Today we are happy to welcome Matthias Engel and Sven Heiligtag, Managing Partner and Partner of Vireo Ventures, an early-stage VC investing in seed and pre-seed highly scalable start-ups that drive electrification, in the energy, mobility and smart city space. Matthias has served 5 years as Managing Director of innogy’s corporate venture capital activities building and managing an investment team and portfolio with a dedicated investment volume of € 130m with investment activities in Europe, Israel and North America. And Sven has been 20 years with McKinsey & Company in the Electric Power & Natural Gas practice, leading practices in Germany and Japan.
In this episode you’ll learn:
How the Vireo team think about the energy vertical and why electrification plays such a big role
The Vireo team’s take on the energy crisis and it’s affect on the startup and LP landscape
How big firms don’t always follow through as you would expect
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