a Platform
for Innovation

Energy Capital Ventures is the only early-stage venture fund focusing on the ESG imperatives 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 enable the foremost platform for innovation in natural gas.  

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, we provide a platform for innovation to leverage the technology ecosystem through a customized engagement model tailored to their strategic priorities.

"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.”
“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.”

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:


Vic Pascucci

10+ 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.


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.


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.


Rick Viton

10+ 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.


Stefano Galiasso

10 Years Of Energy Engineering Experience

Stefano assists the team with decades of technical experience in mechanical engineering and automotive engineering with various masters and degrees in engineering and business. He has consulted both commercial and university venture funds.

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.

Paul Addison

Former Board Member and Finance Committee, First Energy Corp

David Carroll

President & CEO, Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

Paul Dabbar

Former Undersecretary for Science, Department of Energy

Timothy Alan Simon

Former Chairperson, NARUC Gas Committee

Rod Goldstein

Former Chairman & Managing Partner, Frontenac

Chris Gould

EVP and Chief Sustainability Officer, California Resources Corporation

Brad Henderson

Chief Executive Officer, P33 Chicago

Mike Huebsch

Former Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Andy Lerner

Founder & Managing Partner, IA Capital

Allen Leverett

Former CEO, WEC Energy Group

Margaret Maclean

Former President, International, MacLean Power Systems

William “Bill” Rogers

Former EVP & CFO, CenterPoint Energy

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