Chrysalix Energy

About: Chrysalix Energy invests in and supports compelling technologies and entrepreneurial management teams that address the changing demands of the global energy industry. Founded in 2001, we actively work with our clients and support them with deep industry and technical knowledge, management and board assistance, organized networking with industrial and financial partners, management of intellectual property, and direct access to capital.

Investors in the Chrysalix Energy Partnerships include: Ballard Power Systems, BASF Venture Capital, BOC, Citigroup, Consensus Business Group, Delta Lloyd, Essent, Fortum, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Lexington Partners, Mitsubishi Corporation, Pacific Corporate Group, Robeco, Shell Hydrogen, Teachers’ Private Capital, and Total Energy Ventures. Chrysalix Energy is based in Vancouver.

Key Personnel:
Michael J. Brown, Executive Director
Wal Van Lierop, President & CEO
Mike Walkinshaw, Managing Director
Michael Sherman, Managing Director
Jim Fletcher, Managing Director
Richard MacKellar, Managing Director
Brian Wawro, VP, Investments
Charles Haythornthwaite, VP, Investments

Akermin, Angstrom Power, Ardica Technologies , Brammo, BridgeLux, Cyrium Technologies, Day4 Energy, EnerWorks, Epyon, ExRo, Fat Spaniel Technologies, General Fusion, H2Gen, H2Scan, HydroPoint Data Systems, Light-Based Technologies, Lilliputian Systems, Purfresh, Polyfuel, ReliOn.

News: In December 2007, Chrysalix announced a new partnership with Robeco, a division of Rabobank, to invest in Europe’s fast-growing cluster of clean energy and climate mitigation technologies. The partnership, Sustainable Energy Technology Venture Partners (SET VP), manages a €50 million fund in startup capital.

In the past few years Chrysalix has consistently ranked among the top-5 most active clean energy venture capital funds in the world. Chrysalix has very strong deal flow: it reviews > 500 clean energy deals annually, seeing virtually every deal in the space. Combined, the team has >70 years of experience in investing in energy and venturing, and one of the most attractive track records in this still young, but very exciting clean energy industry. New Energy Finance also quotes Chrysalix among top 10 Cleantech Investors in 2007.