National Grid Partners

National Grid Partners

National Grid Partners is a venture capital company founded in 2018.

National Grid Partners is the venture investment and innovation group of National Grid. The firm makes and manages strategically and financially attractive investments and leads firm-wide innovation efforts. The firm focususes on innovation, incubation, corporate venture capital and business development providing a multi-functional approach to change the status quo.

National Grid Partners' focus is broad and covers everything that can help National Grid better perform its core operations and play a role in the global disruption of energy. They are impact investors, yet patient and risk-tolerant: Smart Cities, Transportation, Industrial IoT, Space, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Energy Storage, SmartGrid and Big Data are categories of interest to National Grid Partners.

Investment

National Grid Partners' investments include Urbint, Uniphore, Omnidian, Audio Analytic, Sitetracker, Pixeom, Aporeto, Autogrid Systems, Leap and Dragos.

Their exited investments include Pixeom and Aporeto.

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Funded Companies

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RiskIQ

RiskIQ is a San Francisco-based cybersecurity company founded by Elias Manousos.

Leap enables real-time automated trading for DERs on global energy markets, regardless of capacity, availability and location.

1touch.io is a company founded by Zak Rubinstein, Itzhak Assaraf and Dimitry Shevchenko.

Dragos is a company founded by Jon Lavender.

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Andre Turenne

Director, Corporate Venture Capital

Avra Durack

Director, Incubation

Badar Khan

President

Ben Pickard

Director, Business Development

Daniel White

Director, Business Development

Dillon McDonald

Vice President, Incubation

Ian Cooper

Managing Director, Head of CVC Europe

Jonathan Glass

Direcotr, Business Development

Kareem Fahmy

Vice President, Business Development

Kevin Hyzak

Manager, Business Development

Kristian Bodek

Director, Corporate Venture Capital

Lisa Lambert

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer and Founder

Patrick Walsh

Director, Corporate Venture Capital

Pradeep Tagare

Vice President, Corporate Venture Capital

Swati Dasgupta

Director, Business Development

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Jonathan Shieber
June 3, 2020
TechCrunch
RiskIQ, a startup providing application security, risk assessment and vulnerability management services, has added National Grid Partners as a strategic investor. The funding from the investment arm of National Grid, a multinational energy provider, is part of a $15 million new round of financing designed to take the company's technology into critical industrial infrastructure -- [...]

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