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Alex O'Cinneide

Chief Executive Officer

Gore Street Capital

London, UK

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Alex’s Biography

Alex O’Cinneide has many years of venture capital and private equity experience and is considered one of the global leaders in the field of sustainable investing.

He is the Founder and CEO of Gore Street Capital, an experienced renewable energy and private equity investment company focusing on renewable energy assets and aspiring to improve the lives of millions around the world. Alex has served on numerous boards for global companies, operating in the renewable and clean technology sector, including 8minute Solar Energy, the USA’s largest privately held developer of solar PV and storage projects. He has also been active in private and governmental advisory committees in this sector.

Alex previously worked as Managing Director of Paladin Capital, a leading global investor that supports and grows the world’s most innovative cyber companies. In addition to this, he held the post of Head of Paladin Capital Europe while dividing his time as Senior Advisor to Kleinwort Benson Private Bank. Prior to that, Alex was Head of Investments of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a global...
Alex O’Cinneide has many years of venture capital and private equity experience and is considered one of the global leaders in the field of sustainable investing.

He is the Founder and CEO of Gore Street Capital, an experienced renewable energy and private equity investment company focusing on renewable energy assets and aspiring to improve the lives of millions around the world. Alex has served on numerous boards for global companies, operating in the renewable and clean technology sector, including 8minute Solar Energy, the USA’s largest privately held developer of solar PV and storage projects. He has also been active in private and governmental advisory committees in this sector.

Alex previously worked as Managing Director of Paladin Capital, a leading global investor that supports and grows the world’s most innovative cyber companies. In addition to this, he held the post of Head of Paladin Capital Europe while dividing his time as Senior Advisor to Kleinwort Benson Private Bank. Prior to that, Alex was Head of Investments of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a global leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development. During his time at Masdar, he also served as General Manager of Masdar Capital, the private equity arm of the organisation.

Alex is an Advisor to UNICEF UK, where he is Chairman of the Climate Change Committee. He also serves as a Trustee of the London Irish Centre, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and sits on the Advisory Boards of H2GO Power and the UK Energy Research Centre.

He was previously Vice-Chair of the Board of the Biomimicry Institute and is currently an associate researcher at the University of Cambridge. He holds a PhD and an MA from Trinity College Dublin as well as an MSc from the London School of Economics and London Business School.

Alex is a regular speaker on venture capital and private equity. He is a contributor and published author on various related subjects.
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Alex’s Newsfeed

Proactive Investors
Gore Street Energy Storage battery portfolio performs better than expected in Q4

Gore Street Capital Chief Executive Officer Alex O'Cinneide says the company's assets, which participate in multiple revenue streams, outperformed across markets.

Global Capital
Gore Street Energy Storage doubles share sale to £150m

Alex O'Cinneide, Founder and CEO of Gore Street Energy Storage, is mentioned in this article by Global Capital.

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Alex’s Background

Gore Street Capital
Chief Executive Officer
Sep 2015 - Present
London, UK
Gore Street Capital is an experienced renewable energy and private equity investment company focusing on renewable energy assets and aspirations to improve the lives of millions around the world.
Paladin Capital Group
Managing Director & Head of Europe
Nov 2012 - Aug 2017
Paladin Capital Group is a leading global investor that supports and grows the world’s most innovative cyber companies.
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Current Board Positions

8minute Solar Energy
Non-Executive Director
Dec 2018 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
8minute Solar Energy is the largest privately-held developer of solar PV and storage projects in the United States.

Previous Board Positions

Fiorucci
Non-Executive Director
Feb 2017 - Jun 2020
Milan, IT
Fiorucci is an Italian fashion label founded by Elio Fiorucci in 1967.
Kleinwort Benson
Senior Advisor
Oct 2012 - Nov 2016
London, UK
Kleinwort Benson was a leading private bank and financial services company. It became Kleinwort Hambros in 2016, and is now owned by Société Générale.

Current Advisory Roles

UK Energy Research Centre
Advisory Board Member
Apr 2022 - Present
London, UK
The UKERC is a research programme that carries out collaborative interdisciplinary research into sustainable energy systems of the future. The initiative addresses the opportunities and challenges presented by the shift to a net-zero economy and energy system.
H2GO Power
Advisory Board Member
Jan 2016 - Present
London, UK
H2GO Power is a revolutionary cleantech business that creates and delivers hydrogen energy storage technology for reliable and safe, zero-emission power supply.

Philanthropy

London Irish Centre
Trustee
Aug 2016 - Present
London, UK
The London Irish Centre is a charity with a mission to bring outstanding Irish Care, Culture and Community to London.
UNICEF UK
Advisor
May 2016 - Present
London, UK
UNICEF stands for the United Nations Children's Fund: a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.
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Media

Alex O'Cinneide talks about the energy transition as an investment opportunity
Speaker
Sep 2021
Alex shares his insights at Momentum Investments' Virtual Think-Tank event.
Proactive: Gore Street Energy Storage
Interviewee
Aug 2020
London, UK
Alex O’Cinneide, CEO of Gore Street Capital joins Andrew Scott from Proactive to discuss the decline in lithium-ion batteries and growth in renewables and says "Our increasing use of renewable energy is exactly why we have a need for energy storage".
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Publications

The Jericho Principle: How Companies Use Strategic Collaboration to Find New Sources of Value
Contributor
Apr 2003
Hoboken, NJ, USA
Ralph Welborn, Vince Kasten and Steve Ballmer write about strategic collaboration to find new sources of value. Alex contributes by sharing his client experiences.

Memberships

Royal Geographical Society
Royal Fellow
London, UK
The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography. They advance geography and support geographers in the UK and across the world.

Academic Appointments

Imperial College London
Honorary Research Fellow
Apr 2022 - Present
London, UK
Imperial College London is a research institution with the ongoing ambition to benefit the world through excellence in medicine, engineering, business and science.
The University of Cambridge
Associate Researcher
Mar 2022 - Present
Cambridge, UK
The University of Cambridge is a research institution in the United Kingdom. It is ranked as the top university in the UK and third best worldwide.
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Speaking Engagements

SuperReturn Europe Virtual
Moderator
Mar 2021
Dublin, IE
SuperReturn Europe Virtual is a conference that connects leaders and professionals across the private equity ecosystem, allowing them to learn, connect and exchange ideas. In 2021, Alex acted as a Moderator for the panel discussing traditional renewables: are returns compressing?
Energy & Renewables Summit
Panellist
Sep 2020
London, UK
The Energy & Renewables Summit is a conference hosted by SuperReturn Global Infrastructure, where energy experts discuss recent innovations in renewables and the latest investment opportunities in energy and renewables. In 2020, Alex spoke about Energy transition and how to make renewable energy generation an investable market in the context of low energy prices.
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Alex’s Education

Trinity College, Dublin
Doctor of Philosophy, Geography
2015 - 2020
London School of Economics
Masters, Public Philosophy
2005 - 2006
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