Inven Capital is a venture capital fund established to invest in the European new energy sector. It is backed by a major European energy utility ČEZ, a.s. and by the European Investment Bank (EIB), having EUR 240m at its disposal.
They seek investments into innovative cleantech/smart energy growth stage startups. They are interested in areas such as energy efficiency, distributed generation, flexibility and storage, energy, IoT and clean transportation.
They target late-stage growth opportunities with business model proven by sales and with significant growth potential. They focus on creating long term value through an active support of the companies and their founders.
Given their energy background they can provide unique benefits to portfolio companies and co-investors, e.g. through piloting on the customer and asset base or through access to a significant energy trading desk.