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EIT InnoEnergy ranked most active investor in energy sector in 2021

Pitchbook names EIT InnoEnergy as global top investor in the energy sector in “2021 Annual Interactive Global League Tables”

This is the third recognition EIT InnoEnergy receives in 2022

EIT InnoEnergy, the innovation engine for sustainable energy has been ranked by PitchBook, as the most active investor in the energy sector worldwide in their report “2021 Annual Interactive Global League Tables”.

 

EIT InnoEnergy was selected in recognition of its role in supporting over 480 cleantech start-ups since 2010. Its current equity portfolio of more than 200 companies, is estimated to potentially generate €72.8 billion in revenue and reduce the world’s annual carbon footprint by 1.1G tons by 2030. These include major disruptive innovations from floating wind technologies to those that deliver AI-driven energy saving, and balancing off the grid.

 

PitchBook a Morningstar company, is a financial data and software company, that provides thousands of global business professionals with comprehensive data on the private and public markets, and its report: 2021 Annual Interactive Global League Tables, ranked the most active investors by geography, US regions, Europe regions, AUM, Deal type, Sector, and Exits.

 

In this report, EIT InnoEnergy was ranked as “venture capital firm” in five tables: Most active in energy sector (#1 Position), and different positions as most active investor by regions in Europe, Nordics, France & Benelux and DACH region.

 

Elena Bou, Executive Board Member & Innovation Director at EIT InnoEnergy said: “Our work in the last 12 years has remained the same: helping entrepreneurs and companies increase their value to impact society, economy, and environment, and contribute to net-zero targets to create a more sustainable world; and this report validates we are on the right path.”

 

This is the third recognition EIT InnoEnergy receives in 2022. As we know, in February 2022, Startup Genome named EIT InnoEnergy as Europe’s top impact investor in cleantech in the global drive to decrease emissions and improve climate resilience, and in March 2022, a major report, released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) exploring how governments across the globe are supporting clean-energy start-ups, named EIT InnoEnergy as a key case study in relation to its work with the European Union.

 

The news of EIT InnoEnergy’s listing in the report comes as the company readies for its annual event, The Business Booster 2022 which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal 28 – 29 September. Focusing this year on how to balance exploration of new innovations while exploiting maximum value from existing technologies in the race to net zero, the event will see investors, start-ups, major companies, and policy makers gather for a series of discussions on the most pressing industry issues, while showcasing 150+ innovative companies from EIT InnoEnergy’s portfolio. Register here to take advantage of our early bird ticket offer.