Brokerage firm Advanced Equities is reportedly leading the effort, acording to Dow Jones. Advanced has also raised funds for Bloom Energy, which plans to construct a plant in Newark, Del.
Fisker needs money to build its mid-sized Atlantic plug-in hybrid, after the federal government pulled the plug on federal funding, at least temporarily. Fisker has not met federally set financial goals related to its one car in production, the Karma.
That luxury hybrid is being built in Finland.
The Atlantic was to have been built at the former GM plant west of Wilmington, but without federal loan funding, no work is taking place at the site.
Fisker says it can build the Atlantic elsewhere and opt for private funding, although that would push the timetable for producing the automobile well into the future.
This week, Fisker hired a new CEO and two other executives in what could be an effort to reassure the feds and investors that the company is on the right track.