ABOUT LARTA VENTURES

We invest in promising founders and startups who are working to feed, fuel, & heal the world.

Our mission is to foster science & technology innovation for a sustainable planet.

As a non-profit investor, we reinvest our growth value back unto future founders.

Larta Ventures is a subsidiary of Larta Institute. Larta Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization accelerating innovation & entrepreneurship. 

Venture Fellows

Through our Venture Fellows program, we invest in diverse innovators to pilot good ideas that help communities become more resilient in response to the impacts of climate change.

Venture Studio

Our co-creation studio model invests resources and expertise in sustainability-focused ventures to prepare them for seed or Series A funding.

Venture Fund

We invest capital into impact-driven startups alongside our active funding network.

THESIS

We invest in people & startups who do well by doing good and ask the question - can this innovation make the world a better place?

We invest in impact-driven ventures aligned to the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs), with a focus on six critical areas for a sustainable planet.
Rohit Shukla
Founder & CEO
Larta Institute & Larta Ventures

OUR PIPELINE

We invest in graduates of Larta Institute's startup programs.

Our pipeline includes early-stage innovations that have received SBIR/STTR non-dilutive funding from U.S. federal agencies and then de-risked by Larta’s commercialization assistance programs.

We also invest in diverse & underserved innovators via Larta’s entrepreneur development programs, which are funded by our industry and foundation partners.

ACTIVE INVESTOR NETWORK

Larta's portfolio have raised funds from federal agencies, VCs, industry, foundations, and family offices.

Selected Larta Portfolio & Alumni

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Planting millions of trees to feed billions of people
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A better food system from plant to plate
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Carbon transformation for a climate-positive world & fossil-free future.
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Decarbonizing heavy-duty industries
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Unlocking the power of the ocean
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Converting the power of the ocean into usable energy
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Growing more sustainable materials
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Eat with confidence
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Breaking down educational barriers for underserved students
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Creating a litter-free world

LARTA VENTURES TEAM

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Founder & CEO

Rohit Shukla

Rohit Shukla founded Larta Institute in 1993 - Larta's mission is to foster science and technology innovation for a sustainable planet.
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Head of Programs & Evaluation

Vaishali Paliwal

Vaishali leads impact measurement & management across Larta's portfolio. She is a Global Fellow of Social Impact at the MovingWorlds Institute.
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Senior Fellow, Innovation & Ventures

Lewis D. Rowe

Lewis leads portfolio strategy & pipeline analysis for Larta Ventures. He is a Global Fellow of Social Impact at the MovingWorlds Institute.
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Chief of Staff

Hilary Bendon

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Chief Development Officer

Carlos Gutierrez

Carlos leads engagement with Larta's startup ecosystem, including federal agencies, foundations, family offices, industry, and private investors.
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Director, CleanTech & Energy

David Berokoff

David leads Larta's accelerator program in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy - creating a pipeline of CleanTech & Energy startups.
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Senior Advisor, Sustainability

Gunjan Siroya

Gunjan leads Larta's accelerator programs in partnership with USDA & NOAA - creating a pipeline of startups focused on Food and the Environment.
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Head of Operations

Judy Hseih

Judy fosters a pipeline of emerging BioScience & Healthcare startups via the Heal.LA program - for the health & wellbeing of underserved communities.