Infogrid raises $90m to make buildings smart

  • April 24, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Smart building technology firm Infogrid has raised $90m in fresh equity and converting CLNs, and a further $30m of debt facilities in series B funding after a fivefold growth in 2022.

Infogrid is an AI-powered sustainability focused smart building platform that automates and optimises facilities and building management, actively preventing carbon emissions, water and chemical waste while making buildings safe.

It does this while generating financial RoIs for its facility manager and landlord clients.

Infogrid provides building owners, and facility and workplace managers, with a holistic and real-time view of building data that can help them meet sustainability targets, reduce costs and improve employee productivity and well-being. Over 200 global blue-chip customers are already using Infogrid to improve their facilities’ internal environment and overall sustainability.

“Sustainability and reducing costs are paramount concerns for our clients today,” said Will Cowell de Gruchy, CEO of Infogrid. “In the aftermath of Covid, there has been a pincer movement of inflation and climate pressures on businesses, leading to widespread concern over the cost and carbon emissions of owning and operating commercial buildings.”

He said this created a clear need for ways to lower costs while reducing the environmental and health damage caused by commercial real estate.

“Achieving this goal can be as simple as using technology to avoid cleaning unused space every day, or to automate compliance checks for legionnaires disease prevention,” he said. “Not only does this save crucial dollars in a time when budgets are strained by inflation, but it also prevents wasted carbon, chemicals and water in a time when the world is strained by climate change. It’s a win-win for clients and the planet, and it’s heartening to see big business embracing sustainable solutions.”

Funding came from Original Capital, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Northzone, TVC, JLL Spark, Committed Capital, Pictet and several others.

“Building sustainability and health are mission-critical today, yet most commercial buildings live in the dark ages with no data or way to measure basic things like air quality and energy consumption,” said Sean Wright from JLL Spark “Infogrid is the only solution in the market that provides the data and the AI capabilities to harness those data to take action on building health and sustainability. We’re thrilled to be alongside Will and his team on their mission to bring digital transformation to the commercial sector, both as an investor and global commercial partner.”

The financing will fuel the next phase in Infogrid’s global growth, including expanding Infogrid’s dataset – Infogrid already collects billions of unique data points monthly, and this is growing exponentially – and the deep and broad functionality of its proprietary AI-powered building intelligence platform. It will also help Infogrid serve its global blue chip customer base with an expanded sales and customer success organisation.

This announcement comes on the heels of continued growth and momentum for Infogrid, with fivefold growth in 2022 alone. Infogrid partners with some of the largest commercial real estate services companies in the world to enable change in the built environment.

London-based Infogrid partners with IoT and sensor providers to equip buildings with smart technologies to collect, combine and analyse data for a complete visibility of a building’s performance. The Infogrid platform measures impact and surfaces actionable insights to help commercial real estate owners and landlords reach their ESG goals.