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About Perot Jain

Perot Jain is an early stage venture capital firm founded by Ross Perot Jr. and Anurag Jain. The Firm is actively seeking investments across the information technology, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, on-demand economy and healthcare sectors.

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Dallas, Texas,

United States

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Fort Worth-Founded Booster Partners With Renewable Energy Group to Deliver Carbon-Cutting Fuels to Fleets

Nov 16, 2021

Fort Worth-Founded Booster Partners With Renewable Energy Group to Deliver Carbon-Cutting Fuels to Fleets Perot Jain-backed Booster was founded in 2014 out of Fort Worth's AllianceTexas, before moving its HQ to San Mateo, California. Booster has raised over $108M in funding, and now operates in California, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C. By partnering with REG, it aims to help fleets switch to renewables, cutting carbon emissions in the fight against climate change. [Photo: Booster Fuels] Cities and companies across the U.S. own fleets of cars and trucks that spew carbon into the atmosphere daily—accounting for over 27% of total transportation sector emissions. Curbing all that carbon isn’t as easy as flicking a switch to EVs. These fleets will be running on diesel and other fuels for many years—if not decades—to come. That’s why switching from regular fuels to renewables is seen as increasingly vital in the fight against climate change—and why two companies have teamed up to help make it happen. Booster Fuels —a mobile fuel delivery service founded in 2014 out of Fort Worth’s AllianceTexas—is partnering with Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group (REG) to provide mobile delivery of renewable diesel, biodiesel, and blended fuels to fleets. Renewable fuels can significantly reduce emissions. But since most gas stations in the U.S. don’t carry these products, Booster was founded partly as a way to bring renewables directly to fleet vehicles with its mini-tankers, on demand. Now based in San Mateo, California, Booster began providing its new service with REG in California in August, with the potential to grow it nationally. Frank Mycroft, CEO and co-founder, Booster [Image: Booster] “This new service will let companies seamlessly transition their fleets to much lower-emission fuels without incurring additional expenses, said Frank Mycroft, co-founder & CEO of Booster Fuels, in a statement. “Our partnership with REG will provide fleet operators with a first-of-its-kind ‘easy button’ to solve their sustainability, energy reliability, and fuel cost needs,” he added. Booster’s Dallas co-founder: ‘Good news for every market’ Tyler Raugh, co-founder of Booster [Image: LinkedIn] Tyler Raugh, co-founder and president of Booster, helms the company’s hub in Dallas and lauded the new collaboration. “Booster’s partnership with REG is good news for every market, including Dallas,” Raugh told Dallas Innovates. “We’re solving a business problem by providing easier access through mobile delivery of quality renewable fuels, which are largely unavailable in gas stations. This collaboration creates commercial solutions for fleets that want to operate more sustainably without increasing their costs.” Partnership meets a longtime Booster goal “When we started Booster, we envisioned an energy agnostic network that would solve the supply and demand dilemma associated with bringing new sustainable fuels to market,” Raugh wrote on LinkedIn. “This new service enables fleets to decarbonize TODAY, without building new infrastructure, changing a fleet’s vehicles or making a capital expenditure.” “If you’re looking to make a difference and decarbonize the last mile, we’re hiring,” Raugh added. Dallas City Council approved ‘mobile fueling on demand’ in 2020 Last year, Dallas Innovates wrote about Booster’s founding and a move by the Dallas City Council to allow “mobile fueling on demand” within the city. To date, Booster has raised $108 million in funding from Dallas-based Perot Jain and other firms including Invus Opportunities, Conversion Capital, Enterprise Holdings Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Maveron, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, and Vulcan Capital. REG becomes an investor in Booster As part of the partnership, REG will be an exclusive supplier of bio-based diesel to Booster, and has become an investor in the company. For its part, Booster will be an exclusive mobile fueler to REG and will partner with REG to explore expansion opportunities together nationwide. The collaboration will initially focus on servicing fleet customers in California’s San Francisco Bay Area and Orange County, with additional markets to follow. Leveraging Booster’s last-mile tech platform and proprietary mini-tankers The Booster/REG collaboration makes low-carbon fuels more accessible to clients, the companies say, noting that REG’s bio-based diesel is “easy to adopt” and immediately begins reducing fossil carbon emissions. Under the new partnership, REG UltraClean Blend and other renewable and biodiesel fuels will be delivered to customers via Booster’s proprietary mini-tanker trucks, last-mile tech platform, and certified drivers. Booster’s data intelligence platform will give fleet managers key insights into their daily operations, including emissions savings, the company says. ‘The energy transition is happening’ Bob Kenyon, SVP of sales and marketing at REG, says the collaboration “is a perfect match for us, bringing together two innovative, sustainable solutions and building on our downstream strategy to reach customers and provide a first-class experience.” “The energy transition is happening,” he added, “and this is the right place and right time for consumers to rethink adoption of biofuels. Our investment in Booster solidifies our commitment to enabling consumers with the ability to access clean fuel choices.” Analysts back up Kenyon’s viewpoint. According to S&P Global Platts Analytics, US biodiesel production is forecast to reach 4.081 billion gallons annually by 2025, a stunning rise of 760% from 2020 levels. Asim Anand, senior editor of S&P Global, notes that according to average analysts’ estimates, U.S. biodiesel production in 2021 is forecast at 750 million gallons, up 36% year on year. For 2022, the output is projected around 2 billion gallons, almost four times the levels seen in 2020. “With each passing year, the rate of biodiesel production is slated to rise significantly,” Anand says. How the service helps the environment On average, Booster’s fuel delivery service reduces the need for 2.2 vehicle miles traveled, the company says. With the addition of REG’s Ultra Clean blend, the two companies say they can reduce particulate matter by more than 40%, carbon monoxide by more than 25%, total hydrocarbons by more than 20%, and NOx by 10%. Any vehicle that uses conventional diesel can use renewable diesel without updates or modifications. According to a USDA report, biodiesel and renewable diesel offer a proven approach for “ decarbonizing the medium- and heavy-duty truck and freight transportation sectors .” Get on the list. Dallas Innovates, every day. Sign up to keep your eye on what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth, every day. One quick signup, and you’re done. The redevelopment will include a new 16-story office tower, a 19-story apartment building, a 154-room boutique hotel, and a food hall—all with views of a new community park. Phase 1 has already begun: an initial $500M mixed-used project located across Warren Parkway from The Dallas Cowboys' Star development. VC-turned-entrepreneur Joe Beard and financier Joel Radtke co-founded the new fintech to solve a "massive problem" in middle-market lending. CollateralEdge aims to help community and regional banks overcome collateral shortfalls, improve credit risk management, and drive profitable, long-term customer relationships. Capital partners include VC firm Perot Jain, Capital Factory CEO Josh Baer, and Kneeland Youngblood, the founding partner of Pharos Capital Group. Dallas VC-turned-entrepreneur Joe Beard and financier Joel Radtke are innovating debt capital delivery at CollateralEdge. It's a mission: The founders want to reduce the barriers for businesses to access lower-cost bank financing. By partnering with the banks, the founders can solve problems for all stakeholders with their tech solution that's backed by high-powered capital partners. Share via:

Perot Jain Investments

16 Investments

Perot Jain has made 16 investments. Their latest investment was in CollateralEdge as part of their Seed VC on October 10, 2021.

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Perot Jain Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/20/2021

Seed VC

CollateralEdge

$3.5M

Yes

6

6/28/2021

Seed VC

10Lines

$0.83M

Yes

7

5/11/2021

Series C

Paravision

$23M

Yes

3

4/27/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

12/16/2020

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

Date

10/20/2021

6/28/2021

5/11/2021

4/27/2021

12/16/2020

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Seed VC

Seed VC

Series C

Series B

Seed VC - II

Company

CollateralEdge

10Lines

Paravision

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$3.5M

$0.83M

$23M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Sources

6

7

3

10

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Perot Jain Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Perot Jain has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Dwelo on November 10, 2021.

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11/10/2021

Acquired

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11/10/2021

11/5/2021

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Acquired

Acquired

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Perot Jain Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Perot Jain has 1 strategic partners and customers. Perot Jain recently partnered with FalconX on October 10, 2020.

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Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/26/2020

Partner

FalconX

United States

U.S. startup accelerator FalconX and Perot Jain join forces to foster global innovation and entrepreneurship

The partnership brings together Perot Jain 's strong investment platform and extensive reach in the Texas startup ecosystem with FalconX Inc. 's incubation expertise and Silicon Valley facility to help support startups through their early stages .

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Date

10/26/2020

Type

Partner

Business Partner

FalconX

Country

United States

News Snippet

U.S. startup accelerator FalconX and Perot Jain join forces to foster global innovation and entrepreneurship

The partnership brings together Perot Jain 's strong investment platform and extensive reach in the Texas startup ecosystem with FalconX Inc. 's incubation expertise and Silicon Valley facility to help support startups through their early stages .

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Perot Jain Team

2 Team Members

Perot Jain has 2 team members, including current Managing Partner, Anurag Jain.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Anurag Jain

Managing Partner

Current

Ross Perot

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Anurag Jain

Ross Perot

Work History

Title

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

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