I enjoyed speaking to Jin Hu, BP Ventures’ Shanghai-based China Lead, about how she is ‘re-adapting’ to her country of birth after 16 years in the UK. She sets out also the strategic rationale behind BP’s $10m backing of NIO Capital and pledges to demonstrate value to venture investors in China, which in her opinion … Continue reading BP Ventures in China – “I don’t expect to find limitations.”
For a country whose innovation track record is world-beating in so many industries – e.g. ag-tech, water-tech, auto-tech (particularly in connectivity, cyber-security, and computer vision) - the Start-up Nation’s contribution to solving energy problems is surprisingly weak. Why is this? And is it about to change? These were the two main questions discussed on a … Continue reading Switching Israel on to energy venturing
Guest blog by Ram Nandakumar, CEO, Armstrong Energy Global Ram will be speaking at ‘India – The best solar investment opportunity in the world today?’ – a roundtable discussion in London organised by the London Environmental Investment Forum on June 30th. For details, see http://www.london-eif.com/events.html At Armstrong Energy Global (AEG), a London-based solar power developer and operator, … Continue reading India – the world’s biggest solar opportunity?