GreenCom announces investment

GreenCom Networks announces €12 million equity funding round led by  Shell Ventures

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  • Shell Ventures and Energy & Environment Investment join existing investors (including Centrica and E.ON) to further GreenCom’s mission to become the leading residential energy IoT platform.
  • GreenCom is already connecting many Home Energy Management devices for energy companies such as Centrica, E.ON, ESB, and is rapidly scaling deployment of its platform across Europe.
  • Shell Ventures and EEI bring extensive experience in the distributed energy sector and provide GreenCom a strong gateway to new international markets.

Munich, 2nd December 2020.

GreenCom Networks AG (“GreenCom”) is pleased to announce the conclusion of its latest financing round of €12 million, led by Shell Ventures and supported by Energy & Environment Investment (“EEI”) and existing investors. The investment enables GreenCom to expand its strategy of international growth and to further enhance its pioneering position as the leading residential energy IoT company in Europe.

Shell Ventures, Shell’s corporate venture capital arm, and Japanese venture capital firm EEI have joined existing investors such as Centrica, E.ON’s Future Energy Ventures, Munich Venture Partners and SET Ventures to further advance GreenCom’s state-of-the-art technology solutions to digitally connect distributed assets and provide a leading IoT platform for home energy management. Among others, GreenCom’s platform is able to connect, control and optimise home energy devices such as solar PV systems, battery storage units, heat pumps and electric vehicle chargers, across a range of different models and manufacturers.

Based on its highly scalable and secure software technology, GreenCom enables its customers to use new customer-centric service models such as heating as a service, flexibility revenue, energy flat rates, dynamic tariffs, home energy management or energy communities. Through GreenCom, end users can easily and conveniently manage their energy use, optimise costs and share energy with their communities through one single platform.

GreenCom is already partnering with various companies to offer new services in a digital energy world, such as Centrica. For the UK utility giant, GreenCom is powering the Home Energy Management platform to its UK customers. In addition, GreenCom is connecting and managing over 3 MW of decentralised energy asset capacity for a smart city district in Cologne containing nearly 700 apartments. For its customer RheinEnergie, GreenCom connects assets such as solar PV, battery storages, heat pumps, heating blades, storage tanks as well as district heating and optimises energy flows.

The new funding from Shell, EEI and existing investors will be used to enhance GreenCom’s energy IoT leadership position in Europe, while also leveraging its new investors to penetrate markets outside Europe and connect GreenCom with new heat pump, inverter, and battery storage manufacturers in Asia.

“We have been very impressed by the quality of the technology platform and the management team at GreenCom,” says Jurgen Hornman, Investment Director at Shell Ventures. “GreenCom’s ability to connect, provide insights into, and control distributed energy assets such as solar PV, battery storage, EV chargers and heating devices of various manufacturers greatly enhances a service provider’s ability to offer integrated home energy solutions to end consumers, energy communities and a fast-growing group of prosumers. Christian and the team have also found innovative routes to market through large-scale partnerships. We look forward to supporting GreenCom in its rapid scaling and internationalisation journey.”

Shuichiro Kawamura, founder and CEO of Energy & Environment Investment, says: “GreenCom provides the platform for the much-needed energy systems for the coming decade. Their products enable various types of distributed assets in a smart way by connecting and coordinating with other assets through their cloud. We look forward to connecting GreenCom with our network partners in Japan, such as large utilities or operators and manufacturers of heat pumps, inverters, and battery storage devices. We are excited to join one of the most advanced technology companies enabling energy system transition.”

Christian Feisst, CEO of GreenCom Networks, notes: “With Shell Ventures and EEI we’ve found two excellent new investors towards the future: Shell provides extensive experience in the distributed energy industry with a track record of impactful investments. EEI, as the only venture capital company in Japan focused on the cleantech sector, adds a strong gateway to, and profound knowledge of the energy and distributed asset manufacturer landscape in Japan, one of the fastest liberalising and “greening” power markets in the world.”


innogy Innovation Hub invests in GreenCom

GreenCom Networks, the Munich-based leader in home energy management solutions, has announced that innogy Innovation Hub, the Venture Capital Arm of innogy SE, a leading German energy company, has become an investor. innogy SE supplies energy to around 22 million customers across Europe.

Christian Feisst, CEO of GreenCom Networks said: “innogy Innovation Hub and GreenCom Networks share a common vision and goals, making this investment a logical next step for both parties. We both believe in the same emerging business model: the customer will be the asset of the future. It is all about services around the customer.”

Patrick Elftmann, investment partner at innogy Innovation Hub, said: “We’ve been working closely with GreenCom Networks since 2017 and are delighted to deepen our collaboration with this investment to support their future growth. GreenCom’s innovative products and services, focusing on home energy management, have an important role to play in the power business in Europe and beyond. Christian and his team have an exceptional understanding of future energy business models and developed state-of-the-art technology to support a consumer-driven, connected and low carbon powered future.

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GreenCom Network's time to shine

GreenCom Networks acquires

home energy management start-up shine

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MVP portfolio company GreenCom Networks is acquiring shine, founded by the innogy Innovation Hub. shine made its name by building up energy management services for residential customers. The start-up already utilizes GreenCom’s Energy Information Brokerage Platform and has expanded GreenCom’s services with an array of services including shine energy check, shineSmart, and shineHub.

GreenCom will integrate shine’s end-customer base and services into its energy IoT platform. This will allow GreenCom to offer end-to-end services on top of its technology platform, which allows integration of solar PV, batteries, heat pumps or electric vehicles from various manufacturers. GreenCom plans to demonstrate disruptive services for residential customers that go beyond today’s flat-rate or energy community offerings in the market. Those lessons will be used to support GreenCom’s utility partners and device manufacturers to speed up the transition towards a future energy world.

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GreenCom secures investment by Centrica

Home Energy IoT provider Greencom Networks closes

fundraising round with Centrica Innovations

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GreenCom Networks has successfully closed a significant fundraising round led by international energy and service company Centrica. The current shareholders SET Ventures, Munich Venture Partners and Cosmos were also participating in this round. The funding will be used to finance a further international expansion of GreenCom’s Energy Internet of Things (IoT) platform in the European market.

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Munich Re acquires relayr

Munich Re buys IoT middleware

startup, realyr, in deal worth 300M

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MVP portfolio company relayr, whose middleware platform is geared towards helping industrial companies unlock data insights from their existing machinery and production line kit by linking Internet connected sensors and edge devices to platform controls, has been acquired by US based Hartford Steam Boiler, a subsidiary of insurance group Munich Re.

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