Aster CapitalAster Capital Contact: Julien Creuzé
Formed in 2000, Aster Capital (formerly Schneider Electric Ventures) is a leading venture capital fund sponsored by Alstom and Schneider Electric, two global energy and industrial leaders with combined revenues of US$40bl. Our first fund, raised in 2000, has successfully invested in over 20 companies in both Europe and North America and has generated substantial returns for both our portfolio companies and our shareholders. We are expanding our investments into Asia with our new funds.
We focus on early to later stage minority investments where we can leverage the skills, assets and experience of our partners to create significant value in promising technologies. Generally acting as a co-investor. We typically invest from 0.5M€ to 3M€. Our investment interests focus on the fields of Energy and the Environment. Within those fields, topics of interest include clean energy, energy efficiency, sustainable management of resources, human comfort & security, ecological mobility and smarter infrastructures.
Within the clean technology sector we have made investments in Cpower (demand management), HBA (pollution control), Jet Metal Technologies, Fludicon (new materials), O-Flexx Technologies, Watteco (energy efficiency), and SolairDirect (solar installation).