Is energy transition the biggest business opportunity of our time?

 

We build and grow promising energy startups from the pilot phase onwards. For us energy means electricity, heat and all other possible forms of energy. The innovation can relate to energy savings, production, smart grids, storage, mobility, trade or something else that involves energy. Our portfolio companies have strong teams, they solve clear problems, have bold visions and target global markets. The business models are scalable and not too capital intensive. We are happy to offer facilities for pilot projects and actively support your development. Our first investment is typically between €100k and €500k.

 

Transition into a sustainable energy system requires major changes to the operating models of our energy system. Not only energy production, but the way grids are managed, energy consumed and stored, the way we travel and heat/cool our homes has to change, to name a few. The transition will require a lot of innovation. Solving the energy challenge is extremely important to human kind, but might also be the greatest opportunity of our time.

 

We invest to technologies enabling transition into new sustainable energy system

OUR SECRET SAUCE

Introducing new technology to critical energy infrastructure is not easy, but co-operation with incumbent corporations can provide a fast track to the market. Grid.vc offers an unique combination of financing, industry expertise and business partners. Our close cooperation with energy sector corporations offers our portfolio companies a direct access to piloting, industry expertise and customers. This support gives our portfolio a head start in developing and growing their business.

REAL LIFE LAB

We offer our partners’ regional and decentralized energy infrastructure and customers for testing, piloting and scaling up your unique business ideas.

LEAN AND DYNAMIC PROCESS

We have a first-hand understanding of the challenges, opportunities and dynamics of the energy field. We are an extremely fast and direct partner with virtually no bureaucracy. That is, if you are able to meet our high expectations.

ADAPTOR IN THE ENERGY FIELD

We are an adaptor of utilities, customers, disruptive innovations and investment capital. We are not tied to any specific manufacturer or technology. We bring the best combinations together to change the future.

 

LATEST INVESTMENTS

LATEST NEWS

06.05.2021
Tuomas Oksanen will join Grid.vc as Investment Director on the 24th of May. Tuomas will bring to the team his considerable network and experience from fundraising and working with start-up companies across different sectors, most recently at Aalto Start-Up Center. We're looking forward to growing the fund and our portfolio with Tuomas!
30.03.2021
Safegrid has raised a 600 thousand-euro funding round from Tesi, Grid.vc and private investors. “This new funding lets us accelerate our product development, sales, and marketing activities. We have literally dozens of inquiries about our system from all continents and now we have the resources to start ramping up our deliveries to a wider customer base,” said Mr. Jussi Hakunti, the CEO of Safegrid.
02.12.2020
The Finnish electrical solution provider Ensto has joined Grid.vc investment fund and brings its expertise and network to the advisory team.