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Websiteaster.com
Twitter@astercapital
Phone+33 1 45 61 30 95
Employees
Founded2000
DescriptionVenture capital firm

Funds

Total$196M
Aster II, 1/2010 €105M
Schneider Electric Ventures I, 1/2002 €50M

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Aster Capital

Aster Capital is a leading venture capital firm sponsored by Alstom, Schneider Electric and Rhodia, three global leaders with combined revenues in excess of US$60bn.

Since 2000, Aster’s mission (formerly Schneider Electric Ventures) has been to support innovative start-ups by accelerating their growth. We focus on highly promising companies that have developed superior solutions to solve global challenges in the energy and environment sectors.

We focus on start-ups where we can help creating value by leveraging our industrial sponsors. For example, by setting-up business partnerships, facilitating market access or joint-development agreements with Alstom, Solvay/Rhodia and/or Schneider Electric, we help our entrepreneurs to achieve their ambitions.

Aster II, a €105M fund launched in 2010 is managed by our team in Europe, North America, China, Japan and Israel, providing Aster with a global footprint to invest in the best companies worldwide.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
CoSMo Company 3/2014Venture Round$5.2M1
Iceotope 1/2014Series A$10M2
Lucibel 12/2013Venture Round€15M3
EcoFactor 10/2013Series B$10M4
FibeRio 2/2013Venture Round$13M4
Atlantium 2/2013Venture Round$9M3
BuildingIQ 1/2013Venture Round$9M3
EcoFactor 10/2012Venture Round$8M3
Etogas 10/2012Venture Round$7.5M1
Lucibel 7/2012Venture Round€1.5M1
Avantium Technologies 6/2011Venture Round$43.9M7
Ioxus 4/2011Series B$21M4
Optireno 11/2010Venture Round€1M1
Agilence 12/2009Series B$2M3
Tiempo 6/2009Series B$7.03M2
CPower 4/2009Series B$10.7M6
Solairedirect 11/2008Series C$25.3M3
CPower 9/2007Series A$17M5
SemiSouth Laboratories 8/2006Series A$5M6
TRONICS GROUP 3/2006Series D$2.03M6
Microbridge Technologies Canada 2/2005Series B$5.5M6

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  1. Aster Capital, formerly Schneider Electric Ventures, holds the first closing of a second venture capital fund (aster.com) [edit]
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  3. The CoSMo Company raises €3.8 million ($5.2 million) during an initial round of financing and opens an office in the United States (media.wix.com) [edit]
  4. Iceotope Completes $10M Series A Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  5. French LED lighting company Lucibel snags VC funding (pehub.com) [edit]
  6. EcoFactor Closes $10M Series B Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  7. FibeRio Completes $13M Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  8. ASTER CAPITAL joins USD 9 million financing round in ATLANTIUM TECHNOLOGIES, the innovation leader in UV light Water Disinfection systems (aster.com) [edit]
  9. BuildingIQ Closes $9M Venture Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  10. EcoFactor Closes $8M Venture Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
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  12. Les Echos (lesechos.fr) [edit]
  13. Shell Spinoff Avantium Raises $43.9 Million To Develop Green Plastics, Chemicals And Fuel (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. Ioxus Raises $21 Million For Improved Power Storage Technology (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  16. Agilence Secures $2 Million in Venture Capital Funding. (freshnews.com) [edit]
  17. Capital Report Index [edit]
  18. CPower Secures More Than $10 Million in Series B Round of Financing (cpowered.com) [edit]
  19. Capital Report Index [edit]
  20. ConsumerPowerline, Leading Provider of Demand Response and Energy Management Solutions, Announces the Completion of $17 Million Series A Financing (cpowered.com) [edit]
  21. redOrbit (redorbit.com) [edit]
  22. EDGAR [edit]
  23. Microbridge Technologies completes $5.5 million US round of Series B financing. (mbridgetech.com) [edit]
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