Energize leads $30M Series B round

Energize Ventures is proud to lead the oversubscribed $30M Series B investment in Finite State, the leader in connected device security. Schneider Electric Ventures and Merlin Ventures joined the round alongside existing investors Energy Impact Partners, Drive Capital and Zetta Venture Partners. Energize partner Juan Muldoon will join the Finite State board of directors. This investment mark’s Energize’s third investment in the cybersecurity sector and our third investment in a company based in the Midwest (Finite State is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio).

Supply Chain Security Enabling the Energy Transition

The energy transition depends on a complex international supply chain of electronic…

Fast Radius, the leading provider of cloud manufacturing solutions and an Energize portfolio company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with ECP Environmental Growth Opportunities Corp.. (NASDAQ: ENNV), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The combined company will have an estimated post-transaction equity value of $1.4 billion.

The net proceeds raised from the transaction will be used to support Fast Radius’ continued growth across customer acquisition, software development, and micro-factory expansion. …

Apply to join our team!

We’re excited to share that Energize Ventures is hiring! Apply to join our growing team of investment professionals to help accelerate the digital transformation of energy and sustainable industry. We are looking for a Principal to join our recently launched Growth Equity platform focused on supporting later-stage, fast-growing companies establishing their positions as market leaders. The target start date for this position is Q3 or Q4 of 2021.

About Energize Ventures

Energize Ventures is a leading global alternative investment manager focused on accelerating digital innovation in energy and sustainable industry. Founded in 2016, Energize has funded 15 companies…

Energize Ventures is thrilled to announce our participation in Aurora Solar’s $250M Series C led by Coatue. Existing investors Fifth Wall and ICONIQ Capital are also participating in the round.

Energize first decided to partner with Aurora’s co-founders Chris Hopper and Samuel Adeyemo by leading their Series A back in 2019. We built conviction in the potential of Aurora’s solar sales and design software because our team had experienced firsthand the pain points of selling, designing, and financing solar. We recognized that as the buildout of commercial and residential solar expands globally, software is necessary in helping the industry scale…

An expansion of our overarching investment strategy

When we launched Energize Ventures Fund I in 2016, we were investing in the thesis that the energy and industrial sectors are undergoing a massive digital transformation in a world increasingly focused on sustainability. We believed (and still believe) that the time for these traditionally analog sectors to solve their most pressing challenges by adopting and deploying new digital technologies has arrived.

Fast forward five years, and the landscape around investing in the transformation of energy and industry has changed. We’re seeing more capital being deployed into more companies at higher volumes than even we predicted. …

Energize leads $26M Series B round

Energize Ventures is proud to lead the oversubscribed $26M Series B investment in TWAICE, the leading software platform for battery analytics. Existing investors Creandum, Cherry Ventures, Speedinvest and UVC also participated in the round. Energize principal Tyler Lancaster joins TWAICE co-founders Stephan Rohr and Michael Baumann on TWAICE’s board, and associate Mark Tomasovic joins as a board observer. This investment marks Energize’s first investment in the battery sector and our third investment in a company based outside of the U.S.

By: Tyler Lancaster, Principal at Energize Ventures

Electrification is a key theme to Energize’s investment thesis. We invest in software and business model innovation, many of which directly contribute solutions towards decarbonization by means of electrification. In this blog series, we’ll explore this critical transition and the technologies driving and enabling it.

Source: TWAICE

In my past few “Electrifying Everything” posts, I’ve argued that solar and wind are poised to become the zero-carbon backbone for an electrified economy. …

Our critical infrastructure is more connected than ever — and that’s a double-edged sword.

April 2021

By: Juan Muldoon, Partner, Energize Ventures

At Energize Ventures, we believe that software can be a powerful tool driving the transition of energy and sustainable industry. There is an important digital layer that allows electricity grids, transportation networks, data centers, manufacturing plants, and telecommunication providers to operate massive complex systems efficiently. Hardware, software, and advanced data analytics solutions combine to operate and improve the world around us. The way we interact with assets — whether that is wind turbines, substations, assembly robots, or our bank accounts — is digital.

Today, anything that can be optimized through software could…

April 1, 2021

The energy transition is happening faster than even the Energize team expected. Decision-makers with market influence — from federal and state governments to large corporations — are rolling out ambitious renewable energy goals and commitments at a pressing pace. This decade will now bring monumental changes in our energy infrastructure. And with that change comes great opportunity.

At Energize, we focus on making investments that accelerate digital transformation in energy and sustainable industry. Due to the rapidly changing landscape, we are now witnessing how software is enabling and accelerating the energy transition. For example, software can help businesses in energy…

March 2021

One of the many things that makes Energize unique as an investor is our hands-on and team-oriented approach to investments. Since day one, it has been a priority for us to secure a board seat (and sometimes more than one) with each company we invest in. Why? We want to have a direct role in helping our companies make informed decisions that support growth, navigate business development in energy and sustainable industries, and represent all stakeholders in the company. …

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