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Powering the clean energy revolution.

Leading Investments in the Future of ESG Innovation and Digital Transformation

Natural gas is critical for a carbon-neutral future.

Energy Capital Ventures is the first and only venture fund focusing on the ESG imperatives and the digital transformation of the natural gas industry. By investing in category-defining leaders, we bring the latest innovations and technological advancement to future-proof the natural gas industry.

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Environment, Social & Governance

We are investing in companies and technologies advancing carbon-cutting priorities to make natural gas even more sustainable.

  • Pipeline Leak Reduction
  • Methane Capture & Management
  • Decarbonization
  • Hydrogen Energy
  • Gas Infrastructure
  • Fuel Switching in Buildings
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Digital Transformation

We invest in companies moving the natural gas industry forward by applying new technologies and innovations for a safer and more efficient enterprise.

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence implementation
  • Logistics and Supply Chain innovation for LDCs
  • Cybersecurity
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Drone/UAV maintenance
  • Enterprise SaaS


of U.S. electricity generated by natural gas.
(Source: Congressional Research Service, 2021)

Natural gas is the cleanest and most readily available source of energy in the United States today. So much so, that the recent reduction of carbon emissions in the U.S. is primarily attributed to the country’s shift from coal to natural gas. Improving efficency and reducing costs even more will positively impact the standard of living for the growing number of Americans and businesses using gas as their source of clean energy.

At current capacities, natural gas consumption yields:

Our Management

Our experienced team is comprised of top decile performing venture capitalists. Together, we have over 30+ combined years of experience in venture capital and 70+ combined years of leading utility investment banking experience.

Vic Pascucci
Managing Partner
10+ Years Of Strategic Corporate Venture Capital

• Managing Partner, Lightbank VC
• Head USAA Ventures/ Corp Dev
   - Strategy/ Transformation Lead
   - General Counsel
• Director, Munich Re Ventures
• Boards: Axio, EnergyCX,, Paladin Cyber, Extend

Jeff Yingling
35+ Years Leading Power/ Energy Investment Banker

• Head of Midwest Investment Banking, JP Morgan
• MD, Morgan Stanley, Power & Utilities•Sr Advisor, Guggenheim Securities
• Boards: NorthWestern Energy, LendingPoint, Navigant Consulting

Ray O’Connor
30+ Years Investment Banking In Power, Utility Sector

• MD, Ramirez
• VP, JP Morgan Chase
• VP, Banc of America Securities
• Board Member Advisory Council, ISEN (Institute of Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University)

Rick Viton
10+ Years IA Capital Strategic Investing & 30+ Years Advisory

• Partner, IA Capital
• MD, Ramirez
• MD, Credit Suisse
• Hispanic diversity initiatives and Hispanic market specialist
• Boards: Omnidian, Authentic4D, Axio (observer), Tomorrow Ideas, Integriant

Stefano Galiasso
Senior Associate
10 Years Of Energy Engineering Experience

• Associate, New Stack Ventures, George Shultz Innovation Fund
• Principal, Senior Energy Engineer, Energy Resource Center (ERC)
• MBA University of Chicago (Booth)
• MS Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc. Automotive Engineering, Politecnico diTorino
• MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
• Boards: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

We’re hiring entry level investment professionals. Learn more. Contact us to apply.

Prior Investments

We’ve led investments in category defining multi billions dollar start ups that have changed the way the world works.

Paul Addison

Former Managing Director, Utilities Department, Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup)

Former Board Member and Finance Committee, First Energy Corp
David Carroll
President & CEO, Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

• Former President, International Gas Union
• Board Member, National Fuel Gas Company

Paul Dabbar
Former Undersecretary for Science, Department of Energy

• CEO, Bohr Quantum Technologies
• Former Managing Director, JP Morgan
• Advisor, ClearPath

Rod Goldstein

• Former Chairman & Managing Partner, Frontenac
• Board of Trustees, University of Chicago

Former Chairman & Managing Partner, Frontenac
Chris Gould
EVP and Chief Sustainability Officer, California Resources Corporation

• Former Head of Corporate Strategy and Chief Innovation Officer, Exelon
• Former Co-Founder, Exelon Foundation’s Climate Change Investment Initiative

Brad Henderson
Chief Executive Officer, P33 Chicago

• Former Senior Partner/ Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Mike Huebsch
Former Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

• Former Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
• Former State of Wisconsin - Secretary, Department of Administration, State Representative, Assembly Speaker, Majority Leader
• President of Huebsch Consulting Group LLC.

Andy Lerner
Founder & Managing Partner, IA Capital

• Former President, Guggenheim Securities

Margaret Maclean
Former President, International, MacLean Power Systems

• Vice President, MacLean-Fogg
• Boards: Director, MacLean-Fogg, Trustee/Executive, Field Museum of Chicago

William “Bill” Rogers
Former EVP & CFO, CenterPoint Energy

• Managing Partner, CCE Advisory & CCE Investments
• Former VP, Finance & Treasurer, American Water Works
• Former Treasurer, CFO, NV Energy

Timothy Alan Simon, Esq
Former Chairperson, NARUC Gas Committee

• Chair LNG NARUC/DOE partnership
• Chairman of the Board of Directors, California African American Chamber of Commerce
• Former California PUC, Director, Energy Imbalance Market

Jan Vrins
Managing Director/ Global Energy Practice Leader, Guidehouse (formerly Navigant Consulting)

• Managing Director/ Global Energy Practice Leader, Guidehouse (formerly Navigant Consulting)
• Former Senior Executive, Accenture Utilities Management Consulting

Mahvash Yazdi
Former SVP and Chief Information Officer, Edison International & So. California Edison

• Former SVP and Chief Information Officer, Edison International & So. California Edison
• Co-Chair, CIO Advisory Council, Edison Electric Institute

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