Deepki nugget from Île-de-France raises 150 million euros

Dips in numbers

  • More than 400 million m2 under supervision
  • Present in 38 countries
  • More than 250 clients in the whole world

Supported by the region since its inception, Deepki, a specialist in using data to promote energy efficiency in real estateis in the spotlight.

A green start-up from the Île-de-France region has just announced record fundraiser of €150 million. Enough to allow him to finance his expansion in the United States as well as in Europe.

Created in 2014, Deepki has brought benefits PM’up programs in the Île-de-France region in 2015 and 2019. The support that has enabled it to grow undisturbed and to establish itself today as a leader in its sector.

Deepki measures the environmental performance of buildings.

Specifically, Deepki has developed software capable of measure the energy efficiency of buildings by collecting large amounts of data to reduce their environmental impact.

Electricity and water bills, sun exposure, construction details, waste emissions… the software collects thousands of pieces of information and then uses them to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings in order to suggest improvements.

Enough to tempt large private and public real estate groups, especially since this sector alone represents 25% greenhouse gas emissions in France and up to 40% in the world. Tomorrow’s real estate will or won’t be green thanks to Deepki.

Interview with Vincent Bryant, co-founder and president of Deepki

Ile-de-France GreenTech nugget founder Vincent Bryant tells us about Deepki, his solution and news.

Explain to us how Deepki is supporting real estate players in their transition to zero carbon?

Vincent Bryant: Everyone knows that climate change is no longer a hypothesis. We must all take responsibility. And how buildings are built and how they are used has a strong impact on the climate. This is a sector that emits a lot of CO2 and players are very interested in implementing new strategies for regulatory and financial reasons. We are here to provide them with a software platform to help them improve their well-being. Thus, this applies to large private groups as well as asset-holding companies such as EHPAD chains, chains of restaurants, shops, hotels, local governments, etc.

We are lucky to be a French leader who has real international influence today.”

Vincent Bryant, co-founder of Deepki

Today we have 180 employees in 5 major European cities, in Paris, Berlin, Milan, Madrid and London. And our software is deployed in 38 countries of the world. When raising funds, we did not find such an “important” competitor in the world as we are. We are lucky to be a French leader who has real influence on the international stage today. We are very excited, but remain modest, especially since big groups are also preparing to position themselves in this sector.

What does your solution look like? What data do you use for diagnosis?

GB: You really should consider our application as a constant stream that will automatically send recommendations. We feed on the data that exists at every moment in time. First, we note the heritage data: what building, what size, what year was built, for what purpose, at what address, etc. Then we look for usage information: hours of operation, turnover, number of customers… Then technical and environmental information such as equipment, energy consumption, waste volumes… And finally, open data that enriches the data we collect. All this allows us to refine the analysis of the energy efficiency of these buildings.

Why is the impact of real estate on the environment a real problem today? How do you explain this “trend”?

GB: We started with persuasion. We wanted to make a huge impact on the environment. Real estate, which is a major source of CO2 emissions, needs to be treated with care. The real estate players were aware because all of this had an impact on the value of the buildings themselves. Because today buildings with poor environmental performance are discounted and lose value. Finally, in France and in Europe in particular, there has been an acceleration of regulation in this area. I also have a feeling that the Covid crisis has also led to some increased awareness of environmental topics.

From the very beginning you were under the “watch” of the Region, how did that help you move forward with your project?

GB: In Île-de-France, we are incredibly lucky to have an incredible infrastructure and amazing talent. Regional support, in addition to PM’up assistance, goes much further. We were invited to many events, but we also helped connect and promote our solution. The financial aspect allowed us to carry out our market research. It was a real booster.

Deepki is now in the news thanks in part to your significant fundraising. What does this mean specifically for Deepki?

GB: We are very proud of this fundraising with French, European and international investors. This is not an end in itself. We did it because we want to speed up and take advantage pulse On the market. Being a leader is also a responsibility. It is essential to strengthen our position and share our vision with other participants. We no longer want to just do our part, we want to act sincerely to have the widest possible impact on the climate. And for this we will recruit. We plan to hire 200 people in 2022 and 400 people in 2023. This social dimension of our project also makes us proud.

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