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James Johnston


Open Utility

Met with Chris Gorell Barnes


We want to make energy cheap, clean and convenient.

Our web based marketplace makes it incredibly simple for consumers and producers to trade energy peer-to-peer.

James Johnston (CEO and Co-founder) spent 3 years undertaking research on digital energy networks during his PhD candidacy at University of Strathclyde, spent 4 years running a renewable design company and 2 years working at Arup.

Listen to James tell you about Open Utility in his own words in this short video clip.


In this short video James tells us how he benefitted from his session with Chris Gorell-Barnes.


Chris Gorell Barnes

Chris Gorell Barnes

Adjust Your Set

Founder & CEO

Chris was so insightful

Chris was incredibly insightful in what to look for in an angel investment round. It's not just about the money, it's just as important to build a team of mentors who can help you with different aspects of growing the business.


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