We are Energy Revolution Ventures

We invest in Hydrogen, Energy Storage, Carbon Capture, and Advanced Materials

Energy Revolution Ventures is a differentiated early stage global venture capital firm investing in companies making energy sustainable by harnessing electrochemistry. We seek to grow companies from inception to exit. Our approach incorporates Prosemino, the UK’s first electrochemistry venture builder led by 3 world renowned professors.

About us

We are business builders, engineers
and investors

We founded Energy Revolution Ventures following a successful history of angel investing in emerging energy technologies.

Leveraging our deep technical knowledge in electrochemistry, engineering, and investment management, we are comfortable with the risk associated with early stage hard-tech companies.


Energy Revolution Ventures utilises its in-house expertise to identify top table investment opportunities and supports the founders with unparalleled clean tech knowledge and networks.

Adonis Pouroulis

Investment Committee
  • Engineer and Entrepreneur with >25 years mining and energy sector experience
  • Founder & Chairman of Pella Resources, CEO of Chariot Energy, affiliated with Tharisa, Petra Diamonds and Rainbow Rare Earths
  • First Angel investor in Li-Cycle & Li-Metal, raised >USD 2B in capital for investment companies

Alex Lowrie

Investment Committee
  • Experienced NED and Board Advisor to multiple companies in the critical metal & clean tech sector
  • Investment Banking background with Tier 1 institutions focussed on global primary and secondary capital markets
  • Early stage Angel investor working closely with individuals and Family Offices to provide capital to start up companies.

James Mallinson

Investment Committee
  • Over 25 years in early stage technology investing
  • Partner at Oxford Investment Consultants LLP; 15 years managing the spinout investment portfolio at the University of Oxford
  • MBA from Cranfield University, engineering graduate from University of Oxford

Hayden Sommer

Founder & Principal
  • 20 years’ experience in transaction, commercial & legal advisory for energy, mining & engineering sectors
  • Specialist in multi-jurisdictional transactions and capital raising
  • Experienced in mentoring and supporting start-up businesses

Marcus Clover

Founder & Principal
  • 5 years’ start-up experience building hydrogen technologies across aerospace and automotive sectors in lean teams
  • Fuel cell systems lead at Arrival, previously at Stratospheric Platforms developing a fuel cell system for a high altitude aircraft
  • Deep systems thinker, systems engineer and energy technologist. He is a chartered engineer (CEng) with the IET

Grant Gischen

Founder & Principal
  • 8+ years top-tier strategic consulting, private equity, M&A, corporate finance & business development experience
  • Expertise in investment analysis, group strategy, funding, capital raising, corporatisation and investor relations with particular focus across mining, technology & financial services sectors
  • Wide range of experience working with both startups and mature businesses globally

Peter Robson

Managing Director, Fund Management Division
  • 35+ years global investor experience
  • Chief Executive of Tree Top Asset Management Ltd, Director of Bury Street Capital and Partner of TT International
  • Deep expertise within developed and developing economies, technology and emerging new business models. Holds a Engineering Science degree from Oxford University

James Beams

  • 30+ years leadership, finance and board level experience in mining, energy and financial services sectors
  • Experienced in new business development, capital raising and M&A
  • Focus on investment decision-making and building teams and businesses

Philippos Pouroullis

  • 5+ years of experience in enhancing organisational and individual performance through the application of behavioural science principles
  • Leads strategic partnerships, deal sourcing and pipeline development
  • Skilled at developing and engaging the early-stage, cleantech founders and investors

Harry Michael, PhD

  • 5+ years’ experience developing energy storage systems
  • Deep expertise in analysing battery technologies
  • Track record of sourcing high-quality investment opportunities and managing projects that assess the design and feasibility of early-stage technologies to advise investment decisions
  • Holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering from UCL

Prof. Dan Brett

Founder & Director
  • 20 years’ experience in electrochemical power systems
  • Raised over £45million of research income to the EIL
  • Top 3 academic in Europe based on number of publications over last 10 years in the combined areas of fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors
  • Founder & Director of Innovation for Bramble Energy and an academic founder and Expert Panel member
    of the Faraday Institution

Prof. Paul Shearing

Founder & Director
  • Professor in Chemical Engineering at UCL where he holds Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Battery Technologies
  • Co-directs UCL’s EIL & leads the UK STFC Global Challenge Network in Batteries & Electrochemical Devices
  • Founding investigator of UK’s Faraday Institution
  • Has raised over £40M in research strategy

Prof. Chris Howard

Founder & Director
  • Professor of Materials Physics at UCL in the Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Specializes in creation & optimization of next generation materials for energy applications & has invented & patented numerous processes that can scale to industrial level
  • Co-Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials

Gyen Ming Angel

Innovation Scientist
  • 7+ years research career developing nanomaterials for electrochemical energy applications 
  • Expertise in hydrogen electrolysis and fuel cells
  • Varied experience supporting startups across a range of activities, including feasibility studies, lab-based research and product development
  • Holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering from UCL
Our purpose

Investing in deep science technologies that reduce
emissions and drive investor returns

50% of emission savings by 2050
will come from emerging technologies

We are currently experiencing the 4th industrial revolution and a significant shift from oil and gas to modern renewables. Both governments and private industries have set ambitious 2050 net-zero goals to achieve a more sustainable future with reduced carbon emissions. The importance of taking action cannot be overstated, as the challenges ahead are formidable.

70 %

Global emissions come from energy production

$ 1.5Trillion

2050 annual market for electrochemical technologies

ERV Ecosystem

The Energy Revolution Ventures Ecosystem

Our team and shareholders have been individually investing and founding early-stage technology companies across the electrochemical value chain since 2016.