UK-based transport-focused cleantech company Miralis Data has secured £1.7 million in seed funding for its flagship product Fuuse. The financing round was led by Par Equity and backed by a syndicate of angel investors led by SaaS entrepreneur Kevin Beales.
Expansion and growth plans
The investment will support the company’s strategy to become the enterprise-level charge point management system of choice for fleets, workplaces, destinations, and installers. Also, it will help the company accelerate the growth of its electric vehicle charging platform Fuuse and create over 30 jobs at its Lancaster and Glasgow offices.
Furthermore, the fresh funds will enable Fuuse to expand its sales and customer support operations, bolster its innovation programme, accelerate the platform’s product development roadmap and begin its planned international expansion.
Michael Gibson, CEO at Miralis said, “Fuuse is making phenomenal progress with charge points live on our platform from the Walkie Talkie building in London to a recycling site on the Isle of Man, and from the workplaces of national retailers, NHS Trusts and manufacturers to over 250 public charging sites from Cumbria to Dorset. This investment not only gives us the financial means but also access to exceptional people with vast experience in software, energy and infrastructure to help us accelerate our growth and continue to thrive”.
Alastair Moore, Investment Manager with Par Equity said, “We are hugely excited to be partnering with Miralis at this milestone in the growth of Fuuse. The pull from all corners of the market for Fuuse is testament to the quality of the offering that the team has built. It has already established itself as the leading end-to-end platform for managing EV charge point assets and with 7 million EVs forecast to be on UK roads by 2030, the time for scaling up the infrastructure to serve this is now, with Fuuse perfectly placed to power this. We’re looking forward to the journey ahead”.
Dr Will Maden, Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder at Miralis said, “This investment validates not only the success we’ve had with Fuuse so far but also the strategy, potential and pipeline of work we’ve put in place to build on it”.
What does Fuuse do?
Led by CEO Michael Gibson, Miralis Data is on a mission to reduce carbon emissions across the transport sector. It drives efficiencies, optimises vehicle usage, and enables the transition to electric vehicles. Its flagship product Fuuse was launched in 2021. It is the operating system for EV chargers, powering hardware to cater to the evolving needs of organisations and their EV drivers. Fuuse helps both private and public sectors to get what they need from their EV charging infrastructure.
Fuuse is compatible across any OCPP chargers, fully configurable to your EV charging needs, and scalable across settings. Users can add any combination of chargers across the site, regardless of the manufacturer. Also, all these chargers in the network can be controlled from a single back office system.
It lets users manage their charge point infrastructure, control access, ensure uptime, reduce energy costs, take payments, generate more income through roaming and provide an excellent driver experience through their app. Fuuse is popular with fleets, workplaces, NHS Trusts, local authorities, sporting venues and with the EV charge point installer community, where over 100 companies are signed up to Fuuse’s installer programme.
With the £600,000 grant funding from the Office of Zero-Emission Vehicles and Transport Scotland, Fuuse is gearing up to launch its advanced fleet smart charging and energy management capabilities, and enable charge point booking and blocked bay alerts.