First investor in superb teams disrupting the energy business

Ready to shape the future of the energy sector?

WHAT WE DO

We build and grow promising energy sector startups from the pilot phase onwards. We are happy to offer facilities for pilot projects, but we do not take an active part in operative R&D work. Our first investment is typically from between €100k and €500k. We can be the lead investor or co-invest with others.

HOW WE WORK

Real life LAB

In addition to money, Grid.vc offers you a real-life lab – a private utility with its regional and decentralized energy infrastructure and customers for testing, piloting and scaling up your unique business ideas.

Lean and dynamic process

Our experienced investment team is involved daily in the operational management of energy businesses. We have a first-hand understanding of the challenges, opportunities and dynamics of the field. We also have direct access to utility operations. As all decision-makers and experts sit around the same table, 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.

OUR VALUES

Vanguardism

The energy sector has reached a turning point. Several different solutions will fight for survival in the future. We are at the forefront of this development. We know and understand the competing solutions. This makes it possible for us to evaluate the risks and opportunities of different solutions.

OUR VALUES

Prosperity

We generate financial prosperity for our limited partners and portfolio companies. We succeed together. Risk management and carefully considered decisions are an integral part of successful operations. Our facilities, interfaces and stakeholders are the foundation of our prosperity.

OUR VALUES

Trustworthiness

We are an open and honest partner for our limited partners and portfolio companies. We present the facts exactly as they are and we have no intention of misleading any of our partners. We follow the Invest Europe professional standards.

OUR VALUES

Outstanding expertise

We are experts in the energy business. We highly appreciate – and demand – expertise in all operations. This also applies to our portfolio companies, whose value must be based on superior science, technology or business expertise.

WHAT WE EXPECT OF YOU

An innovation that solves a specific problem that consumers or businesses have. It must be directly or indirectly applicable or linked to the energy business. The solution can be hardware or software. The market size must be significant and the business model must be scalable to allow rapid global growth. We do not require any patents, but you must have a competitive advantage that is difficult to copy. Ideally, this will be based on scientific or technological innovation.
Your business model cannot be capital-intensive. We do not invest in infrastructure projects. Your team must have the necessary knowledge and skills to pull the project off. We do not invest in part-time teams.

EXAMPLES OF OUR FIELDS OF INTEREST

Electricity
transmission

Energy
sales

Natural gas
or bio gas

District heating
/ cooling

Other space
heating / cooling

Micro
production

Smart home
automation

Energy
conservation

Sustainable
traffic

Fuel
cells

Tools & measurement
devices for utilities

Your energy
innovation

Got your attention?
Contact us for more information!

Jaakko Isotalo

Jaakko Isotalo

Manager, Fund and Dealflow

In charge of operations, dealflow and investments of Grid.vc as well as the international network of investors, accelerators and industrial operators.

Mika Laatu

Mika Laatu

Director, Grid LAB

In charge of analysing the technology and business structure of Grid.LAB companies. supporting strategy work and promoting co-operation with industrial partners.

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