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We are a venture capital firm investing in energy transition with a team of connected and accomplished energy industry leaders with broad experience in running small and large technology companies and a proven track record of selecting and overseeing large technology investments

Partners

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  • 30 years of executive management experience in the energy industry

  • Former Chairman & CEO of Schlumberger

  • Oversaw $15 billion of acquisitions

  • Initiated Schlumberger’s energy transition strategy

  • 5 years in various management roles at Exxon

  • Former Chairman of Borr Drilling

  • Expertise in technology, strategy, manufacturing, and operations

  • Exceptional investor access and connectivity

  • Co-Founder and Partner in Symfoni Group

Paal Kibsgaard

Managing Partner

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  • 34 years of experience in the energy industry

  • Former CEO of Sentinel Energy Services and Weatherford International

  • Former CFO of Weatherford International

  • 26 year career at Schlumberger, serving as Treasurer and Head of M&A

  • Led ~$15 billion of M&A transactions and raised ~$10 billion of public capital

  • General Partner of Lavni Ventures, an angel and seed venture capital firm

  • Extensive investor connectivity

  • Board member on several public company corporate boards

Krishna Shivram

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Managing Partner

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  • 25 years of energy investment banking experience

  • Group Head at J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank

  • Advised on ~$90 billion of M&A transactions and raised $30 billion of public capital

  • Experience raising capital for energy transition companies

  • Significant experience orchestrating investor monetizations through M&A and IPOs

  • Deep relationships with and access to private investors

Lackland Bloom

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Managing Partner

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  • Career inventor and entrepreneur

  • Responsible for many significant innovations in energy sector

  • Chairman of Hall Labs, a state of the art venture accelerator in Provo, Utah

  • 25 years of experience backing start-ups and venture investing

  • Expertise in R&D, engineering, supply chain, and machine learning

  • Deep understanding of broad range of leading edge energy technologies

  • 894 US patents granted with 209 pending

  • Stellar track record of high value exits, including sales to Schlumberger and NOV

David Hall

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Technology Partner

Technical Advisors

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  • 35+ year career in energy and venture capital

  • 28 years at Schlumberger

  • 10 years running Schlumberger’s Corporate Venture department

  • Evaluated hundreds of venture stage energy transition and technology opportunities

  • Invested in >20 companies and facilitated multiple successful exits

  • Authored “Advanced Drilling and Well Technology” for Society of Petroleum Engineers

  • Currently CEO of SeekOps, Inc.

  • Chartered Scientist

  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society

Iain Cooper

Senior Advisor

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  • 33 year career at Schlumberger

  • Most recently VP of Global Services in the Software Information Solutions division

  • Held positions in field operations, petrophysics, product development, and global IT

  • Co-Founder of Lavni Ventures, an angel and seed capital investor

  • Venture Partner at CSL Ventures

  • Sits on several boards of start-ups in the US and India

  • Advises multi-national companies on technology strategy

  • B.Tech and MS in Chemical Engineering

Vasu Guruswamy

Senior Advisor

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  • 42 year career in the energy industry

  • 30 years at Schlumberger in various executive leadership roles

  • Held leadership positions in operations, marketing, and R&D

  • Held several management positions in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia

  • As Director of Communications, developed master brand strategy for Schlumberger

  • Most recently CEO of Visuray

  • Holds more than 20 US patents

  • Ph.D. in Atomic Physics from Harvard University

  • Business Degree from INSEAD

Kambiz Safinya

Senior Advisor

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  • Three decade career in the energy industry

  • Most recently Chief Technology Officer at ConocoPhillips

  • Previously held several leadership positions over 20 year career at Schlumberger

  • VP of Research, managing Schlumberger’s corporate research laboratories worldwide

  • Currently CEO of RBR Group, a provider of technology advisory services

  • Co-Founder of Thermal Mechanical Energy Storage (THEMES) LLC

  • Sits on Boards of AlphaX Decision Sciences LLC and SigmaStream

  • B.A. and M.A in Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University

  • MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University

Ram Shenoy

Senior Advisor

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