innogy Ventures is the venture capital arm of innogy SE, one of Europe’s largest utility companies. Our purpose is to find the best teams that strive to make the world a better place.
Although we are a corporate VC, we approach each investment opportunity much like a financial investor. Our primary goal is to generate superior returns through profitable exits.
We run a quick and transparent process and take a collaborative, portfolio-first approach. Each venture is supported with a hands-on attitude, deep market understanding and business development assistance.
We offer our portfolio companies access to relevant people and units within the innogy group to help them become more competitive and accelerate their growth.
We believe in digital innovation that is data-driven, utilizes proprietary, “transactive” technologies, and contributes to the Internet of Things or digital transformation (e.g. blockchain, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality).
Future energy / digital utility
New (digital) business models with the potential to revolutionize the traditional energy world.
Smart & connected
Business models that can change the way we live and work due to IoT and smart devices.
Business models which provide solutions that improve the quality of life and work in cities.
Customer engagement / customer experience
Business models that utilize new methods and technologies to increase the customer experience or to acquire new customers.
Europe, Israel, North America.
First or second institutional round of financing. Ideally, a start-up has already hit product/market fit and is ready to scale the business.
1M€ – 5M€ in initial financing round. We also participate in follow-on rounds.
Before founding innogy Ventures, Matthias has pretty much spent all his career life in M&A. First as investment banker and then as part of innogy’s corporate M&A team. In his early career, he was part of a fintech start-up.
Alina’s professional life started with an apprenticeship in the RWE Group. After working in innogy’s M&A department and graduating a further training as a business economist, Alina joined the innogy Ventures team beginnng of 2017.
Before founding innogy Ventures, Veronique had different roles in the commodity trading business of RWE and later was portfolio strategist for innogy. Beside her professional career she is a passionate yoga teacher.
Before joining innogy Ventures, Felix founded Milk the Sun (the world’s largest marketplace for PV projects) as well as an international renewable project developer, and worked as a start-up consultant.
Director Finance & Investment Management
Before joining innogy Ventures, Thomas was a Management Consultant with a focus on re-organisation and strategy in the energy industry. In this role he was, among other things, developing national level energy strategies and executing the IPO of innogy.
Thomas started his career as an entrepreneur in IT services and e-commerce, later on he held executive positions in RWE Group / innogy SE (Strategy & Innovation, Sales & Trading and Portfolio Management).
Mischa has spent his entire adult life post graduation in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, roughly half of which as a founder in the Internet, e-commerce, media & music space, and the other half as a venture capitalist.
innogy Ventures GmbH
Kettwiger Str. 62-64
45127 Essen, Germany
T +49 (0) 201 89 07 89 00
innogy Ventures GmbH
c/o WeWork Hackescher Markt
Neue Schönhauser Str. 3-5
10178 Berlin, Germany
T +49 (0) 30 120 84 945