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We’re Contrarian Ventures, an early-stage sustainable energy transition focused VC fund. We take climate and community seriously. We’re the founders of Climate 50 — the most up to date, comprehensive and insightful global climate VC ranking for the climate community. …


Energy Tech SPAC Activity in 2020 accelerating, generating over 27 billion euros in potential public market liquidity
Energy Tech SPAC Activity in 2020 accelerating, generating over 27 billion euros in potential public market liquidity

The energy tech sector historically is one where exit activity does not show obvious growth or could be described as exploding. But does the current global socioeconomic environment provide a perfect storm to change that? …


Dear Climate Community!

This post is important to us. But it’s also kinda long. So if you’re short on time here’s TL;DR:

  • We decided to refresh our visual identity and get a cooler website as the old felt clunky;
  • We ran a structured “beauty contest” to find the best service…


Investment into Vianova

Cities are becoming more populated each year, driving the demand for mobility services. In the past few years, cities saw an unprecedented rise of new urban mobility solutions, such as e-scooters and last-mile delivery services reshaping urban mobility. …


Global Grid Inspection and Drone Technology Startup Map
Global Grid Inspection and Drone Technology Startup Map

Infrastructure maintenance is a challenge. Even more, it is a growing one, as the way we use the infrastructure is changing rapidly, driven by the sustainable energy transition. …


Global Carbon Management And Emissions Reduction Technology Startup Map
Global Carbon Management And Emissions Reduction Technology Startup Map

Presently, there is no single standard by which to measure environmental, social and corporate governance. And most of the time today each company has a unique strategy in how they implement it into their operations. This creates a real challenge to any company in first figuring out what the principle…


The team at Eliq has raised EUR 5 million Series A funding round to scale their advanced customer engagement platform and expand into a wider array of offerings for utility customers in Europe.

Contrarian Ventures co-led the round with Inven Capital. Existing investors followed-on in the round as well. The…


The 75 hydrogen technology startups and companies disrupting the space
The 75 hydrogen technology startups and companies disrupting the space

If you are someone who has been in the midst of the popular energy debate for at least a few decades, the so-called hydrogen revolution is by no means a new concept for you. Is it not merely a more flashy cousin of solar energy that has boomed since the…


We are pleased to announce a 950.000 euro investment in intelligent electric vehicle charging solutions company Inbalance grid. We were joined by a number of investors in the seed round to help the company launch its platform. …


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The 100 energy storage technology startups and companies disrupting the space

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Contrarian Ventures

Investors backing European early-stage tech champions in the Energy and e-Mobility.

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