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 4,500 startups, and our alumni have raised over $6.5 billion 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.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGIES COMMERCIALIZED
NON-DILUTIVE FUNDING RAISED BY OUR PORTFOLIO COMPANIES
PRIVATE INVESTMENT RAISED BY OUR PORTFOLIO
AQUISTIONS OF LARTA PORTFOLIO COMPANIES
IPOs BY LARTA PORTFOLIO COMPANIES
Our diverse team collaborates with founders to accelerate the success of science & technology innovation for impact on our planet.