We are committed to shape the energy sector!
What we look for? Game changers!
We are the venture capital arm of EDP, investing in early-stage tech startups working in the energy space and willing to impact the life of millions of people. We support and stimulate the open innovation process in the energy sector, challenging our own business units to continually look for bold solutions.
Our investment priorities
What we offer
Early stage tickets
We invest from 1M€ to 10M€ seed to series B always assuming minority positions
We connect founders to a wide network of co-investors and potential customers in the utility sector
We provide access to our assets, business units & industry experts worldwide
We invest worldwide and have investment teams in Lisbon, Madrid & São Paulo with 150M€ of funds under management
We are changing tomorrow now
Portfolio of companies that contribute for our purpose of leading the energy transition
APERIO Systems solution helps operators and vendors of critical control systems (such as power plants or autonomous vehicles) to enhance their resilience against cyber threats. Unlike traditional solutions, APERIO Systems not only detects attacks, but also pinpoints malicious data manipulation.Meet our partner
Offers sustainability tech solutions for organisations to easily manage, track and showcase their ESG (environmental, social and governance) criteria. APlanet eliminates the challenges around sustainability data and initiatives management. The platform allows companies to improve operational efficiencies and sustainability performance.Meet our partner
Arquiled develops smart lighting technology for general, architectural and street lighting with focus on energy efficiency. With a strong focus on replacing the current street lighting with lighting using LED, the products have several different applications, such as hotels, museums, casinos and bars.Meet our partner
Bladeinsight was born to revolutionize how wind turbines are inspected by bringing them into the 21st century. Bladeinsight captures, stores and analyzes assets' data, by embracing automation and customizing the control of the UAVs Pro-Drone.Meet our partner
ChemiTek is the developer of chemical solutions for industrial cleaning and maintenance activities. The company currently develops a range of products in three main categories: Solar Solutions; Industrial Solutions; Health & Hygiene.Meet our partner
Clarke developed a system that identifies areas within a business where there are energy inefficiencies, leading to a steeper electricity bill, using analytics to help save SMEs money. Its solution can evaluate the electricity fee a business is charged and see if it can be adjusted.Meet our partner
Colab adds efficiency to governance by encouraging citizens to contact public officials. The platform created works as a social media site where citizens can post their opinions. The system then processes this data and sends it to decision makers and political candidates in a clear format for them to study.Meet our partner
Defined.ai developed Neevo, an intelligent data platform for AI and Machine Learning. The company offers efficient data pipelines to collect, process and enrich training data by combining crowdsourcing, tools and machine learning capabilities to accelerate enterprise machine learning training.Meet our partner
Delfos I.M is a platform focused on efficient operational governance, leveraging all the available operational data to optimise asset performance, reduce uncertainties and retain key operational knowledge related with renewable energy assets.Meet our partner
Dom Rock’s technology attends the needs of large corporations to capture insights from large sources of data such as text, audio, image from different business areas to deliver operational efficiency and increased productivity.Meet our partner
Technological platform that provides valuable geographic information to support business decisions across different sectors.Meet our partner
Drivit has developed a telematic app, with residual battery consumption, that helps companies and drivers assessing driving performance. Is useful for insurers looking to monitor the risk of their clients, companies analyzing the behavior of their workers and individuals who want to improve their driving.Meet our partner
Effizency is a SaaS aimed to accelerate energy services sales and promote energy efficiency, competitiveness and innovation for SMEs and large corporations.Meet our partner
Cloud-based platform for data quality, governance and intelligence solutions that help energy and utility companies navigate and monetize the energy transition. Energyworkx platform enables behavioral science and aggregates data in several profiles with valuable context enriched data points.Meet our partner
Web platform dedicated to the continuous monitoring of the condition of electric motors and power transformers. ePreditMntc® relies on the analysis of electrical variables and allows for a precocious and accurate fault detection allowing customers to manage performance and anticipate failures.Meet our partner
Feedzai has the mission to make banking and commerce safe, using most advanced risk management platform powered by big data and artificial intelligence. The world's largest retail banks, merchants and acquirers use Feedzai's technology to manage risks associated with payments.Meet our partner
Fractal’s predictive technology specializes in assessing for hydrological risk, power generation optimization, dam monitoring and disaster prevention, using artificial intelligence.Meet our partner
Glartek developed Glarevision a maintenance and monitoring platform for industrial assets, that trough the usage of augmented reality and cloud analytics supports plant managers and maintenance operators in working more efficiently.Meet our partner
GreenEagle Solutions currently strives to fill the quality and value gap in the renewable energy sector. The company is committed to reducing its clients' current SCADA maintenance costs by 30% while providing software solutions and clear improvements compared to former maintenance systems.Meet our partner
Green Li-ion is revolutionising the energy storage industry with world first clean technology that fully rejuvenates Lithium-Ion batteries. Established as a world leader in technology for the re-manufacturing of spent energy storage material their aspiration is to save the planet one spent battery at a time.Meet our partner
Hype Labs’ SDK creates P2P mesh networks with nearby devices, even in locations without internet, using the available communication protocols such as Bluetooth, wifi, lora, etc.Meet our partner
Jungle.ai builds software to look into the future and help customers accurately know what will happen next, allowing for better decisions. It can be applied in several different use cases such as wind turbines, power transformers or heavy industry machinery.Meet our partner
LOQR’s expertise in AI, security, and compliance, combined with a solid banking business experience, are the foundations to deliver journeys through a Journey-as-a-Service platform to help banks accelerate their digital transformation and offer customized and digital solutions to their customers.Meet our partner
Net2grid is one of the leading companies world wide of real time NILM (non-intrusive load monitoring) services. Net2grid’s energy insight platform, is reducing cost to serve while increasing customer engagement.Meet our partner
Plexigrid developed a graph-based database technology, which allows greater agility and speed in detecting events, executing calculations for the operation and planning of network expansion. Plexigrid's solutions also include other software tools for the aggregation of energy consumption.Meet our partner
Principle Power develops technology focused on the deep-water offshore wind energy market. Principle Power's floating wind turbine foundation called WindFloat, provides for siting of offshore wind turbines independent of water depth.Meet our partner
Presenso provides an AI Driven Industrial Intelligence solution to provide real-time asset failure predictions. With its proprietary adaptive algorithms, Presenso can analyze sensor behavior, automatically learn how machines behave and use this learning to predict failures before they occur.Meet our partner
Probely developed a solution that performs automated penetration tests on websites and applications and delivers evidence-based reports with tailored solutions to solve the identified vulnerabilities.Meet our partner
Leader in solar design software that helps visualize energy solutions. Hundreds of companies use PVComplete software to design, configure and permit solar projects. Solar design starts in PVSketch, a web app built for salespersons to create versions for array layouts and energy production models.Meet our partner
Relectrify is the developer of integrated battery management and inverter technology for lithium-ion batteries. Through fusion of battery management with inverters and controlling each cell, Relectrify's technology increases battery lifetime up to 33%.Meet our partner
Sepio Systems develops a software suite that identifies and blocks malicious hardware devices. The company's solution provides discovery, tracking and automatic blocking security against ghost devices, real time threat level dashboard, global red alerts, and complete SIEM integration services.Meet our partner
SOLshare has created a revolutionary new approach to bring affordable solar electricity to everyone in Bangladesh and beyond through its peer-to-peer network, monetizing excess solar energy along the value chain with mobile money and empowering communities to earn a direct income from the sun.Meet our partner
Spotlite is a state-of-the-art infrastructure monitoring system heavily based on remote sensing technology and Earth observation imagery. It integrates multiple monitoring solutions into a single online platform, centralising information for structural health assessment.Meet our partner
Tesselo offers near real-time, country-wide mapping solutions applicable to a broad spectrum of industries. Tesselo’s mission is to tackle environmental challenges using the power of satellite imagery and AI by designing solutions to support businesses in managing their land resources.Meet our partner
Brazilian IoT startup with a smart meter device and a SaaS energy monitoring platform with solutions for for B2B and B2C Customers - industry, commerce and residential - focused on Latin America.Meet our partner
Vertequip's mission is to develop equipment able to increase safety and productivity on works at heights in industries such as renewable energies, construction and maintenance. The company developed S.T.E.P, a system that allows workers to perform works more safely and efficiently.Meet our partner
Software solutions for management of charging stations for electric vehicles, made in Brasil. Residencial and commercial digital solutions for charging and paying for the service.Meet our partner
Vyntelligence delivers productivity & cost savings for businesses with large field teams by allowing field engineers to create smart video reports directly on site, replacing the old manual text-based forms. These smart videos also help industrial companies gain greater insights of their operations.Meet our partner
YData aims to support a world lead by data by enabling organizations to guarantee their user’s privacy and be GDPR compliant, while using their data. Through the application of AI techniques in data pipelines, YData is able to create new synthetic data similar to the original one.Meet our partner
Yotta Energy simplifies the solar storage process through decentralized, panel-level storage systems and optimizes energy efficiency with intelligent software.Meet our partner
ZYPHO Drain Water Heat Recovery is a patented solution that represents a highly efficient heat exchanger. It absorbs heat energy from the shower drain water and transfers it to preheat the cold water, allowing its clients to drastically reduce water heating costs up to 30%.Meet our partner
We are changing tomorrow now
Team of experts that contribute for our purpose of leading the energy transition
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Ana Paula MarquesChairperson
Luís ManuelPartner & Managing DirectorSee Linkedln
Frederico Bilelo GonçalvesPartnerSee Linkedln
Andrea SalinasPartnerSee Linkedln
Yolanda Fernandez MontesPartnerSee Linkedln
Pedro VasconcelosPartnerSee Linkedln
Mariana CostaPrincipalSee Linkedln
Rosario CannataPrincipalSee Linkedln
Vitor MascarenhasPrincipalSee Linkedln
Luís FábricaAssociateSee Linkedln
João Marquez FilipeAssociateSee Linkedln
Alied MonicaAssociateSee Linkedln
Julia UeharaAssociateSee Linkedln
Arthur KishiAssociateSee Linkedln
We are changing tomorrow now
Do you want to know more about what we do at EDP Ventures?
As an early stage investor, we typically invest in seed to series B funding rounds (with possibility for future follow-ons in later rounds). While our investment usually happens before the series C, we can make exceptions if we believe the company is a perfect fit and we can continue to add value.
Approaches from companies, founders and other investors are always welcome. Being a seed and series B investor, we look for companies with at least a near market ready product.
We are big fans of co-investments!
Typically, we like to invest in a consortium that might be composed of Business Angels, Venture Capital Funds and other Corporate Venture Capital Funds and we use our own network to promote our portfolio companies from an investment and commercial perspective.
However, there should be a purpose beyond money in each investor on your cap table.
We make around 5-8 seed to series B investments per year.
No, we will analyze it case by case. But we will always support your company’s fundraising across our wide network of investors.
YES! We invest in a broad range of technologies with a common characteristic, affecting the energy sector, either by improving assets availability or by impacting the life of retail energy clients (please see our investment areas).
Additionally, while most of our portfolio companies have a B2B marketing model, we are agnostic and will also analyze companies with a B2C model.
TEAM! The founders/management team are the most important factor in our decision-making process. We must believe that the team can solve the extremely hard problems that the company aims to address.
Of course, we also look at the market, the problem to be solved and the technology.
We invest all over the world. Our investment teams are based in Lisbon, Madrid and São Paulo!
Again, it depends but as a rule of thumb it will take one to two months to have a term sheet signed and an additional two to three more to close the funding round.
The process usually starts with an initial meeting or call, moving into a second or third meeting/call with a different set of people from our investment team, technology experts and business units.
After having internal validation, we want to test! It’s common for us to test the technology, promoting the development of a PoC (proof of concept) with EDP Group business units, not only to get a better sense of the company, but also because, as a strategic investor, we aim to not only be the investor, but also a client for our startups.
Based on the results coming out of the PoC, together with the overall feedback from the business units we will move forward in presenting your company to our investment committee to get a term sheet approved.
We invest our money, time, network of contacts and technological expertise to take your company to the next level.
EDP Ventures has developed an extensive and strong network of partners from industry to institutional investors.
We remain focused on the energy sector and in 7 investment areas (please see our investment areas) where we have developed extensive technological know-how and we have the commitment of EDP Group business units to support our portfolio company internally which we believe is a jumpstart for better and faster market adoption.