✓ What criteria do you use to scout and select presenters?
In order of importance, we assess:
- Subscribers’ interest in a specific technology area
- Ventures’ traction achieved to date, measured from investment size, sales volume, and number of employees
- The quality of ventures’ technology demonstration
✓ How do you make sure that you take into account my interests and priorities in your venture selection and webinar schedule?
Every year we conduct a market research study to inform our subscribers of investment trends. We survey all subscribers when they join to understand their interest in these trends, as well as seek feedback from our subscribers on the type of ventures they are interested in (investment stage, geography, etc.). The results of this survey, as well as ongoing monitoring of engagement, ensures that all subscribers are satisfied with the selection.
✓ Which geographical areas do you look into for your venture selection?
Typically, we focus on Europe and North America as these are the areas with the largest amount of investment activity. However, this does not exclude participation from other areas, and in the past we have included ventures from Israel, Australia, China, and Japan.
✓ What is your webinar format?
Each webinar lasts approximately 40 minutes and is split in three sessions, as follows:
- Company overview based on our deep-dive report covered by our team (10 minutes)
- Venture presentation covering demos, case studies, collaboration proposals, and investment announcements (20 minutes)
- Live Q&A with questions from the audience (10 minutes)
✓ I am very interested in the upcoming webinar, but I will not be able to attend due to other commitments. Will you make the recording available?
Yes – the webinar recording alongside other material will be made available and distributed after the webinar to all subscribers. It will remain accessible as long as your subscription is active.
✓ Which is the methodology behind your ‘deep-dive reports’? Are these based on your own opinions/analysis?
Our deep-dive reports cover elements that are standard for investment due diligence, including: market sizing, technology overview, competitive assessment, financial background, and more. Our reports include both publicly-available and confidential information provided by the venture. Prior to our webinars, we conduct interviews with each venture to ensure that our understanding in all sections is correct and give them the chance to suggest corrections, but the ultimate report is made at the discretion of the ENECHANGE Insight Ventures team.
✓ Following the webinar, we still would like to find out more about the ventures. Is it possible to ask additional questions to the presenters?
Yes – if you have any follow-up questions we will aggregate these and collect the answers. If you would like to arrange meetings or calls with the team directly, you can use a Connection Credit and your account manager will facilitate that process and make any other bespoke arrangements to help you connect with venture of interest.
✓ What is your relationship with the ventures?
Generally, we have little formal ties with the ventures prior to participation (though we frequently know them personally as many come from our professional networks). Participation is free of charge for the ventures, though they do bear their own costs for travel to the summits. The program acts as a pipeline for our affiliated venture capital fund (Japan Energy Fund) but investment is neither a guarantee nor a prerequisite for participation.
✓ We would like to invest in one venture. Will you charge us any additional fee?
There are no additional fees if you choose to invest. Should you require any additional consultative or support work, we may conduct a separate engagement.*
✓ Why do you hold an ENECHANGE Insight Ventures summit if you already organise webinars?
At our summits you will have the opportunity to connect with energy leaders and selected ventures in person, discuss collaborations and investments, and make related announcements in front of media audience. It is also an opportunity to meet the other subscribers – which are utilities and investors from around the world – to share knowledge.
✓ I have changed my mind and would like to unsubscribe from ENECHANGE Insight Ventures. What do I need to do?
Subscribers can unsubscribe from ENECHANGE Insight Ventures at any time after giving a minimum of 3-months’ cancellation notice.
* Support to be discussed and agreed with EIV team