Skoon Energy, a Rotterdam-based provider of an AI-powered software platform for clean mobile energy, raised €5 million in Series A funding.
The round was led by Blue Bear Capital, with participation from the Graduate Entrepreneur Fund. The Series A round follows investments by Kees Koolen, early investor and CEO of Booking.com and former COO of Uber; Damen Shipyards, the Netherlands oldest family-run maritime services company; and Rabobank that invested in Pal and Roots Inspire.
Skoon Energy plans to use the funds to grow its team, advance the development of its software platform, and expand into new global markets.
AI-powered software platform for energy
Founded by Peter Paul van Voorst tot Voorst in 2017, Skoon Energy provides an AI-powered software platform for clean mobile energy. Its marketplace connects users of traditional fossil fuel-powered generators with suppliers of clean mobile energy solutions, which include batteries, hydrogen, and solar generators. The platform enables customers to select the best energy system for their specific needs, actively monitor their energy usage, and report on carbon savings.
Skoon enables cost-effective, zero-emission energy for applications such as construction sites, events, and on-site film production. Skoon’s software tools centralise financial and energy data, so it can be used to better manage their rental fleet.
The online marketplace has over 150 verified suppliers from the world’s largest network of clean mobile energy systems, which solve temporary power needs across various markets and end users.
Currently, Skoon’s platform is being used by rental companies across Europe, including Atlas Copco, Volta Energy and Morillo Energy, the Dutch Ministry of Defence and the Port of Amsterdam.
Brings flexibility to energy grids
Grid operators can turn to Skoon to enable flexibility in the electricity grid. Instead of relying on legacy infrastructure, which can be outdated, grid operators can deploy a mobile grid to support or replace their electricity grid at scale. This flexibility in time and location placement allows grid operators and their customers to save costs and efficiencies to unlock the benefits of freedom in planning.
“The energy market today is going through tremendous growth and rapid change, which is challenging for most companies to keep up with. Our years of experience replacing fossil fuel generators at project sites, such as construction and film sets has positioned Skoon perfectly to provide clean mobile energy solutions everywhere. This also means Skoon is ready to tackle grid congestion challenges at a large scale,” said Peter Paul van Voorst tot Voorst, founder/CEO, Skoon Energy.
“Skoon unlocks access to low-carbon power generation to decarbonise the $10b global power rental market,” said Dr. Carolin Funk, partner at Blue Bear Capital. “Their platform provides an integral service that connects hard-to-electrify use-cases with innovative suppliers, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and improving overall grid stability.”
“Flexibility is the future of electricity, and Skoon is the gateway to that future—a platform for easy access to clean mobile energy systems,” said Auke van den Hout, managing partner at Graduate Entrepreneur Fund. “Peter Paul, Daan and the Skoon team have the right background to scale this business. As new investors, we are very excited to support them through our international networks.”