DEJA BLUE founder, Andrew Smith, is a Director of GREENBACKERS, cleantech investment specialists.
DEJA BLUE and GREENBACKERS collaborate on client work where that adds value. Covering equity, asset and project finance, the GREENBACKERS team primarily works with established technology companies and project developers looking to turbo-charge their capital-raising programs.
GREENBACKERS is a highly experienced group of innovation funding specialists from the U.K. and the U.S, providing brokerage services for introductions into a diverse and qualified network of over 4,000 funders worldwide and a deep understanding of what today's investors look for when qualifying funding opportunities.
This by-invitation program guarantees selected entrepreneurs exposure to active, pre-qualified investors with a proven interest in climate, cleantech and the circular economy.
When: Every May and November.
COP26 Event: GREENBACKERS are hosting a SuperPitch event in Glasgow, U.K. on 9.11.21.
DEJA BLUE and Fortior Ventures work closely together on a number of projects, combining extensive networks and experience to extend the reach and depth of service to clients.
Fortior is an industrial advisory firm based in Houston which works with investment funds and business owners to help them release hidden value. It offers a suite of buy and sell-side investment services as well as a targeted package of business consulting services. DEJA BLUE's connections in the UK and Europe, coupled with Fortior's presence in North America, guarantees a broad range of investor networks in multiple jurisdictions.
Fortior Founder and CEO Mark Hannigan is a seasoned industrial investment all-rounder with decades of experience across the operational and deal making landscape. Mark is a specialist in the development and implementation of digital marketing strategies for technology businesses and experienced in driving markets to adopt innovative technologies.
"Many traditional industries are undergoing an unprecedented transformation right now with the acceleration of the energy transition, the workplace demographic shift and the digitalization of the sector. There has never been a more exciting time to influence who will emerge as the dominant forces in this bright future."
DEJA BLUE and CLIMAZUL have worked together on a number of EU programmes and initiatives around the Mediterranean and Black Sea region, often associated with the Blue Economy.
Thanos Smanis founded CLIMAZUL in October 2019. Thanos is an Agriculture engineer (PhD candidate in Ecosystem Management) with experience in environmental management providing support to decisions related to environmental issues, especially in the context of competition for natural resources, city development, risk management, and development of environmental policies. He specialises in Environmental consultancy, Climate Change, Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) / Blue Economy-Growth, Agriculture, Biodiversity.
Thanos is a key member of the EU MSP Platform, coordinating the Maritime Spatial Planning experts working in each EU sea basin. He is a Blue Economy expert and core team member both in the AM West Med Blue Economy Initiative and the Black Sea Assistance Mechanism.
DEJA BLUE and ClLIMAZUL are keen to work with others interested in Blue Economy Initiatives. Both firms are registered experts in the EU system.
DEJA BLUE and OceanPixel have worked together on developing markets for ocean energy technologies in the South East Asian (SEA) region.
Dr Mike Abundo founded Ocean Pixel in Singapore in 2014. Mike and his team have unrivalled connections and knowledge of the ocean resource and use cases along with potential off-takers who could provide counter parties for PPAs.
OceanPixel supports sustainability endeavours primarily in the SEA region with markets such as renewable energy (a USD300B market in SEA alone); Blue Economies (at least a USD1.5 Trillion market), and marine big data (a USD3.2B global market).
OceanPixel will carry out resource assessment and provide project intelligence/management. Mike and his team can provide independent reports on the feasibility of projects, technology, market plans and other aspects.
DEJA BLUE and OceanPixel are keen to work with others looking to source and exploit opportunities in the SEA Blue Economy.
DEJA BLUE is delighted to be a member of American based NHA. NHA is a non-profit national association dedicated exclusively to preserving and expanding clean, renewable, affordable hydropower and marine energy. It's vision: hydropower, in all its forms, is valued as America’s first and most flexible renewable energy resource to achieve a sustainable, clean and secure electric system in North America. It's mission: champion waterpower as America’s premier carbon-free renewable energy resource.
NHA connects members with other hydropower professionals, build relationships, and facilitate business; provides insights about timely policy and industry developments; and advocates to preserve and expand hydropower in all its forms.
With less than 30 years to deliver the UK’s Net Zero ambitions it is critical to accelerate deployment of the technology needed to deliver net zero goals. Recognising the challenges associated with financing and deploying novel technology, a network of industry experts has been drawn together to help resolve the lack of common understanding of the financial risks that must be addressed to support the financing of novel technology and encourage its deployment. This group assesses the challenges and provides solutions that can be adapted by both financial institutions and technology providers alike.
Members include Wood Group; Siemens Energy; Energy Industries Council (EIC); Strategic Growth Services; Net Zero Technology Centre; ENERGY Knect; Portland Advisers; and ACL Impact Ltd.
Click here for the post containing a video of Andrew setting out, on behalf of #FTech2Zero, what the group hopes to achieve.