E.ON invests in American start-up Bidgely
E.ON has again expanded its venture-capital activities by taking a stake in Bidgely as part of the U.S.-based start-up’s $16.6 million Series B financing round.
Bidgely offers energy companies cloud-based, real-time applications that their residential customers can access via the internet or mobile devices. The applications enable customers to better manage their energy usage and compare it with that of similar households in their area. One of its features is energy-saving tips for home electronics, appliances, and heating units, which are sent as push notification messages to customers’ mobile devices.
“Our partnership with Bidgely supplements our previous co-investments very well. We want to offer our customers individually tailored, innovative products for an increasingly digitalized world. This partnership will enable us to do even more to help them save energy and manage their usage better,” says Susana Quintana-Plaza, E.ON SE’s Senior Vice President for Technology and Innovation. ….