Larta Institute is a non-profit organization accelerating innovation & entrepreneurship.

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

Our planet is experiencing significant global problems created by human behavior and policies affecting the environment, food, education, energy, & healthcare systems. New science & technology plays a critical role in transforming how we sustainably feed, fuel, and heal the world.

Larta was founded in 1993, in Los Angeles, as California’s regional technology alliance to stimulate the economic development of technology-based enterprises. Larta quickly became the national partner for numerous federal government agencies to commercialize novel research & innovation – including DARPA, NIH, DOE, NSF, NIST, NOAA, and USDA.

Today, our innovation platform & ecosystem accelerates new science & technology from idea to sustainable enterprise – by providing a unique combination of connections, resources, and funding.

We have helped over 6,000 startups, and our alumni have raised over $5BN in funds.

Together, let’s feed, fuel, and heal the world.

Our focus areas.

Our programs and funding work across six core areas critical to fostering a sustainable planet.

We are focused on fostering science & technology innovation from which the lives of all will be profoundly improved and our world will be transformed for the better. Our areas of focus include the Environment & Climate, Agriculture & Food, CleanTech and Energy, BioSciences & Healthcare Education & Community, and Marine & Oceans.

Our Innovation Platform & Ecosystem

Our innovation platform & ecosystem power our startup programs to accelerate new science & technology – by providing a unique combination of connections, resources, and funding.

Planet. People. Profit. Impact.

Our programs are designed to help create triple-bottom-line ventures, aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

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Our diverse team collaborates with founders to accelerate the success of science & technology innovation for impact on our planet.

Rohit Shukla
Founder & CEO

Rohit Shukla

Carlos Gutierrez
Chief Strategy Officer

Carlos Gutierrez

Judy Hsieh
Director of Program Operations and Evaluations & Program Director, Life Sciences Practice

Judy Hsieh

David Berokoff
Director, Energy Practice

David Berokoff

Gunjan Siroya
Interim Director, Sustainability Practice

Gunjan Siroya

Jermaine Reid
Interim Head of Brand, Marketing & Communications

Jermaine Reid

Christina Conner
Human Resources Manager

Christina Conner

William Yu
Controller

William Yu

Inside Larta Institute

Identify, Nurture, and Scale. Our guiding principles frame our daily work to accelerate innovation & entrepreneurship.

Our core values define & reflect our team’s culture. Larta Institute is Sustainable, Accessible, Supportive, and Ethical.

Our platform is designed to accelerate translation of R&D from an early-stage idea into a sustainable enterprise for impact.

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