We are looking for innovative Climate Tech startups within Europe that can help Axpo to master the plentiful challenges on the way ahead to a more digital and sustainable energy future. As a strategic long-term partner and investor, we support the growth of startups at various stages of development with capital, expertise, and manifold opportunities for the application of solutions to the challenges of Axpo’s divisions.
Axpo’s Partnering & Investing team is constantly looking for innovative European Climate Tech startups that complement the diverse activities of Axpo’s divisions spanning from Trading to Renewables to Nuclear Powerplants, and all related services.
Through strategic partnerships and investments we look to make Axpo more innovative, and play an active role in scaling the most promising startups that work towards the same goal as us: to enable a sustainable future through innovative energy solutions.
As a strategic long-term partner and investor, we support the growth of startups at various stages of development with capital, expertise, and manifold opportunities for the application of solutions to the challenges of Axpo’s divisions.
Axpo invests across the range of renewables, ranging from PV and wind to hydrogen, batteries and biomass. Partnering & Investing looks for startups that can boost Axpo's activities in these areas, and that welcome the opportunity to work symbiotically with one of our divisions.
Our sweet spot are ambitious, young companies in the European climate tech sector that already have a successful product in the market, setting our primary focus on the stages of Series A and beyond. Axpo is happy to act as partner or minority investor for interesting startups.
Our sweet spot is digital, scalable and asset-light companies seeking Series A+ funding that have shown evidence of a product-market-fit.
We are flexible with regards to the amount of our investments. For an average series A investment, we look at an amount between CHF 1-4 million. For later stages, the investment amount depends on the specific case.
No. While we are headquartered in Switzerland, we operate across Europe and therefore look for ventures in the European market.
It depends on the stage of the company, but we typically aim for a 10-20% participation.
With every investment we undertake, we reserve a certain amount of capital to ensure we can participate in future financing rounds.
In general, we target a board seat to be able to support companies to make the best strategic decisions.
We prefer to be a follower, and it would be a plus if the round is lead by a reputable lead investor.