Our approach

Shell Ventures works with startups and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from their early stages to their scale and growth phases. We make minority investments that help to develop new technologies and disruptive business models in areas of strategic interest to Shell’s businesses.

Investing in venture funds and incubators is also critical to expanding our scanning capabilities, making introductions to great companies and potential investment opportunities.

Investment domains

Our investment focus is a mix of oil and gas, renewable energy and cleantech, new fuels for transport, smart mobility and digital.

How we support our portfolio companies

Shell Ventures is more than a route for capital: we specialise in deployment and scaling-up, and have a team dedicated to implementation and deployment. We can offer companies access to technical and scientific expertise, research and development facilities, and can assist with field trial pilots to further develop and demonstrate concepts. We also provide unique access to a global customer base and to an extensive supplier and contractor network.

Our investment strategy is to be a significant minority investor – a typical initial investment is $2-5m, with a total of $15-22m over the lifecycle of an investment. We will lead or follow funding rounds, which means we actively form syndicates with other venture capital funds and corporate venturing teams. Maintaining excellent relationships with leading venture capital firms is paramount to our success, as they are an important source of high-quality deals. We continually build and activate our network to create the best opportunities for our portfolio companies.

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Meet the team

We have experts in the most innovative business ecosystems across the globe. Find an office, a venture principal and the best way to contact us.

Our portfolio

Our portfolio crosses borders and industry sectors. Get to know the innovation-driven entrepreneurs we get to work with and find out how Shell can deploy their technologies and services.

Newsroom

Latest deal announcements, news stories and discover what our portfolio companies have recently accomplished.