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Investment Insights: Energy

Investment Insights: Energy

Investment Insights: 

Energy

The paper looks at the disruptive changes that we see occurring as a result of the renewables' revolution. It illustrates through example why we are optimistic about these changes in the longer term, both for society and for thoughtful investors.  Indeed, we think that the scale and rate of change likely to occur, presents great opportunities for venture capital investors, whose support for innovative companies will help transform the industrial landscape.

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Miner attracted by growth in market for electric cars

Miner attracted by growth in market for electric cars

by Martin Waller - The Times

Two British companies are expected to announce a project today to research and
develop components for electric cars to be made in the UK using neodymium, a
rare earth.

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ETF Partners invests in Greenbird

ETF Partners invests in Greenbird

ETF Partners and Statkraft Ventures have invested $5 million in Greenbird – a profitable and growing, Norwegian software and IT integration specialist for the utility industry. Greenbird is an established leader for integration and data management solutions in its home market (having served utilities representing more than 80% of the Norwegian market) 

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ETF Partners invests in QOS Energy

ETF Partners invests in QOS Energy

Founded in 2010, QOS Energy, an independent software company operating at the nexus of cloud computing, the Internet of Things and renewables has experienced exponential and international growth over recent years.

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Good vibrations: How the industrial internet of things is creating the 'intelligent train'

Good vibrations: How the industrial internet of things is creating the 'intelligent train'

Published in Raconteur / promoted by Perpetuum

Vibration in train bogies has always been regarded as a problem to be managed. Now a new technology is harnessing it to provide a self-powered monitoring system bringing improvements in cost of ownership, reliability of service and safety enhancement.

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VULOG takes global lead in Free-Floating car-share tech

VULOG takes global lead in Free-Floating car-share tech

VULOG now is the leading provider of new-generation car-sharing technology. The company announced the news during the Paris Motor Show, where it presented its innovative urban mobility solutions to the public for the first time.

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ETF Partners invests in Greenbird

ETF Partners invests in Greenbird

ETF Partners and Statkraft Ventures have invested $5 million in Greenbird – a profitable and growing, Norwegian software and IT integration specialist for the utility industry. Greenbird is an established leader for integration and data management solutions in its home market (having served utilities representing more than 80% of the Norwegian market)

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Investment Insights: Our mission

Investment Insights: Our mission

Investment Insights

Our mission

This paper sets out our belief that investment in innovation is the most effective way to achieve a sustainable and prosperous future. It demonstrates this belief with reference to the impact of companies in which we have invested.

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Patrick Sheehan published in Today’s Financial Times, on measuring impact

Patrick Sheehan published in Today’s Financial Times, on measuring impact

Patrick Sheehan published in Today’s Financial Times, on measuring impact

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Internet of Things: Entering the Age of the Digicene

Internet of Things: Entering the Age of the Digicene

Internet of Things

Entering the Age of the Digicene

Depending on which business or tech circles you mix within, the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) may be a term you now hear often, or hardly ever.

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ETF Partners invests $3.5 million into European drone leader “Flyability SA”

ETF Partners invests $3.5 million into European drone leader “Flyability SA”

ETF Partners today announced it has made a $3.5 million investment into European drone leader Flyability SA from its Environmental Technologies Fund 2.

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The Tech Tour Growth 50 2016: E-Leather and Telensa are listed

The Tech Tour Growth 50 2016: E-Leather and Telensa are listed

TechTour Growth 50 2016

E-Leather and Telensa, two of our portfolio companies, have been listed in The Tech Tour Growth 50 2016.

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MWR Announced as New Member of Tech City UK’s Future Fifty Companies

MWR Announced as New Member of Tech City UK’s Future Fifty Companies

MWR InfoSecurity is confirmed as one of 15 new members added to Tech City UK’s Future Fifty programme which showcases and supports 50 of the UK’s leading growth stage digital companies.

 

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Investment Insights: Materials

Investment Insights: Materials

Investment Insights: Materials

Materials revolutions are quite rare, but when they do happen, their effect is huge.

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Construction is underway for Kebony’s second European factory in Flanders

Construction is underway for Kebony’s second European factory in Flanders

Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sports, visited the site of this new facility to welcome the new factory which marks the beginning of a new chapter for Kebony, enabling the company to expand in line with demand.

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Telensa part of CityVerve consortium awarded £10m to make Manchester the UK’s IoT Demonstrator

Telensa part of CityVerve consortium awarded £10m to make Manchester the UK’s IoT Demonstrator

World leader in smart lighting joins multi-sector team to help showcase how Internet of Things will create the smart cities of tomorrow

Cambridge, UK, 10th December 2015: Telensa, the world’s leading provider of smart street lighting using its low power Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) wireless technology, today announced that it is part of the CityVerve Consortium in Manchester selected for a £10m government award.

 

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Kebony is named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 for the 6th time

Kebony is named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 for the 6th time

Kebony is named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 for the 6th time. List Recognises the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology.

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ETF Partners invests in Wirepas

ETF Partners invests in Wirepas

ETF Partners, Inventure and Vito Ventures have invested €4.5 million in Wirepas, a Finnish software company that has solved a major Internet of Things connectivity challenge.

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2016 Ecosummit in London

2016 Ecosummit in London

Video: Arne Morteani presents Sustainability through Innovation at Ecosummit London 

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ETF leads $18m funding for Smart Cities company Telensa

ETF leads $18m funding for Smart Cities company Telensa

Telensa Raises $18m to Meet Surge in Demand for its Wireless Smart City Solutions

Leader in smart street lighting and smart city applications based on low-power wireless will use investment to capitalise on burgeoning market opportunities

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Wirepas Amps Up in 2017 Announcing New Chairman and Board Members

Wirepas Amps Up in 2017 Announcing New Chairman and Board Members

By Cynthia Artin - IoT Evolution

Wirepas, an IoT device connectivity company based in Finland, is a relatively small company with big ambitions. With about thirty people, the company recently has attracted world-class talent to its leadership team, and today announced the addition of several industry veterans to its Board of Directors.

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ETF Partners invests in QOS Energy

ETF Partners invests in QOS Energy

ETF partners leads €3 million investment round in Europe’s leading renewable energy management platform

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New titanium forging process to cut metal cost

New titanium forging process to cut metal cost

By The Engineer

A process to make titanium from rutile sand promises to cut the cost of the lightweight metal and cement the UK’s position in the aerospace supply chain

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Vulog and Peugeot launch 500 electric cars in free floating carsharing in Madrid

Vulog and Peugeot launch 500 electric cars in free floating carsharing in Madrid

By just-auto - 

PSA has launched a joint venture mobility service in Madrid with EYSA to form emov, featuring a fleet of 500 Citroën C-Zero 4-seater electric vehicles.

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Roll your own car sharing service with Vulog

Roll your own car sharing service with Vulog

By TechCrunch

Vulog is not a big name in the car sharing space, especially in the US, but the French company is hoping to change that at CES 2017. 

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Metalysis raises £20 million to accelerate commercialisation of its disruptive 3D printing metal powder technology

Metalysis raises £20 million to accelerate commercialisation of its disruptive 3D printing metal powder technology

Woodford Patient Capital Trust joins existing partner Iluka Resources in latest round

Metalysis is today announcing a combined investment of £20 million from Woodford Patient Capital Trust, managed by Neil Woodford, one of Britain’s most prominent fund managers, and Iluka Resources, an existing investor in Metalysis.  Iluka increases its interest in the Company to 28.8% as a result of this funding round. 

 

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Kebony celebrates success in 2016

Kebony celebrates success in 2016

Kebony rewarded for innovation, sustainability and environmental best practice. Kebony's beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, celebrates another successful year following the win of several accolades for its innovative product and notable projects.

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Enablon Announces Record 50% Organic Growth of Software and SaaS Orders for Fiscal Year 2015, Fuelled by Increased Market Leadership

Enablon Announces Record 50% Organic Growth of Software and SaaS Orders for Fiscal Year 2015, Fuelled by Increased Market Leadership

Enterprise-Class Platform is Bringing Unique Business Value and Driving Record-Breaking Industry Revenue and Growth 

Paris/Chicago, January 28, 2015 – Enablon, the world’s leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Operational Risk Management Software, today announced record-breaking financial results with more than 50% growth in Software and SaaS bookings for 2015. Enablon starts 2016 with record  pre-booked revenue, confirming its industry-leading position.

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3-D Printing Heats Up Demand for Metals

3-D Printing Heats Up Demand for Metals

by STEPHANIE YANG The Wall Street Journal

Powders made of aluminum, nickel and other industrial metals are used to make rocket-ship parts and aerospace components.

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MWR InfoSecurity raises growth capital from Environmental Technologies Fund

MWR InfoSecurity raises growth capital from Environmental Technologies Fund

23/02/2016

Second-round investment to drive further expansion following strong business performance 

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Metalysis wows the industry by creating affordable Graphene

Metalysis wows the industry by creating affordable Graphene

by Nell Walker - Global Manufacturing

Metalysis Ltd., the UK-based electrochemical metal powder manufacturing technology company, has announced that its R&D unit has successfully produced Graphene.

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VULOG names Grégory Ducongé as CEO

VULOG names Grégory Ducongé as CEO

13/04/2016

VULOG recruits Grégory Ducongé as new CEO to lead international expansion 

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Telensa launches in Singapore

Telensa launches in Singapore

by SmartCitiesWorld

International expansion is driven by what it claims is an “unprecedented demand” for its smart street lighting and smart city solutions

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Enablon acquisition follows successful investment by ETF Partners

Enablon acquisition follows successful investment by ETF Partners

London, 19th July 2016: On July 1st Wolters Kluwer N.V (AEX:WKL) announced the acquisition for €250 million of Paris-based Enablon, the world’s leading provider of Sustainability, Environmental Health & Safety and Operational Risk Management Software. The acquisition represents one of the largest European Venture Capital exits this year. 

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ETF Partners named Clean Tech Investor of the Year

ETF Partners named Clean Tech Investor of the Year

On Friday 2nd of December, the UK's clean tech sector gathered at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in central London for the annual BusinessGreen Technology Awards. The awards ceremony brought together some of the most exciting and inspiring companies operating in the UK clean tech space.

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VULOG Announces Expansion into the United States

VULOG Announces Expansion into the United States

VULOG, the world leader for the new generation of car sharing technology, today announced its expansion into the US, as it continues to build on its successes in Europe and Canada.

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Will Franks Appointed CEO of Telensa

Will Franks Appointed CEO of Telensa

Co-founder Will Gibson takes new role of Chief Commercial Officer, as the company takes global growth strategy to next level

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Metalysis delivers Graphene

Metalysis delivers Graphene

Discovery offers new route to industrial scale production for today’s technology ‘wonder material’

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2016 India summit with Prime Minister

2016 India summit with Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May has cited Telensa as the foremost maker of smart street lighting.

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Wirepas makes top 10 for cleantech companies

Wirepas makes top 10 for cleantech companies

The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) named the Global Top 10 Winners for its 6th GCCA Later Stage Awards 2016, and Wirepas has been listed among them.

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Telensa Named Global #1 in Smart Street Lighting

Telensa Named Global #1 in Smart Street Lighting

New report ranks Telensa ahead of Silver Spring, GE, Philips and Echelon, in a vertical IoT market worth $12.6bn by 2026

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Drones Are Now Inspecting NYC’s Famed Steam System

Drones Are Now Inspecting NYC’s Famed Steam System

Jack Stewart, Transportation

THE STEAM THAT keeps New Yorkers warm through the winter rolls through a labyrinth of pipes and tubes that is a nightmare to inspect.

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Internet of Things: Entering the Age of the Digicene

Internet of Things: Entering the Age of the Digicene

Depending on which business or tech circles you mix within, the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) may be a term you now hear often, or hardly ever.

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ETF Partners investit 3,5 millions d’euros dans la start-up Flyability

ETF Partners investit 3,5 millions d’euros dans la start-up Flyability

01/07/16, AGEFI, Marjorie Théry

Spin off de l’EPFL, Flyability conçoit et fabrique des drones entouré d’une sphère protectrice brevetée leur permettant d’accéder aux sites les plus sensibles sans s’endommager ni endommager l’environnement.

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The innovators: the smart systems driving motorists towards smarter cities

The innovators: the smart systems driving motorists towards smarter cities

04/04/2016, The Guardian, 

The Cambridge-based tech firm Telensa is pioneering apps to let you park more easily

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Private equity the best asset class for investing in the internet of things

by Nicholas Neveling. Permalink.

Growth and venture capital are the best asset classes for institutional investors to gain exposure to the internet of things (IOT), according to a survey of more than 200 institutions by ETF Partners.

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Commodities: Material revolution

8/12/15, Henry Sanderson, Financial Times

As oil, steel and coal prices hit new lows, demand is rising for other metals, prompting a new technology-driven resource era

When Douglas Caster was 13 his father marched him to the Teeside steelworks in the north-east of England where he worked. It was meant as a warning.

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Kebony wins Bronze at the Ecosummit Award 2016

Kebony wins Bronze at the Ecosummit Award 2016

03/05/2016, Jan Michael Hess, Ecosummit

In the evening of the first conference day, 26 April 2016, they announced the 6 new winners of the Ecosummit Award 2016.

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Elstat and Bosch to lead innovation in smart coolers for cold drinks brands

Elstat and Bosch to lead innovation in smart coolers for cold drinks brands

UK, 11th July 2016 - Elstat Ltd, a leading provider of global Smart cooler solutions for cold drinks brands, today announces a strategic partnership agreement with Bosch to lead innovation in the sector.

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ETF Partners portfolio company Enablon acquired by Wolters Kluwer for €250m

ETF Partners portfolio company Enablon acquired by Wolters Kluwer for €250m

Businessgreen.com, Michael Holder

French eco software specialist Enablon has completed its €250m sale to global information services company Wolters Kluwer N.V. in a move hailed this week as one of the largest European venture capital...

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Enablon

Enabling sustainable companies with SaaS

Enablon is the world's leading provider of Sustainability Management solutions. More than 1,000 global companies and one million users worldwide use Enablon software solutions to manage environmental and social performance, minimize risks and improve profitability. Through its partnership network, Enablon operates in more than 160 countries.

Dan Vogel

"With their focus on sustainability, ETF Partners quickly understood our potential and more importantly they shared our vision. With their institutional capital and support we were able to increase our international expansion while enhancing our product."

Dan Vogel, CEO and co-Founder, Enablon

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Milestones

  • Recognised as the world’s leading Sustainability Management solutions provider.
  • 50% growth in Software and SaaS bookings for 2015.
  • Enablon 7.5 Platform receives Top Product of the Year Award from Environmental Leader, 2015.
  • Placed in Gartner’s Leaders Quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems" report., 2014.

Below the line

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

~ Socrates