SE Ventures

SE Ventures (SEV) is a venture capital fund based in Menlo Park, CA created in close partnership with Schneider Electric, a Fortune Global 500 corporation. With $565M under management, SEV provides risk capital to big ideas and bold entrepreneurs who can benefit from Schneider’s deep domain expertise, R&D assets and global customer base. SEV acts as an advisor, investor, and strategic accelerant for category-defining companies such as Anyvision, Claroty, Element Analytics, Sense, Synapticon and Volta spanning energy, mobility, cybersecurity, proptech, IoT, industrial automation/robotics and SaaS. SEV believes that tomorrow’s sustainable, digital world is being built today. Learn more at www.se.ventures.

Heriberto Diarte

Managing Partner

Varun Jain

General Partner

Maya Lusk

Principal

19 past transactions

Element Analytics, Inc.

Series B in 2020
Element Analytics creates industrial analytics software that empowers organizations to achieve new levels of operational performance. The Element Platform helps industrial organizations easily and rapidly use industrial time-series data for actionable insight. The platform readies time-series data, enriches it with analytically relevant context, and instills trust. It also blends time-series and other operational data with unprecedented high fidelity. With data ready, the platform enables machine-learning modeling to surface reliability, productivity, and sustainability insights for operations.

Autogrid

Venture Round in 2019
AutoGrid Systems organizes energy data and employs big data analytics to generate real-time predictions that create actionable data.

Augury

Series E in 2021
Augury is building the machine diagnostics back-end of the Internet-of-Things. Augury's platform automatically diagnoses machines based on the sounds that they make. This is achieved by connecting vibration and ultrasonic sensors to smartphones and pairing them with machine learning algorithms. Augury is in on-going pilots with the largest HVAC service companies and is pursuing its vision to be inside everything that has moving parts.

Greentown Labs, Inc.

Venture Round in 2020
Greentown Labs enables entrepreneurs to solve the world's biggest energy and environmental challenges. Our mission is to enable a vibrant community of entrepreneurs to work on their visions and to provide access to the space, resources, and funding that allows their early-stage companies thrive. We offer 33,000 sq. ft. of prototyping lab and co-located office space, a shared machine shop and electronics lab, immersion in a growing community of energy and clean technology entrepreneurs, and on-site events and programs designed to enable start-ups to rapidly grow their networks and their companies.

Aquant

Series C in 2021
Aquant is an enterprise AI platform that uses machine learning to learn clients' enterprise's unique language and use it to maximize equipment uptime, prescribing and diagnosing both service and warranty issues as well as anomaly detection: 20 years of professional experience, in 20 seconds. Through AI and machine learning, Aquant enables companies to make smarter, faster, data-driven decisions by providing predictive, actionable service recommendations. Operating in a $647 billion-dollar market, Aquant was built by industry experts with a passion to help companies eliminate the unplanned downtime of their products in the most profitable way. Aquant was founded in 2016 and is based in New York.

Autogrid

Series D in 2021
AutoGrid Systems organizes energy data and employs big data analytics to generate real-time predictions that create actionable data.

Amped Innovation

Series A in 2019
Amped Innovation PBC designs and manufactures solar appliances. The company primarily focuses on energy, water, and medical fields. It offers solar home systems, lanterns, power point trackers, and charge controllers; electrochlorinators for solar water irrigation for small-plot farmers; and lighting equipment for phototherapy treatment. The company’s product line includes BioLite TEG stoves, husk power metering systems, D-Rev Brilliance photo devices, community water purifiers, and infant warmers. Amped Innovation PBC was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

Poka

Venture Round in 2020
Poka is a Web and mobile app that gives factory workers the power to capture, consume and share critical information in real-time on the plant floor, leading to improved productivity. By creating a standardized multimedia knowledge base of procedures, training content and solutions related to each workstation and machine, Poka helps reduce production downtime, improve quality and safety, and facilitate communication across factories, departments and shifts. Poka has become a catalyst for digital transformation among industrial leaders including 12 of the largest manufacturers based on IndustryWeek’s Global 1000 rank.

Station A, Inc.

Seed Round in 2020
Station A is an AI-powered clean energy marketplace. Station A's technology automatically evaluates available clean energy solutions for any building, enables data-driven decisions, and sources the best offers from Station A's expanding provider network. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Fabric8Labs

Series A in 2021
Fabric8Labs, Inc develops and manufactures non-thermal metal 3D printer. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in La Jolla, California.

Synapticon

Venture Round in 2019
Synapticon is reshaping the world of motion control for robotics and machinery at the point of motion. The company introduces an entirely new approach to motion axes by integrating formerly discrete components, such as motors, drives, sensors and gearboxes into seamless units and digitalizing performance and quality factors that are so far dependent on costly mechanical manufacturing. Innovation leaders in robotics, automation and machinery around the world choose to work with Synapticon to path their way into the future of intelligent, motion control-related systems.

Natel Energy, Inc.

Venture Round in 2020
Natel Energy is a supplier of sustainable hydropower solutions that produce reliable renewable energy. The company launches a new hydropower product enabling cost-effective production of low impact and distributed baseload energy from existing low dams, irrigation canals, and other low head hydropower resources. Hydropower is a crucial component of a low-carbon, renewable grid because of its reliability, flexibility and complementary generation characteristics to the wind and solar. Hydropower projects are also integrally dependent upon and have a substantial impact on watershed function. It was founded in 2005 and is based in Alameda, California.

Solstice

Venture Round in 2021
Solstice Power Technologies, Inc. develops customer management software for solar power companies. It provides an online platform for solar marketplace that offers subscriber aggregation and management services to solar developers, utilities, and other providers of shared solar energy. Solstice Power Technologies, Inc. was formerly known as Solstice Initiative, Inc. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

WattBuy

Series A in 2021
WattBuy is an online electricity marketplace that helps save on electricity costs by switching to a cheaper electricity provider. They empower residents to make better-informed decisions about their home electricity costs by allowing them to browse and select plans in their area. Over the past few years, several state governments have deregulated the electricity provider industry, allowing homeowners the right to choose who provides their electricity. Today, residents in 14 states can choose among 50+ electricity providers and plans to find one that matches their preferences. WattBuy is backed by the Department of Energy and Techstars Accelerator. WattBuy was founded in 2017.
Titan Advanced Energy Solutions, Inc. develops battery management systems for lithium-ion batteries. It offers ionView, a battery management system that improves energy storage capacity; and safety monitoring and control, and cell level monitoring and balancing. The company serves second life battery, stationary storage, electric, vehicles, mobile, devices, and battery manufacturing industries. Titan Advanced Energy Solutions, Inc. was formerly known as Titan Energy Analytics, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Finite State

Series B in 2021
Finite State is the pioneer of IoT device intelligence. They accelerate innovation with connected devices by keeping their dynamic risks in check. They leverage the world’s largest database of IoT vulnerabilities and threat intelligence to ensure our customers are never surprised.

Poka

Series B in 2021
Poka is a Web and mobile app that gives factory workers the power to capture, consume and share critical information in real-time on the plant floor, leading to improved productivity. By creating a standardized multimedia knowledge base of procedures, training content and solutions related to each workstation and machine, Poka helps reduce production downtime, improve quality and safety, and facilitate communication across factories, departments and shifts. Poka has become a catalyst for digital transformation among industrial leaders including 12 of the largest manufacturers based on IndustryWeek’s Global 1000 rank.

Sense Labs, Inc.

Series B in 2018
Sense Labs, Inc. develops and manufactures electronic devices for analyzing electricity usage in households. It also develops related application software. Its products include sense, sense solar, flex add-on sensors, sensor extension cables, replacement antenna assembly, replacement power cable, and replacement external mounting bracket. The company was formerly known as Sage Devices, Inc. and changed its name to Sense Labs, Inc. in July 2014. Sense Labs, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Volta Charging

Series C in 2019
Volta Charging is a marketing and advertising company that designs, installs, and maintains a network of electric vehicle charging stations funded by sponsor brands. The company provides a valuable community amenity in markets across the U.S. helping brands meet consumers at the optimal moment of the purchase decision. It was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.