Statkraft Ventures invests in Deepki, French's leading Real Estate SaaS platform, in a €8m financing round.
20.06.2019 | news
Four years after its launch and 75 employees later, Deepki re-asserts its ambition to become the European leader in data solutions for the environmental transition in the real estate sector.
Thanks to its scalable SaaS platform, Deepki automates data collectionand its analysis. The platform helps real estate owners, managers, and users to decide, act and prove sustainable impact as well as reduce costs, especially in energy related expenses. With more than 660,000 buildings under management and customers like Swisslife Asset Managers, Generali Real Estate, and Klepierre, Deepki already has indisputably won its first place on the French market. The company now aims to replicate its success in all over Europe where it sees strong demand for its solutions with large customer roll-outs already under way.
Deepki’s history started with the meeting of its two founders willing to have a positive impact on environmental transition at a large scale thanks to data management. Their belief: real estate sustainability is possible with existing data empowerment. Today, Deepki’s managers prove it and want to spread their technology internationally.
Statkraft Ventures lead the €8m financing round under participating of Citizen Capital, a positive impact investor, as well as the existing investors Demeter and Hi Inov Dentressangle. Deepki previously raised €2.5m in its initial investment round in 2016.
"We found Deepki to be the unchallenged market leader in France. We were highly impressed by the cost savings the company is able to achieve for its customers and the ability to scale fast, adding to their portfolio tens of thousands of buildings each month.” explains Stefan Hülsen, Senior Investment Manager at Statkraft Ventures. “We look forward to accompanying Deepki on their way to become Europe’s leading fully integrated SaaS company for commercial buildings.”
“We were not only impressed by the company’s results but also by the founders and the teams commitment to accelerate the Environmental Transition in the real estate sector. You can tell that it is a true vocation for them. We could not allow this opportunity to slip by”, added Pierre-Olivier Barennes, director of Citizen Capital.
“It seemed obvious for us to keep investing alongside Hi Inov and Demeter in this successful French TechForGood company. Deepki has not only honoured its objectives, but also proved its technological added value; we’ve been able to validate as we use the platform over our 33,000-building portfolio” added Christophe Fanichet, Invest Director at SNCF in charge of SNCF Digital Ventures.
Deepki will use the funding to accelerate its European expansion, particularly in Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain, as well as continued technological development of its predictive models, before preparing for the move to another continent.
“We are very proud of what we have accomplished so far”, mentions Emmanuel Blanchet, Managing Director of Deepki. “It is an incredible collective adventure, which we share on a daily basis with our customers. It is thanks to them and the entire Deepki team that we have been able to keep our commitments and put Deepki on the path to international development. We now need to manage our hyper-growth at a bigger scale, but always with a spirit of kindness and professionalism.”
“The real estate market-volume is $14 billion, but more importantly it represents 44% of the world’s CO2 emissions. The road to a successful Environmental Transition in this sector is long and we are delighted to welcome new investors to help us facing this challenge”, concluded Vincent Bryant, Chairman of Deepki.