Quantum Energy Partners (Quantum), a provider of capital to the global energy and energy transition industry, has appointed Heriberto (Heri) Diarte as a partner of Quantum Innovation Fund.
Formed in 2017, Quantum Innovation Fund invests in transformative companies focused on climate technology, decarbonisation and sustainability. Diarte, who will be based in Silicon Valley, will work closely with the Quantum investment team to source, execute and support Quantum Innovation Fund’s growing portfolio.
The firm’s venture capital portfolio currently includes numerous rapidly growing, innovative companies like ChargePoint, a leading manufacturer of EV charging systems, Project Canary, a leading data analytics and environmental assessment company which is focused on methane emissions measurement and reduction, Dragos, a premier cybersecurity company for industrial infrastructure, and Carbon Direct, a leader in creating programs for large companies to manage their carbon footprint.
Mr. Diarte added, “I have long admired Quantum’s vision and impact as leading investors across the energy landscape, and I am thrilled to join the Quantum Innovation Fund. I look forward to leveraging my experience and providing hands-on support to our portfolio companies, a characteristic that has differentiated Quantum and created meaningful value for our portfolio companies and investors alike for nearly 25 years.”
Prior to joining Quantum, Diarte founded SE Ventures, Schneider Electric’s external innovation and investment arm, where he led and positioned the organisation as an investor in climate technology, sustainability and Industry 5.0.
Previously, he was a senior executive at Alstom Transport and at Cemex, where he was responsible for managing business units in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets.