Our story

Compelled to create more than just a zeitgeist fund with an ‘impact’ sticker slapped on top, Charles Cherington and Troy Thacker founded Ara in 2017 with a singular, measurable mission:

to decarbonize
the industrial economy.

Ara delivers the intensive capital needed to build industrial manufacturing, coupled with true stewardship,

to bridge the gap between IP...

and real assets.

Our deep bench of expertise spans decades and disciplines.

We are seasoned investors, builders, operators and facilitators.

Together, our shared conviction to combat climate change is a powerful driving force that underpins everything we do to help portfolio companies realize their full potential.

We partner with businesses that significantly reduce carbon emissions today...

and contribute to the foundations of a lower-carbon economy over the next 100 years.

We are Ara.