Series-A invests and how to get there with Simon Koopmann, CEO & Co-founder of envelio

Thu, May 14, 2020, 6:00 PM (CEST)

About this event

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*** REMO-Networking at 19:15 ***

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Startup Grind is a global startup community that aims to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs. We organize monthly events in more than 500 cities and 120 countries with successful local founders, innovators, teachers and investors who share personal stories and experiences on the way to building their success stories. Our events provide opportunities to connect with amazing start-ups and the people behind them, to use a strong support network, to make meaningful connections and to provide inspiration for the upcoming startup journey.

Simon is one of the founders and managing directors of envelio, which is a spin-off from RWTH Aachen University and offers a smart grid software platform for network operators based on innovative optimization and machine learning algorithms. Before founding envelio, Simon earned his doctorate from RWTH Aachen, where he also headed the Distributed Energy Systems research group.

The energy transition is progressing. In order for our climate protection goals to be achieved, many millions of renewable generation plants and new loads, such as Charging points for electric cars into which energy networks are integrated. This poses major challenges for network operators.Founded in April 2017, envelio helps to solve the problem. For this purpose, the latest research findings from energy system research at RWTH Aachen University are put into practice by envelio. envelio has already received several awards, including with the main prize in the start-up competition for digital innovations and 3rd place in the Germany-wide BMWi competition "Digital Startup of the Year 2018". envelio has successfully completed a series A financing round with the venture capital company eCAPITAL. The existing shareholders Demeter and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) are also joining this series A financing round with significant additional investments. The total round amounts to six million euros.

Dr. Simon Koopmann, co-founder and CEO of envelio, says: "In the past year, envelio more than doubled its customer base. In addition to large-scale rollouts with major German customers such as Westnetz and E.DIS, we were also able to win several international customers such as Enel, Iberdrola and EDP. This round of financing will enable us to further accelerate and accelerate our international growth. "With this financing round, envelio plans to expand its international presence and to make specific resources available to its customers, particularly in Europe, Asia and North and South America. 

Experience an evening full of inspiring stories with us and get an insight into the cosmos of start-ups, entrepreneurship and innovation. Opportunities to exchange experiences and network will not be neglected either as well as food and drinks of course :)

We look forward to seeing you at this event.

Your startup Grind Aachen team


Past Speakers


  • Jan Friesen

    Jan Friesen

    Startup Grind Aachen



Thursday, May 14
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CEST)

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