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Investments

16

Portfolio Exits

2

Funds

3

About Kolohala Ventures

Kolohala Ventures is an early-stage Venture Capital firm committed to investing in Hawaii companies.

Kolohala Ventures Headquarter Location

900 Fort Street Mall # 1570

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813-3713,

United States

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Sopogy Seals Series E Round

Nov 27, 2012

Sopogy Seals Series E Round November 27, 2012 Follow @buyouts Sopogy, a solar thermal technology company based in Hawaii, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series E financing, it announced. The round included preferred stock and warrants, and was led by Mitsui & Co. Southern California Gas Company, 3M, Kolohala Ventures and Enerdigm Ventures also joined the round. PRESS RELEASE Sopogy, a concentrating solar thermal technology company today announced the closing of its Series E round of preferred stock and warrants led by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”). Also participating in the round were new investors Southern California Gas Company, 3M and other key strategic investors. Existing investors, Kolohala Ventures and Enerdigm Ventures also joined the round. “This financing supports the continued commercialization of Sopogy’s solar thermal technologies,” said Darren T. Kimura, President and CEO. “This accomplishment was made possible because of the determination and support of our outstanding team and committed current investors. In this new financing we are thrilled to be joined by such top tier industry leaders and look forward to continued commercialization with our partners.” Sopogy has pioneered the concept of MicroCSP using its mirrored concentrating solar thermal solar collectors to create high quality thermal heat. This heat is used in the industrial process and as solar steam. The International Energy Agency has estimated that only 17% of final energy consumption is for electricity while 47% of final energy consumption is in the generation of thermal energy1. Sopogy’s technologies are poised to capture the thermal energy market by harnessing the power of the sun. “Sopogy is bringing us closer to a future where steam and industrial heat is generated by the sun, replacing fossil fuels. We are proud to support Sopogy in that mission,” said Wataru Ebata, General Manager, Principal Investment Division at Mitsui. About Sopogy, Inc. Sopogy revolutionized solar thermal technology with MicroCSP. Developing modular collectors about one-third the size of a traditional concentrated solar power mirror, Sopogy cut the cost of solar thermal energy to a fraction of the cost. Proprietary storage units stabilize volatile energy production when cloudy and prolong production after sunset. Sopogy’s thermal energy is the fuel for stable, renewable process heat and solar steam. Please visit www.sopogy.com. About Mitsui & Co., Ltd Mitsui is one of the most diversified and comprehensive trading, investment and service enterprises in the world, with 152 offices in 67 countries as of November 2012. Utilizing global operating locations, network and information resources, Mitsui is multilaterally pursuing business that ranges from product sales, worldwide logistics and financing to the development of major international infrastructure and other projects in the following fields: iron and steel products, mineral and metal resources, infrastructure projects, motor vehicles, marine and aerospace, chemicals, energy, food resources, food products and services, consumer services, IT, finance and new business, and transportation logistics. Mitsui is actively taking on challenges for global business innovation around the world. © 2015 Buyouts Insider / Argosy Group LLC

Kolohala Ventures Investments

16 Investments

Kolohala Ventures has made 16 investments. Their latest investment was in Sopogy as part of their Series E on November 11, 2012.

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Kolohala Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/27/2012

Series E

Sopogy

$9.21M

No

4

1/10/2011

Unattributed VC

Hoana Medical

$0.6M

No

1/4/2011

Series D

Sopogy

$4.53M

No

11/3/2010

Series C

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$99M

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0

3/23/2010

Series D

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$99M

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0

Date

11/27/2012

1/10/2011

1/4/2011

11/3/2010

3/23/2010

Round

Series E

Unattributed VC

Series D

Series C

Series D

Company

Sopogy

Hoana Medical

Sopogy

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Amount

$9.21M

$0.6M

$4.53M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

4

0

0

Kolohala Ventures Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Kolohala Ventures has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was AGIS Network on September 20, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

9/20/2021

Acquired

$99M

1

4/11/2011

Acquired

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$99M

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0

Date

9/20/2021

4/11/2011

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

0

Kolohala Ventures Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Kolohala Ventures has 3 funds, including Kolohala Venture Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/31/2008

Kolohala Venture Fund

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$24M

1

6/30/2008

Kolohala Hydrogen & Renewable Energy Fund

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$99M

10

6/30/2006

HEAVEN Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

12/31/2008

6/30/2008

6/30/2006

Fund

Kolohala Venture Fund

Kolohala Hydrogen & Renewable Energy Fund

HEAVEN Fund

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$24M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

Kolohala Ventures Team

4 Team Members

Kolohala Ventures has 4 team members, including current Founder, Managing Partner, Robert J. Robinson.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Robert J. Robinson

HiBeam, Harvard Business School, and Eskom

Founder, Managing Partner

Current

Miyuki Merry

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Michael T. Pfeffer

Managing Partner

Current

Chenoa Farnsworth

Managing Partner

Former

Name

Robert J. Robinson

Miyuki Merry

Michael T. Pfeffer

Chenoa Farnsworth

Work History

HiBeam, Harvard Business School, and Eskom

Title

Founder, Managing Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Former

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