Energy innovation fund – ENERGIIQ, informal investors and existing shareholders have announced to jointly invest €3.4 million in smart office software developer, Mapiq. The Delft-based company will use the capital injection to scale up its software platform.
Mapiq allows organisations to make more efficient and flexible use of their office space and facilities, thereby increasing employee satisfaction, saving costs and reducing CO2 emissions.
Mapiq: How does it work?
Founded in 2013 by CEO Sander Schutte and CTO Jasper Schuurmans, Mapiq helps to optimise your workspace, to uncover the full potential of your people with the help of their unified cloud-platform.
As traditional offices are not yet equipped to facilitate the new way of working; hence, it hampers productivity and leaves space underutilised.
The Delft-based company thinks with the right technology in place, work environments can be efficient and bring out the best in people. Thus, In partnership with Deloitte, Mapiq aims to turn a dull office building into a state-of-the-art workplace. The Dutch startup’s modular platform gives employees a great day at work (find team members, the best workplaces, meeting rooms etc.).
Mapiq is now a frontrunner in the smart office market with national and international customers like PwC, AkzoNobel, Heineken, KPMG, ENGIE, Unilever and Microsoft.
This investment will allow Mapiq to continue its international growth acceleration and boost employment in West Holland.
Significant reduction in CO2 emissions
The innovative software is connected to IT systems of the customer, in combination with sensors provided by Mapiq (or other parties) as necessary. Mapiq developed both the hardware and the software, which are in compliance with the GDPR as well as ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 for quality and information security. Offered as a SaaS subscription, the monthly costs of the platform depend on the size of the office building.
Mapiq allows organisations to make data-driven decisions on their housing and safe costs. Every square metre of office space accounts for around 70 kg of CO2 emissions annually. More efficient use means that less space is needed per employee, which results in a significant reduction in these emissions.
Sander Schutte, CEO of Mapiq:
“The role of the office is constantly evolving. Organisations can save money by using their expensive offices more effectively and by optimising space in the ‘war for talent’. Mapiq is indispensable for making offices more efficient and attractive for employees. This financial injection will help us accelerate our international expansion and strengthen our leading role.”
Rafael Koene, ENERGIIQ fund manager at InnovationQuarter,
“We are very impressed with Mapiq and convinced that the company will achieve strong, profitable growth in Europe and beyond. It is our expectation that Mapiq will be a market leader in a few years’ time with a product that not only delivers a more pleasant and effective working environment but also reduces CO2 emissions substantially. ENERGIIQ has every confidence that these great ambitions will be realised.”
ENERGIIQ is the energy innovation fund of the Province of South Holland and is administered by InnovationQuarter, a regional development agency for West Holland which finances companies in different cycles of their business growth and draws its investments from three funds: IQCapital, UNIIQ and ENERGIIQ. It invests in innovative, fast-growing local enterprises and helps transnational companies become established in this unique delta region.
The Province of South Holland has earmarked €35 million for ENERGIIQ, which invests in businesses that are ready to commercialise a proven energy innovation. Innovations should lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions and/or the creation of jobs in the greater Rotterdam The Hague area.
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