We Invest Early in Impactful Companies

At City Light, we partner with companies where more revenue equals better lives at scale, every time.

Our Areas of Focus

We work with experienced teams to build scalable companies that have a meaningful impact in the areas of education, safety and care, and the environment.
  • Education
  • Safety & Care
  • Environment

Areas of Focus

We work with experienced teams to build scalable companies that have a meaningful impact in the areas of education, safety and care, and the environment.

Education

Safety & Care

Environment

Our Focus is Driven by Our Beliefs

These problems are complex and intertwined — there is no silver bullet. We constantly need to consider that new solutions can create new vulnerabilities. Our belief is that private markets can and will play a meaningful role in addressing these truths.

Climate
Change

Climate change is a global crisis and addressing it must be a priority.

Mental Health & Addiction

We need to reduce the stigma and improve outcomes associated with mental health and addiction treatment.

Behavioral Health & Wellness

Healthcare must work for the patient.

Education

Learning is a lifelong journey — access to it should be universally attainable to all.

Basic Needs

Everyone should have access to high-quality and affordable clean air and water, power, real food, education, and care.

Fundamental
Safety

Safety is a basic right — no one should ever be made to feel unsafe.

Technology
Drives Scale

Technology should play a role in cost-effective scaling.

Data Can Accelerate Adoption

We should use data to figure out what is working and accelerate adoption.

We Only Invest in Companies Where There is a Direct Relationship Between Financial Outcomes and Measurable Social Impact

For City Light companies, the primary impact comes from their core products or solutions. How they make money is how they have impact.

We Support Companies at Seed Stage and Beyond

City Spark Investments

Our City Spark program invests in companies at the seed and pre-seed stages. We look for companies that can grow to City Light Series A investments.

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City Light Investments

City Light invests in companies with at least $1mm in revenue, an exponential growth path and measurable social impact.

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City Light Companies Count in Ways that Matter

Together, City Light companies find scalable solutions to the complex problems facing our society. The results speak for themselves.

The Problems
The Solutions
The Problem

40%

of students don’t complete college [1]
The Solution

604,416

learners empowered to complete their degrees
The Problem

63%

electricity generation from fossil fuels [2]
The Solution

2.6 billion

kWh of clean energy usage
The Problem

46.6 million

Americans live with mental illness [3]
The Solution

1 million

people with mental health coverage
The Problem

136 million

Americans visit the ER each year [4]
The Solution

45-90%

reduction in non-emergent ER visits
The Problem

6.7 million

tons of greenhouse gasses emitted by US [5]
The Solution

1.7 million

CO2 offset through efficiency efforts

[1] National Center for Education Statistics
[2] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
[3] US Bureau of Labor Statistics
[4] Energy Information Administration
[5] FBI (Department of Justice)

* As of March 2020

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