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Supporting Connected Energy on our journey

We're proud to be supported by a number of key investors who bring a range of skills, expertise and connections to the company to support us to scale-up.

Connected Energy investors at the company's technical centre

Investors

In 2022, Connected Energy completed a successful funding round to secure £15 million of further investment. The latest round brought five new investors to the company – Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc., the Hinduja Group, Mercuria, OurCrowd and Volvo Energy – joining existing investors: Engie New Ventures, Macquarie, Sumitomo, the Low Carbon Innovation Fund and Turquoise Capital. Read the story of our latest investment round.

Volvo Energy

Volvo Energy

Volvo Energy is Volvo Group’s newest business area, dedicated to accelerating the Volvo Group’s electrification towards a sustainable, circular business model. Volvo Energy leverages infrastructure solutions for electric charging, whilst subsequently securing second-life opportunities prior to battery recycling.

Volvo Energy invests in Connected Energy with the aim to further accelerate Volvo Group’s battery business and sustainability opportunities.

MacQuarie Bank

MacQuarie Bank

Macquarie Group Limited is a global investment banking and diversified financial services group with a strategic focus on energy, infrastructure and commodities. Macquarie is headquartered in Sydney and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of over $25 billion. Macquarie has been active in the clean energy sector for many years and currently manages over 5GW of renewable energy globally.

Caterpillar Ventures

Caterpillar Ventures

Caterpillar Ventures makes strategic, minority interest investments in early–round ventures to help founders around the world grow and scale their businesses. The company invests in four key sectors: energy, digital, robotics and advanced materials with the aim of focussing investment on tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges in infrastructure and resource industries. Their drive to repurpose EV batteries is a key part of Caterpillar Venture Capital’s strategic approach to the battery circular economy.

Sumitomo Corporation Group

Sumitomo Corporation Group

Sumitomo Corporation Group conducts business activities in a wide range of industries on a global scale, with its six business units include Metal Products, Transportation and Construction Systems, Infrastructure, Media and Digital, Living Related and Real Estate, Mineral Resources, Energy, and Chemical and Electronics and regional organizations all over the world working closely together.

ENGIE

ENGIE

ENGIE (known as GDF Suez prior to April 2015) is a French multinational electric utility company, headquartered in La Défense, Courbevoie, which operates in the fields of electricity generation and distribution, natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.

OurCrowd

OurCrowd

OurCrowd is a global venture investing platform that empowers institutions and individuals to invest and engage in emerging companies. OurCrowd invests in a range of sectors ranging from Agriculture, Consumer, Cybersecurity, Energy, Enterprise, FinTech, Healthcare, Mobility, and more.

Low Carbon Innovation Fund

Low Carbon Innovation Fund

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) is a co-investment fund aimed at companies developing or deploying environmentally beneficial technologies. LCIF is backed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and operates under the authority of the UK Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG).

The Hinduja Group

The Hinduja Group

The Hinduja Group is one of the largest diversified groups in the world with direct presence in 38 countries and activities spanning across 100 countries. Operating globally through investments in 11 verticals that range from Banking and Finance to Information Technology Enabled Services, the Group enjoys flagship presence through leading companies, some of which are global and national icons.

Mercuria

Mercuria

Established in 2004, Mercuria is one of the world’s largest independent energy and commodity groups, bringing efficiency to the commodity value chain with technology, expertise, and solutions. Mercuria’s business includes trading flows, strategic assets, and structuring activities that generate more than $120 billion in turnover. The company has become one of the most active players in the renewable markets, with more than fifty percent of new investments dedicated to the energy transition.

Turquoise Capital

Turquoise Capital

Turquoise Capital LLP is the principal investment arm of Turquoise and its associates. Turquoise specialises in finance for Energy, Environment and Efficiency. Founded in 2002, Turquoise has established a long track record of transactions and investments in environmentally friendly technologies and projects

Work with Connected Energy

We’re always looking to build upon and create new investment and OEM relationships, so however you feel you can fit into our journey, we’d love to hear from you! If you’re a PV supplier, automotive manufacturer, or another potential solution in the battery energy storage puzzle, get in touch.

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