Let's feed, fuel & heal the world.

Our mission is to foster science & technology innovation for a sustainable planet.
Impact Report

Climate Resilience & Adaptation.

We support and fund startups who are working to solve some of the world's greatest challenges.
Portfolio Showcase

America's Seed Fund

We help startups use SBIR & TABA grant funding to translate ideas into sustainable enterprises.
SBIR & TABA Funding

Venture Fellows program

Do you have an idea to make your community more resilient, equitable & sustainable?
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Heal.LA Initiative

Heal.LA is a new collaborative initiative to improve the health & wellness of Los Angeles County and beyond.
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Accelerate your startup.

Join a program.

Each year, we select over 500 founders and ventures to join our startup accelerators .  We provide innovators with access to our programs, ecosystem, and funding, which all play a vital role in supporting the development and implementation of their solutions.

“4,500+”

Larta startups

48%

of the startups in our active programs identify as women- or minority-led

$7+ billion

funding raised by our portfolio companies

196

acquisitions of Larta portfolio companies

25

IPOs by Larta portfolio companies

Our mission to is foster science & technology innovation for a sustainable planet.

We select founders and startups into our programs based on alignment to our Thesis – our impact, investment, and portfolio strategy.

Our understanding of sustainability is largely defined by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, which are a set of 17 interconnected global objectives designed to serve as a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.

News & Events.

The Heal.LA accelerator welcomes applications from innovators with ideas that have the potential to improve the health and wellness of underserved, urban communities. Participants in the accelerator will receive expert mentorship to nurture their ideas and support in piloting their innovation in communities in Los Angeles County.

With funding from Wells Fargo, program to welcome second cohort of innovators in Los Angeles and Miami who are developing solutions to combat the impacts of climate change in communities that are most at risk.

“Rooted Horizons: Growing Food by and for Angelenos” identifies infrastructural, bureaucratic and operational challenges facing urban farmers and suggests recommendations to advance urban agriculture in LA County.

 

Our Portfolio.

Since 1993, we’ve worked with 4,500+ startups across a range of sustainability impact areas – translating ideas into sustainable enterprises via our programs, ecosystem, and funding.

Featured Portfolio Companies

“We recognize the potential of innovations in science and technology to catalyze transformative solutions. While the rapid pace of innovation holds the promise of progress, it demands careful guidance to yield tangible benefits. Our impact investment philosophy is anchored in translating promising breakthroughs into pragmatic solutions that bolster resilient communities in the face of climate change.”

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About Larta Institute

Each year, we select over 500 founders and ventures to join our startup accelerators. We provide innovators with access to our programs, ecosystem, and funding, which all play a vital role in supporting the development and implementation of their solutions.

Programs Overview

Community Labs

Publicly-Funded Government Programs

Funding & Investment

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