eCap was founded as a Social Venture by entrepreneurs and mission based organizations that have repeatedly demonstrated a commitment to sustainability, social equity and community revitalization.

eCap Network, LLC is a collaborative venture launched in 2010 with the financial backing, hard work and expertise of both for-profit and non-profit investors.  Through the guidance and expanded outreach of our partners, we have been able to help dozens of small businesses and community organizations reduce thousands of tons of carbon emissions and save millions of dollars in energy and operating costs.

Primary investment and management oversight has come from World-Class Industrial Network, a consulting firm with a 25 year track record of working with community based organizations, government agencies and private industry to find innovative solutions to societal challenges, and raised over $100M for their clients in that time.

Founding investment and counsel has also come from Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation, a non-profit business accelerator providing a bridge to social, economic and cultural vitality for distressed communities in Western Pennsylvania. 

Additional investment and support has been provided by The Met-Ed and Penelec Sustainable Energy Fundswhich promote the development and use of energy conservation and clean energy technologies, projects and businesses in their utility service territories.