WE ARE A HANDS-ON, COMMUNITY-FOCUSED AND FOUNDERS VETTED EARLY-STAGE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRANSITION FOCUSED VC IN EUROPE & ISRAEL
For the last 100 years, the commodity of choice was oil. For the next 100 years it will be the electron. We partner with climate tech founders who lead the transition to net-zero.
We get our hands dirty while making the planet cleaner. We like to partner early. We like to lead rounds. We sit on boards, help companies hire, sell and scale. We are here to make the change together.
We made our first investment in 2018 and haven’t stopped since. Contrarian Ventures is not just a fund – it’s a platform. Community is our moat. By leveraging our initiatives such as Energy Tech Summit and Climate50 we shamelessly exploit and deliver our most valuable advantage – our network.
The “Smart-Energy Fund powered by Ignitis Group” provides early-stage sustainable energy and mobility start-ups in Europe and Israel with capital to grow their business.
With an emphasis on the decarbonisation of the energy sector by modernising the energy system, developing green energy generation and implementing innovation, Ignitis Group became an anchor LP in the Smart Energy Fund managed by Contrarian Ventures.
Ignitis Group is an international energy company and one of the largest energy groups in the Baltic region, operating in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Finland. It owns and operates power plants and large electric and gas distribution networks, supplying electric energy to more than 1.6 million consumers and natural gas to more than 570,000 customers. 98% of the company’s generated power is green and it aims to have 4 GW of installed green generation capacity by 2030.
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