Lumoview Building Analytics closes financing round
Cologne, Germany, March 30, 2020. Lumoview Building Analytics GmbH today announced the closing of an early-stage financing round. The Cologne-based company, which was founded in 2019, intends to use this to further automate its solution for the very fast recording and analysis of existing buildings. To this end, predominantly the product development team will be further strengthened. For 2020, Lumoview also plans, in addition to further technical development, to acquire additional customers, primarily from German-speaking countries, as well as to establish sales structures and partnerships.
The investors involved in this financing round were, in addition to Hoffschmidt Ventures GmbH as co-founder, the Schneider family with several generations of experience in the construction industry and NRW.BANK.
Lumoview Building Analytics GmbH: The Cologne-based startup was founded in 2019 by Bernhard Hoffschmidt, Arne Tiddens and Silvan Siegrist and employs 7 people. It is a spin-off and cooperation partner of the German Aerospace Center e. V. (DLR). Lumoview enables split-second recording and automated measurement and analysis of indoor spaces in buildings. For this purpose, Lumoview has developed an easy-to-use and portable 360° indoor measurement system. The measurement takes only 2 seconds per room and can be carried out even by non-experts. The measurement data includes images in the visible and infrared spectrum, air parameters, distances and position. This data is automatically analyzed in the cloud with machine learning algorithms and directly integrated into digital processes such as CAD, CAFM or BIM. This makes it easy to optimize buildings economically and ecologically. Lumoview has so far been supported by DLR, Fraunhofer Days, Climate-KIC and Helmholtz Enterprise and is a laureate of the digitalBAU Startup Award 2020.
Hoffschmidt Ventures GmbH: The investment and consulting company was founded in 2016 in Bergisch Gladbach by the partners Bernhard Hoffschmidt and Paul-Lukas Hoffschmidt. In addition to the two partners, the team consists of 5 business and technical experts. The activities focus on company building, angel investing and consulting. The goal is to build and develop innovative high-tech companies. Besides Lumoview Building Analytics GmbH, Heliokon GmbH and Enerfinity GmbH have been supported so far. A close cooperation partner is the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
Familie Schneider from Hamm: Owner and founder of the construction company Hugo Schneider GmbH in Hamm (Westphalia), which has existed since 1925, as well as co-founder of Bohrtec Bautechnologie GmbH, BBA Hamm GmbH and newly founded Sunrise Ventures UG. With Hugo Schneider GmbH, she specializes in integrated project solutions in the construction and real estate segment. The expertise in building construction and civil engineering built up over almost 100 years of company history is now implemented by more than 150 employees. Reliability, professionalism and enthusiasm have made Hugo Schneider GmbH, already managed by Hans Joachim Schneider and Simon Schneider in the third and fourth generation, one of the leading construction companies in the Ruhr region. At the same time, it has always followed the guiding principle of positioning itself sustainably in the market through constant innovation and diversification. The alliance with Lumoview Building Analytics GmbH proved to be the ideal solution for designing existing buildings faster and more efficiently with unique measurement technology from Lumoview. As a responsible traditional company, the Schneider family is therefore building on a common future and is proud to be able to support Lumoview in revolutionizing the construction and real estate industry.
NRW.BANK: NRW.BANK is the development bank for North Rhine-Westphalia. It supports its owner, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, in its structural and economic policy tasks. In its three promotion fields of business, housing and infrastructure/municipalities, NRW.BANK uses a broad range of promotion instruments: from low-interest development loans to equity financing and advisory services.