Julia Padberg

Investment Manager, SET Ventures

    Julia Padberg is Investment Manager at SET Ventures, since the start of 2016.

    SET Ventures is an Amsterdam-based venture capital fund that invests in Smart Energy: innovative start-ups and business models involving intelligent software and services, that impact the future of energy. The fund targets €1-5 million Series A and B investments in Europe and Israel. SET is backed by a number of leading energy utilities and other participants in the energy system transition.

    Within SET, Julia is responsible for deal flow sourcing, due diligence, supporting portfolio companies as well as portfolio reporting and overall portfolio management. She is also responsible for in-depth industry reviews and serves as Observer on the Supervisory Boards of Energyworx, GreenCom Networks, GreenFlux and DEPsys.

    Before joining SET Ventures, Julia worked at consultancy firm Triple Bridge as a Financial Consultant, with a specialisation in renewable energy. She was involved in establishing new energy projects, building business cases, organising and structuring financing and advising regional energy funds on investment opportunities and growth strategies. Prior to this, she was a Corporate Finance Advisor at investment bank Kempen & Co, specialising in energy and cleantech. During that time Julia advised on seven M&A transactions and three IPOs in the European energy sector.

    Julia holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental & Resource Economics from UCL (University of London), UK.