Ines Kolmsee


Ines Kolmsee is a Partner at Matterwave Ventures. Before Matterwave, she was on the Executive Board of Aperam SA, a stainless steel producer headquartered in Luxemburg. Prior to that, she was CTO at EWE AG, a German utility with a large renewables base. Before that, she was CEO at SKW Stahl- Metallurgie, a formerly private-equity owned company that she took public in 2006. She also co-founded a start-up in the renewable energy space. Ines currently holds board positions in Umicore SA, Prysmian SPA, BORALEX Inc and Etex SA. Prior to that, she also served on the boards of Suez SA, Fuchs Petrolub SE and Deutsche Telekom SE. Ines holds a master’s degree in Process and Energy Engineering from TU Berlin, a diploma from the Ecole des Mines de St.Etienne as well as an MBA from INSEAD. Ines’ investment focus is energy, resource efficiency and climate tech.