Europe

  • Jan L

    Jan Lozek

    Managing Partner

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  • Veronique

    Veronique Hördemann

    Investment Partner

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  • Jan Palasinski

    Venture Partner

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  • Moritz

    Moritz Jungmann

    Investment Principal

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  • Fanny Rohr

    Fanny Rohr

    People Innovation Business Partner

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  • Claudia

    Claudia Cymek

    Executive Assistant

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  • Julia

    Julia Wittoesch

    Executive Assistant

  • Natalie

    Natalie Milde

    Investment Analyst

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  • Anna T

    Anna Trendewicz

    Investment Associate

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  • Maciej

    Maciej Lehmann

    Investment Analyst

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Jan L

Jan Lozek LinkedIn

Jan is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Future Energy Ventures. He has 25 years‘ experience in the energy and tech sectors and leads with a mindset focused on future, customers and people. Jan is committed to working towards a net-zero-carbon energy system, which he believes will be foundational to the future energy landscape and ultimately secure the future of our planet. Together with his team, founders, investors and ecosystem partners, Jan is determined to accelerate this transition. He is an experienced leader, business executive, entrepreneur and venture capital, private equity and M&A investor. Jan previously held senior executive positions in RWE AG, Innogy SE and E.ON SE. He holds Master’s Degrees in Business Economics and International Management and has served on several boards as a member, observer and trusted advisor. ​

“I fuel ideas to power the energy transition”

Veronique

Veronique Hördemann LinkedIn

Veronique is an experienced Investment Partner with a strong track record in venture capital as well as the energy industry and commodity trading business. She was part of the founding team of innogy Ventures where she successfully built up the team and fund as part of a small founders’ team and moved on to FEV as authorized representative. She holds board / observer seats at various portfolio companies (GridX, Akselos, TechSee and ShieldIOT).​

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”-Walt Disney​

Jan Palasinski LinkedIn

Jan Palasinski has been an Investment Partner at Future Energy Ventures since its inception. He has more than 15 years’ experience in cleantech and finance, including positions at E.ON’s CVC arm and Innogy Venture Capital in Germany, as well as MPS Capital Services and Interbanca in Italy. Jan holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and Management of Public Utilities from Milan’s Bocconi University. Currently Jan serves as board member/observer at Cuculus, eSmart Systems, Kiwigrid, Lumenaza, Nuventura, tado° and Thermondo. ​

“I can’t wait for the future to come, especially a clean planet, cruelty-free food (Italian please!) and social justice. Thanks to tech this is realistic now.”

Moritz

Moritz Jungmann LinkedIn

Moritz is a seasoned Investment Principal in the field of clean tech, smart city and industrial technology solutions and leads the collaboration interface at FEV with strategic limited partners. Moritz has gained entrepreneurial experience as a founder of two bootstrapped companies after graduating from Zeppelin University as MSc in Public Management and International Relations. Moritz is an impact and performance driven person, who has been with the organisation for 4 years, while originally being from Mannheim, he lives and works today in Berlin. Moritz holds board/observer seats at Tracks, Skenario Labs, Lemonbeat, WeAre, Holo-Light, Own Space and Getaway.

“You have to be decisive. The only way to make progress is make decisions.” Ron Conway​

Fanny Rohr

Fanny Rohr LinkedIn

As People Innovation Business Partner, Fanny is a trusted partner for our employees‘ career trajectory as well as for the people strategy and operations of Future Energy Ventures. She leads our recruitment activities, talent development, culture and retention, as well as supporting our portfolio start-ups with their growth challenges, which includes recruitment, advice and fundamental HR groundwork. Before Fanny joined Future Energy Ventures, she spent 4 years at a recruitment consultancy with a focus on tech hiring. She holds a diploma in Psychology of Communication and certificates in Labour Law, Digital Transformation and Coaching.​

“I believe that people will flourish and reach their full potential when they are experiencing ownership, trust and purpose.”

Claudia

Claudia Cymek LinkedIn

Claudia has served as an Executive Assistant for more than 9 years. She started her professional path with a commercial apprenticeship within the RWE Group, and then worked within the sales department and in-house consulting company for several years. Later, she became one of the first employees of Future Energy Ventures (former innogy Innovation Hub) and is working as an Executive Assistant within the team. Claudia holds a degree as a State-certified Business Economist. ​

“My purpose is to be a bridge between people, visions and opportunities.”​

Julia

Julia Wittoesch

Julia is our Team Assistant and first point of contact for our procurement and billing process and all general enquiries at Future Energy Ventures. Her experience and finely honed skills are the result of her work as a personal assistant for more than twelve years within the RWE Group.​

“If the plan does not work, change the plan, but never the goal.”​

Natalie

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Natalie is our Venture Capital Investment Analyst. Natalie has worked and volunteered extensively with NGOs, start-ups, and government entities operating in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa with a special emphasis on environmental and social sustainability. She pursued an MSc in Economics and Business Administration at Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) with a major in Business Analysis and Performance Management and a minor in Innovation. She also holds a BSc in Comparative Politics from the University of Bergen.  ​

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room”

Anna T

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Anna Trendewicz is an Investment Associate with international experience in energy, strategy consulting and innovation. Previously, she has served as an associate at SYSTEMIQ, an innovation strategy manager at E.ON; a project manager for energy storage systems at State Grid Corporation of China; and an analyst for McKinsey & Company, focused on a Global Power Sector simulation tool for evaluating energy scenarios.   Anna received her Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, USA. She was also an assistant researcher at the US Department of Energy, working from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.’’

Maciej

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Maciej is an Investment Analyst at Future Energy Ventures. Prior to joining FEV, he worked at a clean tech-focused fund operating in Central and Eastern Europe. He brings experience working with start-ups in the fields of clean tech and fintech. Maciej earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Econometrics, with a specialization in Financial Engineering, from Poznan University of Economics and Business. His responsibilities at FEV include sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, conducting deep-dive tech and commercial research, and providing deal finalization support.

“Climate change is an undeniable crisis of our time and my part in solving it, is to recognize and bring funding to the most promising and impactful businesses out there.”

North America

  • Patrick

    Patrick Elftmann

    Investment Partner

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  • Yi Jean

    Yi Jean Chow

    Investment Principal

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Patrick

Patrick Elftmann LinkedIn

Patrick is a Partner with a strong track record in the energy industry and an international background in venture capital and strategy consulting. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and North America. Patrick is board member/observer for our investments in Bidgely, ev.energy, Sterblue, People Power and The Westly Group. Prior to Future Energy Ventures, Patrick was a Partner at innogy Ventures and formerly gained more than 11 years of strategy consulting experience as a Senior Executive at Accenture and Deloitte. Patrick holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Aachen (RWTH).

“Vision without execution is hallucination” – Thomas Edison

Yi Jean

Yi Jean Chow LinkedIn

Yi Jean is an Investment Principal with a background in energy start-ups and strategy consulting. She has broad international experience having lived and worked in London, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Boston, San Francisco; and worked at energy start-ups focused on industrial efficiency, building energy management, machine learning, and blockchain technologies.  She is a board member/observer for our investments in SolShare, Cryptowerk, Moj.io, T-REX, and looks after our investment in Waycare. Yi Jean holds a BA in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University, and a MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy & Environment from University College London.​

“Transitioning to a net-zero economy is an incredible financial opportunity to build a future that is more sustainable, efficient, and more inclusive and equitable.”

Israel

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Samuel is an Investment Analyst at FEV. He has an international background in Venture Capital, Government R&D / Innovation Financing, Startups, and Technology Policy. Previously, Sam worked at SOSV (one of the world’s most active climate-tech investors) with their Shanghai-based emerging markets division, as an embedded strategy consultant for the Indian Government’s ‚National Programme on AI,‘ and in operational roles at several California-based startups. He has lived and worked in Israel, the United States, India, the Philippines, and Mexico. He holds a BA concentrated in Development Studies from the Claremont Colleges in Los Angeles, California.

„The climate crisis, the largest threat facing human civilization, is an unparalleled opportunity for the world to transcend political, ideological, and cultural divisions to work in partnership for the collective good.“

Ohad M

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Ohad is an investment principal at FEV, with 15 years of transactional experience in venture capital. Before joining FEV, Ohad was a Partner at Horn & Co. Law Offices, where he represented venture capital funds and dozens of start-up companies in complex cross border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing deals and technology licensing transactions. He is a board member/observer for our investments in Placense, Oriient, Hopon, Firstpoint, Vicarius and Buildots. Ohad holds a law degree from Bar Ilan University, and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.​

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall​

Boaz K

Boaz Kantor LinkedIn

Boaz is an Investment Partner at FEV, bringing twenty-five years of deep tech and technology innovation experience, having held technology leadership roles in Israeli startups, as well as in corporate giants such as AT&T, and as a cybersecurity officer (Captain) at the Israeli military intelligence unit 8200. As a former entrepreneur himself, he mentored and helped over a thousand start-ups in the cybersecurity, energy, telecommunications, IoT, and deep tech domains, and today he is holding board and observer seats in Firstpoint, ShieldIoT, Vicarius, and Teraki. He also held a board seat at Segasec, which was later acquired by Mimecast. He holds a degree in Computer Science and is passionate about solving climate issues with deep tech & innovation.

“My basic optimism about climate change comes from my belief in innovation” – Bill Gates, 2021

Life at Future Energy Ventures

At Future Energy Ventures our success is driven by our people and the talent they bring to delivering our shared vision. Relationships and knowledge are at the heart of good investment. This is why we have our own teams on the ground in Germany, Israel and Silicon Valley. The combination of these teams means we build a deep knowledge of the current and future energy landscape and ecosystem, which in turn allows us to find the best opportunities to invest in and grow ambitious start-ups.

We believe that bringing people with different talents and experiences together, and investing in their strengths, skills and capabilities, is key to the success of Future Energy Ventures.

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