UK smart home energy technology manufacturer, myenergi, has raised £30m (£36m) to support significant future growth and international operations.
The funding from Energy Impact Partners (EIP) follows £30m of debt finance from HSBC earlier this year to further fuel its expansion for its EV solar charger technology. This brings the total raised to $75m.
Lee Sutton and Jordan Brompton founded myenergi in 2016 and manufactures a range of ‘eco-smart’ home energy technologies, including the solar-compatible zappi electric vehicle charge point, the eddi power diverter, and the libbi smart home battery.
As part of the equity investment, EIP’s Nazo Moosa, Managing Partner, EIP Europe, will join the myenergi board alongside Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco and Peter Richardson, former COO of Dyson.
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“Transportation is responsible for nearly a quarter of the global energy related CO2 and road transport makes up the lion’s share of it. EIP targets the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Moosa. “We are proud to back Lee and Jordan who have built a truly unique company in the climate sector that is both growing rapidly and is profitable. Zappi is already one of the leading charger brands in the UK and Ireland and with the success of its libbi energy storage product, we believe myenergi is in pole position to become the leading Home Energy Management provider.”
“We are delighted to have found an investor in EIP that truly understands our purpose, mission, vision and values,” said Lee Sutton. “With the team’s extensive support, we will be able to further expand the products and services offered within our home energy ecosystem, making our solutions available to even more consumers worldwide. The investment will help to deliver our next generation of product development and innovation, including our planned growth in grid services – such as demand side response, allowing us to better support our customers in undertaking their own home energy transition. We will also be investing in service excellence to ensure that our customers benefit from the best frontline support.”
“As we transition to a net zero future, it’s vital for consumers to be given easy and convenient ways to make the shift away from fossil fuels towards clean, green, renewable energy. We are really excited by the investment from EIP, which will help to bring our eco-smart products into more households, enabling our customers to monitor, manage and maximise their home energy, as well as reducing their emissions, streamlining their energy bills and ultimately empowering them to become more energy independent,” said Jordan Brompton.