Wind Ventures

WIND Ventures is a corporate venture capital arm specializing in the new mobility, energy, and retail sectors for startups and scaleups. The firm leverages COPEC's significant resources to accelerate startups and scaleups in realizing new growth. It also invests in entrepreneurs working to build tomorrow’s energy, mobility, and retail companies. WIND Ventures aims to build a sizeable investment portfolio of strategic startups and scaleups where COPEC's significant resources accelerate the exploration or realization of new growth. It was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.

Bob Ma

Senior Associate

Sean Simpson

Director

Brian Walsh

Head

17 past transactions

Software Motor Company

Venture Round in 2020
Turntide Technologies (formerly Software Motor Company) has developed an efficient and intelligent electric motor system. The revolutionary Smart Motor System is based on proven switched reluctance technology, now managed with advanced cloud software and connected to precise controls via IoT. Turntide’s vision is to eliminate the 25% of global electricity consumption that is wasted by legacy motors, thus accelerating the world’s transition from fossil fuels. Turntide is based in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in San Francisco; Arlington, Washington; and Kennesaw, Georgia. Turntide has installed Smart Motor Systems with dozens of customers, reducing their motor electricity consumption by an average of 64%, and is powering the systems of leading OEMs.

75F®

Series A in 2021
75F is a U.S.-based building intelligence company making smart building automation affordable and easy to deploy. 75F leverages IoT, Cloud Computing and Machine Learning for data-driven, proactive building intelligence and controls for HVAC, lighting and energy optimization. 75F's mission is to improve occupant productivity through enhanced comfort and indoor air quality – while saving energy and the environment. 75F is currently headquartered in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Grabango Co.

Series B in 2021
Grabango is a provider of checkout-free shopper technology for existing stores. Grabango’s system is designed to accommodate thousands of store locations and tens of thousands of SKUs. Grabango’s founder and CEO, Will Glaser (Founder, CTO Pandora Radio) has built a company that is at the forefront of today’s retail technology revolution. Its unique design uses computer vision and machine learning to change the way people shop. The company is composed of a team of accomplished technology and commerce professionals. Founded in 2016, Grabango is based in Berkeley, California.

Stem, Inc.

Series E in 2019
Stem brings and optimizes energy consumption to business through its distributed storage technology. Since 2009, Stem has been analyzing how various types of businesses use electricity and how they are charged for it. The company uses this information to design a solution that protects companies from unnecessarily high electricity costs without requiring any changes to the way they run their businesses. Stem combines big data, predictive analytics and energy storage to reduce electric costs for businesses and in aggregate, deliver services to the grid.

Yotta Solar Inc.

Series A in 2021
Yotta is developing a modular energy storage device The SolarLEAF™ - a battery storage device that integrates with photovoltaic (PV). It has been designed to reduce cost and expand development of energy storage and grid resiliency. The SolarLEAFs biggest value is reducing the soft costs of designing, installing, and maintaining an energy storage system compared to traditional centralized systems.

75F®

Series A in 2021
75F is a U.S.-based building intelligence company making smart building automation affordable and easy to deploy. 75F leverages IoT, Cloud Computing and Machine Learning for data-driven, proactive building intelligence and controls for HVAC, lighting and energy optimization. 75F's mission is to improve occupant productivity through enhanced comfort and indoor air quality – while saving energy and the environment. 75F is currently headquartered in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Omnidian, Inc.

Series B in 2021
Omnidian, Inc., an insurance company, provides residential, commercial, and industrial solar system protection plans. It offers solar power performance guarantee product services, including monitoring, field service repair, and performance guarantee for the life of system. The company also monitors and reports the performance of system; optimizes power generation for the life of the system; and diagnoses and repairs residential scale installations. It serves residential fleet owners and lenders, and residential homeowners. Omnidian, Inc. was formerly known as PeGu, Inc. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Bolt Bikes

Series B in 2022
Bolt Bikes Pty Ltd, trading as Zoomo, provides electric bike subscription rental services. The company manufactures the electric bikes and retails the bike through its website. It caters to individuals and delivery service sector. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia.

Busbud

Venture Round in 2022
BusBud, Inc. provides online bus travel booking services. It allows travelers to compare prices from various companies and book inter-city bus tickets for travel to various destinations in Canada and internationally; and get access to bus travel information, such as schedules, prices, reviews, service classes, amenities, stop addresses, bus pictures, and more through its website, mobile application, and customer touchpoints. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Montreal, Canada.

Chiper

Series A in 2020
Chiper is Latin America’s top e-commerce platform enabling corner stores in the region to grow and thrive. With over 3,000 customers across Colombia and Mexico, the company has built the largest network of digitized corner stores in Latin America. Through its demand-driven logistics platform, Chiper provides a compelling customer experience to help member stores make smart decisions to optimize performance.

Software Motor Company

Venture Round in 2020
Turntide Technologies (formerly Software Motor Company) has developed an efficient and intelligent electric motor system. The revolutionary Smart Motor System is based on proven switched reluctance technology, now managed with advanced cloud software and connected to precise controls via IoT. Turntide’s vision is to eliminate the 25% of global electricity consumption that is wasted by legacy motors, thus accelerating the world’s transition from fossil fuels. Turntide is based in Sunnyvale, California, with offices in San Francisco; Arlington, Washington; and Kennesaw, Georgia. Turntide has installed Smart Motor Systems with dozens of customers, reducing their motor electricity consumption by an average of 64%, and is powering the systems of leading OEMs.

Ampere Power Energy, S.L.

Venture Round in 2020
Ampere Energy is an electric company that develops and produces smart energy management systems. they include ion-lithium batteries, bidirectional inverter, and EMS (Energy Manager System), which allows for very easy installation and also provides a backup system. It was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Valencia, Spain.

Yummy Inc.

Venture Round in 2022
Yummy Inc. develops and offers Yummy, food delivery application. The company was founded in 2020 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional office in Caracas, Venezuela.

Cargo

Series A in 2019
Cargo Systems is the creators of Cargo, the in-car service that allows rideshare passengers to order products on their phone, without downloading an app. Founded in 2016 by former Birchbox employees, Cargo launched in New York and Boston with thousands of driver signups in 49 states. Cargo works directly with rideshare companies, drivers and brand partners to distribute a variety of products to passengers in-car. A Techstars alumnus, Cargo is venture-backed by Techstars Ventures, Fontinalis Partners, Detroit Venture Partners, Rosecliff Capital.

Wallbox

Series B in 2021
Wallbox designs, develops, and manufactures intelligent charging solutions for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids for both domestic and business use. Its customers include major automobile manufacturers and large electric utilities. The areas of research, technical development, product testing, and manufacturing are carried out at the Barcelona plant, where Wallbox has a large engineering team and a production capacity of 500,000 chargers per year. The development of the charging management platform, myWallbox and the after-sales and installation customer service area are based in Madrid. Wallbox currently has subsidiaries in Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, France, United States (California), and China. Its joint venture in China, Wallbox FAWSN Charging Systems Co Ltd. has a production plant, exclusively for the sale of Wallbox products in the Chinese market.

Chiper

Private Placement in 2020
Chiper develops digital shopping application, which offers owners to connect directly to manufacturers. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Bogota, Colombia.