Ecosummit 2023 Sponsors
Our mission is maximising our impact until 2030. Ecosummit accelerates smart green startups in energy, mobility and cities to save our climate, decarbonise our economy and electrify our planet. Our conferences are startup markets enabling fundraising, lead and co-investing, portfolio development, corporate venturing, open innovation and M&A. Since 2010, we organised 23 physical and 22 online events. Ecosummit TV on Youtube provides 1.400 videos (760.000 views).
Ecosummit Berlin 4-5 June 2024 takes place at Spindler & Klatt, focuses on fundraising startups and active investors. We kindly invite you to sponsor Ecosummit and accelerate your company, fund or portfolio at our events and on ecosummit.net from January until December 2024.
We offer 3 annual sponsorship packages described in our new Ecosummit 2024 sponsor pitch (PDF): Bronze (€7.000), Silver (€14.000) and Gold (€22.000). Sponsor benefits include deal flow generation, portfolio showcase, co-investor networking and event marketing. Sponsors are encouraged to present portfolio companies and make announcements. Please contact us to book your sponsorship package. Let’s automate sustainability in every industry and build big startups with big impact.
Ecosummit 2023 Gold Sponsors
Smart green VC: EIT InnoEnergy operates at the centre of the energy transition and is the leading engine for sustainable energy, bringing the technology and skills required to support the green deal and Europe’s decarbonisation goals. Recognised globally as the most active energy investor and one of the largest climate tech and renewable energy tech investors in 2020, EIT InnoEnergy backs innovations across a range of areas. These include, energy storage, transport and mobility, renewables and sustainable buildings and cities – leveraging its trusted ecosystem of 500+ partners and 23 shareholders. EIT InnoEnergy is the driving force behind several European initiatives, including the European Battery Alliance (EBA), the European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Centre (EGHAC) and the European Solar Initiative (ESI). Established in 2010 and supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), EIT InnoEnergy has offices across Europe and in Boston, US.
Smart green accelerator: The Swedish Energy Agency is a government agency responsible for matters of the supply and use of energy in Sweden. The agency is Sweden’s largest public funder of sustaintech companies, supporting national business development that allows for commercialisation and export of promising innovations. They also support research on new and renewable energy technologies, smart grids, vehicles, and fuels of the future. Additionally, the agency supports start- and scaleups in attracting private equity, both nationally and internationally.
Smart green VC: First Imagine! is a venture capital firm focusing on high-growth technology companies in the European energy transition sector. Founded in 2016 in London, First Imagine! started its second investment cycle in the end of 2020. Being committed to the idea of the energy transition the firm looks for investment opportunities in rounds A and beyond to support passionate teams with disruptive technologies.
Smart green investment bank: Bryan Garnier is the world’s leading independent full-service investment bank for European healthcare and technology-led companies and their investors. Clients benefit from our relentless commitment to their long-term success, unparalleled insights into these strategically important sectors and strong relationships with investors – from private equity and venture capital to institutional investors across the US, Europe, and Asia. Our corporate clients operate in high growth, fast moving sectors and many are disruptors focused on solving some of the most important sustainability challenges facing the world today. As a sector driven investment bank, our advice is rooted in deep industry knowledge with a global perspective, and clients benefit from our full-service platform and product expertise that will accelerate their long-term success. We partner with clients for the long term throughout their lifecycle, providing them with ideas, access to public and private capital and M&A advisory with flawless execution. Our highly experienced equity research team thinks beyond the obvious to provide compelling and differentiated insights and investment themes to our corporate and investor clients, giving them that important competitive edge. Our independence and entrepreneurial culture, which come from being a 25-year-old partnership ensure complete alignment with our clients. Our purpose, which is to help European pioneers become global champions, has been constant since the bank’s foundation 25 years ago and remains why clients continue to choose Bryan Garnier as their partner for the long term.
Ecosummit 2023 Silver Sponsors
Smart green corporate VC: Future Energy Ventures is a unique venture capital platform that brings together corporate partners and world-class startups to shape the future energy landscape. Future Energy Ventures is the venture capital investment and collaboration platform of E.ON, one of Europe’s largest operators of energy networks and energy-related infrastructure and a provider of innovative customer solutions for about 50 million customers.
Smart green VC: Kiko Ventures is a new $450m evergreen cleantech venture investor. Launched by the FTSE 250 listed investment firm IP Group, and using its flexible capital structure, Kiko Ventures’ purpose is to create new possibilities for a regenerative future. Kiko Ventures is a highly flexible investment platform that can be a long-term partner to climate tech innovators and often tackles the most difficult and rewarding opportunities.
Smart green recruiting: Hyperion Executive Search is a specialist headhunter within the clean energy, energy storage, e-mobility and cleantech markets. Our focus is across EMEA and North America. We help our clients achieve their strategic growth and revenue goals by enabling them to attract, attain and retain the key talent they need. In particular we work with post-investment startups and fast growth companies, to recruit high impact leaders, management teams, and sales tigers. We also build full teams, and help our clients set up new territories or product/service lines.
Smart green corporate VC: Vestas Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturer. We focus on supporting Vestas on its journey to becoming the global leader in sustainable energy solutions.
Smart green corporate focused on open innovation: Enel is a multinational energy company and one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators. We work in more than 30 countries across 5 continents, generating energy with a net installed capacity of more than 89 GW, selling gas and distributing electricity across a network spanning approximately 2.2 million km. With almost 73 million end users around the world, we have the biggest customer base among our European competitors, and we are one of Europe’s leading energy companies by installed capacity and reported EBITDA. The Enel Group is made up of nearly 68,000 people from around the world whose brilliant work is based on our values of Responsibility, Innovation, Trust and Proactivity. Together we are working on the same goal. We are Open Power and our aim is to overcome some of the greatest challenges facing the world. This is to be achieved through a new approach which combines attention to sustainability with the best in innovation.
Smart green corporate VC: ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 153,090 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20). ENGIE also allocated an investment fund of €115 million dedicated to innovative startups and an investment fund of €50 million committed to energy access.
Smart green corporate VC: As a global leader in low carbon energy, EDF Group is at the forefront of innovation. It made its commitment to a carbon neutral world its “raison d’être”. According to experts, in 2050, almost half the reductions come from technologies that are currently at the demonstration or prototype phase. This is this environment in which EDF Innovation Division works, with the mission of creating what does not exist, opening up this field of possibilities to accelerate the energy transition. The EDF group relies on the innovative ideas of its employees and on the solutions devised by the startups, through EDF Pulse Connect, its open innovation program, and through EDF Pulse Ventures, its CVC. Since its creation at the end of 2017, it has invested more than 270 million Euros in some twenty startups. EDF Pulse Ventures focuses its venture capital investments in 4 areas: residential services, sustainable territory management, energy systems and industry.
Smart green corporate VC: Sustainable energy for everyone. That is what drives Eneco’s endeavours. We are a leading Dutch utility, focused on sustainable, smart energy solutions. We provide for the daily energy needs of over 2.2 million private and business customers through trading, supply and generation, but increasingly by offering smart, decentralized solutions in area’s such as smart home, solar & storage, smart charging etc. Instead of defending old business models, we aim to lead the transition towards more decentralized, sustainable and cooperative energy systems. Eneco Ventures is our business unit dedicated to developing new products and services together with business partners and startups. We collaborate with, and invest in, innovative businesses in order to jointly innovate and create commercial success for new smart energy services. We seek technologies and business models that can accelerate our development of sustainable, decentralized, smart energy services. In turn, we can offer scaling opportunities, knowledge and access to markets as well as capital investments as part of our venturing portfolio.
Smart green corporate VC: Energie 360° is a Zurich-based utility company that provides natural gas, renewable energy and related services such as new mobility services and e-mobility infrastructure to its customers. Through the Smart Energy Innovation Fund, its corporate venture capital arm, Energie 360° invests actively in innovative technologies and the services needed for the coming digitalisation of the energy market. The Smart Energy Innovation Fund is looking for innovative startups in the fields of cleantech, energy, mobility and smart cities. The fund’s objective is not only to participate in future technologies but also to initiate a renewal process and ensure technology transfer to business units at Energie 360°.
Smart green corporate VC: BP Ventures was set up more than ten years ago to identify and invest in private, high growth, game-changing technology companies, accelerating innovation across the entire energy spectrum. Since then, we have invested over $500 million in technology companies across more than 40 entities with more than 200 co-investors. Venturing plays a key role in BP’s strategy to tackle the dual challenge of meeting the world’s need for more energy, while at the same time reducing carbon emissions. We will do this by leveraging our investments across a portfolio of relevant technology businesses that will help BP transition to a low carbon company.
Smart green corporate VC: Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. Visit the website for further information on Shell’s approach to meeting the world’s demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. Shell Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Shell. With major offices in Europe and the USA, Shell Ventures invests in technology companies to enhance the development of new technologies that have the potential to create substantial deployment value in Shell. Continuing Shell’s tradition in venture capital since 1998, Shell Ventures’ investment focus includes oil & gas, renewable energy technologies, water and IT. Shell Ventures co-invests with other corporate investors, venture capital funds and angels and will invest in both early stage and late stage (growth capital) companies.
Smart green corporate VC: Aramco Ventures is the corporate venturing subsidiary of Aramco, the world’s leading fully integrated energy and petrochemical enterprise. Headquartered in Dhahran with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Aramco Ventures strategic venturing program invests globally in startup and high growth companies with technologies of strategic importance to its parent, Aramco, primarily supporting the company’s operational decarbonization, new lower-carbon fuels businesses, and digital transformation initiatives. Aramco Ventures also operates Prosperity7, the company’s disruptive technologies investment program.
Ecosummit 2023 Bronze Sponsors
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $13 trillion. To learn more, visit nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.
Smart green corporate VC: Siemens Energy Ventures is the entrepreneurial heart of Siemens Energy. Founded in 2020, our focus is on investing, building and piloting ventures that will transform energy systems and will help fight climate change. Providing sustainable, reliable and affordable energy for all is how we energize society. Energy is our global lifeblood; but right now, to deliver the energy demands of tomorrow and reach our net zero goals on time, our energy systems need to change and become more sustainable today. We want to partner with start-ups and founders to accompany you on your growth journey, providing necessary support, guidance and network. Siemens Energy Ventures offers a unique blend of expertise; our own innovation history can be traced back to 1886, along with market access, networks and deep technology know-how. What we’re looking for is founding teams solving big climate and energy challenges with innovative ideas so we can energize society together.
Smart green VC: Globally recognized as a pioneer and leader in industrial technology investments, since 2000 Emerald has backed more than 60 outstanding entrepreneurs, partnered with dozens of multinational corporations on open innovation and advised investment mandates and funds for investors and governments alike.
Smart green VC: Since 2007 Amsterdam-based SET Ventures has invested in European technology companies that impact the future of the energy system. SET Ventures focuses broadly on innovative energy generation, energy distribution & storage and energy efficiency. SET Fund III provides early growth-stage capital to ventures that shape the energy system transition through smart software and services-based business models.
Smart green VC: Sustainable Future Ventures (SFV) is the venture capital business of PATRIZIA, a leading partner for global real assets with approximately €57 billion of real assets under management and 28 offices globally. SFV completed its first close of EUR 50M in May 2022 and is targeting a final close of EUR 100M in 2023. SFV is co-led by Conan Lauterpacht and Matthew Chagan, both of whom have a history of building, investing in and exiting technology companies. We invest in technology companies that create a more sustainable, productive and efficient built environment, targeting companies across the real asset value chain. In addition to the built environment emitting approximately 40% of all GHGs, there are significant market tailwinds making this one of the largest and exciting technology investment opportunities. We are a thesis driven investor and discuss and prioritise theme deep dives based on market need, market size and maturity. Themes we are particularly excited about include retrofitting, heating and cooling of buildings, solar and next gen grid. Current investments include technology companies in mobility, construction technology, modular housing and a marketplace for carbon offsetting.
Smart green investor: Haniel is a purpose-driven investor based in Duisburg, Germany, which manages a core portfolio of independent companies as well as minority stakes in young, high-growth companies. After establishing the Growth Capital pillar in 2019, Haniel has already committed more than €300M to funds and invested more than €60M in startups – focusing on cleantech solutions. In line with its “Enkelfähig” approach, the 100% family-owned investor builds its portfolio along equally ranking sustainability and performance criteria and aims to create value for generations.
Smart green corporate VC: SEB Greentech invests in green technology, focusing on transformative ideas that promise substantial impact in reducing greenhouse gas emissions or in preventing transgression of the planetary boundaries. We can invest in hardware, software and technology platform solutions, in sectors ranging from renewable energy, energy storage, water and agricultural technology, circular business models, to waste management. We expect the companies to be in a phase where they have tested and adapted their technology to real operating conditions, and preferably have revenues with repetitive orders from key customers. SEB Greentech is particularly searching for teams with a relentless dedication to their mission, and who are ready to scale their business internationally.
Smart green startup: Instagrid builds the world’s most advanced portable power supplies to replace highly polluting petrol and diesel generators. Instagrid products offer simple, flexible and emission-free access to electric power for professionals on the move. Our solutions by far exceed the technical specifications and capabilities of what is available on the market today, offering grid-like power for the construction industry, event organizers, gardeners, fire brigades, disaster recovery and humanitarian organizations. Through direct sales channels and through brand partners, Instagrid now ships more than 1000 units every month and works directly with many of the largest construction and infrastructure companies in Europe to reduce their emissions.
Smart green startup: NexWafe designs, develops and pilots a proprietary process to produce ultra-thin, high-efficiency, monocrystalline green solar wafers to make photovoltaics more sustainable and efficient. Fully compatible with conventional solar cell manufacturing, NexWafe offers a 70% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions during manufacturing. NexWafe’s continuous, direct gas-to-wafer manufacturing process also minimizes waste, resulting in wafers that are 30% less expensive than conventional wafers. NexWafe’s in-line, ultra-scalable process shatters cost down roadmap barriers and inherently supports the industry’s extraordinary growth as the transition to solar power accelerates worldwide. The company was spun out from Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in 2015.
Smart green startup: Powering a world worth inheriting. Inspired by the only naturally occurring example of inertial confinement, First Light Fusion is developing a practical pathway to fusion energy, the ultimate source of energy in the universe, using the simplest machine possible.
Smart green startup: To homeowners, Otovo is the easiest way to get solar panels on the roof and batteries in the home. We are a marketplace organising a network of hundreds of local, high quality energy installers that we have vetted thoroughly. We use our proprietary technology to analyse the potential of any home and advise precisely about the ideal project so we can give customers an offer in seconds. Founded in Oslo in 2016, we are the leading marketplace for residential solar in Europe and have sold and completed thousands of solar energy projects across the continent. Our team consists of engineers, programmers and technical consultants located all over Europe.
Smart green startup: Sunvigo provides solar-as-a-service to residential customers in Germany packaging the complex bundle of solar technology, financing, installation, operations and insurance into a super easy solar electricity tariff. The Cologne-based smart solar utility is backed by Eneco Ventures, Sparta Capital, HGTF, Übermorgen Ventures, Ecosummit, other private investors as well as Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB) as partner for solar asset financing.
Smart green startup: ENVIRIA is one of the fastest-growing companies in the German rooftop solar market, providing scalable Energy-as-a-Service solutions and innovative solar-centric projects. ENVIRIA is facilitating a renewable energy ecosystem, with the aim to boost B2B participation in the clean energy transition, and empower the democratization of power generation by becoming a disruptive and decentralized utility in its own right. Projects are structured and built based on EPC expertise and financial engineering concepts designed for the unique needs of the B2B sector, where ENVIRIA’s knowledge and network leverage the strengths of each party involved. Through innovative solutions such as third-party financing models or smart matches between space availability and solar investments, entire segments previously excluded can now actively participate in and benefit from the energy transition. In June 2022, ENVIRIA raised €22.5M Series A from Redalpine, Galileo Green Energy and other investors.
Smart green startup: Enspired is a fully digital power trading-as-a-service company, enabling their clients to bring flexible assets to short-term power markets. The service is designed to remove all hurdles and work jointly on commercially optimising assets to save emissions and allow for faster integration of renewable energy sources. The Enspired team consists of leading algorithmic traders, data scientists and technology enthusiasts who leave programmatic approaches limited by human capabilities behind and augment their trading strategies with state-of-the-art AI technology, using a wide range of high-quality data sources and market signals.
Smart green startup: ESFORIN (Energy Services FOR INdustry) is the market leading digital provider of flexibility marketing in power short-term markets. Founded by experienced energy entrepreneurs, the company currently employs about 50 people, executed more than 6 million trades on EPEX Spot and generated revenues of €644 million in 2022. ESFORIN operates a sophisticated automated trading infrastructure for flexibility optimisation serving leading industrial and energy-intensive customers, municipal utilities as well as renewable energy and batteries. ESFORIN is located in Essen and Berlin. The company ESFORIN transforms customers in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, the UK, Belgium and France with controllable flexibility as key players within the sustainable energy transition, allowing further integration of volatile renewable energies corresponding to 362.267 tons of CO2 reductions in 2022.
Smart green startup: Energyworx is a market leader in Intelligent Meter Data Management SaaS solutions. Energyworx helps utility companies in monetizing their rapidly growing volumes of diverse data that come with the roll-out of the smart meter. The Energyworx platform powers a variety of cloud-based, utility specific applications to better understand and predict customer consumption patterns. Energyworx is the only visionary vendor in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management. Privately held and backed by HenQ Ventures, SET Ventures, EDP Ventures and Eneco Ventures, Energyworx is based in Houten, The Netherlands and Houston, Texas, USA.
Smart green startup: By harnessing sunshine to produce steam, GlassPoint helps industry leaders reduce their carbon emissions at the lowest possible cost. GlassPoint designed its enclosed trough technology specifically to address the needs of industrial users, especially those operating in remote and harsh environments. Enclosed trough technology has been deployed at scale in multiple projects in California and the Middle East.
Smart green startup: Kairos Aerospace operates airplanes over oil and gas assets to identify where methane is leaking into the atmosphere. Kairos is a paid subscription by oil and gas customers that secure incremental revenue by fixing the emission source and capturing revenue from the gas that otherwise would have been lost. Kairos operates a uniquely powerful instrument that is flown 4-6x higher than other methane mitigation firms, allowing Kairos to see 10x the “swath width” of other vendors. The result is that Kairos can see not only the emissions of their customers, but the emissions of the other operators in the basin. Kairos has leveraged its superior data set to build a tool for optimizing the profit of each operator in each basin. Kairos is the global leader in mitigating methane emissions, helping many of the largest operators in the world to produce gas with minimal losses and the highest commitment to safe and efficient operations. Kairos operates in the US, South America and is in active discussions in Australia and the Middle East. Kairos is backed by three highly respected energy transition investors including OGCI, which was formed by 11 of the largest oil and gas companies in the world.
Smart green startup: Easelink is a high-tech company based in Austria with the vision of facilitating the global distribution of e-mobility by providing revolutionary charging technology. Matrix Charging®, the company’s core product, enables fully automated, cost-effective, high-performance charging that allows for an easy infrastructure rollout and vehicle integration. With Matrix Charging®, short parking stops can be conveniently used for charging, unlocking completely new energy supply concepts for e-mobility and preparing electric vehicles for the broad launch of autonomous driving. From offices in Austria and China with over 40 employees, Easelink works with a number of leading OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and infrastructure providers, to introduce Matrix Charging® to the global market and to contribute to the sustainable growth of new energy vehicles. In January 2022, Easelink raised €8.3M Series A funding led by SET Ventures with the participation of EnBW New Ventures, Smartworks, and existing investor Hermann Hauser.
Smart green startup: Tau is a technology company at the core of energy transition, decarbonization of energy and electrification of transport. Its patented technologies reconcile the necessity of sustainable, resource-minimising manufacturing with the power, reliability, and performance that electrification requires to enable smaller, greener, longer-lasting and more powerful motors, transformers and generators. Tau focuses on carbon-conscious protective coatings for high-performance and standard copper, aluminum, and steel wires. A European team of 50+ people now, Tau is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, while its R&D hub and most of the team is located in Turin, Italy. The company is backed by a group of reputable institutional investors, including Altana AG, Finindus, Solvay Ventures, and several sovereign wealth funds.
Smart Green Startup: Founded in 2010, Rockethome offers an advanced SaaS solutions platform to remotely manage and control IoT devices in smart buildings and districts. With more than 100 corporate customers in 5 countries the Cologne/Germany based PropTech is one of the leading smart rental and climate solution providers in Europe. Well known brands from the real estate, utility and insurance industries rely on the expertise of the company. The product portfolio combines use cases like smart home, digital access, building automation with emobility, solar and heating solutions. The open platform supports more than 100 devices from 50 vendors. Everything is seamlessly integrated in one tenant app and centrally administered on one property platform. Owners and property managers of multi-family houses, serviced apartments and smart quarters are able to deliver a complete new space experience to their customers. This makes their investments and properties future-proof and reduces the operation costs significantly. In mid 2021 the company founded Rockethome Climate Solutions GmbH, a joint venture between Enercity AG and Wolfsburg AG.
Smart green corporate VC: Fortum is a large Nordic energy utility based in Helsinki, Finland. Fortum is one of the largest producers of low-carbon power in Europe, operating a major fleet of hydro, nuclear, wind and solar power plants. The company is also building a strong role in the hydrogen space and in the circular economy, investing eg. in battery recycling capacity. Fortum is a front-runner in startup collaboration in the energy space. In addition to having committed almost 200 million euros into energy-facing VC funds, Fortum is making direct investments into early-stage companies and actively building commercial relationships with innovative startups. Annually, Fortum looks to initiate pilot collaboration with up to 10+ startups.
Smart green corporate VC: As an innovative service provider with a regional focus, EWE is active in the business areas of energy, telecommunications and information technology. By bringing these three areas together under one roof, the Group is well-placed to develop and operate intelligent energy systems. Thanks to its range of innovative products for private and corporate customers, EWE is shaping the energy supply of tomorrow with the greatest possible sustainability, efficiency and reliability. With more than 8,500 employees and sales of over 5.7 billion euro, EWE is one of the largest utility companies in Germany. The Group, based in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, is primarily owned by the local government. In northwest Germany, Brandenburg and Rügen, as well as parts of Poland EWE provides about 1.4 million customers with electricity, 0.8 million with gas, and about 700,000 with telecommunication services. To achieve this, the various companies in the EWE Group operate over 190,000 kilometres of energy and telecommunication networks. Furthermore, the EWE subsidiary BTC is among Germany’s most important IT service providers.
Smart green corporate VC: Encevo Group serves clients in Luxembourg, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. It is present all along the energy value chain, from production, storage, supply, transport to trading, distribution and services. Encevo actively helps shaping the transition to a sustainable energy sector by embracing technology, deploying innovative solutions and partnering up with local communities. The CVC team actively supports such objective, by selecting leading European start-ups for our business units and, when relevant, performing hand-picked equity investments, preferably at Series A stage.
Smart green accelerator VC: Rockstart is an early stage investor that empowers purpose-driven founders across three domains: Energy, AgriFood and Emerging Technologies. Rockstart’s Energy Fund of €25M is backed by institutional investors, European family offices, informal investors and the government. Through its Energy Fund, Rockstart invests in early stage startups contributing to the energy transition. Rockstart has invested in more than 260 startups and its alumni value to date is more than $1B. Rockstart is an international team of more than 40 professionals dedicated to empowering purpose-driven founders to become scalable and drive positive change on a global scale.
Smart green VC: Industrya invests in the bold and innovative startups that shape industry and the world of tomorrow. We are a hands-on investment fund that operates exclusively in the Industry 4.0, energy and new materials sectors. We support passionate and bold entrepreneurs who offer industrial solutions that are sustainable and innovative to meet societal challenges of the 21st century: sustainable industrial production, new materials, preservation of natural resources, green mobility, hydrogen, energy transition, smart manufacturing & Industry 4.0, IoT, big data, blockchain and robotics.
Smart green family office: Entrepreneurship. Ingenious. Smart. Responsible. blueworld.group combines the three core components of entrepreneurship: founding, investing and developing. blueworld.group acts as an investor and idea generator for both early stage and established companies in a wide range of industries. blueworld.group works hand in hand with pioneering companies, their managers and employees to create outstanding performance as well as genuine and sustainable value. Always with the aim of harmonizing progress and sustainability in all dimensions.
Smart green corporate finance advisory: Alexa Capital delivers leading capital solutions across the energy, energy infrastructure and technology sectors. Our professionals have unique energy market sector insights built up over three decades of working across Europe, North America and Asia in energy, technology & communications investment banking, fund management and private equity. We can leverage global relationships across the corporate landscape, the investment community and government policymakers.
Smart green holding: Econnext focuses on decarbonisation and circular economy and holds a synergetic group of highly attractive, dynamically growing companies. Activities range from circular economy to renewable power, heat and cooling, from energy storage to fintech and from building-integrated photovoltaics to nature-based solutions that remove carbon from the atmosphere. Leading positions of all subsidiaries in their respective, still nascent but rapidly growing markets. Enormous business opportunity and market potential due to a secular and unprecedented transformation towards decarbonisation. Active management holding approach provides subsidiaries case by case support to mitigate risks and to create unique opportunities for leapfrogging.
Smart green corporate: SENS – Iqony Solar Energy Solutions is a global service provider in the field of renewable energy. In addition to the development and turnkey construction of solar parks and related services, we offer comprehensive industry solutions as well as an array of products and services in the field of energy efficiency.