George Coelho manages Venture Capital activities for Good Energies AG, a pioneering clean-technology investment company based in Zug, Switzerland. Prior to joining Good Energies, George co-founded the European arm of Benchmark Capital, now known as Balderton Capital, a leading venture capital firm. Before Benchmark, he was a founder of Intel Capital, the strategic venture capital arm of Intel Corporation. Previously, George has held a number of senior positions in corporate finance. He is a former board member and co-President of the UK chapter of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs). He currently sits on the boards of technology companies such as Tendril Networks, Inc., and KKB Energy, a Swiss-based utility focusing on renewable power production. He holds a Bachelor of Science from The American University and a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University where he is a Trustee and an advisor to the School of Business. He is also a lifetime fellow of the RSA. In 2011 he was awarded the Polish State Medal, Pro Memoria.
Role: Investor - Venture Capital (VC)
Product/Technology: ICT, Energy; Clean Technology; Environment, Software & IT Services, Webmedia
Good Energies is a leading global investor in clean energy project development, technology and related services. The firm primarily focuses on two phases of investment. Our development equity team provides capital to support developers of projects, across all clean technologies, which are deploying proven technology in a single project or across a development platform. We also invest in service businesses that support the deployment of clean technologies. Our venture capital team makes early stage investments on a global basis across the green technology sector. As one of the earliest and largest investors in this sector, Good Energies brings experience in technology, business enhancement and project development that adds unique value to our portfolio companies. Founded in 2001, Good Energies manages the renewable energy portfolio of COFRA, a family-owned and managed group of companies.
Organisation Type: Investor - Venture Capital (VC)
Product/Technology: ICT, Energy; Clean Technology; Environment