eCAPITAL leads A-round of climate protection technology specialist 1KOMMA5°eCAPITAL NEWS
Less than 9 months after its foundation in 2021, the CleanTech start-up 1KOMMA5° announces the closing of its Series A with eCAPITAL as lead investor. The majority of the founding team worked at former eCAPITAL portfolio company sonnen, which was sold very successfully to Shell New Energies as the largest German venture capital exit of 2019. The transaction was awarded “deal of the year” in Europe by the international Cleantech Group in 2019. sonnen founder Christoph Ostermann also participated in the financing round and becomes a member of the company’s advisory board.
With the new investment, 1KOMMA5° aims to further accelerate the company’s growth and continue the development of its Energy IoT system. The company’s goal is to make 1.5 million households CO2 neutral by 2030, contributing significantly to achieving the 1.5 degree target to limit global warming.
After the successful closing of the Series-A, Philipp Schröder is excited about the participation of eCAPITAL.
There are only a few investors who really understand CleanTech and the physical and digital connections of the energy transition in context. eCAPITAL is one of them and we are therefore very pleased that eCAPITAL is one of our lead investors.
Philipp Schröder, Founder and CEO, 1KOMMA5° GmbH
After successfully working with most of the founding team at sonnen, we are very happy that this unique team has chosen us for their Series A. 1KOMMA5° is the first investment of our new fund eCAPITAL V.
Bernd Arkenau, Managing Partner, eCAPITAL AG
Founded in 1999, eCAPITAL is an entrepreneur-led venture capital investor focusing on early and growth-stage deep-tech companies with a positive impact on society. eCAPITAL is based in Germany and invests in the areas of Sustainability, Enterprise Software, Cybersecurity, IoT and New Materials with its own funds totaling over €280 million. In addition to financial resources, eCAPITAL offers its portfolio companies strategic support and access to an international network of entrepreneurs, scientists, investors and founders and was lead investor in several deep-tech companies such as sonnen, Novaled or Jedox, which were sold very successfully to international strategists or investors. To learn more about eCAPITAL, follow us on LinkedIn.
1KOMMA5° was founded in the summer of 2021 by entrepreneurs and industry experts with the aim of enabling people in Germany and Europe to live a CO2-free life. This is implemented by providing technology for a decentralized, clean energy supply, mobility and heat, as well as services that go beyond. In doing so, 1KOMMA5° participates in particularly innovative craft businesses in the fields of photovoltaics, electricity storage, charging infrastructure and heat pumps, in order to strengthen regional craftsmanship on the one hand and to enable high-quality consulting and installation at the customer’s site on the other. In addition, 1KOMMA5° is working on the networking and control of decentralized generation systems, with the aim of fully leveraging the potential of the decentralized energy transition. For this purpose, all installed systems are to become part of a central IOT system.
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