envelio awarded as 2020 Global Cleantech 100 CompanyPORTFOLIO NEWS
With this list, the Cleantech Group acknowledge private, independent and for-profit companies best positioned to contribute to a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient industrial future.
Making the Global Cleantech 100 list is a great confirmation of our work so far and a strong motivation to continue our worldwide expansion. We are proud to follow in the footsteps of great companies such as sonnen, Lilium Aviation or Uber with the nomination.
Dr. Simon Koopmann (CEO of envelio)
The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from nominations and insight from a global 80-member expert panel of leading investors and executives from corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting. From pioneers and veterans to new entrants, the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech com-munity and results in a list with a powerful base of respect and support from many important players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem.
“It feels right that our first list of the future-defining 2020s, should see a continued strengthening in the representation of truly impactful and necessary innovations to transform our diets, to enable a more renewable-heavy energy system, and to capture and utilize the vast levels of CO2 we have been freely emitting for decades,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group. “Also included in our 2020 list are some big and critical shots at solving global problems – from proving out fusion and next-gen batteries to zero carbon aviation.”
envelio is a spin-off from RWTH Aachen University and provides the Intelligent Grid Platform to distribution system operators enabling the next phase of the energy transition. Grid planning and operation processes are digitized and automated by envelio’s IGP. This automation enables a faster and more cost-efficient integration of renewable generation and charging points for electric vehicles into the energy system. The core of envelio’s technology are optimization and machine learning algorithms based on the five PhD theses of the founders. envelio was founded in 2017 and has 44 employees now. envelio’s customers are German and international grid operators like Westnetz, E.DIS (both E.ON group), Enel, Iberdrola and EDP.
eCAPITAL is a venture capital firm that provides early to growth stage funding to technology companies in the fields of software & information technology, cybersecurity, industry 4.0, new materials and cleantech. Founded in 1999, eCAPITAL has a history of supporting entrepreneurs determined to build companies with lasting significance. Partnering with eCAPITAL means joining an international network of business leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists and potential partners. eCAPITAL is located in Germany and currently manages funds with over EUR 220 million under management.
Dr. Simon Koopmann
50933 Köln, Germany
eCAPITAL ENTREPRENEURIAL PARTNERS AG
48155 Münster, Germany
Tel.: +49 251 70 37 67 0