Published date 22 March 2022

Renewables software firm wins major new investment

Sennen team shot
Image credit: Sennen

Bristol-based Sennen has raised £780,000 equity funding from a range of new and existing investors to accelerate product development. This is the second funding round that Sennen has completed since it launched in 2017.

Founded by CEO Gaby Amiel and CTO Paul Grimshaw, the company is growing fast and now has 18 staff and a turnover of £1.2m.

Having worked in the renewables industry for all their working lives, Paul and Gaby set up Sennen in response to the sector’s need for smarter, safer working as it scales up to meet the energy transition.

Sennen’s cloud-based, modular technology provides solutions for renewable energy companies, including offshore wind farm operators and infrastructure funds. The purpose is always the same - to digitise and automate operations to overcome the complexities of operating at scale.

Gaby Amiel, CEO at Sennen, said: “Securing this investment is another big step forward for our business, and we are delighted with the success of this fundraising round. We have ambitious plans for our product development throughout 2022 and into next year and this provides us with the resources we need to make this happen.

“The last 12 months have been really exciting as we have doubled our workforce and won a major contract with EDF Renewables. This investment helps us to keep up the momentum so that we continue to drive value in the industry and play our part in the clean energy transition.

“A commitment to tackling climate change drives what we do at Sennen and we are determined to offer a working environment that is inclusive, diverse and supportive. For example, we are proud that almost half of our employees are female.

“We are in the fortunate position of being right in that sweet spot of clean energy technology, which is an attractive proposition for ESG-focused investors. As the energy transition continues at pace, we look forward to being at the forefront of digital transformation in the renewables industry.”

Invest Bristol & Bath (IBB) played a key role in supporting Sennen, developing their relationships with the West of England Combined Authority on the Good Employment Charter.

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