Innovations around district heating system offer solutions in the fight against climate crisis

Here’s a fact about Finland: it’s cold in here.

For about 6 months of the year, the thermometer is below zero degrees. And the further north you go, the chillier the weather.

What I’m trying to say is: we need heating. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Finland is known for extremely reliable district heating system.

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Helen Ventures is currently building a portfolio of e-mobility and digital energy related startups. As a part of our investment decisions, sound research and analysis are to be made for each investment opportunity.

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What makes a winning startup team? 8 tips to focus on when hiring a team

Building a winning team is one of the most important tasks for startup founders. While the star of your company is your offering, without a strong team to support it, success is nigh on impossible.

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Helen Ventures makes an investment in EcoG, the world’s first open hardware-agnostic IoT OS for EV charging, together with Ananda Impact Ventures

Helen Ventures and Ananda Impact Ventures, a leading European impact investor closed an investment round with EcoG.

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Helen Ventures – your rock-solid guide into the complex energy sector

Northern Europe is a natural meeting place of thousands of startups, visionary investors and a scientific community investing in new technologies. Helen Ventures supports the startups and companies who positively disrupt the energy sector and bring new solutions and technologies in the game.

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AI-powered Gradyent secures €1.9 million investment to make heating networks more efficient and reliable

Helen Ventures, Capricorn Partners and energy innovation fund ENERGIIQ are jointly investing €1.9 million in Gradyent, a Dutch energy analytics solution company. Gradyent has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) cloud platform that helps improve the management and efficiency of district heating networks, making them more sustainable and cost-effective. The investment will allow Gradyent to commercialise its services and further develop its innovative software.

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5 things you should know about product/market fit in the energy sector

In the energy sector, you need both a good product and a good team. As an energy sector CVC we can, first, open doors to accelerate customer validation in order to achieve the product/market fit. We can also help the team to learn to speak the same language as the energy professionals. This brings credibility and is highly valued.

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SMR technologies helping to achieve climate neutrality in the future

Small Modular Reactors (SMR) can be one of the means of producing emission-free energy, electricity or heat or both, irrespective of location and almost without limits. Therefore, they have been a frequent topic of discussion as a potential solution for mitigating climate change and reducing emissions on a large scale.

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When does it make sense to work with CVCs?

While it may be tempting to generalize CVCs, each CVC has its own unique approach and strengths. The added value of a CVC, beyond funding, depends a lot on the industry sector, but ultimately, success comes from the people involved.

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Data is reshaping the energy sector

The impact of digitalisation and data on various sectors has been over-praised for years. The energy sector is no exception, although the industry has not progressed quite at the forefront. We have advanced from painting of visions to the pioneer stage where development is accelerating and becoming a reality.

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