Navitas Capital is a cleantech venture capital firm focused on investing in next generation energy efficiency and green building technology companies. Specific areas of investment focus include: 1) Building Materials (e.g. windows, drywall, concrete), 2) Building Systems (e.g. lighting, lighting controls, HVAC, plug load, distributed energy and storage) and 3) Software & Services (e.g. energy and carbon management software, information research, system optimization software, building design). Navitas has been one of the early and driving forces behind several of today's leading green building technology companies, including PowerMat, View, SCL Elements, Enmetric Systems, Gridium, PlanGrid, Hara Software, SN Tech, Lunera Lighting, Serious Energy, Arxx and Sustainability Roundtable. Navitas Capital has offices in both Northern and Southern California.
Investment Thesis: sustainability is inherently and inextricably linked to energy management, cost savings and the environment, there is a systemic change with respect to increased recognition of the value of sustainability in the construction and operation of buildings worldwide.
Accordingly, Navitas Capital believes there is an exciting opportunity to see outsized returns, by investing in the most promising companies with a significant process or technology innovation within the built environment.
The phrase "built environment" refers to the entire inventory of man-made buildings and the infrastructure which supports and connects them ($1.3 trillion market) -- including: offices, homes, schools, hospitals, hotels, public buildings, airports, streets, sidewalks, parks, parking structures, expressways, bridges, railroads and waterways.