Hobeen, the households energy efficiency platform has raised €261K in its latest financing round. Aimed at empowering homes on their energy consumption and improving Co2 footprint, the start up is setting goals to grow outside of its home market in Spain. The Holding Group, Metxa, corporate investors and Carlos Blanco, one of Spain’s most renowned business angels have been some of the key investors in the round.
It represents the second round of financing for this startup original from Vitoria-Gasteiz. Amid the historic moment in the energy market Europe is going through Hobeen plans to make its household tool available in other markets.
“Hobeen investors are our partners in the journey ahead. It is a dream to be able to bring the right combination of energy sector, product and start up ecosystem”, says Mario Fernandez, CEO and founder of Hobeen.
The energytech startup, incubated in Lanzadera, will leverage the €260K with Enisa ́s (Spains ministry of Industry financing arm) second tranch, after receiving the first participatory loan in December 2020.
Hobeen aims at empowering families in the control of ther energy resources, to lead to a more efficient use, and lowe costs and Co2 footpring. The startup will continue to develop within the B2B model while perfecting the tools for the hoouseholds. In the coming weeks the company will also enlarge the team to continue with the innovation pipleline it has set for the coming months
The capital influx will help improve Hobeen ́s product and achieve the total management of the energy at a household level with the integration of photovoltaic systems, EV chargers and demand response system.
The investment round arrives at a moment when Hobeen is closing its first commercial agreements. With strong interest from several sectors ranging from energy companies, insurance, and public institutions.
“The energy and sustainability world are going through a transformational moment and Hobeen aspires to shape it and make it more accessible to households”, says Mario Fernández.