EDF Pulse Ventures, the corporate venture capital dedicated to start-ups committed to a low-carbon world

EDF Pulse Ventures

EDF Pulse Ventures manages the EDF Group's venture capital fund. Our mission is to identify and invest in new businesses and innovative solutions developed by internal and external startups to help build a carbon-neutral future.

EDF Pulse Ventures, the ideal partner for start‑ups looking to innovate in renewable energy

  • Business synergies

    Develop commercial partnerships with our subsidiaries and businesses, or with other cleantech start‑ups in our portfolio.

  • Strong support

    Benefit from the support of the world's leading low-carbon energy producer and its internationally recognised R&D.

  • A reliable and active shareholder hold the best of our installations

    Take advantage of a capital contribution with no predefined duration from a strategic shareholder involved in the governance and support of your management.

  • Strategic support

    Anticipate market opportunities and new business models thanks to our experience, our monitoring and the sectoral studies made available to you.

EDF Pulse Ventures' investment sectors

EDF Pulse Ventures finances and supports innovative cleantech start-ups in the field of energy transition:

  • Maturity

    Series A and B

  • % of holding


  • Ticket size

    3M€ to 5M€

  • Locations

    Europe, North America

Our priority areas for investment

  • Carbon and its value chain

  • New renewable energies

  • Water management

  • Skills and attractiveness of energy transition professions

  • Long-term energy storage

  • Biodiversity

  • Decarbonisation and electrification of industrial processes

  • Nuclear power

  • Decentralised energies

  • Flexibility management

EDF Corporate Venture Capital key figures

  • ≈500M€

    invested since 2017

  • 22

    startups in our portfolio

  • 16

    venture capital fund partners