Ecosummit Lounge London 2 May 2013

Ecosummit and Taylor Wessing, the international law firm with extensive cleantech and private equity experience, co-host the second Ecosummit Lounge London on 2 May 2013 at Taylor Wessing’s magnificent office. We will enjoy an inspiring evening of smart green business networking with a group of local and international cleantech startups, investors and corporates. Rob Wylie, Partner at WHEB Partners, gives a keynote on the current state of cleantech venture capital, followed by startup pitches of the 3 ECO13 Award Nominees Ubitricity, Tado and Loowatt. Tickets are available for £30,00. Thanks a lot to Simon Walker and his team for hosting us and sharing the super cool roof terrace.

Ecosummit Lounge London 2012

Ecosummit Lounge London 2 May 2013


The address of Taylor Wessing’s London office is:

5 New Street Square, London EC4A 3TW, United Kingdom


Tickets for Ecosummit Lounge London 2 May 2013 are available for £30,00 incl. VAT.


Ecosummit Lounge is the perfect event to accelerate your business development, swap business cards and have some serious cleantech fun. Doors open at 18:00, drinks will be served and early arrival is recommended. At 19:00, we serve you 45 minutes of smart green content featuring short presentations by the hosts, 1 VC keynote and three 5-minute startup pitches. Please get in touch with us if you want to pitch your smart green startup, too. At 19:45, we enjoy finger food and more drinks on the fantastic roof terrace overviewing the London skyline and waiting for a nice sunset. Last orders should be placed at 21:45 as the bar closes at 22:00.

  • Simon Walker, Partner, Taylor Wessing, @taylorwessing, co-hosts the lounge and gives a short welcome speech
  • Dr. Rob Wylie, Partner, WHEB Partners, @whebgroup, updates us in his keynote on the current state of cleantech venture capital
  • Knut Hechtfischer, CEO, Ubitricity, @ubitricity, pitches his cost-efficient EV charging infrastructure startup
  • Christian Deilmann, CEO, Tado (ECO13 Award Nominee), @tado, pitches his smart green heating control startup
  • Fernanda Costa, Design and Communications, Loowatt (ECO13 Award Nominee), @loowattltd, pitches her sustainable sanitation startup
  • Jan Michael Hess, CEO, Ecosummit, @ecosummit, co-hosts the lounge, moderates the evening and pitches Ecosummit

Keynote Speaker

Ecosummit Lounge London Rob Wylie WHEB Partners

Dr. Rob Wylie (photo above) has focused on the resource efficiency investment area for over 20 years and is a founder of The WHEB Group. WHEB began as an award winning clean technology incubator and corporate finance group in 1995 before evolving into a multi-asset class sustainability-focused investment firm. WHEB manages assets currently totalling over €300M on behalf of institutional and private clients through listed equity, private equity and infrastructure investment strategies. With offices in London and Munich, WHEB’s team of more than 20 investment professionals have over 250 years of combined experience. A chemist with an MA and PhD from Cambridge University, Rob spent ten years in Shell’s agrochemical business before working in the 1980s with Rothschild’s Bioscience unit looking at environmental investment opportunities. He then joined KPMG, where he advised on the development of a variety of environmental funds in Central and Eastern Europe.

Ecosummit TV

This is a short video recorded at our second Ecosummit Lounge London on 2 May 2013 at Taylor Wessing. It features very nice pictures of the city, another red bus going green for London and a preview of ECO13 Berlin, our 5th cleantech conference for startups, VCs and corporates. We also talk about the launch of Ecosummit Market, our new online platform for startups. Ecosummit Market is integrated with Ecosummit Award. 33 award nominees are busy mobilising votes on Facebook until 20 May, the application deadline for new startups to join the competition. The video ends with a short story told by Rob Wylie of WHEB Partners about their recent exit of Friedola, a German late stage startup they sold to Kleiner Perkins and Silver Lake doubling their money in 2 years.

The Ecosummit TV video below was recorded at our first Ecosummit Lounge London on 19 September 2012 and features Simon Walker (Taylor Wessing, 0:04:05), Niki Rosinski (Generation Investment Management, 0:05:37), Sarah Williamson Atkins (Sefaira, 0:21:11), Robert Morrison (Ventive, 0:29:51), Benjamin Kott (EnergyDeck, 0:37:21), Paul Mooney (SolarFuel, 0:46:18), Oliver Lünstedt (Carzapp, 0:57:58) and Jan Michael Hess (Ecosummit, 1:09:27).


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