Energy

Dive into the energy sector—where cutting-edge technology converges with sustainable practices to drive global development and power the future.

Shaping the energy future

The energy industry stands at the forefront of the global transition to a cleaner, more efficient energy era. Demand for sustainability, smart grid tech and rise of global energy consumption drive the market growth. Plus, the industry draws a significant spotlight for investors.

Why it matters:

It opens vast opportunities for energy startups to capitalize on:

  • Renewable technology
  • Energy storage
  • Hydrogen production technology
  • Carbon capture and storage

Between the lines:

Be aware of challenges as they are hitting, from environmental regulations and market volatility to securing investment amid shifting demand.

We’ve assisted multiple energy startups and know how to build successful businesses that grab investor attention

$3B+
Secured in funds
600+
Ventures advanced
80+
Industries explored

What we do:

We streamline fundraising, handle M&A transactions, and conduct robust go-to-market strategies and compelling pitch decks.

Go deeper:

Check our energy market research to know more about the current situation in the market and what it takes to attract funding.

2.6x growth
The global energy market is set to double by 2032.

 

3.4M+
Consumers utilize smart home technologies.

Powered by tech innovations, the growing energy demand, and a shift towards sustainability
380+

Global companies committed to 100% renewable electricity.

6/10

Global consumers express willingness to pay more for renewable energy products.

1.8% rise

Global energy consumption will grow by 1.8% in 2024.

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In 2022, the energy industry funding was $5 billion

Key verticals:

  • Renewable technology
  • Energy storage
  • Hydrogen production technology
  • Carbon capture and storage

Leading energy investors

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Obstacles of energy startups

The energy sector hums with the promise of a clean future, but the path for startups is far from smooth.

Funding limitations:

It’s no surprise that energy startups need a lot of money, especially for energy storage, developing renewable tech, and daily operations. However, they often face funding challenges that can hinder their progress.

Why it matters

Lack of funding? Here is what it leads to:

  • Limited scalability
  • Problems with adopting new technologies

What it takes:

  • Clearly articulate your energy startup’s value proposition
  • Craft robust business and financial models
  • Collaborate with industry partners
  • Seek support from government initiatives, accelerators, and incubators
  • Make an impactful energy pitch deck

Regulatory complexities:

Energy startups face a maze of regulations. From licences to safety, compliance costs time and money. Plus, rules vary from region to region.

Why it matters

If you fail to comply with regulations or achieve necessary certifications, it can:

  • Disrupt startup operations
  • Lead to reputational damage and potential penalties

What it takes:

  • Collaborate with legal minds
  • Maintain transparency in operations
  • Continuously monitor regulatory developments

Tech and scalability hurdles:

Developing and deploying new energy technologies involves technical challenges, performance limitations, reliability concerns, and potential market acceptance issues.

Why it matters:

No tech development and scalability, no:

  • Optimization of operations
  • Funding for growth
  • Strategic partnerships

What it takes:

  • Invest in R&D
  • Monitor industry trends
  • Implement pilot projects or demonstration models

Tough regulations:

Big companies have a strong hold on the market, making it hard for newbies to break through.

Why it matters:

Difficulty in gaining market traction may lead to:

  • Reduced sales
  • Financial instability
  • Funding limitations

What it takes:

  • Create marketing campaigns to educate potential customers
  • Build transparent brand awareness to ensure effective customer engagement
  • Continuously monitor market trends and customer feedback

FAQs

How attractive is the industry to potential energy investors?

The energy industry captivates investors with the sector’s growth and innovation potential and a strong shift towards sustainable practices.

If you are an energy startup, how easy is it to raise funding today?

Securing funds for an energy startup nowadays is no easy feat; it requires a standout idea, a robust business plan, a compelling pitch, etc.

How long does it take to create a pitch deck and financial model for an energy startup?

Our standard timeline for documentation is two to three weeks, but depending on project nuances and our current workload, it could take as long as a month. Feel free to get in touch for detailed insights.

What are the key mistakes energy startups make in their pitch decks?

Many energy startup pitch decks don’t have a comprehensive investment narrative. Some founders miss adding information about their market choice, team expertise, and competition analysis. Plus, pitch decks may be overdosed with technical concepts, charts, and tables. Investors are more interested in the project’s viability and investment potential rather than in loads of irrelevant data.

How competitive is the energy market?

The energy market is highly competitive, with a growing number of companies, both established and startups, entering the space to develop innovative technology and renewable energy products.

What services do you provide for investors looking to invest or already investing in the energy sector?

We help energy venture capital firms conduct thorough due diligence on potential energy projects to determine their investment viability. Plus, we offer full-fledged fundraising assistance to the portfolio companies of our partner funds.

Do you provide energy startup M&A support?

Yes, of course! Our experts help pinpoint the most beneficial M&A options, create compelling CIMs, and perform modeling for buy-side and sell-side deals.

Do you make intros to energy startup VCs?

Of course! We help link you with the right energy VC. By assessing your project’s team setup, round size, and product, we’ll guide you in partnering with investors throughout the deal and beyond.

Do you have data or research available to purchase on the energy market?

Surely! Our experts offer tailored insights into the energy market. Our research includes detailed analyses of the industry, competition assessments, and a wide view of the market, all aimed at giving you a clear advantage. Using trusted data, we guide you in navigating the world of energy market, helping you pinpoint opportunities, identify challenges, and spot current investment trends.

Which growth stage of companies have you worked with in the past?

We offer comprehensive growth and fundraising assistance to newcomers in the energy sector, guiding them seamlessly from the initial Pre-Seed phase all the way to Series C and beyond, leveraging our network and expertise to foster success and innovation at every step.

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From end-to-end fundraising support to M&A advisory and growth hacking, Waveup will help catapult your energy project to new heights. Leave your email, and let’s talk!

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