Lumoview Building Analytics GmbH, a spin-off from the Institute of Solar Research, successfully completed an early-stage financing round on March 30. The Cologne-based company founded in 2019 wants to further automate its solution for the very fast imaging and analysis of existing buildings. To this end, the founders Silvan Siegrist and Arne Tiddens will strengthen further the team for product development. The investors involved in this financing round were Hoffschmidt Ventures GmbH as a co-founder, the Schneider family with several generations of experience in the construction industry and NRW.BANK.
For 2020, Lumoview is planning to gain further customers, to set up sales structures and partnerships. The regional focus will be on the German-speaking area.
Lumoview Building Analytics GmbH: The Cologne startup was founded in 2019 by Bernhard Hoffschmidt, Arne Tiddens and Silvan Siegrist and employs seven people. It is a spin-off and cooperation partner of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Lumoview enables the imaging and analysis of indoor spaces in buildings in a matter of seconds. Lumoview has developed an easy-to-use and portable 360° indoor measurement system. The measurement takes only two seconds per room and can also be carried out by untrained users. The measurement data include recordings in the visible and infrared spectrum, air parameters, distances and position. This data is automatically evaluated in the cloud using machine learning algorithms and integrated directly into digital processes such as CAD, CAFM or BIM. This makes it easy to optimise buildings economically and ecologically. Lumoview has so far been supported by DLR, Fraunhofer Days, Climate-KIC and Helmholtz Enterprise and has won the digitalBAU Startup Award 2020.
Hoffschmidt Ventures GmbH: The investment and consulting company was founded in Bergisch Gladbach in 2016 by the partners Bernhard Hoffschmidt and Paul-Lukas Hoffschmidt. Further members of the team are five business and technical experts. The activities focus on company building, angel investing and consulting. The goal is the construction and the development of innovative high-tech companies. In addition to Lumoview Building Analytics GmbH, Heliokon GmbH and Enerfinity GmbH have been supported so far. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is a cooperation partner.
The Schneider family from Hamm is owner and founder of the construction company Hugo Schneider GmbH in Hamm (Westphalia), which had been in existence since 1925, co-founder of Bohrtec Bautechnologie GmbH, BBA Hamm GmbH and the newly founded Sunrise Ventures UG. With Hugo Schneider GmbH, she specialises in holistic project solutions in the construction and real estate segments. The expertise in building construction and civil engineering built up in almost 100 years of history is implemented today by more than 150 employees. Reliability, professionalism and enthusiasm have made Hugo Schneider GmbH, which has been managed by Hans Joachim Schneider and Simon Schneider in the third and fourth generation, one of the leading construction companies in the Ruhr area. It has always followed the guiding principle to position itself sustainably on the market through constant innovation and diversification. The rapprochement with Lumoview Building Analytics GmbH turned out to be the ideal solution to make the work on existing buildings faster and more efficient with unique measurement technology from Lumoview.
NRW.BANK is the development bank for North Rhine-Westphalia. It supports its owner, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, in structural and economic policy tasks. NRW.BANK uses a wide range of promotional instruments in its three promotional areas of business, housing and infrastructure/municipalities: from low-interest promotional loans to equity financing to advisory services.
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