Sollum Technologies raises $30 million to support the growth of its operations
Sollum offers greenhouse growers a technology that has become the standard for fully dynamic smart LED lighting.
January 16, 2023 By Sollum Technologies
Sollum Technologies has closed a $30 million financing round, including $25 million from Idealist Capital, a private equity manager that supports entrepreneurs at the heart of the energy transition and decarbonization, and $5 million from Fondaction, a partner of innovative Québec SMEs, and more specifically those with added social, environmental and economic value.
Sollum offers greenhouse growers a technology that has become the standard for fully dynamic smart LED lighting. As the only 100% programmable technology, it can replicate the Sun’s natural light cycle with unparalleled accuracy for cultivating any produce, regardless of its native climate and the location of the greenhouse. To this end, the technology has been the source of significant breakthroughs such as the large-scale production of peppers in winter and strawberries, and continues to be researched to expand the availability of fresh, local produce year-round in collaboration with leading producers.
In 2022, the company launched a line of lighting fixtures to meet the diverse needs and business models of greenhouse growers, whether they are large-scale growers looking for a solution that combines cost, productivity and sustainability, or grow specialty products that require ultimate light spectrum flexibility. Whatever their choice, greenhouse growers benefit from the sun as a service cloud platform, powered by artificial intelligence and the dedicated support of a team of experienced engineers, technicians and agronomists.
“We are pleased to proceed with a second investment in Sollum,” said Claire Bisson, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Fondaction. “The goal last year was to accelerate the commercialization of a smart light supporting the fight against climate change and the development of a safe and sustainable agri-food sector. The response from growers has been very positive, and we are convinced that this smart lighting solution, which reduces energy consumption and makes it possible to produce fresh, local food all year-round, will have an even greater impact, benefiting growers and the planet.”
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