AP Ventures is a venture capital fund headquartered in London. The Fund operates a global mandate to invest in pioneering new technologies and businesses which aim to solve global challenges such as renewable energy integration, resource scarcity and a growing population. Focus areas include: the hydrogen value chain; fuel-cell electric mobility; energy storage platforms; water treatment solutions; sensors; durable electronics; and biomedical devices.
The existing portfolio includes investments in Altergy Systems, Food Freshness Technology Holdings, ERGOSUP, Greyrock Energy, High-Yield Energy Technologies, Hydrogenious Technologies and United Hydrogen Group. All these companies either utilise or enable the use of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs).
AP Ventures is led by Andrew Hinkly (Managing Partner) and Kevin Eggers (Founding Partner). Investors include Anglo-American Platinum, the Mirai Creation Fund, Mitsubishi Corporation, Plastic Omnium, and the Public Investment Corporation.
The Mirai Creation Fund I began operations in November 2015 with financing of JPY 13.5 billion from three companies: Toyota Motor Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and SPARX, the Fund’s general partner. Ultimately, the Fund received contributions from 20 companies, including the above three.
Casting intelligent technologies, robotics, and hydrogen-economy technologies as core technologies of the future, Fund I has invested in approximately 50 companies and projects—from the US, the UK, Israel, Singapore, and Japan—that possess innovative technologies in these fields. In 2018, SPARX began managing the Mirai Creation Fund II, which targets the three existing Mirai Creation fields along with the two additional areas of electrification and new materials. As of February 28, 2020, the combined AUM for Fund I and Fund II were JPY 109.3 billion.
IFE Invest AS is a fully owned subsidiary of IFE, established to strengthen the commercialization effort from the institute and to contribute to a more active development of the spin-out companies. IFE Invest is responsible for all commercialization activities from IFE.
Stratel AS is a family-owned Norwegian investment and development company, with the investment philosophy for Fun, Sense and Profit. The company is well known for successful investments in both start-ups and ventures.
Nysnø Climate Investments is a Norwegian state-owned investment company established in 2017 and based in Stavanger, Norway. Nysnø Climate Investments manages NOK 1.4 billion and invests in companies and funds with profitable and smart solutions to climate change. Focus areas for investments are renewable energy, resource efficiency, enabling technologies, sustainable demand and circular economy. The existing portfolio includes Otovo, eSmart Systems, Disruptive Technologies, NorSun, Sarsia Seed II and ArcTern Ventures Fund II.
CCB Energy Holding is a Norwegian company which strategy is to contribute to solving climate challenges.
CCB Energy Holding is related to Coast Center Base (CCB), a Norwegian company with extensive experience and expertise within providing facilities, services, production, engineering, and maintenance. CCB has a strong focus on value chain management and is well established for operating and participating through networking. CCB is a 24/7 company with locations along the Norwegian coast and in Las Palmas.
CCB Energy Holding has recently established an SPV named H2 Production, that aims to be the owner and operator of clean energy production plants and related infrastructure at CCB Energy Park, Kollnes.
Danske Invest Asset Management AS is a Norwegian asset manager wholly owned by Copenhagen-listed Danske Bank A/S, one of the 20 largest banking groups in Europe. The firm manages Norwegian equities and fixed income, in addition to a number of multi-asset funds and discretionary mandates.
Located at Oslo Science Park, StartupLab is Norway’s leading incubator for early-stage tech startups. We have worked with more than 250 tech start-ups. We are currently working with 82 members in our incubator. StartupLab alumni include reMarkable, No Isolation, Huddly, Kahoot & Zwipe. StartupLab partners with some of Norway’s largest companies, universities, and research institutions.
Board members and Mangement in ZEG