Laura brings a wealth of financial expertise and a successful track record in navigating technology market volatility, fortifying About:Energy's sustainable growth and innovation
The appointment signifies a significant milestone for About:Energy, expanding its expertise to optimise innovation across the battery industry
Founded in 2021, About:Energy is pioneering the development of battery technology across automotive, aerospace and manufacturing sectors
About:Energy, a world-leading innovator in battery technology development today announces the appointment of Laura Webster as Director. Laura, a highly respected figure in the financial world, brings a wealth of commercial experience and a keen investment acumen to About:Energy.
As a partner at investment firm, Coltrane Asset Management, Laura plays a pivotal role in the hedge fund's strategic investment decisions, which has involved extensive coverage of supply chains & key end-markets for batteries.
Laura’s expertise in financial analysis, investment, and social responsibility, honed at Coltrane Asset Management and previously at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Nomura, and Deloitte, makes her an invaluable asset to About:Energy.
Gavin White, CEO of About:Energy said:
"We are delighted to welcome Laura to the About:Energy team. Her approach to technology investment, marked by realism rather than mere enthusiasm, will be instrumental in harnessing the future of the battery industry and steering our company towards sustainable growth and innovation.”
About:Energy is at the core of the world’s battery ecosystem. Its advanced battery cell data and digital tools help the industry better understand how batteries work across a tailored use of battery cells, in order to optimise innovation and efficiency of batteries across various industries and applications.
Laura's appointment marks another significant hire for About:Energy after former Jaguar Land Rover and Group Renault CEO Thierry Bolloré was appointed as Director of About:Energy last year.
Commenting on the appointment, Laura Webster said:
"I am excited to advise the About:Energy team on their journey. My experience at Coltrane Asset Management, particularly the success in navigating the technology and energy sector volatility, has equipped me with a unique perspective on investing across these sectors. I’m looking forward to working with the team and applying this approach to investment, ensuring we make strategic decisions that drive innovation while maintaining a grounded understanding of market realities."
Webster also specialises in angel investing, demonstrating her commitment to innovation and growth in the finance sector. She made a notable investment in the seed round of About:Energy in June 2023, valued at £1.5m. This investment underscores her forward-thinking approach and her ability to identify and support promising ventures in the energy sector.