European Smart Energy Venture Capital

European Smart Energy Venture Capital

European Smart Energy Venture Capital

European Smart Energy Venture Capital

European Smart Energy Venture Capital

European Smart Energy Venture Capital

European Smart Energy Venture Capital

European Smart Energy Venture Capital

At SET Ventures we help entrepreneurs build companies that impact the future of energy.

We leverage our experience and network to actively grow companies to generate great returns.

Icon_EnergyGenerationW   About us

SET Ventures manages venture capital funds targeting the Energy Sector. We invest in European early growth-stage companies that can impact the future of the energy markets worldwide. SET Ventures invests up to €6M per portfolio company and we have proven to be able to pick the future winners in the sector by value chain investing and finding the highest growth opportunities.

Energy Use

Novel smart energy monitoring and control of stationary and mobile energy efficiency technologies (e.g. smart cities, industrial processes, smart buildings, optimal energy use and EVs)

Distribution and Storage

Innovative energy storage related business models to build the smart energy grid of the future (e.g. power infrastructure, demand response solutions, and advanced storage solutions)


Ground-breaking new business models utilising new technologies and connectivity, enabling smart economical renewable energy generation (e.g. distributed generation, generation optimisation, solar, wind and CHP)

Smart Energy

At SET Ventures while our scope is energy related companies, our investment Priority is Smart Energy.

SET Ventures defines the crossover between ICT and Energy as “Smart Energy”: new innovative start-ups and business models involving intelligent software and/or services, combined with or without hardware components, impacting the future of energy.


Value Chain Investing Benefits


Fast Growth

Portfolio companies can grow faster as there will be strong demand to solve the bottleneck or issue in the value chain

High Margins

The portfolio company can secure higher margins as products or services are in demand

Better Exits

Exit paths are created when companies occupy a key position in the value chain, creating opportunities for potential acquirers to integrate up- or downstream Or with market share and increased margin potential exits by an IPO

At SET Ventures we ultimately invest in people

“We support founders and CEOs who can create the energy companies of tomorrow”


You have been an amazing investor and the support you have shown and your help is much appreciated.

Mary Turner

CEO, AlertMe


You are everything you would expect from an insight-based investor: support when support is due, scrutiny when scrutiny is due, professional friendship when celebration is due. A true team player VC unlike any other I have experienced.

Hans Streng

CEO, Epyon


… adding value by striking the right balance between challenging and inspiring the team while leaving execution responsibility clearly with management.

Wald Siskens

CEO, EnOcean

Our Portfolio

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4energy is a leading provider of low energy cooling products & intelligent energy management solutions for small technical rooms through to large Data Centers. 4 Energy also provides building energy management solutions to SMEs

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AlertMe (now part of British Gas) provides a scalable, resilient, interoperable and open platform to connect an ecosystem of devices and appliances in the home

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DEPsys is a Swiss technology company that plays a pioneering role in the energy market. It develops innovative technology solutions that support participants in the electricity market in the efficient use of new energy sources.

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Elmodis is an Industrial IoT startup based in Poland. Elmodis makes hardware and software used to monitor performance of electric-powered industrial machines such as pumps, fans, compressors, or conveyor systems.

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Energyworx is a SaaS-based platform for energy data management and energy intelligence solutions that help utility companies navigate and monetize the energy transition

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EnOcean creates self-powered wireless technology based on miniaturized energy converters, ultra-low-power electronic circuitry and reliable wireless communication

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Epyon (now part of ABB) develops, markets and sells products and services for optimized fast charging of electric vehicle

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General Fusion is designing a fusion reactor based on the Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) concept to generate cheap, safe and plentiful energy

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GreenCom is a software company, offering white-label solutions for energy retailers and energy device manufacturers for Distributed Energy Resources Management.

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GreenFlux provides an electric mobility infrastructure management platform that supports the operations of charge point operators all over the world.

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LimeJump provides distributed energy generators in the UK with smart, simple and transparent access to energy markets.

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LUXeXceL generates 3D printed optics and optically smooth objects

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MicroShade sells a unique optically transparent solar shading solution which creates a comfortable working environment, reduces energy consumption and is completely maintenance-free

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Optimaal gebruik van duurzame energie door slimme technologie Amsterdam, 18 oktober 2017 – NewMotion, een van Europa’s grootste aanbieders van elektrische oplaadpunten, kondigt vandaag een pilot aan waarbij bi-directional loading, oftewel Vehicle to Grid (V2G) wordt toegepast. Met V2G-technologie kan de piekvraag op het elektriciteitsnet beter gebalanceerd worden, waarbij elektrische...

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Sefaira creates sustainable building design software for architects and engineers

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Sonnen is the world leader om home energy storage, utilising Lithium ion batteries and intelligent control.

Meet The Team

SET Ventures is pleased to announce the appointment of Anton Arts as an Associate Partner. Anton is an experienced investor and tech company advisor. His transaction experience includes both corporate/strategic...
De Nederlandse Vereniging van Participatiemaatschappijen zal dit jaar voor het eerst een NVP ESG Award uitreiken. De prijs zal gaan naar het lid met het meest toonaangevende ESG-beleid. De NVP...


SET Ventures exits its participation in sonnen

Shell agrees to acquire sonnen, expanding its offering of residential smart energy storage and energy services Amsterdam, 15 February 2019  Shell* has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for...

Shell zoekt in stilte naar een groene toekomst

Hoe moet Shell nog geld verdienen als de rol van fossiele brandstoffen steeds kleiner wordt? Het bedrijf sorteert erop voor met investeringen in groene start-ups. De bouw van een groot windpark in de Noordzee, een bod op Eneco en de overname van laadpalenbedrijf...

GreenCom Networks: consumers in control

Dr. Christian Feisst is a visionary who thinks that to stop innovation to save money is like stopping the clock to save time. Some years ago, Feisst observed market trends and realised two things: Firstly, people want to be in control; second, digital media offers...

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)

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