Access to Investors

Access to Private Investment

Oregon BEST provides assistance in winning investments from private funding sources. We have longstanding relationships with angel, strategic, and venture cleantech investors — and we're continuously expanding this network. 

We fund and support cleantech startups while preparing them for follow-on investment through a series of focused programs. By engaging with Oregon BEST, these companies offer investors greater potential and lower risk than typical cleantech startups. 

Oregon BEST has deployed more than $5 million in early-stage investments to help 45+ Oregon cleantech startups, which have leveraged more than $40 million in follow-on investments. As our 8:1 follow-on funding ratio shows, investors across the world recognize Oregon’s cleantech innovators as strong competitors in global markets. 

Deal Flow From Oregon’s Cleantech Hub

Cleantech innovation is thriving in Oregon. As the leading state for green job creation and a hub for wide-ranging research, Oregon is producing robust investment opportunities. Oregon BEST is uniquely positioned at the center of this activity, providing investors with a rich source of potential deal flow. Explore our portfolio of Oregon BEST Companies:

Our Companies

Schedule a Visit

Find out firsthand what’s happening in Oregon on the cleantech innovation front. Contact Ken Vaughn to arrange a visit designed specifically for your interests:

Ken Vaughn    

Director of Commercialization Programs, Oregon BEST
Email: ken.vaughn(at)
Phone: 971-770-BEST (2378)

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