Green Power Exchange: P2P Energy Trading Platform
Renewable energy market to turbocharge clean energy deployment & push out fossil fuels
Co-Founder, Head of Technology
Christian Ehrenthal is a successful serial entrepreneur and currently managing director and founder of Blackbird Ventures (BBV), through which he is investing and actively building technology companies with a particular focus on enterprise software in several verticals.Ehrenthal was formerly the Founder and Chief Executive Oficer of the Blackbird Group (BBG), an award-winning provider of compliance
management software. He founded the company in Germany in 2002 and moved its headquarters and operations to New York the following year. The company was entirely bootstrapped and took no venture capital investment. Under his leadership, the Blackbird Group became one of the fastest growing vendors in its category, achieving consistent high
growth and proitability, amassing over 20 million seats under management and securing many Fortune 500 companies and major government entities among its customers. At the end of 2012, he led the company through a successful acquisition by BeyondTrust, a global cyber security company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks. At the time of the acquisition BeyondTrust was owned by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital and private equity irm investing in high-growth
technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide.Christian holds an MBA from the Lorange Institute of Business in Zurich, Switzerland.
CO-FOUNDER, HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY
Christian Ehrenthal is a successful serial entrepreneur and currently managing director and founder of Blackbird Ventures, through which he is investing and actively building technology companies with a particular focus on enterprise software in several verticals. Ehrenthal was formerly the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Blackbird Group, an award-winning provider of compliance management software. Under his leadership, Blackbird Group became one of the fastest growing vendors in its category, achieving consistent high growth and profitability, amassing over 20 million seats under his management and securing many Fortune 500 companies among its customers. At the end of 2012, he led the company through a successful acquisition by BeyondTrust, a global cyber security company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks. Ehrenthal holds an MBA from the Lorange Institute of Business in Zurich, Switzerland.
SENIOR MANAGER NORTH AMERICA
Kit worked as a Business Development and Marketing Associate at Solar Provider group, one of the successful companies formed by GPX co-founder Christian Wentzel in 2009. From 2016- 2018, Kit personally negotiated leasehold agreements for projects totaling in excess of 200 MW of solar PV in the United States. Kit is an entrepreneur who founded several small businesses focusing on sustainable agriculture. He graduated from Western University with distinction and holds a Bachelor of Science, Honours Chemistry.
SENIOR MANAGER EUROPE
Tom worked as a Senior Business Development Consultant at Solar Provider Group, one of the successful companies formed by GPX co-founder Christian Wentzel in 2009. Between 2015- 18, Tom originated 200+MW of solar PV projects in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States. In addition, he has managed partnerships and co-development opportunities in Europe in parallel to orchestrating and executing market-entry strategies for Ireland, the Netherlands and France in 2016-18. Tom graduated with a PgD in Law from the University of Law, London, England.
SENIOR MANAGER TECHNOLOGY
Jeffrey Steiner is a Toronto-based lawyer and public policy specialist. He is the President of Angel Investors Ontario Inc., the umbrella organization coordinating funding of early-stage companies in a variety of sectors, including Cleantech, Fintech, medical devices, ICT and software. As CEO of New Franchise Media Inc he owns the world-wide film, TV & digital rights to monitize the intellectual property of the bestselling UK writer Jeffrey Archer. Mr. Steiner is also a member of the board of directors of Export Development Canada (EDC) a financial services firm that supports Canadian exports, innovation and investments globally. He chairs the Business Development & Strategy Committee of the EDC Board and serves on its Risk Management and IT committees. He also is lead director on the board of Canada's new Development Finance Institution (FinDev Canada), a subsidiary of EDC.
Jay acts as general counsel for Solar Provider Group, a multi-national solar PV project development firm, where he has advised and supported the company in the acquisition and development of over 100 MW of solar PV assets. Prior to his role with Solar Provider Group, Jay practiced law with Toronto law firm Osler, Hoskin, and Harcourt LLP, where he practiced in the areas of energy & infrastructure, public and private M&A, corporate finance, and technology. Jay has also acted for several blockchain developers, advising on matters related to business structuring and securities law matter associated with Initial Coin Offerings. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance from Dalhousie University, a Master of Environmental Studies degree from York University, a Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, and is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario.
Tony Valle is a vision & purpose driven entrepreneurial leader and has honed his executive expertise in rapidly changing, regulated and complex business environments. He has consistently built business value by connecting sound long-term strategy to organizational design, talent growth, brand health and performance culture. His roles have enabled him to become a leading North American practitioner on the development and scaling of results-oriented entrepreneurs and leaders, with an expertise in B to C businesses and millennial consumers. Tony’s career spans 30 years. It began as a 19-year-old entrepreneur at College Pro (CP), a system he would eventually run as its CEO for 10 years. His experience includes start-ups, operational leadership and acquisitions. He helped CP’s parent double sales to over $1 Billion and earnings quadruple to over $45 Million, during his executive tenure. He holds a directors’ designation, ICD.D, and focusses on board performance and governance in his board roles. Tony completed his MBA at Ivey and he is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), where he has held leadership roles throughout his tenure, including Chair. He currently spends a portion of his time on his new company ELM Performance Group, as the Founder and CEO. ELM delivers customized strategic advisory services to leaders, executives and boards.
Jordan Plener is a Senior Associate in the Toronto office of the law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. He has extensive experience in initial public offerings, private placements, securities regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisition and other commercial and securities transactions. Mr. Plener also has experience in the renewable energy industry, having worked at a renewable energy start-up prior to his tenure at a boutique business law firm in Ottawa, where he practiced law prior to returning to his hometown, Toronto. Mr. Plener has both a Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.) from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Ottawa. In addition to a legal background, Mr. Plener also has a strong business background having been involved in multiple businesses over the past 15 years.
- Crowdsale (56%)
- Team (19%)
- Future (14%)
- Community Growth (11%)
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The GPX project provides a simple P-2-P exchange of energy. Producers can easily sell their electricity faster and allow consumers to buy it directly for a much lower amount and without middlemen. The project creates an effective market for renewable energy sources and reduces usage of obsolete energy sources. Furthermore, usage of smart contracts and blockchain's ability to provide not only an easy accounting way but also compatibility of devices through the Internet of Things (IOT) makes this method of managing an important part of the modern electricity market.
Risks and disadvantages
This project has few drawbacks, besides the task set by the team will be demanded in the future and focus on renewable energy sources will only increase project's popularity and will add a large number of users who are concerned in preserving the environment.
I think that this project is very promising and will bring good profits for investors. Task's relevance, a large number of innovative solutions, concern for preserving the environment, all this puts the project in the category of the best solutions in electricity sales segment of the market.
The team owns 19% of all tokens and those tokens will be locked up, which is a very good sign. Investors can see that the team is committed to the project.
Risks and disadvantages
I think investors would like to have testimonies of a real interest from solar developers and power companies.
The project aims to cut out middlemen and to connect consumers and power producers. I think it's not an easy task.
GPS token will be used for every Smart Power Purchase Agreement on the platform and we can expect that the demand for tokens will grow.
Risks and disadvantages
Probably the information about effectiveness of using solar and wind energy would be useful for investors, as well as explanations where and in what cases it is most profitable to use.
The whitepaper has very optimistic forecasts and explains how blochchain is applicable for power trading. I think the team really believes in success of the startup.
The advisers will do the desired job to bring the project at the top of all competition. Preservation off the environment shall be ensured. Green power is present in excess and canserve a wide and more so a global market.
Risks and disadvantages
Accepting only one cryptocurrency can be a challenge in the future because of the limited value of the token since it depends on the stability of the digital currency in use. The current market is flooded with environmental conservation projects this will create a rift among the startups on getting a big market share. The project might not be suitable for those interested in short term investment.
Through workshops and conferences potential investors can be gotten to join the project and make it a success. The way in which the business plan has been drafted has promising signs but the delay in the execution of the tasks shall hinder the desired progress.