Accelerating Aurora: Energize co-leads $4 billion growth equity round into software leader

Accelerating Aurora: Energize co-leads $4 billion growth equity round into software leader

I’ve written on here about how Energize will continue to support our companies from Series A to IPO. This week the first of a few major growth equity investments we are leading is being announced. The press release is pasted below and an early article on Bloomberg found here. Energize is the largest shareholder in …

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Fast Radius is now public

Fast Radius is now public

Fast Radius is a company that provides manufacturing services in four main areas: application discovery, product design and testing, production-grade manufacturing, and global fulfillment. Team Energize is a big fan of Lou Rassey, cofounder & CEO, and we invested in the company through both our ventures and growth equity platforms. Below is a post from …

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5 years at Energize

5 years at Energize

Today marks my 5th anniversary of working at Energize. In 3 months it’ll be the longest tenure of my professional career, then surpassing my time at Choose Energy. I loved my time at Choose- I learned from the best and learned what decisions really mattered. I learned from a great leader in Jerry Dyess about …

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Cash Efficiency is King… is back

Cash Efficiency is King… is back

Over the past year, the markets have gone all-in growth and a “growth-at-all-costs” drove valuation multiples higher. Well, for a number of reasons, the market’s position on growth has somewhat broken free from that unconstrained mentality. Guggenheim releases a great monthly report on these market trends and the takeaways on the second page below show …

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Energize leads Smartcar’s $24M Series B

Energize leads Smartcar’s $24M Series B

Funding news!! Links to the Press release and the Energize blog post, and the blog post on Why We Invested in pasted below. My two cents on the commentary: Two of the largest industries in the world are colliding: mobility and digitization. 40% of the cost of today’s cars are electronic systems and 90% of …

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Portfolio Sales Kickoffs (“SKOs”)

Portfolio Sales Kickoffs (“SKOs”)

Earlier this week I flew down to the Nozomi Networks 2022 SKO (“Sales Kick-off”). The event, a 4-day gathering, including great talks from company and industry leaders. I was excited to be the voice of the investor and spoke to the company’s sales & marketing teams for about an hour. I really enjoy speaking to …

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Here Comes The Sun: How Software Makes Solar Energy More Profitable

Here Comes The Sun: How Software Makes Solar Energy More Profitable

Tyler and I wrote an article today for Forbes on the solar software market: Here Comes the Sun: How Software Makes Solar Energy More profitable. The content is below for your readership as well. The first wave of solar innovation was focused on getting costs down. Now, the industry must look to software and automation …

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Blackstone Invests $3 Billion into Invenergy Renewables

Blackstone Invests $3 Billion into Invenergy Renewables

On Friday Invenergy announced a $3 billion minority, growth equity investment from Blackstone. Existing capital provider, CDPQ, and Invenergy management retain majority control, and Invenergy’s management remain in control of all operational decision making. The press release can be found here. Invenergy was a founding partner to the Energize Ventures story. The Invenergy cofounders, Michael …

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Why big financial firms are scooping up climate modeling companies

Why big financial firms are scooping up climate modeling companies

Earlier this morning Axios published an analysis on the ongoing consolidation in the climate modeling arena. You can find the article here. Energize made an investment in the space in early 2019 when we led the Series B in Jupiter Intelligence. Our belief then was that new climate modeling techniques, enabled by the newest data …

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