About Us

All you need to know about the team behind Luma

Luma is an early stage Startup that wants to turn Electric Vehicles into the cleanest form of energy storage. By leveraging existing assets, we can reduce resource consumption, generate added value for multiple stakeholders, and help fight climate change.
 
Our mission is simple:

We want to democratize the Energy Transition and empower individuals in the fight against Climate Change.

We are dreamers.

We believe in a better tomorrow - a tomorrow where our societies can produce electricity in a sustainable manner, where the line between producers and consumers of energy no longer exists, and where everyone - no matter who or where you are - can contribute towards our goal of clean, resilient, and renewable power.

At Luma we are committed to adopting the new, to leveraging the innovative, and we're not afraid to take risks. For too long, we have let special interests disrupt and dissuade real climate action. The old way of doing things can no longer be acceptable - and that's why we've built Luma.

However, climate leadership is not just about having an individual impact; it is about empowering normal, like-minded individuals like us to come together and effect real, meaningful, and lasting change. That's what the democratization of the Energy Transition really means. So when synchronize EVs to help stabilize the utility grid, reducing the need for compensating fossil fuels and allowing for the introduction of even more renewable power, that's not just a good business model: it's a statement to the core belief of this company:

By coming together, we can achieve great things.

Join us on this journey.

Founding Team

We truly believe in changing the way we consume energy. We are engineers and entrepreneurs committed towards the democratization of power. The energy revolution is already here and we have the passion and skills to help make it happen.

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Luis Medina Rivas
Co-founder and CEO

Luis has a background in Power Systems, Energy Storage, and Renewable Energies. Prior to Luma, Luis worked at Northvolt as an Integrated Systems Engineer in Sweden, and for General Electric Solar as a Design Engineer in the US, overseeing the electrical drafting and interconnection of Industrial and Utility scale Solar PV plants.

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Martim Perestrelo
Co-founder and COO

Martim has a background in Electricity Markets and Renewable Energies. He has a passion for management and entrepreneurship, and has started other startups in the past. Prior to Luma, Martim worked for an battery energy storage startup that specialized in providing electrical reserves in the Netherlands. 

Employees & Interns

Our team of designers, entrepreneurs, and engineers are committed to the adoption of Renewable Energy and our collective transition to Net Zero, and we are convinced EVs can play a major role in that journey. We are full of hardworking people that believe in our vision.

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Aylin has been instrumental in the introductions to our first clients, partners, and prospective EV users. Go Aylin!

Aylin
Sales
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Helene is one of the newest members joining Luma! She's been helping to develop our SARIMAX models for time-series forecasting.

Helene
Forecasting Engineer
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Enzo has been helping Luma develop predictive methodologies, pythonic models, and research European electricity markets.

Enzo
Market & Data Analyst
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Renga is a talented Python developer helping the team with the optimization algorithm and data formatting. 

Renga
Data Scientist
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Guillem has been with us for a while, but his recent efforts are aimed at helping improve the many forecasting techniques needed at Luma.

Guillem
Forecasting Engineer

Want to Join the Team? 

We are constantly looking for new partners, clients, engineers, and developers that believe in our mission and our mission. At Luma we want to create not only an amazing product, but also an amazing work environment. Our interns, advisors, and partners hail from Mexico to Sweden to Portugal and even India, and we have a near 50% gender split. 

A startup is a dynamic business, so don't feel like you have to wait for a posting. Reach out at any time, and if you're the right fit we'll be happy to bring you onboard. 

When we come together, we can achieve great things. 


"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere." - Carl Sagan