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Berlin's Caeli Wind Secures €11 Million Series A Funding to Expand Digital Platform for Wind Energy Locations

Caeli Wind, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, has successfully secured €11 million in funding to advance its platform for analysing and marketing wind energy locations.

Leading this funding round was Notion Capital, with contributions from Santander Alternative Investments and existing backers like HTGF. The infusion of capital is earmarked for bolstering Caeli Wind’s international growth, refining its value chain, and further developing its cutting-edge technologies.

Founded in 2022 by Ben Schlemmermeier and Heiko Bartels, Caeli Wind has crafted an innovative AI-powered analysis system alongside a marketplace designed to accelerate the deployment of wind turbines. In 2023, the company identified 173 new sites for wind turbines across Germany, successfully allocating these to project developers and energy providers.

Thanks to its digital analysis and awarding platform, the AI company accelerates the realisation of wind farms by an average of 18 months.

Due to its successful market development in its home market, the company has attracted the attention of international investors. The newly acquired capital will be used for international expansion, deepening the value chain, and further developing Caeli’s advanced technologies.

“There is an urgent need for digital transformation in the energy market. Bringing landowners and project developers for wind farms together on an equal footing is not just a German issue, but a global one,” explained Heiko Bartels. 

“Our technology has shown that complex planning and approval processes can be shortened by 18 months. With the newly raised capital, we will help project developers even more to conserve their human resources and accelerate their business,” emphasised Ben Schlemmermeier.

Stephen Chandler, Managing Partner Notion Capital (Lead Investor), said: “Caeli Wind’s platform represents a significant leap forward in modernising a crucial segment of the wind energy value chain, one that has been largely untouched by software innovation. The founders’ deep domain expertise puts them in a unique position to build a global category leader in the wind energy market, thereby accelerating the renewable energy transition. We are looking forward to the journey together.”

Santiago Gil, Lead of Santander InnoEnergy Climate Fund, commented: “Santander is one of the world´s largest financiers of renewables. Our ambition is to accompany companies that make a significant contribution to decarbonisation and have immense growth potential on this journey. We are pleased to support Caeli Wind in its steps abroad with capital and expertise.”

Klaus Lehmann, Partner HTGF and existing investor said: “We invested in Caeli in 2023 because we recognised that the company could become a game changer in the energy market. Caeli’s development since then has been truly impressive and is reason enough to further increase our investment in this German flagship company.”


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