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Lumenaza raises €6.5M Series B from First Imagine and Tom Wolf

Smart green utility-in-a-box: Today Lumenaza announces the successful closing of its €6.5M Series B, led by First Imagine and the family office of Tom Wolf. The existing investors Future Energy Ventures and IBB Ventures made follow-on investments while EnBW New Ventures exited after a holding period of 5 years. The new capital enables the Berlin-based startup to accelerate its growth and international expansion and further develop its energy-as-a-service platform and services. Lumenaza specialises in enabling new utilities and energy communities. Customers include E.ON, SMA and Envision Digital and partners include Greencom Networks. The software-as-a-service startup pitched at Ecosummit Berlin 2014 for the first time and, recently, at Ecosummit Zoom 3 November 2020 and Ecosummit Zoom 21 April 2021.

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Ecosummit Zoom 7 July 2021

This is our last online event before the summer break and Ecosummit Berlin (looking good). Let’s connect a few more fundraising startups and active investors at Ecosummit Zoom 7 July 2021, our 15th online event, co-hosted by Christoph Ostermann, Gerard Reid and Bart Markus. The agenda presents 8 amazing speakers briefing us on mobile batteries, energy flexibility management, ecargo bikes, efficient hydrogen production, low-cost fuel cells and smart green corporate venturing: Sebastian Berning (Instagrid) launching Series B, Hans Cool (Eneco Ventures) looking for new investments, Robert Trezona (IP Group), Tom Mason (Bramble Energy), James Johnston (Piclo), Beres Seelbach (Ono), Johann Boukhors (Engie New Ventures) and Andrés Galnares (H2Site). We have open speaker slots, so please get in touch if you want to pitch at Ecosummit to accelerate your startup, fund or portfolio. Get your tickets and join us. Let’s co-invest, cooperate and build big startups with big impact.

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Ecosummit Zoom 2 June 2021

Founded in 2010, our mission is maximising our impact until 2030, the global deadline for carbon neutrality. Our goals are 100% electric mobility, 100% renewable energy and 100% sustainable cities. We’re zooming in again on fundraising startups and active investors at Ecosummit Zoom 2 June 2021, our 14th online event, co-hosted by Christoph Ostermann, Gerard Reid and Bart Markus. The agenda presents 11 inspiring speakers: Davor Sutija (Nexwafe) launching Series C, Sergey Ogorodnov (Voltaware) launching Series B, Duncan Grierson (Clim8) launching Series A, Cathal Hughes (BP Launchpad), Mike Popham (Stryde), Anna Björklou (Epishine), Franck Raynaud (MyBus) launching Series A, Peter van Giessel (Shell Ventures), Jochem de Graaf (Travis) launching Series A, Samuel Jansson (Utilifeed) launching Series A and Julia Padberg (SET Ventures). Please get in touch if you want to pitch at Ecosummit to accelerate your startup, fund or portfolio. Get your tickets and join us. Let’s automate sustainability in every industry and build big startups with big impact.

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Ecosummit Zoom 12 May 2021

We’re zooming in again on fundraising startups and active investors in smart green energy, mobility and cities. Ecosummit Zoom 12 May 2021 is our 13th online event and features a deep insight into the fast moving Octopus Energy Group as well as an exciting discussion of SPACs vs. conventional IPOs. The agenda presents 10 amazing speakers: Greg Jackson (Octopus Energy), Thomas Koller (Enersis), Petra Sokolova (Inven Capital), Pavel Konecny (Neuron Soundware), Laura Galpin (Blueworld Group), Adam Kostyal (Nasdaq), Krister Werner (Ferroamp), Lucy Kennedy (Spottitt), Nicola Rossi (Enel Green Power) and Dainis Kruze (Aerones). Please get in touch if you want to pitch at Ecosummit Zoom to accelerate your startup, fund or portfolio. Get your tickets and join us.

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Ecosummit Zoom 21 April 2021

On my 50th birthday, we meet online to celebrate together the smart green founders and investors writing success stories while saving our climate and planet. It is our pleasure to invite our friends and customers to the very special Ecosummit Zoom 21 April 2021 which is free and invitation-only, just like any other good birthday party. First, 5 impactful speakers unmute themselves to share good news: Ernesto Garnier (Einhundert), Christoph Frei (Emerald Technology Ventures), Christian Chudoba (Lumenaza), Matthias Dill (Energy Impact Partners) and Thomas Goette (Greenpocket). Afterwards, Rune Theill introduces the Rockstart Energy Showcase 2021 featuring 9 new portfolio companies: Bhaskar Deol (eDRV), Roby Moyano (Bia), Joury de Reuver (Soolutions), Christopher Jackson (Advanced Infrastructure), Golam Sadeghnia (OKTO), Rolf Bastiaanssen (Starke Energy), Mads Emil Dalsgaard (Klimate), Christoph Buchli (Helio) and Erik Nijveld (TechnologyCatalogue). Finally, we enjoy a distributed birthday party to foster our friendship and cooperation. Please send us an email to request your invitation to Ecosummit Zoom 21 April 2021. It’s time to make smart green business and have some fun.

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Ecosummit Zoom 10 March 2021

We focus on connecting fundraising startups and active investors to foster 100% electric mobility, 100% renewable energy and 100% sustainable cities. Ecosummit Zoom 10 March 2021 is co-hosted by Christoph Ostermann (ex-Sonnen), Gerard Reid (Alexa Capital) and Bart Markus (GAP Technology Holding). The agenda features 10 exciting speakers including 3 CVCs with portfolio pitches: Nils Aldag (Sunfire) building a global hydrogen powerhouse, Jan Lozek (Future Energy Ventures) managing Europe’s largest energy startup porfolio, Nick Woolley (ev.energy) optimising EV charging, Erin Hallock (BP Ventures) investing in game-changing energy startups, Tom Anderson (Grid Edge) providing AI for building energy systems, Nicolas Milerieux (Encevo) redefining smart energy corporate venturing, Arnaud Legrand (Energiency) enabling energy intelligence for manufacturing, Davor Sutija (NexWafe) advancing solar wafer deeptech, Florian Meyer-Delpho (Installion) scaling the installation service provider for the energy transition and Janice Goodenough (Hydrogrid) developing the autopilot for hydropower plants. Please get in touch if you want to pitch at Ecosummit Zoom to accelerate your startup, fund or portfolio. Now it’s your turn to get your tickets and join us.

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Ecosummit Zoom 10 February 2021

Our mission is maximising our impact until 2030, the global deadline for carbon neutrality. We focus on connecting fundraising startups and active investors in smart green energy, mobility and cities. We kindly invite you to our 10th Ecosummit Zoom 10 February 2021 featuring 7 amazing speakers, including one of the most successful impact entrepreneurs who is a free business man again, recently rejuvenated and exploring new adventures: Christoph Ostermann (ex-Sonnen) is joined by Simon Koopmann (Envelio) who is launching their Series B, Freerk Bisschop (Rockstart), Michael Peters (Sunvigo), Erin Ericson (Vestemi), Monica Vaksdal (Think Outside), David Hunt (Hyperion Executive Search) and our co-host Gerard Reid (Alexa Capital). Please get in touch if you want to speak at our monthly online events to pitch your startup, fund or portfolio. Our goals are 100% electric mobility, 100% renewable energy and 100% sustainable cities – this sounds like we all have a lot of work to do.

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Ecosummit Zoom 20 January 2021

We wish you all a healthy, happy and successful 2021. It’s a new year, a new game and a new chance to make smart green investments, promote your portfolio, find the best startups for open innovation or raise your next financing round. As we don’t have any time to waste to save our climate and planet, we’re very happy to invite you to Ecosummit Zoom 20 January 2021. The agenda features 8 inspiring speakers: Gerard Reid (Alexa Capital), Terhi Johanna Vapola (Helen Ventures), Constantin Schwaab (Wirelane), Pieter Waller (Chargetrip), Luis Orsini-Rosenberg (Gethenry), Michel Hunsicker (EDF Pulse Expansion), Matthias Karger (node.energy) and Michael Niggemann (Enerthing). Bart Markus (GAP Technology Holding) joins the discussion as co-host. Please get in touch if you want to speak at our monthly online events to pitch your startup, fund or portfolio. Our mission is maximising our impact until 2030, the global deadline for carbon neutrality. Our goals are 100% electric mobility, 100% renewable energy and 100% sustainable cities. Let’s automate sustainability in every industry and build big startups with big impact.

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GreenCom Networks raises €12M Series C led by Shell Ventures

Breaking news at Ecosummit Zoom today: Founder CEO Christian Feißt unveils the €12M Series C of GreenCom Networks led by Shell Ventures and supported by new co-investor Energy & Environment Investment (EEI), Japan’s leading smart green VC making its first investment in Europe. With the help of EEI, GreenCom is already working on entering the Japanese market and talking to potential customers. Existing investors Centrica, Future Energy Ventures, Munich Venture Partners and SET Ventures, who all happen to be Ecosummit 2020 sponsors, participate in the new financing round of their portfolio star. The Munich-based company was founded in 2011, employs 65 energy, software and innovation experts, has a very strong management team and enjoys increasing commercial traction. In fact, GreenCom launched its Series C at our first Ecosummit Zoom 6 May 2020 and announced the closing 7 months later at our 8th Ecosummit Zoom 2 December 2020. Celebrating this funding milestone and our productive friendship, Christian just renewed their Ecosummit 2021 sponsorship. That’s the way we like it.

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Fresh capital for Skeleton, Tibber, The Fctr E, Tier, Dance, Greenbird, Pexapark, Dryad and Clim8

European smart green startups in energy, mobility and cities are en vogue among global investors and have recently closed new financing rounds. It’s about time to celebrate their progress and give you a quick summary of 9 transactions that have impressed us: Skeleton Technologies €41.3M Series D, Tibber $30M Series B, The Fctr E €10M Series A, Tier Mobility $250M Series C, Dance Mobility €15M Series A, Greenbird €5M Series B, Pexapark €6M Series B, Dryad Networks €1.8M Seed and Clim8 Invest £2.4M Seed Extension. Read on to learn why we think that these startups provide a lot of growth, environmental impact and financial return potential. We also note a growing number of serial entrepreneurs with exits who prefer to build a sustainable startup next to maximise their impact until 2030. That’s a really positive and inspiring trend.

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Ecosummit Zoom 2 December 2020

Our mission is maximising our impact until 2030, the global deadline for carbon neutrality. At the end of this challenging year, we want to celebrate a very special online event together with you featuring some of the best founders and investors in our Ecosummit community. You’re welcome to join our 8th Ecosummit Zoom 2 December 2020 and enjoy a preview of our 100% smart green future as well as an inspiring conversation on doing an IPO and being a listed startup. The agenda features 17 fantastic speakers: Leonie Baneke (Eneco Ventures), Christian Feisst (Greencom Networks), Marco Beicht (Powercloud), Frank Schlichting (Kiwigrid), Joris Jonker (THE FCTR E), Thomas Öström (Climeon), Adam Kostyal (Nasdaq), Marc Fischer (Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures), Frederico Gonçalves (EDP Ventures), Andreas Stubelius (Swedish Energy Agency), Mamoun Taher (Graphmatech), Andres Anijalg (Roofit Solar), Liliane Ableitner (Exnaton), Simon Daniel (Moixa), Andrew Mack (Octopus Energy Germany), Michael Wilshire (Angel) and Robert Trezona (IP Group). Our co-hosts are Gerard Reid (Alexa Capital) in the morning and Bart Markus (GAP Technology Holding) in the afternoon. Please get in touch if you want to speak at our monthly online events to pitch your startup, fund or portfolio. Let’s automate sustainability in every industry and build big startups with big impact.

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Ecosummit invests in smart solar utility Sunvigo

Solar is by far the most important renewable energy on planet Earth. To grow the number of PV systems on global rooftops a lot faster, we have to make the solar purchase decision and PV system operations as simple as possible for consumers. The solution is to package the complex bundle of solar technology, financing, installation, operations and insurance into a super easy solar electricity tariff provided by a new smart solar utility. Sunvigo are the new kids on the block, in this case the residential solar market in Germany. After aggregating a strong partner network including a smart meter operator and several PV installers, the Cologne-based solar-as-a-service startup already have their first happy customers making their own solar power at home while paying only their monthly electricity bill. Most importantly, the 3 co-founders Vigen Nikogosian, Michael Peters and Bastian Bauwens are a great team: intelligent, well educated, modest and ambitious, with impressive track records and highly motivated to maximise their impact until 2030. That’s why Ecosummit invested €50K in the €500K Seed round together with Zurich-based Übermorgen Ventures and other smart green angels.

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Ecosummit Zoom 3 November 2020

On US election day – Why it has to be Joe Biden (Economist) – we’re zooming in again on smart green innovation in energy, mobility and cities at our 7th Ecosummit Zoom on 3 November 2020 at 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00 Berlin time. The agenda features 20 awesome speakers: Jan Lozek (Future Energy Ventures), Fabian Lemke (Nuventura), Christian Chudoba (Lumenaza), Michael Peters (Sunvigo), Simone Accornero (Flexidao), Rigbert Fischer (Blueworld Group), Davor Sutija (Nexwafe), Charlotta Holmquist (Blixt), Alexander Hain (Vattenfall), Tilo Bonow (Piabo), Metin Zerman (Energie 360), Thomas Koller (Enersis), Michael Waldner (Pexapark), Carolin Funk (Blue Bear Capital), David Horsch (Coboc), Charlotte Blou Sand (True Energy), Tobias Gill (Intelligent Power Generation), Carsten Brinkschulte (Dryad Networks), Lubomila Jordanova (Plan A) and Bart Markus (GAP Technology Holding). Please get in touch if you want to speak at our monthly online events to pitch your startup, fund or portfolio. Let’s automate sustainability in every industry and build big startups with big impact. Our mission is maximising our impact until 2030, the global deadline for carbon neutrality.

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Fresh capital for Eliq, Accure, Zolar, Energyworx, Voltstorage, Hydrogrid, Minibems and an exit for Fos4x

Several smart green startups recently raised capital and it’s about time to celebrate the active investors such as Inven Capital, SET Ventures and Engie New Ventures and the successful founders that closed new financing rounds during the global Covid-19 pandemic that’s hitting us now with its second wave as mercilessly as climate change will do during the next decades. 4 out of 8 startups that we cover below pitched at Ecosummit in the past, including Eliq, the Swedish app for smart energy consumers. The other 4 will be presented soon, starting with the first pitch of the new German battery intelligence provider Accure at Ecosummit Zoom 7 October 2020. Learn more about how Eliq, Accure, Zolar, Energyworx, Voltstorage, Hydrogrid, Minibems and Fos4x accelerate the energy transition and why European utilities should work together with these innovators rather sooner than later to foster sustainability and improve the lives of their customers.

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Dendra raises $10M Series A led by Airbus Ventures

Today is a good day for our climate and planet. Smart ecosystem restoration plays a key role in our global effort to minimise climate change and accelerate the transformation to a low carbon economy. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to automate ecosystem restoration by bringing together plant science, AI, drones and human creativity to decrease the costs and increase the accountability of biological carbon sequestration. Our Ecosummit angel portfolio company Dendra Systems raises $10M (€8.4M) Series A from Airbus Ventures, At One Ventures, Future Positive Capital and Lowercarbon Capital. Nicole Conner (Airbus Ventures) and Tom Chi (At One Ventures) join the board to support CEO and Co-Founder Susan Graham and her diverse team of ecologists and technologists in building a big startup with big impact.

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Ecosummit Zoom 7 October 2020

Our mission is maximising our impact until 2030, the global deadline for carbon neutrality. Since May we have organised 5 successful online events presenting 80 speakers and received very positive feedback from our participants. Our next Ecosummit Zoom takes place on 7 October 2020, 10:00-12:15 Berlin time. The agenda presents 12 amazing speakers: Christoph Frei (Emerald Technology Ventures), Simon Koopmann (Envelio), Nikolaus Starzacher (Discovergy), Peter Bance (Origami Energy), Duncan Grierson (Clim8), Freerk Bisschop (Rockstart), Kai Klapdor (ENIT Systems), Florian Meyer-Delpho (Installion), Kai-Philipp Kairies (Accure), Hervé Huisman (Gradyent), Tom White (C-Capture) and Pippa Gawley (Zero Carbon Capital). The secret success factor of Ecosummit Zoom is our pitch training with each speaker in advance. Please get in touch if you want to speak at our monthly online events and get your tickets to join us. Let’s automate sustainability in every industry and build big startups with big impact.

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Ecosummit Zoom 2 September 2020

We accelerate smart green startups, investors and corporates in energy, mobility and cities to save our climate and planet. The 5th Ecosummit Zoom takes place on 2 September 2020, 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00 Berlin time. Gerard and Jan co-host 18 passionate speakers including many fast growing and capital efficient startups that are launching new Seed, Series A or B financing rounds. Further highlights are the preview of Volta Zero, the first 16-tonne electric truck for sustainable cities, a briefing on EON’s CVC strategy after the acquisition of Innogy, the amazing new solar wafer technology of NexWafe as well as updates from our angel portfolio companies Dendra Systems and Solar for Schools. The secret success factor of Ecosummit Zoom is the test pitch that we practice and optimise with each individual speaker in advance. Please get in touch if you want to speak at our monthly online events and get your tickets to join us. Let’s automate sustainability in every industry and build big startups with big impact.

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Ecosummit Zoom 4 August 2020

The 4th Ecosummit Zoom takes place on 4 August 2020, 10:00-12:00 Berlin time, and is co-hosted by Gerard Reid, Alexa Capital, and Jan Michael Hess, Ecosummit, to educate and entertain you during the summer holidays. We bring together Europe’s leading smart green startups, investors and corporates in energy, mobility and cities. The agenda presents 10 speakers. A highlight will be the update of Martin Kröner and Yann Lagalaye on their Green European Tech Fund. Our third online event presented a lot of hot startups currently fundraising as well as corporate VCs actively looking at new dealflow and supporting their portfolio in good and bad times. Please get in touch if you want to pitch at Ecosummit Zoom and get your tickets to join us.

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Ecosummit Zoom 1 July 2020

Our third Ecosummit Zoom 1 July 2020, 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00 Berlin time, presents 22 smart green startups, investors and corporates in energy, mobility and cities. 2 weeks ago our second online event unveiled happy investors and outstanding investment opportunities. Energy Impact Partners launched its European fund and is in the process of making new investments and signing term sheets. The first closing of Rockstart’s energy fund is also around the corner and will enable the Amsterdam-based accelerator to make follow-on investments in its portfolio.

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Ecosummit Zoom 3 June 2020

Our first Ecosummit Zoom 6 May 2020 was super successful with over 120 concurrent online participants. We featured 11 speakers in our 2h session including several smart green startups with open financing rounds: Greencom Networks Series C, Discovergy Series B and Solar for Schools Series A. The traction of EO Charging is very impressive and its 28-year old founder Charlie Jardine is ready to talk to new investors, too. Driven by the overwhelmingly positive feedback we’re happy to announce our second Ecosummit Zoom 3 June 2020, 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00 Berlin time and third Ecosummit Zoom 1 July 2020, 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00. 22 speakers are confirmed and included in the agenda below. Get your tickets and join our online events and the next physical Ecosummit Berlin.

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