A software-as-a-service platform which provides environmental data intelligence to the real estate sector is plotting UK growth.
Headquartered in Paris, France, Deepki already employs 10 people at a base in London having launched on these shores in October 2021.
The founders told BusinessCloud they plan to hire another 20 in the coming months after raising €150 million in a Series C round of funding.
“We expect the UK to represent one third of our international activities in 2022. That is more than three times as much as today,” they said.
“We are very much in a growth phase, actively recruiting and building our client base. However, in 2021, the UK stood for 20-25% of Deepki’s new international contract signatures.”
Founded in 2014, Deepki helps investors, owners and managers improve the environmental, social and governance performance of their real estate assets.
The SaaS platform enables clients to collect ESG data, get a comprehensive overview of their portfolio’s ESG performance, establish investment plans to reach Net Zero, improve energy efficiency and assess results. It also allows users to report to key stakeholders.
The platform is supported by carbon and ESG experts who partner with clients across data collection and analysis, through to ESG strategy definition and implementation.
The firm says the real estate sector is currently responsible for around 40% of the Earth’s carbon emissions.
“The UK real estate sector is the second biggest market in the world after the US. It is leading the way when it comes to tackling its impact on the environment and climate change,” the founders continued.
“Our services are critical to collecting the data to help them manage carbon emissions by reducing energy consumption, amongst other measures, and ensuring assets are on path to meet the sector’s Net Zero target by 2050.”
The new funding was co-led by One Peak and Highland Europe, both London-based growth equity firms. Other investors include Bpifrance, through their Large Venture fund, and Revaia, as well as existing investors Hi Inov and Statkraft Ventures.
Now with over 150 employees, offices in five European capital cities and operating in over 38 countries, Deepki says it has become the global leader in ESG and data intelligence solutions for environmental transition in the commercial real estate sector. It has more than 500 million sqm – almost five times the area of Paris – under management.
It plans to add 200 new hires in all in 2022, with a focus on establishing and growing the business in the US.