Craig Douglas is a Principal at SET Ventures, he joined the company in 2012. Craig is responsible for deal sourcing, executing investments, primary due diligence and portfolio management including ESG. Craig’s specialist areas of expertise are in: new business models; smart grid; distribution and storage; IoT; energy efficiency; and intelligent distributed generation. He is also responsible for internal in-depth industry reviews, deep dives, and chairing the Deal Flow Review Committee, DFRC. He serves on the board of Minibems and as an observer on the Board of Elmodis.
Craig has increased the level of portfolio analysis since joining SET Ventures and created the Monte Carlo analysis based on the First Chicago assessment, improving the level of sophistication of quarterly reporting.
Before joining SET Ventures, Craig worked at UK-based consultancy Element Energy Ltd as an energy consultant. He was involved in the spinout of Element Energy’s product development business Light Green Power and led the design, development and release of low carbon building design software.
During his work at element energy he led projects in a diverse set of industries including: energy storage; electric vehicles and infrastructure; building costs and carbon; financing low carbon refurbishment; and house energy software. These projects were for prestigious clients including: the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC); the Comity on Climate Change (CCC); the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP); National Grid; and the Energy Savings Trust (EST).
While working for Element Energy he won the award of Best Low Carbon Publication of the Year (2011) from the LowCVP.
Prior to working at Element Energy, he worked at Venture Capital firm Scottish Equity Partners looking into new potential investments in the renewable energy space and at the Bank of New Zealand on the FX trading floor. Craig has additional start-up experience dating back to 2002 through the University of Strathclyde’s Young Enterprise program.
Craig holds a Master’s Degree (with Honors) in Physics and Chemistry from Durham University, UK.