Mark Boost of Civo and Green Angel Ventures granted seed funding to heata, a cloud computing startup with a carbon footprint reduction focus based in Godalming, UK.
heata was established in 2017 as a British Gas innovation project with the aim of enabling businesses to lower the carbon footprint of their use of cloud computing and assist families in saving money on energy costs.
Chris Jordan, Co-Founder and CTO at heata, commented: “At heata we’re reusing energy to help tackle fuel poverty in a cost of living crisis; another key challenge of our time. This enables a step change in sustainable compute with a genuine social impact.”
This round of financing will be used to expand the heata team, raise their profile in the market, create a cloud offering, support in progress network development, and carry out more research, as per reported by marriottharrison.co.uk.
Heata started out as a British Gas innovation project. The massive amounts of energy miners were consuming and waste heat they were producing while mining bitcoins at the time were extensively covered in the media.
In order to support the decarbonization of a quickly expanding industry, heata redesigned the system to work with domestic hot water cylinders where demand is largely constant throughout the year. It also switched from Bitcoin mining to general compute.