Amsterdam’s fintech innovator Prêts raises €1M to boost access to sustainable home technologies

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Amsterdam-based Prêts, a company working on accelerating energy-efficient real estate, has secured €1M in funding to make sustainable home technologies like heat pumps and solar panels more accessible.

Supported by Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland, Rubio, Rockstart, and top industry angels, this funding helps Prêts launch their MVP with “premier” Dutch partners. The company’s integrated services aim to make sustainable living practical, affordable, and energy-efficient.

Smart investments for sustainable homes

According to a statement by Prêts, high upfront costs remain a barrier for many homeowners despite falling prices for sustainable technologies like heat pumps and solar panels.

Prêts aims to overcome this by providing accessible financing that ensures energy-efficient upgrades do not increase monthly energy bills, making them financially neutral and beneficial.

Prêts, a fintech innovator, looks to transform sustainable home improvements by making green investments accessible, financially neutral, and beneficial for all homeowners.

The company focuses on simplifying the financing process, offering embedded financial solutions, and promoting healthy household finances.

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Prêts’ platform displays potential returns and savings from eco-friendly upgrades and aligns investment costs with energy savings, ensuring financial stability for homeowners.

The company was co-founded in 2023 by Eugène Lubbers, Gerard van Swieten, and later joined by Peer Fisser.

Brief about the investors

The Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland is an initiative by the Province of Noord-Holland, University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, and Sanquin.

It supports entrepreneurs in Noord-Holland by providing convertible loans to finance innovations in the Proof-of-Concept phase. The fund manages two separate funds: one for innovative startups, backed by the RVO, and one for academic startups, supported by EFRO.

Rubio is a venture capital fund that invests in entrepreneurs who combine “powerful impact “with scalable commercial businesses.

Amsterdam-based Rockstart is an early-stage investor supporting purpose-driven founders in Energy, AgriFood, and Emerging Technologies.

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