Investments

Innovative Investing

King Hill Capital invests in early stage cleantech companies that develop renewable energy or energy efficiency technologies. Initial investments typically range between $100K and $250K, and might increase to $500K over the life of the investment. We typically invest in rounds of less than $3M, and where the lifetime capital requirements are generally not expected to exceed $15M. King Hill Capital often seeks a board position at the companies in which it invests. For all investments, King Hill Capital brings extensive operating experience to help companies achieve their growth objectives.

King Hill Capital's current investments include the following:

  • 7AC Technologies
    (www.7actech.com)
    7AC Technologies develops revolutionary, ultra efficient, liquid desiccant HVAC systems for commercial and industrial buildings, delivering a 50%+ reduction in energy costs over conventional HVAC units.

  • Albeo Technologies
    (www.albeotech.com)
    Albeo Technologies is the first company to bring the advantages of energy efficient LED lighting to the industrial and commercial marketplace. In November 2012, Albeo was acquired by General Electric Lighting.

  • American Aerogel Corporation
    (www.americanaerogel.com)
    American Aerogel develops and manufactures performance-leading aerogel-based insulation products currently used in thermal packaging systems for the transportation of valuable biomedical, pharmaceutical, medical device, clinical trial, and diagnostic industries.

  • General Compression
    (www.generalcompression.com)
    General Compression makes low-cost bulk energy storage a reality. Its GCAES™ technology is a modular compressor / expander that enables both utility-scale and distributed energy storage projects.

  • Greentech Media
    (www.greentechmedia.com)
    Greentech Media is a fully integrated online-media company comprised of cutting-edge news, in-depth market research, and focused industry events.

  • Lightning Hybrids
    (www.lightninghybrids.com)
    Lightning Hybrids developed a unique and cost-effective hydraulic hybrid solution for fleets of light to medium sized trucks that improves mileage 25-30%.

  • Meridian Energy USA
    (www.meridianenergyusa.com)
    Meridian Energy USA (formerly Cleantech America) develops utility-scale solar PV projects. In August 2009, the company was acquired by Meridian Energy, the largest electricity generator in New Zealand that generates power only from renewable sources.

  • NG Advantage
    (www.ngadvantage.com)
    NG Advantage delivers natural gas to large industrial, commercial, and institutional users not connected to a pipeline.

  • Outsmart Power Systems
    (www.outsmartinc.com)
    Outsmart Power Systems turns a commercial property’s existing electrical wiring infrastructure into a building management network. Outsmart’s intelligent system knows exactly where and how much electricity is being used, which enables building owners and facility managers to achieve a new level of measurement of their energy costs and equipment performance.

  • Powerhouse Dynamics
    (www.powerhousedynamics.com)
    Powerhouse Dynamics delivers energy management solutions for small commercial and residential buildings. Its eMonitor™ product analyzes electricity consumption at the circuit level, delivering actionable intelligence and control for effective energy management and cost savings.

  • Purpose Energy
    (www.purposeenergy.com)
    Purpose Energy builds patented anaerobic digesters specifically for the food and beverage industry. Its Tribrid-Bioreactors™ convert organic waste into clean water and clean energy.

  • RavenBrick
    (www.ravenbrick.com)
    Ravenbrick invented and manufactures innovative solar-controlled windows that reduce energy costs up to 50% in most buildings.

  • Solar Sentry Corporation
    (www.solarsentry.com)
    Solar Sentry specializes in solar array diagnostics for commercial-scale solar electric sites.

  • Stellaris
    (www.stellaris-corp.com)
    Stellaris manufactures photovoltaic panels with its ClearPower™ technology, which enables a quantum drop in the cost of PV electricity, while greatly improving PV module aesthetics.

  • Sundolier
    (www.sundolier.com)
    Sundolier developed the Sundolier®, an innovative "active daylighting" system that tracks the sun to maximize daylight delivered to interior spaces throughout the day.

  • VoltServer
    (www.voltserver.com)
    VoltServer is developing a technology that revolutionizes the way electrical power is controlled and distributed. The technology is referred to as Packet Energy Transfer, or PET. VoltServer has focused its first product offerings on the rapidly expanding small cell, Wi-Fi and WiMAX industries using a modular system to power remote components over standard communications cables, such as CAT 3, CAT 5 or CAT 6.