About Venturenomix

Our Values


We are keen to deliver value for all stakeholders in society, environment and the economy. If you feel the same, we would like to hear more.


Energy follows intention. Be the change that you want to see in the world. Walk the walk. However you phrase it, we believe in positive change.


We have first-hand experience of the highs and lows that come with ambitious ventures. We understand the pitfalls, we feel the euphoria. We won’t waste your time.

The Founders

Venturenomix has bases in London and Kiel (close to Hamburg, Berlin and Copenhagen). We work with partners who have expert knowledge that complements our strategic consultancy and funding services.

Mareike Chalkley

Mareike Chalkley


Mareike is a founder and entrepreneur with success stories to share in multiple sectors including Education (edtech funding, educational programmes & €multi-million development projects), Clean Energy (cleantech funding, software development and renewable energy development) and Consultancy (funding, management and strategy). Her network across the EU opens doors for ventures looking to access partners, funding & new markets. Mareike is excited to be starting her 4th business – now solely focused on working with ethical, planet-positive entrepreneurial teams. Her knowledge, passion and tenacity will make sure that impact projects happen.

Alex Chalkley

Alex Chalkley


Alex has over 15 years experience in founding and running businesses, the most recent company having raised over £50m in funding for businesses based across the globe. He has a thorough knowledge of business funding options and can draw on many successful consultancy engagements to bring impetus to venturing. Alex has now set his focus to working with entrepreneurial teams looking to make a positive impact on the climate crisis and the broader UN Sustainable Development Goals. His experience in management consultancy and funding strategy ensure impact ventures are structured ideally to secure funding and become sustainable.

What makes us unique

In-depth knowledge of how successful ventures and funding interrelate. Raised >€100m in funding from grant, equity, loan and crowd sources.

First-hand experience in founding, scaling and exiting businesses. Empathy with the busy entrepreneurial teams trying to run and fund simultaneously.

Established international network of partners, funders and consultants. Worked with a range of successful and unsuccessful ventures.

Experience in delivering climate positive projects. Extensive experience in Smart Cities, CleanTech and EdTech ventures.

Who we work with

We work internationally with clients and partners seeking to make a positive impact.

Our consultancy and training services support your organisation in structuring and differentiating your impact venture to maximise the chance of securing funding

Disruptive Tech Companies

Benefit from our:
• Extensive success in securing R&I grant funding
• Business network of funders, advisors and partners
• Experience of setting strategies to scale-up

Multi-Partner Collaborations

Benefit from our:
• Experience of developing long-term, international partnerships
• Success in securing EU grant funding 
• Proven collaborative processes

Digital & Sustainable Cities

Benefit from our:
• Strategic approach to establishing partnerships and securing funding
• Links to technology partners operating across the EU on Open Data and Interoperability projects

Innovative Not-for-Profits

Benefit from our:
• Understanding and experience of grants. CSR, Tenders and other sources of non-dilutive funding
• Low-risk fee structure that is weighted on success

Our Journey

Venturenomix was co-founded in 2019 by Mareike and Alex Chalkley, two seasoned
entrepreneurs and consultants with a combined 30+ years of experience in starting, scaling and innovating successful businesses across various sectors.

Over the past decade, Mareike and Alex grew a UK-based consultancy offering funding advice to entrepreneurs and business leaders. What started as a kitchen-table venture focused on riding the renewable energy wave that (somewhat belatedly) hit the British Isles in those days, grew to what is now one of the most successful R&D grant funding consultancies, securing over €50m for clients in the energy, finance, manufacturing, education and health sectors.

But something was missing. Collaboration with other business partners meant compromise and over the years business focus shifted from clean energy to general R&D funding. With the climate emergency becoming ever-more present, it was time to re-focus on what we are passionate about: sustainability in its true sense. Venturenomix was created as a Europe- wide strategic consultancy that helps you shape, develop, plan and, crucially, fund your projects.

No greenwash, no half-hearted measures but disruptive, high-impact ventures that will make a difference. Our bit is to help you make it reality!

The latest from our blog

UK and Germany: New Grant Funding for Collaboration

UK and Germany: New Grant Funding for Collaboration

The UK and Germany have signed off a significant programme of R&D grant support for collaborative innovation projects. Business and Academia will benefit from this agreement that “turbo-charges” an already well-established collaboration between the UK and Germany....

CellCraft secure £737k in R&D grant funding

CellCraft secure £737k in R&D grant funding

CellCraft operate at the forefront of the cultivated meat sector and have won Innovate UK grant funding to further their innovation objectives. CellCraft are a dedicated team of scientists, bioengineers, entrepreneurs, food industry veterans and investors...

Project Management and Match Funding

Project Management and Match Funding

Venturenomix help Happaning secure match funding and manage IUK Smart Grant. Happaning is the go-to platform for discovering and sharing real-time insights into events and locations around the world, using cutting-edge technology to bridge the gap between virtual and...

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