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5.2 million raised by Sympower, PDENH is co-investing

By News, PDENH, Press

March 25, 2021

Even more great news from the PDENH managed by us. PDENH is participating in an investment round in Sympower, in which it has been participating since 2019. Sympower supplies smart software to balance the supply and demand of electricity on the grid. The investment round was successful, Sympower raised 5.2 million euros. Read all about it in the press release below.

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5.2 million raised by Sympower

Together with Koolen Industries, Rubio Impact Ventures, Enfuro Ventures and Casper Peeters, PDENH is participating in an investment round in Sympower. Since mid-2019, PDENH has been participating in Sympower, which supplies smart software to balance the supply and demand of electricity on the grid.

Anthony Viellevoije, Investment Director at PDENH:
“We are proud of the progress Sympower has made since our first investment in the summer of 2019, which has given shape to the company's international rollout from Finland to Sweden and the Netherlands. With this follow-on investment, we reaffirm our confidence in the team, re-accelerate the roll-out to other European countries and create high-quality local jobs in the province of North Holland. ”

The investment underscores the strong, rapidly increasing demand for flexibility solutions, which is reflected in the rising share of renewable energy sources and the opening of new European electricity markets, as encouraged by the European Commission. At this crucial point in the energy transition, the growth of Sympower will be further accelerated by the new financing.

Flexibility is essential for the energy transition. It helps to maintain a stable electricity system by balancing supply and demand in the face of the increasingly unstable supply of solar and wind sources and the demand for e-mobility and electric heating. Sympower's software solution can manage a wide variety of electrical assets and processes such as steel smelting, paper making, electric vehicles and HVAC systems and use them to support the electricity system. Sympower is active in Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands and its customers include grid operators such as Fingrid, Svenska Kraftnät and TenneT. It also partners with the leading European energy company Vattenfall in Sweden.

Read the whole here press release.

PDENH is co-investing in new investment round Dexter Energy

By News, PDENH, Press

March 18, 2021

Breaking! PDENH co-managed by us is investing again in Dexter Energy. Dexter has successfully raised an additional € 2.0 million to continue their mission, helping energy companies make the smooth transition to renewable energy generation. Read all about it in the press release below.

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Newion leads € 2 million investment round in Dexter Energy - for an accelerated energy transition

AMSTERDAM, March 18, 2021 - Dexter Energy, a fast-growing startup helping energy companies in Europe optimize their energy portfolio using AI, has received € 2 million in a Series A round of investment led by Newion, early stage investor in B2B software companies. Existing investors PDENH, Stephen Asplin and Andreas Gelfort also participated in this round.

The electricity market is changing due to the energy transition. Where previously a select number of fossil-powered power plants supplied power on demand, green energy now flows into the grid when the wind blows or the sun shines. To deal with this, companies with extensive energy generation or consumption increasingly have to anticipate erratic weather and market conditions.

Dexter Energy meets the need to reduce the uncertainties resulting from the energy transition. Using AI-driven software, Dexter Energy predicts energy flows and market movements, so that companies can optimize their generation and consumption. Customers also get a grip on increasing imbalance costs as a result of the energy transition. Emission-free electricity sources are therefore stronger in the market, and fossil sources can be scaled down earlier.

Luuk Veeken, CEO and founder of Dexter Energy:
“We are very pleased with this financing, which will be used to further improve the products for our customers. Newion has a strong track record in expanding and scaling software companies. We would like to benefit from their knowledge and experience and hope to roll out our optimization software to all liberalized European energy markets in the coming years. ”

Patrick Polak, Managing Partner of Newion:
“Dexter Energy is accelerating the energy transition, not only in the Benelux, Germany and the UK, but soon also in the rest of the world. We see many opportunities and will be very happy to support the Dexter team in their further growth towards market leadership. ”

Anthony Viellevoije, Investment Director at PDENH:
“We are extremely proud of Dexter's success and are happy to confirm our confidence in the team with a contribution to this Series A round. Dexter Energy's forecasting solutions accurately and automatically predict the load on the energy grid, which is crucial for energy companies. ”

On the photo the management team Dexter Energy, from left to right: Luuk Veeken (CEO), Fons de Leeuw (CTO), Hubert Penn (CCO), Tom Lemmens, (Head of Analytics)

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