"Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things." -Theodore Levitt
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 opportunities.
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 dynamic exchange of strategic knowledge between its investment team and its corporate limited partners.