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

01.07.2020
Grid.vc is the main organizer of the innovation competition at Energia 2020. Energia 2020 is the largest energy event in Finland featuring the entire industry and all forms of energy. In addition to prize money to the winner, all finalists will have an opportunity to present their solutions for energy transition to the decision-makers of the industry, as well as discuss potential funding from the leading Finnish venture capital investors in the energy domain.
27.04.2020
Grid.vc I Ky was a lead investor in the company's seed financing round. The total funding raised by the company was EUR 800 thousand, which includes a business development loan from Business Finland. The target company is American-based Ai4 Technologies, Inc, whose Finnish founders intend to respond to California wildfires with artificial intelligence.
19.02.2020
An EV fast charging station utilizing innovative new technology by the Finnish start-up company Unified Charges Oy has been installed to Juustoportti Oy by Leppäkosken Energia. During the spring the charging station will be tested and charging will be offered free by Leppäkoski.