United States

Carl Stjernfeldt

North America Venture Manager, joined September 2013

Investment domains
Digital investment fund: cloud, big data, AI/ML, 3D printing, sensors, exploration, security, advanced mobility, wireless and wireline communications and services

Portfolio
Autotech Ventures, Energy Ventures, Halfwave, Innowatts, Kespry, Maana, Quantico, Tiramizoo, Veros, Welldog

Based in
(Manages team) Boston/Cambridge, USA

Brian Panoff

Senior Venture Principal, joined November 2017

Investment domains
Connected Energy, Digitalization: data infrastructure, cybersecurity, and enterprise software

Based in
Boston/Cambridge, USA

Alexander Urban

Investment Associate, joined October 2017

Investment domains
Power, digital

Based in
Boston/Cambridge, USA

Kirk Coburn

Senior Venture Principal, joined March 2017

Investment domains
Oil and gas, power

Based in
(manages team) Houston, USA

Tyler Williams

Venture Principal, joined March 2017

Investment domains
Unconventionals and Global Commercial

Based in
Houston, USA

Steve McGrath

Senior Venture Principal, joined March 2017

Investment domains
Connected Mobility, Digital Marketplaces and eCommerce, Smart Sensors and Advanced Analytics (“Industry 4.0”), AI/ML

Portfolio
Board/Observer Positions: Sunseap, Kespry

Based in
(manages teams) San Francisco, USA & Shanghai, China

Bennett Cohen

Senior Investment Associate, joined June 2015

Investment domains
Advanced mobility, Blockchain, Cleantech 2.0, Silicon Valley, China

Portfolio
Sunseap, Energy Web Foundation, California LP Portfolio

Based in
San Francisco, USA

United Kingdom

Ashley Smith

Senior Venture Principal, joined 2017 

Based in
(Manages office) London, UK

Jurgen Hornman

Venture Principal, joined August 2017

Investment domains
Power including Energy Access, Energy Solutions, Connected Energy, Solar & Storage, Trading and Blockchain

Portfolio
SolarNow, SteamaCo, Wonderbill

Based in
London, UK

Zixin Pan

Investment Associate, joined December 2017

Investment domains
Mobility, Downstream Global Commercial

Based in
London, UK

The Netherlands

Geert van de Wouw

Vice President Shell Ventures, joined 2012

Investment domains
General

Based in
Amsterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands 

Robert Linck

CFO Shell Ventures, joined 2012

Investment domains
General

Based in
Amsterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands

Maurice Benning

Venture Principal, joined May 2017

Investment domains
Integrated Gas and Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) Climate Investments,

Portfolio
Observer seat at HyET.

Based in
Amsterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands

Justian Driessen

Investment Analyst, joined October 2017

Investment domains
Finance - covering multiple domains

Based in
Amsterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands

Jermaine Saaltink

Senior Investment Associate, joined October 13

Investment domains
Finance - cross-sector deal delivery

Portfolio
Board Observer Halfwave, Board Observer Tiramizoo, Rockstart focal point 

Based in 
Amsterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands

Mattijs Slee

Venture Principal, joined March 2016

Investment domains
Bio to fuels or chemicals, trading & supply, renewables and smart renewable power solutions

Portfolio
NewMotion

Based in
Amsterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands

Rens Valk

Investment Analyst, joined September 2017

Investment domains
Connected mobility including value chain optimization, digital business models, enabling technologies for downstream customers

Based in
Amsterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands

Michiel van Haersma Buma

Technology Implementation Manager, joined October 2016

Investment domains
Oil and gas

Portfolio
Board Observer Rocsole

Based in
Amsterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands

Peter van Giessel

Senior Venture Principal, joined 2012

Investment domains
Oil and gas

Potfolio
AOG, Magseis, Rocsole, HyET, ProVenture

Based in
Amsterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands

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