Our story

We do one thing: We help startups. Investing our passion, knowledge and capital into unique people and businesses.

We seek out inspirational founders of exceptional startups, who are looking to change the world. We can’t wait to hear your story!


Inven Capital is a venture capital fund established to invest in the cleantech and new energy sector.

We are backed by a major European energy utility ČEZ, a.s. and by the European Investment Bank (EIB), having EUR 240m at our disposal.

We look for innovative and fast growing European and Israeli startups, with scalable business models proven by sales. We also seek chemistry between the founders, management team and investors.

Our strategy in figures is:

Investment size sweet spot: EUR 2 to 30m
Both minority/majority stakes (incl. co-investments)
Investment period 3 to 7 years
Trade sale or IPO as exit

We like areas such as:

Energy efficiency
Distributed generation
Flexibility and storage
Customer engagement products
Clean transportation in smart cities



A fast growing community from Europe growing on a global scale, bringing “power“ from the hands of big utilities back to the people.


A movement spreading into every household around the world, with a passion to save energy by using smart thermostats/AC, all powered by unique applications on your smartphone.


A breakthrough fuel cell and electrolyser technology replacing the conventional fossil fuel used in your car with CO2 neutral fuel created from green power, water and CO2 from the atmosphere.

Cloud & Heat

Creating a network of green, highly efficient data centers close to the end user, accommodating the computing needs of a distributed digital world, whilst reusing server heat for hot water and heating.


Smart green venture capital fund based in London, with experienced investment professionals, a corporate club and a great network of industry experts.


Vulog is the global independent leader in providing technology for shared mobility, offering end-to-end solutions enabling mobility operators to launch large-scale carsharing services.

Cosmo Tech
Cosmo Tech

Cosmo Tech is a global tech company, which combines human and artificial intelligence, transforming the way that decision makers in the energy, utilities, and mobility sectors optimize their asset management and operations strategies. #fromcomplexitytoclarity


Driivz enables Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network operators to efficiently manage and develop their infrastructure to provide the best service to their customers.


CyberX delivers customised, industrial cyber security solutions to efficiently protect critical infrastructure.

Neuron soundware - Pavel
Neuron soundware

Neuron soundware recognizes broken machines using sound. The company develops and markets advanced hardware and software for predictive maintenance, enabling timely detection of failures and optimisation of operations.


The digital partner of households for clean energy, while empowering independent installers to be part of the energy transition


Customer engagement platform which empowers electricity utilities to create trust and relationships with their end users, thus decreasing churn rate, increasing interactions and enabling to upsell additional products


Forto is a leading European digital freight forwarder with the vision to simplify international carriage of goods and make shipping containers as simple as sending an email


Digital HVAC platform offering premium experience to customers and stable work supply for independent technicians



Please meet the INVEN team.

A diverse group of men and women with different backgrounds who take this dream job as a mission.

  • Petr Míkovec Managing Director Changing the world to a better place
  • Ivo Němejc Investment Director Finance as a hobby
  • Viktor Miškovský Investment Director Cycling as a challenge
  • Petra Sokolová Investment Manager Mountains and yoga fan
  • Kristýna Machová Investment Manager Culture lover
  • Michal Mravec Investment Manager Fearless skier and trumpeter
  • Daniel Edgerley Investment Manager Fitness and tennis enthusiast
  • Martin Forstmeyer Senior Investment Associate Running enthusiast and passionate diver
  • Klára Vyskočilová Senior Investment Associate Tennis player and CrossFit lover
  • Hana Uhlíková Financial Manager Risk Manager Cycling lover
  • Jana Osangová Financial Manager (Maternity leave) Dog breeder
  • Martina Štinglová Secretary to the Board Back Office & HR Manager Cigarettes and dance addict
  • Lenka Rácová Office Manager Lover of food, family and fun
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Venture partners

Meet our partners which we utilise for value and knowledge enhancement, in addition to our investment team.

  • Jacob Bryce Jacob is our Venture Partner in Israel where he scouts local startups for us and assists with connections from his extensive Israeli venture network.
  • Zdeněk Pekárek Zdeněk is an expert in the fields of AI and blockchain. He is exploring startups in this field for Inven as well as helps with the DD and research in these areas.
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10. 05. 2021

Public call for subscription of investment shares - Podfond B

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10. 07. 2020

Personal data processing information

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17. 06. 2020

Annual report INVEN CAPITAL - Podfond A

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17. 06. 2020

Annual report INVEN CAPITAL - Podfond B

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17. 06. 2020

Annual report INVEN CAPITAL, SICAV, a.s.

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17. 06. 2020

Public call for subscription of investment shares - Podfond B

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18. 03. 2020

Public call for subscription of investment shares - Podfond B

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10. 03. 2020

Administrator announcement

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25. 11. 2019

Public call for subscription of investment shares - Podfond B

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13. 05. 2019

Annual report INVEN CAPITAL - Podfond A

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13. 05. 2019

Annual report INVEN CAPITAL - Podfond B

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13. 05. 2019

Annual report INVEN CAPITAL, SICAV, a.s.

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31. 03. 2021

Hydrogen, e-mobility, photovoltaics, eco-energy, successful sales – CEZ Group´s investment fund boasts with a portfolio of companies operating on five continents

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30. 03. 2021

Both Microsoft and Shell bought from the ČEZ fund. Inven already invested 3.4 billion

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22. 03. 2021

CEZ Group´s fund INVEN wants to invest a billion this year to energy start-ups

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19. 03. 2021

Volvo Group invests in the Israeli company Driivz from the Inven Capital portfolio

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25. 11. 2020

INVEN CAPITAL leads EUR 3M Series A in Topíte.cz, a digital platform for HVAC installations

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18. 11. 2020

INVEN CAPITAL invests in Forto, the leading European digital freight forwarder

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22. 09. 2020

INVEN CAPITAL co-leads EUR 5M Series A in Eliq, a customer engagement platform for electricity utilities

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10. 09. 2020

INVEN CAPITAL leads EUR 15M extension of Series B in its portfolio company zolar

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22. 06. 2020

INVEN CAPITAL successfully sells its stake in CyberX – the Israeli start-up was bought by Microsoft

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06. 03. 2020

Neste invests in Sunfire, leading technology developer of high-temperature electrolysis and power-to-X-Solutions

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26. 02. 2020

INVEN CAPITAL partners with Plug&Play's global smart cities ecosystem.

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21. 02. 2020

Driivz completes US$11M series ‘C’ funding round co-led by Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Centrica Innovations.

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27. 08. 2019

INVEN CAPITAL invests in ZOLAR, the digital partner of households for clean energy, who empowers independent installers

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27. 06. 2019

INVEN CAPITAL expands to industry 4.0, investing in a progressive Czech start-up who is a leader in acoustic diagnostics of machines

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25. 03. 2019

INVEN CAPITAL invests in industrial cyber security provider CyberX

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28. 02. 2019

Sonnen exit finalised and closed: INVEN CAPITAL exits its participation in sonnen to Shell

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21.02. 2019

INVEN CAPITAL Announces Partnership with Plug and Play

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15.02. 2019

INVEN CAPITAL exits its participation in sonnen to Shell

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14. 01. 2019

INVEN CAPITAL Invests in EV Charging Management Platform Provider Driivz

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05. 11. 2018

INVEN CAPITAL and the European Investment Bank report completing another joint investment, increasing its share in the successful innovative company Cloud&Heat

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25. 10. 2018

tado° raises USD 50m in new financing round

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11. 09. 2018

Cosmo Tech Closes USD 21m Series B Round

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23. 05. 2018

sonnen, Inc. has secured EUR 60m in funds from Shell Ventures and existing shareholders

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15. 05. 2018

Australasia’s First Free-Floating Carshare is Powered by Vulog

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09. 05. 2018

tado° launches its next generation Smart AC Control

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14. 2. 2018

INVEN CAPITAL is changing its legal form to meet the EIB’s condition for EUR 100m co-investment

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05. 01. 2018

Vulog announces its entry in the chinese market, with a first contract signed and a new office in shanghai

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02. 01. 2018

Vulog announces Open Mobility Platform for Aspiring Operators

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15. 12. 2017

INVEN CAPITAL and EIB join up for EUR 100m new energy investments

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15. 12. 2017

INVEN CAPITAL receives a billion CZK injection from EIB

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01. 09. 2017

tado° presents its next generation software - making tado° the Smart Climate Assistant

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30. 08. 2017

ČEZ heading to carsharing, INVEN CAPITAL invested in Vulog

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29. 08. 2017

INVEN CAPITAL invests into the global leader in providing technology for shared mobility

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20. 06. 2017

tado° appoints Toon Bouten as Chief Executive Officer

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09. 05. 2017

ČEZ invests through INVEN CAPITAL into a unique solution that combines the world of data centers and heating

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16. 11. 2016

Deloitte appoints sonnen as one of the ten fastest growing technology companies in Germany

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17. 10. 2016

Sonnen Considering IPO in Bid to Rival Tesla Powerwall Storage

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18. 07. 2016

Petr Míkovec pitches INVEN CAPITAL at Ecosummit Amsterdam 2016

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26. 04. 2016

INVEN CAPITAL announces EUR 20m investment in Tado at Ecosummit Berlin 2016

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23. 03. 2016

Petr Míkovec pitches the advantages of corporate venture funds at Ecosummit London 2015

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