Evergy Ventures, formerly known as GXP Investments (GXPI), is a venture capital and private equity firm investing capital and offering strategic support for innovative companies helping create cleaner, safer, and more reliable energy solutions that is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and was founded in 2015 by Dennis Odell, Ashwin Shashindranath, and Brock Smith. Evergy Ventures is a non-regulated investment affiliate of Evergy, the parents company of both Westar Energy and Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L). The firm focuses its investments in North American companies working with digital utilities, connected mobility, distributed energy resources, and intelligent connected buildings.
Notable investment made by Evergy Ventures include: Axiom Exergy, Blue Pillar, Claroty, Climacell, Ecobee, ESS Inc, Innowatts, LifeSafe, Omnidian, Convergent Energy + Power, Evergy Savvy, Go Electric, Grid Assurance, Pepper, Redaptive, Spear Power Systems, Sunverge, Uplight, and KC Rise Fund.
EnergySavvy is a Seattle-based software company offering solutions for utility companies to help their efficiency, customer experience, and operations.
Axiom Energy is a Richmond, California-based company developing cooling systems into intelligent, cloud-connected batteries.
Axiom Exergy provides active power management services to portfolios of commercial and industrial buildings with large thermal loads.
ESS Inc. is a Wilsonville, Oregon-based developer and provider of long-duration energy storage solutions, including flow-batteries, for utility, microgrid, and off-grid applications.
Sunverge Energy is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2009.
Go Electric is an Anderson, Indiana-based company founded by David Grant Colley.