European Smart Energy
At SET Ventures we help Entrepreneurs build companies that Impact the global Energy System Transition.
We leverage our Experience and Network to actively grow companies to generate Great Returns.
Transitioning the carbon intense energy system to a robust sustainable energy system is of crucial importance. At SET Ventures we believe it is no longer a question of:
“Are we going to transition?” but rather
“How can we accelerate the Transition of the Energy System to a more sustainable future?”
Smart Energy System Solutions
Our Investment Priority is on Smart Energy System Solutions:
business cases involving intelligent software and/or services, combined with hardware components, impacting the future energy system
We classify these investment opportunities as Smart Energy System Solutions
This integration between Generation, Use, Storage and Transmission is being facilitated by the digitalisation of the energy industry
We look for innovative European startups entering their growth-stage, with scalable smart energy business models that can impact the energy system transition.
We Invest on average €6M per company to activate and support their growth
At SET Ventures we ultimately invest in People “We support founders and CEOs who can create the energy companies of tomorrow”
Marcel Smit CEO Energyworx
The SET Ventures team makes a big difference for us in multiple ways.They really understand the industry and share contacts and relevant insight. They're very pro-active. No matter how busy they are, they'll always make time to meet when we have topics to discuss. For us, SET is more than 'just a VC'; they're a real partner.
Christoph Ostermann CEO Sonnen
SET Ventures was a highly supportive and value adding partner for sonnen’s growth. Especially their always constructive attitude in both criticism and advise was much appreciated.
Michael De Vivo CEO Depsys
I am very proud that SET Ventures has joined the DEPsys family. What a scale-up company needs from its investors is passion, growth culture and human support. SET Ventures is one of those rare investors who brings a strong expertise while placing the team at the centre of their project.
Our Portfolio Companies are Changing the Energy SystemWe invest in teams that see how to improve the energy system.
Our portfolio is full of visionaries and pioneers.
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European Investment Fund & European Commission
SET Ventures is supported by the INNOVFIN SME Venture Capital with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments established under Regulation (No) 1291/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council establishing Horizon 2020 – the Framework Program for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) through financial backing of the European Union under the Equity Facility for Growth established under Regulation (EU) No 1287/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council establishing a Program for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium enterprises (COSME) (2014-2020) www.eif.org