Green Technologies for Good



Reversing Climate Change with Cleantech Innovation and Impact Investing

VertueLab merges innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, and impact investing to address and resolve global environmental challenges.
We are the conduit between promising cleantech companies and the investors who empower their progress through support and access to capital. 

For innovators - we deliver acceleration programs to help their companies grow and attract capital.
For funders - we amplify their philanthropic and economic development goals.
For impact investors - we are a conduit for direct investing for a combination of financial return and measurable impact.



From Oregon BEST to VertueLab

Our beginnings harken back to 2007 when we were formed as Oregon BEST, a non-profit economic development engine funded by the State of Oregon to support cleantech startups. As a powerful force providing access to critical support and funding, our mission is similar but has evolved even further.  Today we are thrilled to introduce our new brand, VertueLab.  VertueLab is a bridge between cleantech innovators and those who fuel their work with funding and investment.

We are innovating alongside our portfolio companies by developing new impact investing models to fuel their growth and the tools to measure the environmental and social impact that their success brings. Our strategy includes expanding our geographic reach deeper into the Pacific Northwest region.
We couldn’t be prouder to forge a new future ahead.


Our Track Record


Impact Investing Moves Cleantech Innovation Forward

VertueLab makes direct impact investments in startup companies to solve environmental challenges, expand technology innovation, support entrepreneurship, and grow green-collar jobs. Impact investing in environmental innovators enables philanthropies, economic developers, family offices and individuals to align their capital and their giving with their values.

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Accelerating Cleantech Entrepreneurs 

 VertueLab offers a wide range of support and acceleration programs to startups - from mentorship and access to funders, to investor readiness, funding for prototypes, assistance obtaining R&D grants, university connections, and more - so those startups can go out and impact the world's greatest environmental and social challenges.

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10 Years of Experience


Since we began in 2007 as Oregon BEST, the VertueLab team has partnered with funders and innovators in clean technologies to make a global environmental impact. Through a series of focused programs and funding opportunities, we advance promising technologies to market while helping innovators - and investors - find the resources they need to move their vision forward.


“I would definitely recommend that other startups apply for a VertueLab investment.
The amount of wisdom, experience, and knowledge they bring to bear is tremendous.”

— Sce Pike, CEO of IOTAS

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