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Impact Investment to Accelerate Climate Solutions

Virya, LLC invests nimbly in ventures with high potential impact on eliminating global greenhouse gas emissions or sequestering CO2. We invest across electricity, industry, agriculture, and waste systems. Our hope is to find things that wouldn’t happen nearly as fast without our investment, and to get involved as a supportive partner of each company – helping to tell its story or raise future investment rounds. We accept high risk and we vet each company with a focus on whether, if proven and scaled, it could achieve at least a gigaton of emissions impact per year in the next couple decades.

Portfolio Companies

Sage Geosystems™

Sage Geosystems – Advanced geothermal: 24/7 electricity, re-employing fossil fuel workers to drill for clean energy


ThorCon

ThorCon Power – Nuclear power plants mass-manufactured in shipyards to provide the lowest cost energy in the world, all the time and in any region


Resilient Energi

Resilient Energi – Turning waste biomass into graphene-quality biochar and carbon-neutral diesel


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Origen Carbon Solutions – industrial lime with 100% carbon capture, for materials and carbon removal


Azotic Technologies – Bacteria treatment to make any crop fix its own nitrogen, reducing synthetic fertilizer by up to 50%


Team

Solomon Goldstein-Rose
Solomon was the youngest Massachusetts legislator 2017-19. More recently he synthesized a framework on global climate change solutions in his book, The 100% Solution: A Plan for Solving Climate Change.
Chris Anderson
Chris is known for his leadership of the TED organization, which recently created the global COUNTDOWN climate change initiative. Through the Audacious Project, Chris has raised over $1 Billion for impact-driven projects.
Stephen Petranek
Stephen is the editor of Breakthrough Technology Alert and former editor of Discover magazine and other national magazines. He brings to Virya his expertise on analyzing and writing about emerging and future technologies.

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