"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin
EnerTech originated as a corporate venture fund within the non-regulated business segment of a US-based electric utility and became an independent VC firm in 1996. The primary purpose was a double bottom-line: a financial return on the investments and strategic insights for both the core utility business and the non-regulated group of businesses. Providing strategic insight has been built into the firm’s DNA and we have been sharing such insights with many strategic investors in our funds over the years. We have built relationships with various Corporate Partners and tailored specific suites of strategic benefits, including sharing of market intelligence, deal flow, co-investment opportunities, and internship.
One of EnerTech’s strategic differentiators compared to other ventures funds is its deep understanding of the target markets and the breadth of relationships it holds with industry incumbents. One method EnerTech uses to stay current on industry trends, needs and dynamics is to recruit Limited Partners for its funds from the industry participants.
EnerTech is a firm that embraces continuous learning and has always organized its investment activities to facilitate the exchange of strategic benefits between its investment team and its corporate limited partners.
When we engage in an opportunity, we go "all in". We embrace a culture of partnership and collaboration and work tirelessly in our efforts to add value alongside our partners. We strive to generate sustainable value creation and attractive risk adjusted returns for our investors.
We are continually learning to build upon and refine our dynamic approach to innovation and strengthening our global ecosystem of strategic investors, partners, and innovators.
While capital is an important aspect of what we do, it is far from the only thing. We have pioneered an approach to driving value in our investments, bringing the depth and breadth of our ecosystem to every opportunity. We strive to streamline and optimize collaboration between our network and portfolio companies to build market leaders.
Across multiple decades in business, we've seen some things - we have been on all sides of the table as entrepreneurs, operators, and investors and have developed deep domain expertise in a variety of areas.
Through countless economic cycles and industry specific transformations we’ve evolved and adapted to meet the challenges and opportunities before us. We bring this tenacity, flexibility, and perseverance to every stakeholder engagement.
We seek partnership opportunities with exceptional teams who have extraordinary capabilities in order to build successful companies.
Our focus is primarily on technology-enabled solutions or business models comprised of software and/or hardware. We target opportunities with large or high growth addressable markets in high value or non-commoditized areas of the value chain with attractive and scalable business models which leverage sustainable competitive differentiation, defensible IP, and/or operational advantages.
We partner with companies across all stages of enterprise value creation from late development and seed through commercialization and growth.
While our investment activities are predominantly focused in North America, we will partner with teams globally on an opportunistic basis.