The speed and scale of solar

The speed and scale of solar

Bloomberg New Energy Finance recently released their 2023 global, mid-year forecasts. One of the most prominent charts is the continued growth of solar deployments. Outside of internet fiber, very few infrastructure type projects have ever grown this fast at this scale. And it’s hard to imagine any slowdown as costs continue to decline and decentralized …

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Investment Focus Areas- updated messaging

Investment Focus Areas- updated messaging

Team Energize recently updated our website to better present our focus areas. In the past we focused the messaging on the problems we believed digital technologies could solve, and we had words like “decentralization” and “risk management” as focus areas. We used those terms because we, as operators and industry experts, tend to approach investments …

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5 Takeaways from Siemens’ $1.6 billion acquisition of Brightly

5 Takeaways from Siemens’ $1.6 billion acquisition of Brightly

Yesterday a relatively large deal in the industrial software space was announced: Siemens acquired US software company Brightly for $1.6 billion. Siemens is the multinational industrial technology company, and has a stated goal to increase their software product suite through its’ Siemens Smart Infrastructure segment. Why is this a fit? Brightly Software is a leader …

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The Mediums

The Mediums

It has been a wild past few years. I like to joke that in the energy & sustainability markets, we never go “full mainstream” and the resulting hype cycles are always a bit muted. 2021 pushed that phrase to the limit, as cheap capital flowed freely into anything deeptech with the promise of decarbonization. I …

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Energize leads $10M Series A into Handle

Energize leads $10M Series A into Handle

Mark and Juan from the Energize team have a phrase “if you are long renewables, you are long construction”. Whether a wind farm, a building retrofit or an EV charger, the lionshare of the cost and time is in materials and construction. During a year++ long deep dive, Mark and Juan honed their search and …

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SEC & Climate-Related Disclosures

SEC & Climate-Related Disclosures

Yesterday – after years and years of posturing – the SEC released guidelines for their first material climate-related disclosures. A link to their summary can be found here:¬†https://www.sec.gov/files/33-11042-fact-sheet.pdf Late last year Team Energize hired Lauren Densham as our Head of Impact and ESG. After reviewing the facts from the announcement she shared the following review …

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Energize’s Standard of Excellence

Energize’s Standard of Excellence

Energize has an Order of Operations and a Standard of Excellence. I brought these concepts from my days as an operator – these key phrases help define what is important and ultimately what we believe determines long-term success here at Energize. We put them on our kitchen wall in our new office. I really like …

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Energize Leads $50M Series B into NCX

Energize Leads $50M Series B into NCX

The Energize team is operating at a high level right now. And today, we announce another investment. This announcement is the result of an extended deep dive into the carbon markets. I expect we will make a number of investments in this area, and our team is thrilled to have Zack & Max at NCX …

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Energize leads Series A into Sourcemap

Energize leads Series A into Sourcemap

Yesterday we announced our growth equity investment into Aurora. We launched our growth platform because we listened to our entrepreneurs and ecosystem: our ongoing capital and time investment is a signal of belief and strength in the team and market. The Energize team aims to be a real partner along the journey delivering strategic insights …

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