We are Energy Nerds, and we want to help you.

The energy landscape is changing under the combined influence of a transition to sustainable (green) sources, increased demand for electricity, and technological innovations—particularly in management systems and storage solutions.

Unfortunately, significant barriers are slowing down widespread implementation of these necessary solutions. With the effects of climate change already being felt, there’s no time to lose.

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EnPowered’s mission is to enable the cleantech revolution

We believe you shouldn’t need an in-house team of energy experts and enormous capital resources to make energy choices which are good for your business and the environment. 

To that end, we’re building the economic infrastructure needed to democratize sustainable energy solutions that save money, resources, and the planet.

Our Leadership Team

EnPowered’s leadership team's diverse range of backgrounds and decades of tech industry experience makes us a vanguard of the cleantech revolution.

Tomas van Stee

Founder & CEO

Tomas independently grew the company to its initial product market fit with $500k in revenue, and is now leading our rapidly growing team. He spends much of his time overseeing strategy and operations at EnPowered as we navigate many complex and heavily regulated markets. He graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

Mike Kirkup

CTO

Mike is responsible for the entire product organization including design, development, data science, and project management. Mike is a huge supporter of the Waterloo region and startups which is seen through his prior position as the director of Velocity, the University of Waterloo’s world-renowned startup program. He has also participated in a number of boards including the Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation, Golden Triangle Angel Network, and Intrideo. Mike received a Bachelor of Mathematics and Masters of Management Science from the University of Waterloo.

Ted Leonard

VP Market Operations

Ted leads a team of diverse energy experts that understand the complexities of various energy markets and supports the creation, sale, and operation of simple customer-savings focused solutions. Before EnPowered, Ted was COO/CFO at an energy services business, CFO/COO at an energy storage developer, and held progressively senior roles at Ontario’s IESO including CFO and VP Markets overseeing Ontario’s electricity market design developments. He is a CPA, CA with a BCom from Laurentian University, a graduate of Queen’s University Executive Program, and a proud native of Sudbury, Ontario.

Adedayo Omitayo

VP Engineering

Dayo manages software processes, mentors developers, structures teams, and designs architectures. He is a seasoned engineer with over a decade’s worth of experience in a variety of contexts as a Principal Software Engineer at FlowSwift and an independent consultant. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Adedayo is passionate about the effective convergence of people and technology.

Patrice Belmonte

Director Marketing & Communications

Patrice joined EnPowered in August 2021. She brings 25 years of experience in the high tech space, having worked for Canadian pioneers EXFO & Genetec, where she built their marketing teams and was an active contributor to their international growth. Patrice’s experience lies in strategic marketing, branding, business development, product and content marketing, with a strong interest for regionalization. Patrice holds a degree in Professional Writing from Université de Sherbrooke. Patrice enjoys reading, cooking, and travelling.

Corey Bonkowski

Director Finance

Corey joined the EnPowered team in November 2021 and oversees everything finance. He brings over a decade of experience with a focus in high growth technology companies. Corey is passionate about building scaleable finance functions, providing strategic insight, and especially solving complex problems. Corey holds his CA designation as well as a Business Degree from Simon Fraser University. He enjoys everything sports, vlogging, reading, and investing.

Dee Falkiner

Director People & Culture

Dee joined EnPowered in September 2021. Dee has over 20 years of experience in HR business partnership in a variety of industries such as CPG, beverages, and tech. Dee’s expertise lies in coaching, training and development, human capital management, people programs and projects, talent, and succession planning. Dee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Western University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in HR Management from Sheridan College. Dee is happiest when she is with her family and outdoors, and is an avid volunteer and cheerleader for small-town life.

Andrew More

Director Business Development

Andrew joined EnPowered in June 2021 as our Director of Business Development. Andrew brings over a decade of sales & business development experience in the technology space. Andrew's experience lies in strategic sales, new business development, international market expansion, channel and technology partnerships. Andrew holds a degree from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University specialized in accounting; he enjoys playing squash, golf, and spending time with his family.

Bridget Bray

Director Strategic Partnerships

Bridget has applied her expertise at EnPowered since April, 2020. With 15 years of experience in the energy sector, she works with businesses to overcome big challenges to access smart technology assets. Bridget has a deep understanding of the industry’s complex landscape, including its barriers and opportunities. This enables her to collaborate with businesses effectively, helping them implement innovative solutions and drive sustainable growth.

Our Investors

Accelerating the adoption of cleantech is hard work, which means cooperating with industry leaders to create meaningful change is a must. EnPowered works with a range of funding partners — both North American and global, cleantech specialists and tech generalists — drawing on their expertise and enthusiasm to change the energy sector.

Active Impact Investments

www.activeimpactinvestments.com

Founded in 2018, Active Impact Investments is a Certified BCorp based in Vancouver, BC, whose mission is to support environmental sustainability through profitable investment. With two limited partnership funds with over $50M in assets under management, we provide funds and talent to accelerate the growth of early-stage climate tech companies with $200K to $3M in revenue and significant growth potential. Active Impact’s portfolio includes and is seeking some of the most successful startups in North America that are capable of achieving venture scale and becoming extremely profitable while solving the most urgent environmental issues.

First Star Ventures

www.firststar.vc

First Star partners with entrepreneurs solving real-world problems using data and machine learning, focusing on applications of frontier technologies such as AI, computational biotech, connected sensors, AR/VR, and blockchain. We believe in investing with conviction in visionary, technical founders inventing the future. Drawing on our experience and network of strategic partners across industries and regions, we help startups think big and grow fast.

Global Founders Capital

www.globalfounderscapital.com

GFC is a globally oriented, stage agnostic venture capital firm that empowers gifted entrepreneurs. The firm manages over $3Bn capital with 600+ portfolio companies across 16 offices around the world. GFC has a track record of investing in all technology categories and supporting founders from seed through the lifecycle.

Golden Ventures

www.golden.ventures

Golden Ventures is a leading seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in bold teams and their transformative ideas. The firm is based in Toronto and invests across North America. Since 2011, Golden Ventures has partnered with over 80 companies across several verticals and sectors. Our firm is investing out of its fourth fund, a $100M vehicle. We work with driven and resilient founding teams with unique insights on how their technology will shape the world.

Inovia Capital

www.inovia.vc

Inovia Capital is a venture firm that partners up with audacious founders ready to build enduring global technology companies. We are known to roll up our sleeves and serve founders with dedicated, long-term mentorship, a global talent network and strategic support for global scale. Inovia Capital manages over US$1.9B across early and growth-stage funds and holds offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, San Francisco and London.

Panache Ventures

www.panache.vc

Panache Ventures is Canada's leading nationwide pre-seed venture fund. Panache invests in the most promising founders — those who are automating, decentralizing, democratizing, and expanding human capabilities at the earliest stages of their venture. With 93 active companies in their portfolio, offices in all 4 major cities and experience in Silicon Valley, working with Panache means gaining access to been-there-done-that peers and partners who mentor and introduce to your future investors, experts and consumers.

Union Capital Partners

Union — a member of Bain Capital Ventures' global angel investing network — is a collective of entrepreneurs, operators & investors investing in category defining, early stage technology companies. We bring together almost 100 limited partners to help founders & their teams build iconic new ventures.

Version One Ventures

versionone.vc

Version One Ventures invests in mission-driven founders at the earliest stages. Run by Angela Tran and Boris Wertz, Version One has invested in over 80 companies across enterprise SaaS, marketplaces, crypto/blockchain and climate/energy.

A Message from Tomas

"I became interested in the energy industry when my parents’ farm got locked into a 5-year electricity contract. I knew that there could be a better solution, so I started EnPowered to help people control their energy usage and costs.

"I firmly believe in putting the customer first. From the very beginning we have aligned our incentives with our customers, putting transparency first, and always working to do what’s best for our customers and the planet.”

Tomas van Stee, Founder and President

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The time is now. We’re done waiting.

As part of our mission to fuel the adoption of energy technology, we started the Virtual Energy Movement (VEM). VEM will innovate the energy grid and accelerate cleantech adoption. It starts with directly connecting assets to energy markets to improve ROIs, savings, and emissions.

EnPowered is the software API for assets like HVACs, building systems, machinery, and more to directly participate in energy markets.

Join the Virtual Energy Movement

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