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 transactions and venture investments.
Rene Savelsberg commented “We are delighted to welcome Anton as an Associate Partner. His extensive experience is very complementary to the current team and significantly enhances our capabilities as we continue to evaluate the growing number of opportunities in the smart energy market”
Since 2010, he was an independent advisor providing strategic advisory and corporate finance services to software & high-tech companies and investment funds. Before that, Anton was a Partner at US firm New Venture Partners where he worked closely with the R&D organizations of major European technology companies such as Philips to incubate and invest in spin-out transactions.
Prior to NVP, Anton was a Partner at Gilde IT Fund, a leading international venture capital fund based in the Netherlands that he joined in 1997. He started his career at Uniface, a successful Dutch software company acquired by Compuware in 1994. Anton holds a degree in Business Administration from Nyenrode University.
Since 2007, Amsterdam-based SET Ventures has invested in European technology companies that impact the future of the energy sector. SET Ventures focuses broadly on innovative energy generation, energy distribution and storage and energy efficiency. SET’s investment priority is for those ventures that develop software-based services for the energy sector, with or without hardware components, defined by SET Ventures as smart energy solutions. SET Ventures is currently invested in, amongst others, sonnen, energyworx, Luxexcel, Elmodis and GreenCom.