Chevron Technology Ventures closes $90 mln for fifth fund

Chevron Technology Ventures said Tuesday that it has raised $90 million for its fifth fund. The pool will invest in early- to mid-stage companies that are developing technologies that could possibly improve Chevron’s oil and gas business. CTV is the investment unit of Chevron Corp., the oil and gas conglomerate.


HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chevron Technology Ventures LLC (CTV) announced today that is has launched CTV Fund V, a $90 million venture capital fund to invest in early- to mid-stage companies and in limited partnership funds. Investments from CTV Fund V will focus on companies developing emerging technologies that have the potential to improve Chevron’s oil and gas base business performance or create new opportunities for growth.
“We provide an excellent source of innovative technologies that can deliver value to Chevron’s business units when applied,” said CTV President Barbara Burger. “We are using venture capital as a conduit for early adoption of emerging technologies and to build a pipeline of innovation for Chevron.”
CTV-managed strategic investments prior to Fund V have supported a wide range of companies and venture capital funds. Partner technologies are used across Chevron’s Upstream and Downstream business units, producing substantial earnings for the company. CTV screens more than 400 opportunities per year, selecting one to three companies in which to invest. The company has a current portfolio of 37 companies.
Formed in June 1999, CTV invests in technology start-up companies whose innovations could significantly benefit Chevron’s existing businesses and lead to new growth opportunities. CTV identifies, sponsors and demonstrates emerging technology and champions its integration into Chevron.