

Whether it’s in the realm of energy, or water, or agriculture, or health, at iSelect, we believe in profitably doing more with less. We view resource efficiency not as a sustainability challenge to be won, but an opportunity for smart innovations to carve out a place in the market. iSelect is doing this by supporting companies that are driving this change — helping commercial real estate companies save 20-50% of their energy bills, helping farmers reduce their water usage by up to 30%, and creating sustainable new sources of natural products such as rubber.

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iSelect Portfolio Companies

iSelect focuses on early-stage resource efficiency companies that are poised to help push the next sustainability revolution forward. We deliberately invest in companies that can make a positive impact on our society, as well as on the bottom line.

Rebound Technologies, Inc.

Rebound Technologies builds IcePoint, a novel cooling technology that delivers unmatched control and efficiency to industrial freezers. Learn more…

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Bractlet, Inc.

Bractlet forecasts and verifies energy savings for retrofits of energy consuming equipment in commercial buildings, enabling significant energy saving and cost reduction. Learn more…

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Benson Hill Biosystems, Inc.

Benson Hill is a crop improvement company that empowers innovators with a revolutionary platform to tap the natural genetic diversity of plants and develop healthier and more sustainable food choices. Learn more…

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Artemis

Agrilyst, Inc. is a SaaS platform that tracks and analyzes farm data, helping indoor farms optimize plant performance and reduce operating expenses. From 2016 to 2023, the global indoor farming market is projected to grow at a 24% CAGR, reaching $6.4 billion in size by 2023 . On average, profitable indoor farms have been operating for at least 7 years . This is driven largely by an inability to understand, measure, and monitor the key cost drivers of production. Agrilyst’s SaaS system allows indoor farmers of all sizes to focus on the linkage all the way from sales forecasting to production planning, enabling them to reduce costs and increase profitability. Learn more…

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Agrible, Inc.

Agrible sells software that connects the agricultural supply chain from field-to-market, providing critical sustainability,agronomic, and yield data. Learn more…

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Holganix, LLC

Holganix produces organic plant probiotics that make soils and plants healthier, more resilient, and more productive. Learn more…

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Kultevat, Inc.

Kultevat combines genetic breeding and chemical process engineering to produce natural rubber from the Russian dandelion in North America. Learn more…

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Meet Our Selection Committee

Our Resource Efficiency Selection Committee consists of industry and subject matter experts who help guide iSelect’s investment decisions. With firsthand experience and a true pulse on the industry, we consider these individuals key to our success in finding and investing in resource efficiency innovation.

Mr. Tom Willis serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Conestoga Energy Partners LLC. Mr. Willis is responsible for all aspects of the business. He joined Conestoga in November 2006. He possesses widespread knowledge in the ethanol industry. He has ov …

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Mr. Steve Barr is a Co-Founder of Osborn & Barr Communications, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Barr has more than 35 years of marketing and communications planning experience. He is a Co-founder of Farmergy, Inc. and serves as its …

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Chas Eggert

Charles R. (Chas) Eggert has 40 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry with a proven track record of creating value for startups and large global businesses. Chas is an operating partner focused on specialty chemical investments with A …

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Currently CEO of Angra Energy Partners, Armando Henriques was formerly President and CEO of Duke Energy in Brazil

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PJ Piper

Mr. Piper has extensive experience in start-up company development in founder, investor, board member, and executive roles. His experience encompasses intellectual property assessment, building strong development and management teams, raising private i …

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David Waserstein

Mr. Waserstein is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of SOIL Funds Management, LLC. The firm targets control and semi-control investments in resource efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainable businesses. It’s inaugural fund, Sustainab …

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Russ Conser

Mr. Conser has very deep and broad experience in emerging energy technology, and is an expert in both theory and practice corporate innovation and venturing. Russ currently serves as a board member to StarRotor Corporation, on the Executive Committee o …

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michael ware

Mr. Ware is the founder of Advance Capital Markets, Inc. a private investment firm with a long and successful track record in the energy and power industries. He served as a financial advisor and then Managing Director to Good Energies (GEI). Mr. Ware …

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Paul Nelson

Mr. Nelson has over 20 years of energy, entrepreneurial, business management and technology development/research experience.  He is currently managing partner at Saoradh Energy Partners LLC and was recently president of Ward Alternative Energy (a Saora …

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Resources and News

Food Insecurity Is the Biggest Threat to Life On Earth, Except That it Isn’t

Agrilyst: Developing New Tools to Help Indoor Farmers Thrive

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Agrilyst’s SaaS-based platform provides indoor farmers with data-driven insights to make more profitable production decisions, optimizing labor cost efficiency and improving crop yield. With Agrilyst, indoor growers create seeding plans, schedule harvests, assign tasks, manage climate and nutrient density, and forecast yield, sales, and varietal performance.

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Agrilyst Closes Strategic Funding Round

Agrilyst Closes Strategic Funding Round

Agrilyst, the intelligence platform for indoor farms, is pleased to announce the recent closure of its latest strategic fundraising round. New investors included iSelect Fund, Argonautic Ventures, Horizons Lab and Onlan Capital Ventures, with existing investors Compound and New York State Innovation Venture Capital Fund joining as a follow-on.

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What iSelect Is Looking For in the Companies It Invests In

What iSelect Is Looking For in the Companies It Invests In

So people ask me what the optimal, or perfect, iSelect investment opportunity looks like. And there's a scientific, or a finance type of answer that I can give you that we're looking for a company that has an opportunity to have a 10 times return to our investor, or...

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The iSelect Focus: Resource Efficiency

The iSelect Focus: Resource Efficiency

Energy is an incredibly complex sector. There's an abundance of conventional fossil fuel available that is relatively inexpensive, but it is meeting with consumer revolt at some level on the basis of its impact on climate change. You've got essentially three primary...

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Meet the Companies That Are Revolutionizing Organics

Meet the Companies That Are Revolutionizing Organics

The market for organics is changing, fast. According to a new report published this week in The Wall Street Journal, sales of organic crops are soaring, but the prices paid for those products are dropping steadily due to increased imports and new competition in the...

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Clean/Cheap Energy: Boosting Real Estate Net Asset Value

Clean/Cheap Energy: Boosting Real Estate Net Asset Value

Let’s say you’re the CFO of a REIT managing 20 million square feet of commercial floorspace. Chances are you’re paying $2.35 per square foot in utility expense, roughly $47 million annually. If you knew you could reliably cut 30% of this expense, adding $14 million...

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nanoMetallix – Next Generation Solid Fuel Rockets

nanoMetallix – Next Generation Solid Fuel Rockets

For all of the high-flying adventure that’s usually associated with solid fuel rockets, it is actually a fairly traditional field, averse to change and slow to adopt new technologies.   And for good reason. The industry deals with high levels of risk every day, and...

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iSelect Adds New Portfolio Company: Bractlet

iSelect Adds New Portfolio Company: Bractlet

Bractlet – The Cutting Edge of Energy Insight Alec Manfre, CEO and Co-Founder Matthew Lynch, CPO and Co-Founder Brian Smith, CTO and Co-Founder Talk about your “movers and shakers.” The three founders of Bractlet know a thing or two about moving and shaking up the...

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