Aster Capital is a leading European venture capital firm focusing on Energy, Resources and Connectivity. Aster Capital is sponsored by Schneider Electric, Alstom, Solvay, and the European Investment Fund (supported by the European Union through the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) ), global leaders in the energy and chemicals industries who jointly invested in its second $140m investment fund. With $250 million under management, Aster Capital proactively leverages the expertise and customer reach of these sponsors to support the profitable growth of its portfolio companies. For more information, visit www.aster.com.
Black Coral Capital
Black Coral Capital partners with and invests in top-tier management teams who are reinventing how people buy, sell and use “resource innovations” — the next wave of cost-advantaged, sustainable solutions for the world’s ever-growing demand for energy, water, food and other key resources. Utilizing a proprietary management team assessment methodology and a unique network within the family office and strategic communities, our approach is specifically designed to help high-execution teams achieve their growth potential. Black Coral Capital is also a co-founder of the Cleantech Syndicate, a consortium of family offices investing in Cleantech. For more information, visit www.blackcoralcapital.com.
Flybridge Capital Partners
Founded in 2001, Flybridge Capital Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm with offices in Boston and New York City whose mission is to provide early-stage investment capital to outstanding entrepreneurs pursuing large market opportunities and to partner with those entrepreneurs to build valuable companies. With $560 million under management, the firm is focused on seed and early-stage investing in technology markets and is led by a team with domain expertise and more than half a century of combined experience in venture capital. The firm has invested in over 75 companies including Brontes Technologies (acquired by 3M), Cartera Commerce, Crashlytics (acquired by Twitter), DataXu, Digital Lumens, Firebase (acquired by Google), JouleX (acquired by Cisco), MongoDB, Open English, Reveal Imaging (acquired by SAIC), Stackdriver (acquired by Google) and ZING (acquired by Dell). For more information, visit www.flybridge.com.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
Nokia Growth Partners
NGP is an independent fund sponsored solely by Nokia investing in companies that are changing the face of mobility. NGP offers industry expertise, capital and an extensive network, enabling entrepreneurs to build disruptive, industry-changing companies and take them to the global market. With offices in the US, Europe, India and China, NGP extends the reach of companies making their products and services local everywhere. Visit www.nokiagrowthpartners.com for more information.