Julia Padberg is a Senior Associate at SET Ventures, who joined the team in February 2016. Julia is responsible for deal flow sourcing, due diligence, supporting portfolio companies as well as portfolio reporting and overall portfolio management. She is also responsible for internal in-depth industry reviews and deep dives and she serves as an observer on the board of energyworx.
Julia’s relevant skills and areas of expertise are in: identifying market opportunities, critically assessing business cases, financial structuring and modelling, performing and coordinating due diligence processes and drafting presentations, information memoranda and term sheets.
Before joining SET Ventures, Julia worked at consultancy firm Triple Bridge BV as a financial consultant, with a specialisation in the renewable energy sector. She was involved in establishing renewable energy projects and companies, building business cases, setting up and reviewing financial models, organising and structuring financing including the largest solar PV crowdfunding campaign so far in the Netherlands (for Rooftop Energy Group), negotiating term sheets, acquiring new business and advising regional energy funds on investment opportunities and growth strategies.
Prior to working at Triple Bridge, she worked at Dutch investment bank Kempen & Co in the corporate finance department, specialising in renewable energy and cleantech. She performed financial and market analyses, drafted management presentations, teaser documents and information memoranda, coordinated due diligence processes, assisted in acquiring new mandates, and organised the Cleantech Challenge (60 young entrepreneurs) on an annual basis. At Kempen & Co, Julia was involved in – amonst other transactions – the sale of all Benelux activities of Dong Energy to Eneco, the IPOs of Infinis, Hess and Electrawinds, the sale of Kema to DNV, the refinancing of Westland Infra and the legal merger of preferred stock funds Ducatus and De Zonnewijser.
Julia holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental & Resource Economics from UCL (University of London), UK.