Venture capital specialising in the energy sector

Integral service around a transaction
BY : Diego GutiérrezMay Thu, 2014
venture capital isIn recent years, concern for the environment and the use of alternative energies have led to the emergence of investors These investors have been increasing their portfolios as new startups focused on this sector appear. In addition, other Venture capital not focused solely on this sector are increasing their operations in the sector.

Braemar Energy Ventures

Braemer Energy ventures is a venture Capital  American, which has focused on the energy sector since 1989. In 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, it invested in 9 energy-related companies, mainly in the US but also in Canada and France. These rounds have been made both in startups that receive their first rounds as well as AlediaThe company has received 4 rounds of financing, the last of them this February, a series E round of $2.1M, and the last of them this February, a series E round of $2.1M.

venture capital is

Conoco Philips

Conoco PhilipsThe Houston-based American multinational, which is dedicated to the production and transportation of natural gas, has also carried out several operations (5) in the energy sector in the last year, most of them in the US, although it has also carried out one operation in Great Britain and another in Norway. If we take into account the type of company in which it has participated, we can see that most of the rounds have been carried out in companies that had already received financing in the past, and these are rounds quite large, such as the one that received Cool Planet Energy SystemsCool Planet Energy Systems, a technology company that develops fuels and carbon products to address the energy, food and water markets. Cool Planet Energy Systems, has been awarded a total of 6 funding rounds, $170.60M in total.

venture capital is

Other Investors

In addition, there are also some investors which are not exclusively dedicated to energy, but which in 2013 carried out several operations in the sector, such as BDC Venture Capital, the largest Venture Capital from Canada, which participated in a C series round in General Fusion together with Chrysalix Energy, Cenovus EnergyBDC Venture Capital, Braemar Energy VenturesRobecoEnvironmental Technologies Fund.

In Spain, there are also companies in the sector that have received funding in the last year, such as Deutecno which has received €1M. Deutecno is a small engineering company that has gone so far as to develop windmills without the need for noisy and sometimes dangerous blades.

Other posts that may interest you

ICTs applied to the Cleantech with the approval of investors

Mosaic prepares 69-100MM$ solar power projects on its crowdfunding platform

The M&A Professionals

Meet our services



Do you want to be up to date?


Our diferentiation

Market Research Technology
Our team of market analysis specialists is continuously analyzing the investments of the most active markets in the industry in order to unceasingly contribute ideas of the current market situation and identify the most relevant trends for senior management. We integrate the most relevant sources of information which allows us to discover the most interesting companies for venture capital and similarly helps us to identify the investors with the highest probability of involvement in an M&A process to ensure the success of our sell-side operations.

The reports and deductions of our advisors provide a broad view of the sector, both geographically and from the complementary or adjacent markets perspective.
Technology Data Analytics
for M&A
Advanced data anlytics is a weapon". Intelfin is an artificial intelligence tool we use for investing and creating value in SMEs through competitive analytics and the enterprise environment.

IntelFin consists of a cognitive system, which, through the application of advanced analytical technologies, facilitates the automation of investment and financing decisions in the field of non-listed companies and especially SMEs in high-growth sectors.

The information related to these companies is characterized by their lack of transparency and heterogeneity; thus, it is necessary to develop an advanced analysis which is as much predictive as prescriptive and is developed in a natural language custom, suitable to obtain greater clarity and knowledge of the investment scope.

The IntelFin system focuses especially on analyzing the variables that define and influence the competitive environment of a sector and the positioning of a company, analyzing their influence on future value creation. Therefore, IntelFin supports strategic decision-making to senior management by resolving questions such as:

¿What are my competitors' priorities, strategies and expansion plans? Who's my competition? Which competitor is most likely to grow at a higher rate?
Which areas of activity/business models will receive the most investment? Which sectors are most attractive to investors?
Which companies are going to experience the most growth in the near future? Which companies are most likely to receive investment or be acquired?
Training Methodology
We have developed training programs in an innovative set-up which guarantees our teams the acquisition of technical competences both in the field of corporate finance and in the field of psychology, that is much needed when it comes to negotiation processes.

We have a culture of continuous improvement of our processes, closely related to the use of information systems that allow the enhancement of internal communication between our teams, as well as external communication with our customers. Hence, we extend best practices identified internally in an efficient and rapid manner among our members.

Are you one of those who prefer to be well informed when making decisions?