About Evergy Ventures

Evergy Ventures – formerly known as GXP Investments (GXPI) – is the non-regulated investment affiliate of Evergy, Inc., the parent company of Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) and Westar Energy, Inc. Our investment portfolio includes a wide range of businesses, and we are particularly focused on exploring unique opportunities that are aligned with Evergy’s core mission to foster energy that moves us forward. Our well-respected team of investment professionals has deep experience in both regulated and non-regulated energy solutions as well as investments, entrepreneurship and business strategy.

Our Investment Philosophy

At Evergy Ventures, our door is always open to innovative and progressive companies within the energy value chain. The electricity sector is undergoing profound transformations enabled by new emerging technologies. These new technologies have the potential to decarbonize and democratize the energy value chain in ways that can help humans thrive. We invest in companies that make these technologies more accessible, cheaper, more efficient, and connected for our utility as well as our customers.

Our strongest partnerships come from growth equity investments in revenue-generating businesses that are primed for expansion and could benefit from a well-capitalized strategic partner with deep industry knowledge.

Our core focus areas include:

  • Digital Utility (or Smart Sensors and Advanced Analytics)
  • Connected Mobility (or Smart Cities and Mobility)
  • Distributed Energy Resources
  • Intelligent Connected Buildings

While we proudly invest in companies across North America, we’re pleased to call the Midwest our home and have a particular affinity for businesses in our region.