"Skip to main content"

Equinor Ventures invests in and supports innovative companies to shape the future of energy

Equinor Ventures is Equinor’s corporate venture arm dedicated to investing in ambitious early phase and growth companies. We believe that the innovation, creativity and agility of start-ups can drive change, and transition the energy industry towards a low carbon future.

We can provide venture capital, project-based funding of early phase ideas and an accelerator programme. All this is supported by expert technical and financial guidance, and a strong drive for implementing the solutions in our own business.

www.equinor.com/ventures

Follow the latest news from Equinor Ventures here:

Illustration of CCS, wind turbine, oil and gas platform

Our strategic beliefs

 

equinor-icon-broad-energy.svg

The climate challenge requires rapid changes to the global energy mix

equinor-icon-magnifing-glass-red.svg

Corporate venturing is an effective tool to explore new value chains

equinor-icon-collaboration-red.svg

Collaboration in the startup ecosystems will accelerate energy transition

equinor-icon-growth.svg

Novel technology and business models will be increasingly important

equinor-icon-platform-red.svg

Technology implementation is key for value creation

Close up picture of wind turbine and blue sky

Equity funding

Equinor Ventures is an active corporate venture partner dedicated to investing in and supporting enthusiastic entrepreneurs build great technology companies.

Picture of the risers at Heidrun

Early phase project funding

Equinor Ventures' early phase funding provides project specific funding and technical advisory to test and verify promising ideas that are at an immature stage.

equinor-branding-sun-background-employee-16-9-11.jpg

Funds and accelerators

We engage in several early phase funds and accelerators. Best known is the Equinor & Techstars Energy Accelerator which is a yearly global programme.

What we’re looking for in a company

equinor-icon-broad-energy.svg

enhance

Improve our operations

equinor-icon-growth.svg

expand

Test  future growth legs

equinor-icon-searching-red.svg

explore

Learn from high impact solutions

If the strategic fit is strong, we assess what the company can bring to Equinor, now or in the future to help us enhance, expand or explore, and use the following criteria to evaluate which opportunities to pursue:

 

Competitive advantage

We will invest in companies that can convince us that they have the advantage that address all forms of competition and can sustain these advantages over several years.

Scalable business model and market potential

We will target companies with a scalable business model with markets that are large enough to allow the portfolio company to grow quickly to a significant size.

Strong team

We will back management teams who have the drive to build successful world-class
companies, have entrepreneurial experience and are committed.

Attractive implementation value

Product or service that can be implemented in Equinor’s value chain to either strengthen the current business, through improving revenue, cost and/or HSE. Grow current or new business segments for Equinor

Exit potential

Strong outlook for a successful exit. Potential for attractive returns will drive our evaluation process.

How to contact Equinor Ventures

Important note: Please be advised that Equinor conducts research and development on a broad scale. To avoid any risk of confusion over ownership, please do not send any confidential information or trade secrets to Equinor. Share only non-confidential information which focuses on high-level descriptions.