Dresden, February 2, 2017. Kiwigrid GmbH, operator of an Energy IoT industry platform, has successfully completed its third and so far its largest financing round. While AQTON SE has significantly increased its share, the company based out of Dresden attained innogy SE and LG Electronics as new investors. The existing venture capital Investors High-Tech Gründerfonds and Innogy Venture Capital have sold their entire shareholding within this financing round.
E-world: Kiwigrid presents Smart Meter Gateway with value-added features
Dresden, January 25, 2017. The Smart Meter Gateway (SMGW) will be the focal point of Kiwigrid GmbH’s presentation at the coming E-world, Europe’s leading trade fair for the energy sector. “The fully integrated, value-added feature is our Smart Meter Gateway’s unique selling point. In the course of the rollout of smart metering systems, it enables us to pave the way for every German energy provider to access the future market of smart energy,” says Carsten Bether, CEO of Kiwigrid.
Kiwigrid’s Intelligent Metering System is compatible with all leading gateway administrators and consists of three components: the legally conformant Smart Meter Gateway, the operating system embedded within the gateway, and cloud-based software solutions for energy management. “In doing so, we are offering a turnkey, software-as-a-service platform for an efficient and economical smart meter rollout,” says Bether.
SHARP and Kiwigrid solution "SmartChap" certified by VDE for interoperability
Dresden, August 17, 2016. In February 2016, SHARP presented the new Home Energy Management Solution “SmartChap” to the European market. Together with Kiwigrid the solution was developed and shown at the E-world 2016 in Essen for the first time. “SmartChap” optimizes the self-consumption with solar power as well as the efficient control of electrical consumers in private households.
Kiwigrid's Energy IoT Platform Kiwigrid is the heart of the solution. It has an open, secure, and highly scalable architecture as well as numerous interfaces available and device drivers for the integration of energy generators, storage systems and consumers helping SHARP to reduce their time-to-market significantly. Due to the Kiwigrid SaaS model, investment costs are also decreasing.
The VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V. now certifies “SmartChap” for its interoperability with the VDE certification.
Smart Meter Gateway with Added Value: Kiwigrid and devolo Join Forces for SMGW Development
Dresden and Aachen, June 20, 2016. Kiwigrid and the Aachen-based devolo AG enter a strategic partnership for the development and marketing of a Smart Meter Gateway. Both companies will join forces to create a truly unique product. Beyond common intelligent metering use cases, the Smart Meter Gateway enables a whole range of new business opportunities, first and foremost in the un-regulated sector. Energy management applications and data aggregation services will benefit most from the real-time information delivered by the SMGW. Electric utilities can use these opportunities to extend their portfolio by implementing use cases and business models that go far beyond smart metering in the regulated sector or for grid management purposes.
High-Tech Gründerfonds III: Kiwigrid Founder and CEO speaks at the fundraising start
Dresden, June 1, 2016. Next to state secretary Machnig (Federal Ministry for economy and energy) and the management of the HTGF, Dr.-Ing. Carsten Bether will speak at the press-conference which marks the start of the fundraising for the High-Tech Gründerfonds III (HTGF III) on 6. Juni 2016. Mr. Bether will talk about Kiwigrids experience with the HTGF as a seed investor.
Kiwigrid GmbH from Dresden Wins EcoSummit AWARD 2016 Gold
Dresden/Berlin, April 28, 2016. Kiwigrid, a Dresden-based start-up company that develops and runs Europe’s leading Energy IoT Platform, has been awarded with the Ecosummit AWARD 2016 Gold in the Late Stage Startup category. The expert jury with members from energy companies and venture capital organizations such as Fraunhofer Venture, Vattenfall Europe Innovation, RWE, and E.ON rewarded Kiwigrid’s cutting-edge technology for intelligent energy management. The Energy IoT Platform maximizes self-consumption and helps Kiwigrid’s business clients to offer value-added services. Earlier this year, the startup from Dresden was also named one of the “Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch”.
Kiwigrid CEO Carsten Bether to Speak at EcoSummit Berlin 2016
Dresden/Berlin, April 20, 2016. Kiwigrid's founder and CEO Dr.-Ing. Carsten Bether will speak at the EcoSummit Berlin 2016. During his presentation, Dr.-Ing. Bether will outline the energy challenges lying ahead on the road towards a 100-percent distributed power network. In particular, he will focus on the Energy IoT Platform developed by Kiwigrid. This is a combination of hard- and software products designed to analyze, monitor, and control energy flows with the ultimate goal of optimizing them. Kiwigrid's vision is a world, in which all energy is generated not by large power plants, but by decentralized energy producers. Kiwigrid's solutions are designed to connect millions of energy people and their devices.
Moreover, Kiwigrid supports smart green innovation by acting as one of the silver sponsors of the EcoSummit. The Ecosummit is Europe’s leading smart green innovation conference. The meeting gathers startups, investors, and organisations. Related events take place in Amsterdam and London.