Westly Group

We Partner with Entrepreneurs Who are Changing the World

Venture Capital
  • Program Type
    Venture Capital
  • Avg Funding Amount
  • Investment Stage
    Series A, B, and C
  • Portfolio Size
    30 Companies
  • Investment Location
    San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC
  • Industry Focus
    Energy, Mobility, Buildings, Industrial Technology, Cybersecurity

Over the last two decades, The Westly Group has partnered with exceptional entrepreneurs at the earliest stages of their companies. In 2008, we invested in a 29-person team called Tesla when Elon Musk set out to create the first mass-market electric vehicle company. In 2014, we invested in the Series A round of Sentinel One and have participated in every round after, backing Tomer Weingarten and the team to help build the future of endpoint cybersecurity. In 2017, we partnered with Austin Russell and Luminar in their journey to build automotive-grade LiDAR for an autonomous future.

Future360.tv: The Westly Group

An interview with The Westly Group team on their recent announcement of a $160 million cleantech investment fund.

What We Look For


Our firm invests in high-growth, capital-efficient businesses across energy, mobility, buildings, industrial technology, and cybersecurity.


We primarily invest in Series A, B, and C rounds where we can support teams in unlocking commercialization and growth at critical inflection points.

Check Size

Our typical check size is $5-$15M, but we can be flexible and nimble depending on the round.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.

Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.