About Chrysalix


Chrysalix is one of the longest serving sustainable innovation and alternative energy venture capital firms. We deploy breakthrough innovations, engineering and business solutions to large industries in transition: oil and gas, power and utilities, chemicals and materials, mining and metals, automation and manufacturing.

We are proven company builders and matchmakers with deep energy industry expertise. Chrysalix provides early-stage financing, hands-on support and strategic connections to innovation companies developing game-changing technologies that will drive the multi-trillion dollar new energy economy.

With three funds and 14 years of experience, Chrysalix has adapted the traditional venture capital model to successfully tackle resource productivity, industrial process efficiency and sustainable innovation. Our differentiated approach engages closely with large industrials to source transformational external innovation and complement internal R&D programs. The goal is to help large industrials create an advantage through innovation by building a broad portfolio of technology options that can both provide strategic flexibility and move the economic needle, in a way that minimizes cost and risk.

The Chrysalix Innovation Model

Cross-Industrial Strategy Accelerates Innovation into the Mainstream

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Chrysalix focuses on breakthrough sustainable innovation for oil and gas, mining, electric power and utilities, chemicals, and automation and manufacturing. These are trillion dollar industries that face structural challenges and are actively searching for innovation with superior economics, while simultaneously improving the energy intensity of production processes or products, and the environmental performance. The cross-industrial approach enables new technology already proven in one vertical to more readily cross to adjacent markets.
Testimonials Chrysalix
"Chrysalix has been an essential contributor to GlassPoint's growth, helping the company become the world leader in solar enhanced oil recovery. With its strong portfolio of limited partners, Chrysalix was able to foster valuable connections with companies like Royal Dutch Shell, who is now a major shareholder and strategic partner."  – Rod MacGregor, CEO
GaN Systems
"Chrysalix had the experience and vision to recognise the technological advances of our core IP and has played a vital role in our progression from 2008 start-up to now being recognized as the clear worldwide leader in the gallium nitride power transistor market. The relationship between Chrysalix and the management team has been outstanding throughout, with a mutually supportive approach to fundraising and to building the team and the business at key points."   – Jim Witham, CEO
General Fusion
"Chrysalix has a very broad network throughout the world, including domain experts, financing sources and others. These connections have been invaluable and without question accelerated our progress as a result. General Fusion is regarded as the leading private fusion company in the world, and Chrysalix has been a key enabler for us."  – Nathan Gilliland, CEO