About Us

NGEN Partners is an active venture investor committed to backing world class entrepreneurs seeking to change industries through innovation, creativity and the promotion of environmentally sustainable products and services.

Founded in 2001, NGEN Partners invests in companies that positively improve the environment and human wellness.  We seek entrepreneurs with unique business models and differentiated products and services, capable of rapid growth and sustained profitability.  We invest in and alongside these entrepreneurs, helping them grow and sustain category leaders.  We invest throughout North America, and have offices in California and New York.

Featured Companies

Bare Snacks

Bare Snacks — Bare Snacks®, maker of 100% Natural and Organic Bare Fruit® Apple Chips and Fruit... [more]


Zevia — Zevia is the first brand focused exclusively on great tasting, all natural, zero calorie soda... [more]


eRecyclingCorps — eRecyclingCorps (eRC) is the world’s leading provider of carrier-grade wireless device trade-in solutions.... [more]


Brightfarms — BrightFarms designs, finances, builds and operates hydroponic greenhouse farms at supermarkets, eliminating time, distance and... [more]


Soraa — Soraa is the world’s leading developer of solid-state lighting technology built on pure... [more]

DIRTT Environmental Solutions

DIRTT Environmental Solutions — DIRTT— Doing It Right This Time — creates unique workspace interiors with responsive, agile... [more]

REGEN Energy

REGEN Energy — REGEN provides industry-leading wireless demand management and demand response solutions to commercial & industrial facilities... [more]

nlyte Software

nlyte Software — nlyte Software was founded by data centre professionals for data centre professionals and is the... [more]

Fallbrook Technologies

Fallbrook Technologies — Fallbrook's NuVinci® continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology improves the performance and efficiency of... [more]

Latest News

Soraa co-founder shares Nobel Prize in physics

Shuji Nakamura, who co-founded Soraa with two fellow University of California, Santa Barbara professors in 2008, is sharing the Nobel Prize with two Japanese scientists, Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano. The three scientists revolutionized lighting technology two decades ago when they came up with a long-elusive component of the white LED lights that in countless applications today have replaced less efficient incandescent and fluorescent lights. The three scientists were the first to master the intricate layering of semiconductor materials needed to create blue-light emitting diodes. Though red and green diodes had been invented decades earlier, blue was needed to complete the...

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