• Ines Bergmann-Nolting

    Managing Partner

  • Jan Lozek

    Managing Partner

  • Jan Palasinski

    Investment Partner

  • Tim Beckmann

    Investment Principal

  • Veronique Hördemann

    Investment Partner

  • Moritz Jungmann

    Investment Principal

  • Carolina Soto

    Investment Analyst

  • Christopher Natter

    Investment Principal

  • Fanny Rohr

    People Innovation Business Partner

  • Claudia Cymek

    Executive Assistant

  • Lauritz Bühler

    Working Student

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  • Julia Wittoesch

    Executive Assistant

Ines Bergmann-Nolting LinkedIn

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 he leads with a mindset focused on future, customers and people. Jan is a high-achiever, 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/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“

Jan Palasinski LinkedIn

Jan Palasinski is Investment Partner at Future Energy Ventures since its inception in 2020. He has more than 15 years’ experience in cleantech and finance, including postions 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 FEV portfolio companies 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 taste please!) and social justice. Exponential growth is not enough for all this.“

Tim Beckmann LinkedIn

Tim has been working in several investment roles in venture capital and M&A. He has a strong background in the media sector and in strategy consulting for the chemicals industry and brings international working experience in Germany, the UK, Eastern Europe, and Switzerland. His investment focus is in the mobility sector and he is well connected to the early stage investor APX (Axel Springer Porsche GmbH & Co. KG). Tim holds a board seat at Fractal Blockchain.

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 and authorized representative of innogy Ventures and FEV where she successfully built up the team and fund as part of a small founders’ team and moved on to FEV. She lived and worked in Germany and the UK. She holds board / observer seats at various portfolio companies (e.g. GridX, Akselos and TechSee).​

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

Moritz Jungmann LinkedIn

Moritz is an Investment Principal at Future Energy Ventures focused mainly on early-stage portfolio companies and the collaboration interface with E.ON. He has gained entrepreneurial experience as a founder of two bootstrapped companies after graduating from Zeppelin University with a MSc in Public Management and International Relations. Moritz has been with the organisation for 4 years. Originally from Mannheim, he lives and works today in Berlin. Moritz represents FEV at Tracks, Skenario Labs, Lemonbeat, WeAre, Holo-Light, Own Space and Getaway. ​

„Go big or go home“

Carolina Soto LinkedIn

As Investment Analyst and Communications & Network Lead, Carolina works together with the founders of our portfolio to find growth opportunities and leverage Future Energy Ventures’ network. She is passionate about technology and the role it plays in shaping the way society functions and how it can drive enormous positive change. Carolina holds a double-degree MSc in Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship from TU Berlin & Warsaw School of Economics. She oversees our investments in Fractal Blockchain, BigChainDB and Energy Web Foundation.​

I want to build a future that is green, connected and kind for all.

Christopher Natter LinkedIn

Christopher is an Investment Principal at Future Energy Ventures with more than 10 years of experience in the investment space, focused mainly on future technologies. His background is in M&A and Venture Capital. Christopher holds Master’s Degrees from the University of Queensland and the RWTH Aachen in Engineering, Corporate Finance, and International Economics. He is a Board Member of Hype Labs, Basking, Hubject, and Insider Navigation.

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, and supports our portfolio start-ups on 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 is a board member of Visualix and KUGU.​

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

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 the innogy Innovation Hub – now Future Energy Ventures – 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.“​

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Lauritz is currently a „working student“ after starting with Future Energy Ventures as an Intern in November 2020. He assists our deal flow by screening interesting inbound companies as well as helping to further develop Future Energy Ventures operations and strategy. Prior to Future Energy Ventures he was an Intern at Bosch Malaysia and h&z Unternehmensberatung AG in Munich. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at the Karlsruher Institute of Technology, focusing on Energy, Strategy and Informatics. ​

„Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in“. — Bill Bradley​

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Nihal is our Communications and Marketing Intern. He helps in driving our communications strategy to bring the spotlight onto Future Energy Ventures and our portfolio of world-class start-ups.  He also supports our mission to accelerate the global energy transition to net-zero carbon emissions and a digitally interconnected system. He is currently pursuing his MSc in Business Administration and Engineering from HTW Berlin. ​

„It’s my aim to transform ‘sustainability’ from buzzword into action“

Julia Wittoesch

Julia is our Team Assistant and contact person for 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”

North America

  • Konrad Augustin

    Investment Partner

  • Patrick Elftmann

    Investment Partner

  • Yi Jean Chow

    Investment Principal

  • Conor Clifford

    Investment Principal


Konrad Augustin LinkedIn

Konrad is Partner at Future Energy Ventures and leads the investment team in North America with more than 14 years of venture capital experience. Before joining Future Energy Ventures, he founded, built up and led the US activities of E.ON Scouting and Co-Investments, the CVC arm of E.ON, one of the largest utility companies in Europe. In his career, Konrad has invested in dozens of companies in Europe and the US and led investments in companies such as Sight Machine, Greensmith, Autogrid, Enervee, Holobuilder, Vinli and Thermondo. Before starting his VC career, Konrad worked in strategic marketing and corporate audit, with projects in Australia, Japan, Singapore and various European countries.​

„We Have A Strategic Plan – It’s Called Doing Things“ – Herb Kelleher​

Patrick Elftmann LinkedIn

Patrick is Investment Partner at Future Energy Ventures 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,, Sterblue, People Power and The Westly Group.​ Prior to Future Energy Ventures, Patrick was an Investment Partner at innogy Ventures and formerly gained more than 10 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). ​

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 and San Francisco. She has worked at energy start-ups focused on industrial efficiency, building energy management, machine learning and blockchain technologies.  Yi Jean is a board member/observer for our investments in SolShare, Cryptowerk, and 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.

Conor Clifford LinkedIn

Conor is an Investment Principal at Future Energy Ventures and has over 10 years of energy-sector experience in venture capital, innovation, and strategy across some of the world’s leading energy ecosystems – the UK, Sweden, and Silicon Valley. His investments include: Sight Machine, Organic Response, SpaceTime Insight, DABBEL, Raiven and Autogrid. Previously as head of Strategy, Conor jointly established and operated E.ON’s global Smart Grid innovation centre, initiating and funding hundreds of projects across the group. He holds a Master’s in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and a PhD in Power Systems from Imperial College London.​

„I am inspired by working with others to create and build, based on big ideas that can have major impact; with fairness, integrity, and some laughs along the way“​


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Ohad is an Investment Principal at Future Energy Ventures, with 15 years of transactional experience in venture capital. Before joining Future Energy Ventures, 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. 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 Kantor LinkedIn

Boaz is an Investment Partner at Future Energy Ventures, bringing 25 years of deep tech and technology innovation experience, having held technology leadership roles in Israeli start-ups, as well as corporate giants such as AT&T. He also served as a cybersecurity officer (Captain) at Israeli military intelligence unit 8200. As a former entrepreneur himself, Boaz has mentored and helped over a thousand start-ups in the cybersecurity, energy, telecommunications, IoT, and deep tech domains, and today he holds board and observer seats at Firstpoint, ShieldIoT, Vicarius and Teraki. He also held a board seat at Segasec, which was later acquired by Mimecast. Boaz 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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