Energy Transition Venture Capital

ENION Partners is a Venture Capital firm aiming to offer financial and strategic value to its Limited Partners by investing in early-stage technology-based start-ups that accelerate the energy industry transformation and climate action.

We contribute to reduce green-house gas emissions, minimize waste and improve efficiency in Energy use.
ENION Partners is a project sponsored by EIT InnoEnergy, the biggest Energy Transition start-up accelerator in Europe, based on access to a large network and deep knowledge of the industry needs.
Sustainable Development Goals

About us

ENION Partners is a Venture Capital firm committed to accelerate the Energy transition and Decarbonization of the economy by managing funds that invest in technology-based start-ups with positive impact in Climate Action. We want to contribute to reduce green-house gas emissions, minimize waste and improve efficiency in energy use.
On top of the financial return, we aim to provide strategic value to our industry Limited Partners by offering exposure and collaboration with the latest innovations related to their core fields of interest. We understand our partnership as a strategic collaboration involving them in all phases of the investment value chain.

Managing partners

Josep-Miquel Torregrosa

Josep-Miquel Torregrosa

Industrial Engineer, Master in Project Management by La Salle Business School and Executive MBA by ESADE
Devoted his early career to project management in the construction sector and in 2008 moved to the renewable energy sector, firstly as a Business Unit Manager and afterwards leading the creation of a spin-off and assuming the role of Business Development Manager in Core Energy with over 10M€ in solar PV plants developed. In January 2011 led the launching process and managed the start-up investment for acceleration and business growth programs at InnoEnergy for Spain and Portugal until September 2021. Was also member of the investment committee at corporate level.
Xavier Sánchez

Xavier Sánchez

Graduated in Business Administration and MBA by ESADE, CEMS in International Management in Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, and Blockchain course in MIT
He gained management experience in the Energy Sector in a multinational context in complex and dynamic situations in several markets working for BP Oil International for 10 years. Worked in Germany as financial analyst and market planer for the Petrol Station business, worked in London in the Trading Department, and in BP Gas Spain contributing to increase its presence and market share when Spanish gas market was liberalized. Then he managed the expansion of ESADE Alumni, leading a team of 45 people, managing different Boards in a changing environment, leading intensive and sustainable growth and with a clear focus in supporting entrepreneurs.

Advisory board

Mikel Lasa

Mikel Lasa

CEO at InnoEnergy Iberia
Javier Sanz

Javier Sanz

CTO Renewables at InnoEnergy

Florent Vezin

Florent Vezin

CFO at InnoEnergy Iberia

The opportunity

The Energy Transition opportunity is driven by the sharp cost reduction of low carbon technologies and the power of the digitalisation to manage the whole system.
Key drivers are Decarbonization by boosting zero emissions energy production technologies, Decentralization by developing solutions that bring production centres and consumers closer together. Electrification by promoting the use of electricity as top consumed energy source, and Digitalization using most innovative technologies to contribute to the energy industry transformation.

What we do

We invest in seed+ and series A technology-based startups that create solutions for the energy transition and climate change mitigation. We look for early-stage start-ups owning solutions “Ready to Pilot or Ready to Sell”.

We do equity investments with first tickets ranging from 250k€ to 1M€. We aim to become long-term partners being able to do follow-on investments up to 5M€.

Investment fields

Sustainable sources
Energy from sustainable sources
Digitalization
Digitalization of the energy system
Green hydrogen
Green hydrogen
Storage
Energy storage
Flexibility
Distributed generation and flexibility
Circular economy
Energy for circular economy
Mobility
Sustainable mobility
Enabling technologies
Enabling technologies
Combining these fields with Enabling Technologies – specifically Artificial Intelligence using Big Data Management, sensors, and modules of Internet of Things and Blockchain as the most reliable technology for traceability and energy transfer accounting.

Our value proposition

ENION Partners is managed by industry experts with an extensive worldwide network able to provide business development support for the portfolio companies.
We are part of the EIT InnoEnergy ecosystem which is the largest innovation and business ecosystem in Europe.

We believe in supporting innovators to change the world for better.

ESG

ENION Partners is aligned with Sustainable Development Goals, Environmental Social and Governance Goals and Principles for Responsible Investment Integration in all phases: fundraising, investment, holding period and divestment.
We have a deep Sustainability Commitment promoting best practice initiatives in the business and environment, setting commitments to build-up the long-term meaning, and responsible investment criteria therefore considering non-financial factors as potentially material aspects for investments’ decision-making.

“With reference to Article 6.1.a of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of 27 November 2019 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (hereinafter "SFDR"), the investment process takes into account sustainability risks and is based on internal and third party analysis. For this purpose, the Management Company will use its own methodology and will take as a reference the available information published by the entities in which it invests and may take into account the ESG ratings published by credit rating companies, as well as use data provided by external suppliers.

In relation to article 6.1.b of the SFDR, the sustainability risk of investments will depend, among others, on the company or vehicle in which it is invested, such as its sector of activity or geographic location. Thus, investments with a higher sustainability risk may suffer a decrease in price at the time of divestment and therefore negatively affect the net asset value of the vehicle.

In relation to Article 7.2 of the SFDR, likewise the Management Company plans to take into consideration adverse impacts on sustainability factors in its risk assessment process and their impact on the value of investments, for which due diligence policies are planned to be developed in relation to such adverse impacts and in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of the SFDR Regulation on the disclosure of information relating to sustainability in the financial services sector, to be reported by December 30, 2022.”

Contact

    ENION Venture Partners
    C. Jordi Girona, 29 - Edifici Nexus II
    08034 Barcelona (Spain)

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