Our goal is simple

To partner with companies where, with the right capital in hand, and rolling up our sleeves to help, we can work together for long term success.

For the right companies, Spring Lane Capital can help rapid scale-up of the sustainability solutions that these markets—and the world—are ready for.

Our Unique Approach

Catalytic Project Capital

Spring Lane Capital’s unique “Catalytic Project Capital” approach combines project equity for small-scale systems and projects across the energy, food, water and waste markets, along with additional growth capital to support the teams that we partner with at the corporate level. In the right situation, this Catalytic Project Capital approach can provide a valuable opportunity for our partner companies — not only for accelerating growth and speeding up sales cycles in the near term, but also for unlocking longer term financial success. At Spring Lane Capital, we work hard before the investment to make sure our approach is a strong fit with a company’s and their customers’ needs.

Investment Criteria

We seek to partner with companies that have:

  1. A capable, high-execution management team
  2. An existing “distributed asset” solution offering resource efficiency and customer economic benefits — solutions using equipment or facilities smaller and less concentrated than traditional project finance can address
  3. Robust existing commercial revenues from a proven technology offering
  4. Customers that have stated a preference for onsite services or other “no-CAPEX ask” offerings

Investment Process

A Structured Approach to Success.

To ensure we are setting up our partner companies with the best chance for success long term, our investment process is more methodical than many entrepreneurs may be used to from other sources of capital. We typically will engage companies before an investment in detailed diligence and planning, including:

  1. A deep review of market and customer needs
  2. Detailed project pool structuring to create strong alignment between Spring Lane Capital’s and our partner companies’ mutual success
  3. Management team strengths and gaps assessments, including our proprietary deep dive interview methodology
  4. Technology and engineering evaluations
  5. Planning for enhanced asset management capabilities
  6. A sustainability and impact review

Demand For Project Capital

The market is increasingly asking for localized assets rather than large centralized facilities.

Spring Lane Capital’s ability to deploy novel financing is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this trend in a variety of climate and sustainability sectors.

+$90b
Global smart farming industry in 2030
+$6b
Packed and containerized water and wastewater treatment markets by 2023
15%
Distributed wastewater treatment (MBR) growth through 2022
28%
Cumulative annual growth rate in behind-the-meter electricity market in the U.S. from 2015–2018
30%
U.S. RNG production growth from 2015-2018
$15b
U.S. EV fleet charging market by 2030

Our Sub-Sector Focus

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Food

Intelligent Agriculture, Indoor Agriculture, Aquaculture, Supply Chain Innovation, Food Waste

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Transportation

Corporate Vehicle Fleets, Refueling Networks, Recharging Networks, Logistics, Distributed Fuel Production

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Water

Water Recycling, Water Efficiency, Water Treatment, Irrigation, Desalination

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Waste

Waste Heat Capture, Waste-to-Energy, Waste-to-Value, Anaerobic Digestion, Composting

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Energy

Efficiency, Storage, Rooftop & Community Solar, Community Wind, Small Hydro, Microgrids, Transmission & Distribution

Spring Lane have been great partners for our business. With their support, we’ve launched a new service offering that is revolutionizing our industry.

— Matt Silver, CEO and Founder, Cambrian

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