About Us

We are on a mission to empower early-stage startups to build the most promising energy, mobility, and carbon removal solutions for climate positive change. As one of the first European early-stage climate tech VCs, we are focused on accelerating climate positive economy.

Matthias Willenbacher

Matthias Willenbacher

Founder & CEO

Matthias founded Juwi AG and has been a visionary and pioneer in the field of renewable energy for over 25 years. With WiWin, he facilitates the access to sustainable investments for smaller investors. With Wi Venture he supports start-ups that share his vision of a Net-zero future.

Luis Sperr

Luis Sperr

Managing Partner

Luis has more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, manager and investor in mobility and energy with a broad network to entrepreneurs, start-ups, corporates, investors, and the public sector. In addition to his consulting experience, he founded a company in the AI sector with MAPEGY. At EIT InnoEnergy, Luis was part of the early-stage DACH investment team and also restructured and further developed the global mobility portfolio.

Marius Weckel

Marius Weckel

Principal

Marius has been active as a founder and manager in the startup’ environment for over 10 years. After his engineering studies, he founded and was the CTO of mediabiose and later managed the Business Development department (worldwide) for Smart Hydro Power. He has been working for Matthias as an investment manager for now several years.

Jonas Hornung

Jonas Hornung

Investment Manager

Jonas is passionate about sustainable, early-stage startups. Previously, he founded a catering start-up in Shanghai and a mediation platform in Berlin. He completed a Master in entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge and has since been involved in various founders and impact associations at the university.

Clara Wat

Clara Wat

Associate

Clara is passionated about Sustainable Finance and the Cleantech and Impact Startup ecosystems. She discovered her strong interest for the early stage investment space at MAOR in Tel Aviv. Previously, she worked in Asset Management at Lombard Odier and Venture Capital at White Star Capital. Clara has lived in more than 5 countries, including Israel and China, and speaks 4 languages. She graduated from a BBA at IE University (Madrid) and from a Master in Management at ESCP Business School.

Philip Haverkamp

Philip Haverkamp

Business Development Manager

Philip has been an entrepreneur for more than 10 years and helps startups with their business
Development operations and sales. As the founder and managing director of Ampero, he was
responsible for the development of the products and sales department. He is still a passionate networker today. His motto: "Just do it".

Anahita Smeets

Anahita Smeets

Visiting Investor

Anahita is passionate about impact investing. She started her career on the Investment Team at RockCreek and later worked for Afiniti and WeWork. Anahita recently graduated with an MBA from Columbia Business School. She also holds an Msc from Imperial College, and a BA from Georgetown University .

Ikarus Janzen

Ikarus Janzen

Venture Partner

Ikarus was a manager at Schneider Electric for 5 years, where he led the the business development, marketing and sales of battery storage and energy management. He then founded the electromobility startup evleet .