Dr Helge Daebel
Investment Director, Water
Emerald Technology Ventures
Dr Helge Daebel

Helge leads the water practice at Emerald Technology Ventures, a globally recognised Cleantech Investor with a twenty-year investment history. Part of this history has been a unique traction in the water space including successful exits to major industry players (SUEZ, XYLEM and BASF).

Helge’s academic background comprises of Civil Engineering (MSc) and Environmental Engineering (Dr.sc.techn.). His past and active involvements in the water space include Optimatics (software for advanced infrastructure planning, acquired by SUEZ), Pure Technologies (structural monitoring of water mains, acquired by Xylem for USD 400M), inge watertechnologies (UF membrane products, acquired by BASF), HydroPoint Data Systems (commercial landscape irrigation control) and TaKaDu (pioneer in smart water grids).

He is an advisor to multiple accelerators and conferences. Helge is also a co-founder and Managing Director of the recently formed ripple2wave incubator, an entity dedicated to building emerging water industry leaders in Singapore.