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What is Energy Tech Network?

In these unprecedented times brought by Covid-19, Energy Tech Network was created to bring top Global energy and mobility investors, entrepreneurs, and government leaders together. Quality live and on-demand content, engaging 1-1 in-depth discussions, intent-based matchmaking & networking.

This is a novel kind of networking – Energy Tech Network members participate from wherever they are in the world. Anytime, anyplace. Deals happen when we get together and discuss ideas.

Energy Tech Network has been initiated by Contrarian Ventures and Energy Tech Summit to accelerate sustainable energy transition dialogue virtually and become a go-to platform for Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Corporates innovating in the future of Energy and Mobility.


Membership criteria

The Energy Tech Network is a unique digital platform gathering innovators, companies, investors and corporates dedicated to accelerating sustainable energy transition to net-zero emissions through technology innovations.

As a member of Energy Tech Network, you get the access to everything from our quality live and on-demand content, engaging in-depth discussions, intent-based matchmaking, 1:1 networking and special perks.

Upcoming virtual sessions

#LetsTalkEnergy serieswith Jesse Teichman | Chevron Technology Ventures

June 2, 2020 | 3:30 PM (GMT+1)

Jesse Teichman is venture capital investment manager at Chevron Technology Ventures. Since 1999, Chevron Venture Capital has supported a wide range of companies and venture capital funds. CVC pursue innovative business solutions and externally developed technologies that have the potential to improve Chevron’s base business operations and champion their deployment and adoption into Chevron. Can invest in companies at any phase in the development cycle, from providing early-stage seed investment to offering capital for full-scale commercialization. Some technologies may be studied, and then shelved for future consideration.
More about Chevron Technology Ventures here:

#LetsTalkEnergy serieswith Rob Genieser | ETF Partners

June 3, 2020 | 2:00 PM (GMT+1)

Rob Genieser is a Managing Partner at ETF Partners. ETF Partners is a venture capital firm that seeks to invest in sustainable technologies which includes the smart industry, smart energy and smart cities. ETF Partners are driven by the desire to demonstrate that technological innovation offers compelling answers to one of the most pressing problems of the world – achieving sustainable prosperity. So, they invest in innovative companies that can change the world. Most of their funds come from institutional investors, global corporations and family offices and they create value by investing in technology companies that make a difference. Prior to joining ETF Partners, Rob was a Managing Partner at Vertex and JP Morgan. He holds AB and MBA from Harvard University.
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#LetsTalkEnergy serieswith Shayle Kann | Energy Impact Partners

June 4, 2020 | 5:00 PM (GMT+1)

Shayle Kann is Managing Director at Energy Impact Partners, the largest global investment firm focused on the conversion of the energy industry towards a decarbonized, decentralized, digitized and electrified future. Their strategic investors operate in very different markets and regulatory environments, they span the globe, access millions of households and spend more than $20 billion annually on new technologies and procurement. Energy Impact Partners spend a great deal of time with the partners to prioritize the sectors and technologies that are most relevant and attractive for the transformation of the energy industry. The building blocks for a clean, digital and decentralized energy future.
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#LetsTalkEnergy serieswith Nigel Purcell | Engie New Ventures

June 9, 2020 | 2:00 PM (GMT+1)

Nigel Purcell an investment director with ENGIE New Ventures the corporate venture arm of ENGIE, where he is responsible for scouting and managing investments in innovative technologies and companies. Previously Nigel worked in the offshore oil and gas industry for SBM Offshore working on projects in Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Brazil. ENGIE New Ventures’ €180 million fund is dedicated to making minority investment in technology startups that complement existing activities and resources to spur internal innovation within ENGIE. To date, ENV has deployed over EUR110M of capital across 25 investments worldwide, with an emphasis on Europe, North America, Israel and Asia.
More about ENGIE New Ventures here:

#LetsTalkMobility serieswith Michael Granoff | Maniv Mobility

June 10, 2020 | 2:00 PM (GMT+1)

Michael Granoff is founder and Managing Director of Maniv Mobility, a venture capital fund based in Tel Aviv which invests exclusively in the new mobility future. Founded in 2015, Maniv has a portfolio of over 20 mobility startups, the majority of which are based in Israel. Amongst them are companies developing sensors, software, simulation, localization, data monetization, autonomous systems, over-the-air updates, automotive cyber-security and more. Aside from several startup boards, Mr. Granoff serves on the board of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), a Washington, DC-based policy and advocacy organization he helped establish in 2004. Past board roles included that of electric car network developer Better Place. He has been involved in three US Presidential campaigns and in 2010 received Brandeis University’s Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship. Mr. Granoff holds a B.A. from Tufts University, an MBA and JD from Kellogg, Northwestern University, is a veteran marathon runner and father of four. Maniv Mobility is enabling a new era of safer, greener, more accessible, less expensive and ultimately autonomous mobility by investing in cutting edge technology in Israel as well as the US.
More about Maniv Mobility here:

#LetsTalkEnergy serieswith Tove Rådelius | Norrsken VC

June 11, 2020 | 2:00 PM (GMT+1)

Tove Rådelius (ACA) is an Investment Manager at Norrsken VC, investing in early-stage start-ups that are solving the world's biggest problems, while building massive businesses. Prior to joining Norrsken, Tove worked in London at buy-and-build investment firm Marwyn Capital and PwC’s Deals Advisory practice specialising in Tech, Media and Telecom companies. Norrsken VC is an impact fund investing in early-stage tech startups in Europe. The fund focuses on investing in companies in seed to series A stage, seeking to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges, including climate change, while building highly profitable businesses.
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#LetsTalkEnergy serieswith Antoine Delafargue | Total Ventures

June 16, 2020 | 2:00 PM (GMT+1)

Antoine Delafargue is a Managing Director & Chief of Technology at Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures. As part of Total's commitment to a better energy future, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures is focused on finding, funding and fostering high-potential start-ups which will contribute to creating a low carbon future. Current areas of interest include Renewables, Distributed Energy, New Mobility, Energy Access, Energy Storage, Bio-Plastics & Recycling, Artificial Intelligence, and IoT. Antoine brings a 15-year experience at Total, where managing risks and uncertainties became second nature, as well as his sharp engineering background (Polytechnique, MIT), wide-ranging technology awareness and entrepreneurship experience. Antoine holds board positions at Wireless Seismic, Openfield, Cosmo Tech and Otonohm.
More about Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures here:

#LetsTalkEnergy serieswith Mark Windeknecht | Vito ONE

June 17, 2020 | 2:00 PM (GMT+1)

Mark Windeknecht is an investor at Vito ONE. Vito ONE is the first European venture capital fund focusing on PropTech, ConstructionTech and EnergyTech. Since 2015, the Munich-based team have been investing in B2B and B2C start-ups that have the potential to become the next "big players" in Europe. Prior to that, Mark was scouting EnergyTech startups for one of the worldwide biggest building tech providers - the Viessmann Group. In addition, he worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Technical University Munich. There Mark wrote his Ph.D. thesis on building energy management and user predictions with machine learning.
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#LetsTalkEnergy serieswith Frederico Bilelo Gonçalves | EDP Ventures

June 18, 2020 | 2:00 PM (GMT+1)

Frederico Bilelo Gonçalves joined EDP Ventures in 2010 and serves as Principal of the team based in Lisbon. EDP Ventures is the corporate venture arm of EDP Group, an early-stage (mainly seed and series A) energytech corporate vc. Our goal is to invest in companies that bring added value to the EDP Group and that are mainly related with one of our key innovation priorities (cleaner generation, smarter grids, retail, storage & flexibility and digital). We have ~70M€ under management, of which more than half is already invest, in almost 30 active portfolio companies. We invest in minority stakes with no geographical constraints and with an average initial ticket between 0,5 to 2M€. Our team is based in Lisbon, Sao Paulo and Madrid, from where we manage 4 investment vehicles with different geographical focus (worldwide and regional).
More about EDP Ventures here:


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