Current Network Funders
BP Technology Ventures
BP Ventures was set up in 2006, originally designed to seek out disruptive innovation in the cleantech sector. Today we create value across BP by delivering financial returns and investing in breakthrough emerging technologies for alternative energy and, more recently, our focus has expanded to include our core oil and gas businesses. Over the past four years, we have invested more than $150 million in close to 30 investments around the world. At present there are eight venturing professionals in the team, based in the US, Europe, China and India, operating across BP and within a worldwide energy network.
ConocoPhillips Technology Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of ConocoPhillips, the world’s largest independent E&P company based on production and proved reserves. Our objective is to find and help ConocoPhillips businesses to adopt the most impactful E&P technologies being developed by entrepreneurs in North America and Europe.
At GE Ventures, we combine capital, technical and commercial expertise, infrastructure, and the GE global network of businesses and partners to scale great ideas that drive growth for partners and GE. Our goal is to become the global partner of choice, to make the world work better, to build, power, move and cure.
Investinor AS is a government funded venture firm that invests in internationally oriented and competitive Norwegian companies in the early growth and expansion stages – Trondheim, Norway.
Lime Rock Partners
At Lime Rock Partners, we want to be investment partners with great oil and gas entrepreneurs, and we know that great entrepreneurs can choose whom they work with. Lime Rock Partners is a creative private equity investment partner in building differentiated E&P and oilfield service businesses, side by side, with entrepreneurs every day. Since 1998, Lime Rock has raised $5.5 billion in private equity funds for investment in the global energy industry. With offices in London, Houston and Westport, we bring our specialist finance and operating expertise, global presence, technology leadership, people-centered strategies, and patient hard work to help our investors and portfolio company partners profit from operational growth. We are flexible partners, who work with—and support—companies through evolving markets.
Repsol Energy Ventures
Repsol Energy Ventures launched in 2011 is the corporate venture capital team of Repsol Group which initially focused on alternative energies. We have now extended our investment scope to identify new business opportunities, investing in technology-based start-ups focused in the whole value chain of the oil and gas industry, including exploration, production, refining, chemicals and also in new energy sources.