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Braemar Energy Ventures

Braemar Energy Ventures

Braemar Energy Ventures is a venture capital fund making early- to mid-stage investments in the energy technology sector. The firm's principals have invested in more than 60 companies in the sector and have more than 100 years of combined technical, operational and financial experience in energy and energy-related industries. Braemar partners with exceptional companies and management teams, in both alternative and traditional energy markets, which can contribute to a more profitable and efficient energy landscape through innovation and marketplace expertise. Braemar has various investments in the LED and lighting industries. www.braemarenergy.com

Sofinnova Partners

Sofinnova Partners

Sofinnova Partners is an independent venture capital firm based in Paris, France. For 40 years, the firm has backed nearly 500 companies at different stages of their development – pure creations, spin-offs as well as turnaround situations – and worked alongside Europe's key entrepreneurs in clean energy and life sciences such as biopharmaceuticals/biotechnology, medical devices and industrial biotechnology. With €1.3 billion of funds under management, Sofinnova Partners has created market leaders with its experienced team and hands-on approach in building portfolio companies through to exit. www.sofinnova.fr

Valeo

Valeo

Valeo is an automotive supplier, partner to all automakers worldwide. As a technology company, Valeo proposes innovative products and systems that contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and to the development of intuitive driving. In 2014, the Group generated sales of €12.7 billion euros and invested over 10% of its original equipment sales in research and development. Valeo has 133 plants, 16 research centers, 34 development centers, 15 distribution platforms and employs 81,200 people in 29 countries worldwide. Valeo is listed on Euronext Paris and is a member of the CAC 40 index. Additional information is available at www.valeo.com

IKEA Greentech (IGT)

IKEA GreenTech AB is a corporate venture capital company making equity investments in green-technology companies. Our mission is to invest primarily in technology-based companies that improve the sustainability of the IKEA business activities. The company is owned by the IKEA Group. This ownership structure gives potential access to the global and well-renowned retail concept IKEA. www.ikea.greentechab.com

Bpifrance

Bpifrance (Ecotechnologies Fund)

Bpifrance, a subsidiary of the French state and the Caisse des Dépôts and the major French government industrial investment bank, finances businesses from the seed phase to IPO through loans, guarantees and equity investments at each key step of their development to tackle 3 goals: contributing to SME's growth, preparing tomorrow's competitiveness, contributing to the development of a positive entrepreneur ecosystem. The Ecotechnologies Fund invests €1 to €10 million in innovative SMEs, mainly French-based in the following areas: renewable carbon-free energies and green chemistry, smart grids, the circular economy and vehicles of the future. www.bpifrance.fr

Demeter Partners

Demeter Partners

Demeter Partners is one of the pioneers and leading investment capital firms in Europe for clean tech with more than €350 million under management. Based in Paris, with offices in Berlin and Madrid, Demeter Partners is an independent company founded in 2005. Demeter Partners specializes in eco-industries (water, air and waste treatment, site remediation, etc.) and eco-energies (energy efficiency, renewable energies, etc.) mostly for companies located in France, Germany and Spain. So far, Demeter Partners has invested in more than 40 companies. Demeter Partners invests within a wide range of companies, from innovating start-ups to mid-cap companies, and supports them at all stages (creation, growth, transfer, etc.) with unitary mandates ranging from €500,000 to €15 million. Demeter Partners has offices in Paris (France), Madrid (Spain) and Berlin (Germany). www.demeter-partners.com

CEA Investissement

CEA Investissement

CEA Investissement is a venture capital firm owned by CEA, France's Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission. Specializing in seed investments in technology companies, the firm is a leader in launching companies spun out of research originating in French government labs. CEA Investissement has financed more than 50 start-up companies since 1999 and is very active across diverse high-technology sectors including microelectronics, life sciences, energy and new materials. www.cea-investissement.com

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