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Sustainable Ventures Portfolio Update

  • Sustainable Bridges 29 Shand Street London, England, SE1 2ES United Kingdom (map)

Sustainable Ventures warmly invites you to join us for our SV Portfolio Update event, taking place Thursday, 4th May at Sustainable Bridges, from 6-8 pm.

This invite only evening brings together our investor community and the leadership teams of our portfolio companies.

On the evening, you can expect to find out more about how our companies are performing, along with short talks and Q&A with the MDs of E-Car Club, Powervault, AutoTrip, and more.

E-Car Club is the UK’s leading all electric car club. In 2015, Europe’s largest car hire company, Europcar, acquired a majority stake, marking the first ever exit of a crowdfunded startup.

Powervault is the UK’s first fully integrated home electricity storage solution. Since its inception in 2015, the company has attracted more than £2.5m of equity funding.

Autotrip is a connected cars business, using pioneering technology to transform how companies interact with employee vehicles. The company is positioned for a Series A late 2017.

Sustainable Workspaces is London's densest sustainability cluster, offering workshop spaces, coworking, private studios, light manufacturing facilities and community events.

Sustainable Accelerator invests in high potential early stage sustainability startups, established to fund and de-risk the UK’s best SEIS & EIS companies by leveraging our experience of building successful startups again and again.

Brief words by:

Andrew Wordsworth, MD of Sustainable Ventures

Andrew is an entrepreneurial Managing Director with over 15 years’ experience of new venture/product development within the low carbon sector. Andrew conceived the innovative venture development business model now being delivered through Sustainable Venture Development Partners - which has already been applied to the creation and delivery of 15 low carbon companies that have secured over £250m of equity commitments.

Chris Morris, MD of E-Car

Chris is a cofounder of Sustainable Ventures Development Partners and lead E-Car Club's acquisition by Europcar. Chris has overseen the E-Car development strategy from inception and remains responsible for community engagement and relationship management along the supply chain.

Joe Warren, MD of Powevault

Joe has over 10 years working in smart grid sector. Joe was a director at Pipex PLC, leading a seventy-strong team at 5 UK locations responsible for IT hardware, software and power infrastructure supporting 4,000 businesses and 250,000 consumers. In 2007, Joe joined Open Energi and brought their dynamic demand product from concept to reality, creating a new market in which Open Energi arrived first. Joe joined Powervault in 2014 as Managing Director.

Alex Nicholson, MD of Autotrip

Alexander has over 6-years of experience helping technology companies penetrate markets, refine their product offerings and scale, and was formerly a Lead Venture Manager for the Sustainable Ventures portfolio. Alex is a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge & St. Andrews.

James Byrne, MD of Sustainable Workspaces

James has over 6 years director level experience across the Sustainable Ventures portfolio. Named a future leader by the UK Green Building Council in 2013. James has been appointed a commissioner for London Sustainable Development Commission. James holds an MSc in International Technology Management from the University of Warwick.

Peter Shortt, Chief Investment Officer of Sustainable Accelerator

Peter has over 30 years of experience in Venture Capital, having covered the Sustainability sector from Seed Investments to IPO. Previously, Peter was Chief Investment Officer of Carbon Trust Investment Partners, where he oversaw the successful IPOs of Ceres Power and CMR. Peter was also formerly an Executive Director of the Shareholder Executive, as well as head of a Corporate Finance team at Ministry of Defense responsible for selling owned businesses.