a Platform
for Innovation

Energy Capital Ventures®️ is the only early-stage venture fund solely dedicated to the sustainability, resilience and the digital transformation of the natural gas industry. We leverage a deep integration and a customized service model with our strategic limited partners to bring together the technology of the startup ecosystem with the scale of the natural gas industry for true game-changing, generational impact.  We champion innovation in Green Moleculestm which is the term we have trademarked to define the sustainability, resilience and digitization of the natural gas industry.

For the first time, entrepreneurs have a front door to access 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.

Strategic Limited Partners

We are backed by some of the largest and most critical players in the energy industry. For our strategic limited partners, are true partners in their sustainability and digitization journeys.

"By investing in ECV, we’re supporting and enabling the innovation of other companies that could bring new technologies to market to help advance our energy industry."
"This collaborative investment in Energy Capital Ventures in a cleaner energy future through safe and reliable natural gas technologies aligns with our ambition to make tomorrow even better than today.”
“Energy Capital Ventures’ advocacy for green-molecule innovation helps us evolve our business to provide a better tomorrow for the communities we serve."
“Energy Capital Ventures enables us to access an entire ecosystem of new and emerging technologies that will help us better serve our communities, steward the environment and deliver safe energy."
“A fund that is dedicated to the ESG goals and technology advancement of our industry is a transformative enabler that helps us partner with innovative startups to better serve our customers and community.”
"Joining forces with industry peers through ECV, we believe our investment will lead to transformational technologies which will benefit both the environment and customers for generations to come”
“By matching innovative entrepreneurs with established corporations, ECV can push the boundaries of what’s possible in delivering the affordable, reliable, clean natural gas customers depend on.”
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Founding General Partners

We are led by best in class investors and investment bankers. We have the advantage of extensive complimentary experience investing in other industries with similar market forces and substantial overlap, which have faced massive transformation.

From Coinbase and Personal Capital to TrueCar, MX,, Netspend, and many more, our previous investments have grown to category-defining multi-billion dollar companies that have changed how the world works. In addition to this, our team has a long career of successfully working with large corporations as they navigate innovation cycles.

Prior investments:

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Managing general Partner, Cofounder

Vic Pascucci

15+ Years Of Strategic Corporate Venture Capital

Vic is a tenured venture capitalist with decades of broad professional experience creating and executing strategic venture capital programs. He has a top-decile investment track record. Vic has facilitated over $750M in venture capital and M&A transactions in fintech, insurtech, financial services, and technology industries.

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General partner, cofounder

Ray O’Connor

30+ Years Investment Banking In Power, Utility Sector

Ray has over 30 years of international investment banking experience. He has seen great success throughout his career, providing strategic capital raising and derivative products to various energy and regulated/unregulated industries.

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General Partner, cofounder

Rick Viton

15+ Years IA Capital Strategic Investing & 30+ Years Advisory

Rick is a renowned thought leader in strategic venture capital investments with over 25 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. His expertise ranges from insurance/insurtech to M&A in private equity, corporate dealings.

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General Partner, cofounder

Jeff Yingling

35+ Years Leading Power/ Energy Investment Banker

Jeff is an experienced operator with over three decades of investment banking experience in energy utility and adjacent industries. He currently serves on the board of NorthWestern Corporation.

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Stefano Galiasso

10+ Years Of Energy Engineering Expertise

Stefano assists the team with more than a decade of technical and consulting experience in energy engineering with utilities. He has consulted both commercial and university venture funds and has degrees in engineering and management.

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SENIOR Associate

Julie Greco

Corporate Strategy and Sustainability

Julie brings corporate strategy experience from the water services industry to help solve the ESG imperatives and enable the digital transformation of natural gas utilities. She has degrees in both finance and sustainability management.

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Our Advisors

Energy Capital Ventures is supported by a preeminent Board of Strategic advisors.  Our advisors have served as leaders in state and federal government, power and utility corporations, civic organizations and technical advisory organizations, and global consulting firms. The overwhelming majority of our Board of Strategic Advisors are investors in Energy Capital Ventures.

Paul Addison

Former Board Member and Finance Committee, First Energy Corp

David Carroll

Former President & CEO, Gas Technology Institute (GTI); Former President, International Gas Union (IGU)

Paul Dabbar

Former Undersecretary for Science, Department of Energy; Board Member, Dominion Energy

Nelson Diaz

Former Member of the Board of Directors, Exelon its operating company, PECO

Stuart Frankel

Former CEO of Narrative Sciences (acquired by Salesforce)

Gary Gardner

Former VP, Corporate Affairs & Corporate Secretary, American Gas Association

Rod Goldstein

Former Chairman & Managing Partner, Frontenac

Chris Gould

EVP and Chief Sustainability Officer, California Resources Corporation

Joe Hamrock

Former President and CEO, NiSource

Brad Henderson

Chief Executive Officer, P33 Chicago; Board Member, Nicor Gas

Mike Huebsch

Former Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Rich Kinzley

Former CFO, Black Hills Energy

Phil Lembo

Former CFO, Eversource Energy

Andy Lerner

Founder & Managing Partner, IA Capital

Allen Leverett

Former CEO, WEC Energy Group

Margaret Maclean

Former President, International, MacLean Power Systems

Sam Ramirez Jr

President and CEO, Ramirez Asset Management

William “Bill” Rogers

Former EVP & CFO, CenterPoint Energy

Bob Rowe

Former CEO, Northwestern Energy

Timothy Alan Simon

Former Chairperson, NARUC Gas Committee. Former Commisioner; California Public Utilities Commission; Chairman North American Energy Standard Board, Advisory Council

Tony Somma

Former SVP, CFO and Treasurer at Westar Energy, Former EVP and CFO at Evergy

Steve Trauber

Chairman and Global Head of Energy and Clean Technology, Moelis; Former Vice Chairman & Global Head of Energy and Clean Energy Transition for Citi

Jan Vrins

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

Mahvash Yazdi

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