When renewables transitioned from a tariff-based to an open market, investors were caught in a wind storm. A market that once was subsidised and stable, had now become complex and volatile. With no centralised platform offering investors reliable market intel, trading tools and expertise, investors had to rely on their own experience.
This is when Michael Waldner and Luca Pedretti, two international energy traders, realised that the renewable energy market was in dire need of a centralised platform. A quasi Bloomberg for wind, solar and hydro that would help investors optimise their power sales.
Together with Florian Müller as CTO, they decided to found Pexapark and grew it into a company of 20 talented software engineers and energy professionals. Today, Pexapark is quickly becoming the industry standard for renewable energy revenues and risks thanks to a candid formula: favour bold ideas, hire brilliant people and build an inspiring culture.
Pexa CultureA company is only as strong as its culture and only as resilient as its principles. The same way every family has a set of values, we wanted Pexapark to have a unique company culture. One that favoured team work over individual talent and long-term happiness over immediate gratification. A corporate family that is built on ten unshakable principles which we incorporate in everything we stand for and do.
BE AN ENTREPRENEUR
Working at Pexapark is a self-guided tour – we have a bias to action, think independently, take initiative and introduce fresh ideas. We love being hands-on, driving change and taking intelligent risk.
THINK LIKE A PIONEER
As innovators we see constraints as a challenge rather than an obstacle. We embrace a learning mindset and think beyond the immediate problem. Getting the job just done is not sufficient – we take an interest in really knowing how the business works.
ACT LIKE AN OWNER
We enjoy thinking and acting like owners. We hold each other accountable for commitments, responsibilities, and relationships. It’s a practical principle we follow: we say what we do, and we do what we say.
We always put ourselves in the shoes of our customers. We are proactive, honest and strive to build a relationship of trust. We want to deeply understand our client’s challenges so that we can provide innovative solutions and help them achieve their goals.
BE A PRO
We get thrilled when we can wow a customer or the team. We don’t rest until our products and services are awesome. Good just isn’t rewarding enough. We don’t give in for less than excellent and always strive to do our best work.
MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL
We take pride in structure and beauty. From our code, to our designs, to our documents, we think like engineers but remain artisans at heart. Building a beautiful experience that is logical and structured is at the heart of every product and service we offer.
DARE TO BE BOLD
We are results-oriented and impact-driven. We like to put a dent in the universe and punch above our weight class. We think one size bigger and offer an environment that cheers bold steps, bold initiatives, bold targets and bold smart bets.
We have the self-honesty to admit when we’re wrong, and the courage to change. We do great work and are incredibly proud of it. But the world is a big place, so don’t take yourself too seriously. Everyone counts, and we have mutual respect for one another.
As an organisation we have been incredibly lucky with the people that have joined our founding team. As we look to grow significantly over the next years, we rely on a simple philosophy when it comes to hiring our future colleagues. Always favour passion and cultural fit over individual talent, or put more simply:
“Get the right people on the bus and figure out later where they sit.”