PALO ALTO, Calif., November 14, 2018 — Maana, the pioneer of digital knowledge technology, has been named Energy-tech Corporate Venture Capital Investment of the Year by Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) — a renowned publication and data provider for the corporate venture capital industry.
The honor was announced and presented to Babur Ozden, Founder and CEO of Maana, at an inaugural gala dinner at the Venture Houston conference in Houston, Texas, on November 8.
“We are honored to be recognized by Global Corporate Venturing for the adoption of our digital knowledge platform by O&G and industrial companies for CAPEX and OPEX gains,” said Babur Ozden, Founder and CEO of Maana. “Using our platform, customers de-silo knowledge to develop decision models in mass scale. Models are the currency of digitalization – the more you have, the more digitized you become.”
The award celebrates the role of CVC in furthering three crucial energy trends:
Maana earned this distinction after raising $33m of series C funding earlier this year from Intel Capital, GE Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Shell Technology Ventures and Accenture Ventures. To date, Maana has raised over $70m, demonstrating the demand for the company’s cutting-edge digital knowledge technology.
The second annual Venture Houston conference, hosted from November 8-9 by Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) and Global University Venturing (GUV), invited representatives from the world’s leading energy companies and venture capitalist firms, to discuss disruptive technologies and business models that will fundamentally change the energy industry.
For more information about GCV, visit: www.globalcorporateventuring.com.
Maana organizes the world’s industrial data and human expertise into digital knowledge to enable millions of experts to make better decisions affecting the global economy and human civilization. Using our Knowledge Platform™ and its proprietary Computational Knowledge Graph™, Fortune Global 500 industrial companies drive answers to operational questions that direct the future. Operating internationally, Maana is a privately-held company with offices in Menlo Park, California; Bellevue, Washington; Houston, Texas; London, UK; and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
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