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built to scale. better products.
no concessions.

We back founders who move with the urgency the moment requires.

Together, we’ll forge the future of the world’s largest industries with discipline, humility, and relentless execution.

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Transforming materials

Beginning with carbon black, an essential material used in car tires, Monolith is reshaping the way critical chemicals are manufactured, dramatically reducing emissions and costs along the way.

Monolith’s Plasma Black™ process eliminates virtually all emissions from carbon black production, and produces clean hydrogen that can be used across agriculture, energy, transportation, and manufacturing.

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Holistic solution for decarbonizing concrete

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Advanced polymers solve
tough problems

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select prior engagements

prior to Imperative, our team operated, advised, or invested in:

As the world begins to comprehend the enormity of the decarbonization challenge, hard tech startups need more than principle-driven investment to innovate and scale. We also need strategic partners who add value through their ability to connect key leaders and technologies, provide knowledge from their experience, and help envision and carve the path forward. Monolith has found exactly this type of partner with Imperative Ventures.”
Rob Hanson
Co-Founder and CEO, Monolith
a once-in-a-generation shift is underway—

bedrock industries are undergoing tectonic transformation.

We back founders building hard tech solutions addressing enormous opportunities in the energy transition - without compromising cost or performance.

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let’s build the industrial future

Are you an early-stage hard tech company driven by scalable decarbonization?

 Together we can solve imperative challenges.

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