The Platform

Our platform is our competitive advantage, delivering outsized impact through deep knowledge, hyper-connectivity and an objective, grounded view on the global energy sector. We are energy nerds. Our platform is anchored by Team EIC, career investors, entrepreneurs and operators with decades of experience, governance expertise, venture capital leadership, executive management & strategy consulting. We lean on our advisory network for sage council, extended reach and portfolio company support. Through EIC Fusion, we collaborate with our strategic corporate partners on innovation for material mutual benefit.

Our team consists of experienced and proven investors and executives in energy technologies and solutions. Our deep operating and entrepreneurial experience allows us to provide tactical and strategic advice to founders, and our broad, significant history in the energy business gives an unparalleled perspective on the space. Collectively, we have been involved in over 150 companies. Our team is located in Houston, San Francisco, Boston, and New York, the energy, innovation and finance capitals of the world.

EIC’s extensive network includes seasoned Operating and Venture Partners, industry executive advisors, and our anchor investors (West River Group and the George Kaiser Family Foundation). This group represents over 30 executives representing industries spanning residential renewable power, conventional energy, engineering & construction, utilities, robotics and finance, with responsibilities ranging from Executive leadership to CEOs to Board of Directors of both publicly traded Fortune 500 and private companies.

Michael Allman
Advisor

Sanjay Bhatia
Advisor

Anthony Bontrager
Advisor

Lisa Manget Buchanan
Advisor

Vikki Dunn
Operating Partner

John Freer
Operating Partner

John Hanten
Operating Partner

Jesse Hejny
Advisor

Curtis Huff
Advisor

Darhmesh Mehta
Advisor

Marc Rowland
Advisor

Robert Thomas
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Advisor

Mark Wilson
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Advisor

Through our Fusion program, we partner with leading corporate executive teams on their critical innovation agendas and facilitate connections to leading external innovation. Fusion is an exclusive community of innovation partners that fosters collaboration amongst top startups, forward thinking corporations and the broader investment community. Our partners benefit from early access to highly curated and vetted technologies that they can deploy within their business to deliver value.  We provide strategic innovation advisory services, innovation insights & events, and prospective investment opportunities. Fusion make us better investors and provides value to our members and portfolio companies.