EDF Pulse Ventures news


EDF invests in BeZero Carbon to accelerate the Net Zero transition through carbon ratings

The EDF Group, through its corporate venture capital subsidiary EDF Pulse Ventures, and Vicat, the international cement group, have co-invested £4m (€4.69m) in the company.

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Landmark investment from Abénex, Aliad & EDF Pulse Ventures

Founded in 2010, Ekoscan Integrity, a leading European end-to-end technology provider of ultrasonic (UT) non-destructive testing (NDT) advanced solutions, has announced that it has successfully raised €23 million by partnering with leading private equity firm Abénex, alongside a new strategic sponsor EDF Group through its corporate venture capital arm, EDF Pulse Ventures, as well as its historical strategic investor ALIAD, Air Liquide Venture Capital fund.

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At Vivatech (Paris), Carbon8, the UK clean technology company specializing in carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), announce the closure of a £5 million (€5.79m/US$6.19m) funding round. The EDF Group, through its corporate venture capital subsidiary EDF Pulse Ventures, and Vicat, the international cement group, have co-invested £4m (€4.69m) in the company.


EDF Pulse Ventures has just confirmed its investment in the start-up Monkey Factory, owner of MyBus and MaaSify, to respond to the surge in the number of requests from local authorities to develop MaaS solutions.


Today, almost all energy works such as changing a window, insulation or installation of photovoltaic panels require prior planning permissions. Long and sometimes laborious steps that are not incentives when you want to undertake work to achieve energy savings. Algar now takes care of everything (ex Permettez-moi de construire). On friday 19th, Pulse Ventures announced that it had acquired a stake in the Lille-based start-up, alongside other investors. A solution for renovating homes that should help improve the carbon footprint of homes.

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A few days before the opening of the COP26, on October 28, 2021, the American start-up Persefoni announced the closing of a roundtable of 101 million dollars (€87 million euros) series B round with a group of investors including the EDF group, through EDF Pulse Ventures. Persefoni’s solution enables companies and institutional investors to measure, analyze, plan, anticipate and make public their carbon footprint, managing their transactions and the inventory of their issues with the same rigour as their financial transactions. Measuring the carbon footprint is a crucial step in developing solutions that are less impactful in terms of CO₂ emissions and thus combat climate change.

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Juin 2021

The building sector accounts for almost 40% of global final energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Optimising energy resources, air quality and user comfort are priority areas for meeting the needs of owners and occupants of tertiary buildings. Buildings energy sobriety is one of the major levers for achieving the ambition of carbon neutrality that Europe has set by 2050. To support players in the sector and EDF customers in Europe, EDF Pulse Croissance, the EDF Group's venture capital fund, invested in Enerbrain in June 2021. This Italian start-up has developed a digital solution for real-time optimisation of energy efficiency and comfort for occupants of commercial buildings.

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Avril 2021

The corporate venture, EDF Pulse Ventures, is accelerating the detection of new growth levers for EDF Group by joining the European Energy Impact Partners (EIP) coalition. Composed of major industrial stakeholders, such as Shell, Galp, or Enterprise Rent-a-Car, this investment platform aims to identify and support innovative projects promoting carbon neutrality. By joining EIP, EDF Pulse Ventures aligns itself with EDF Group's strategy to support the energy transition of its customers through innovative solutions and services.

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Février 2021

NEoT Offgrid Africa, of which EDF Pulse Ventures is a shareholder, in partnership with Winch Energy, an off-grid utility supplier, has just signed a financing agreement to build and operate around fifty off-grid solar mini-grids in Uganda and Sierra Leone. Within a year, 49 villages in both countries will be equipped with stand-alone mini-grids to provide electricity and Internet to 6,500 customers. NEoT Offgrid Africa has already invested over 30 million euros in supplying electricity 25,000 households and businesses in Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria.

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Février 2021

Afin de renforcer sa stratégie partenariale avec des fonds d’investissement, EDF Pulse Ventures, le corporate venture d’EDF, annonce sa prise de participation dans le fonds Smart City II lancé par son partenaire historique Idinvest Partners (Electranova Capital, Smart City I). Doté d’une capacité de financement de 80 M€, Smart City II permettra à EDF Pulse Ventures de détecter de nouveaux leviers de croissance et d’identifier des start-up internationales pour accélérer la transition énergétique de ses clients. EDF Pulse Ventures est partenaire de plus d’une quinzaine de fonds internationaux ce qui lui permet de veiller les nouveaux modèles d’affaires innovants dans toutes les zones du monde sur ses quatre domaines prioritaires d’investissement (énergies décentralisées, territoires durables, performance industrielle et tertiaire, habitat connecté).

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