Seed Round
8% equity
£1.7M pre-money
£0K raised
£150K target raise
A Residential 'Proptech' Platform
Through the ‘lifecyle’ of owning or renting a home - acquiring, moving in, managing, decorating and developing it, and eventually moving out - our homes create a complex footprint of private, public and commercial information. Much of this is now turning digital.

In this first digital age, these data sets are being created ‘around’ the homeowner by a variety of third parties (business, govt. and non-govt bodies etc). Very little is accessible or usable by the homeowner. None is being created in a way that enables a homeowner to collate it and create a usable, accessible record to be passed on with sale.

Chimni Solution:
The Chimni platform is a standard, open, web-based consumer tool to help householders to control their property's digital life. We provide a central locatoin to control location/address profiles; store key documentation; and make sense of & record all the online and digital data being created about and around their most ...
A Residential 'Proptech' Platform
Through the ‘lifecyle’ of owning or renting a home - acquiring, moving in, managing, decorating and developing it, and eventually moving out - our homes create a complex footprint of private, public and commercial information. Much of this is now turning digital.

In this first digital age, these data sets are being created ‘around’ the homeowner by a variety of third parties (business, govt. and non-govt bodies etc). Very little is accessible or usable by the homeowner. None is being created in a way that enables a homeowner to collate it and create a usable, accessible record to be passed on with sale.

Chimni Solution:
The Chimni platform is a standard, open, web-based consumer tool to help householders to control their property's digital life. We provide a central locatoin to control location/address profiles; store key documentation; and make sense of & record all the online and digital data being created about and around their most important ever investment.

A Chimni log includes an ownership and location record, plus a logbook, dashboard and secure cloud store for the home. It provides templated project management tools and document storage for all key activities a homeowner may need to record.

Following the freemium model, the core platform is free to use (in basic form) for householders. While the core services are free, the Chimni platform will enable and support an array of revenue generating services being built either by us, or connected to third parties by API.

The Chimni platform is open to third party organisations (eg housebuilders, social housing groups, estate agents, utilities) to use to support and enhance their own offerings. Chimni also includes social media tools for residents to create communities, residents associations and other house related amenity groups .
Most importantly, it creates a data record that can be attached to any system for proving ownership or tenure with a property (eg we are looking at blockchain/smart contracts as a potential future evolution of the housing record system).
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Nigel Walley
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Nigel Walley A serial entrepreneur who has been working in and around digital businesses since 1995.

Recommendations

Tim Peppiatt Group Chief Executive Officer at Paperhat Communications

I was impressed with the thought process that has gone into Chimi. Nigel's expertise in the digital sector is certainly showing through.

Mike Colling

A sound and simple way of keeping track of all those documents you need to run and renovate a house. I commend it to you

Graham Lovelace Director at Lovelace Consulting Limited

Chimni takes the pain away from organising all the information you need about your home. But more than that, it's a living archive of your time spent among those bricks and those that trod the floorboards before you. Try it ... you'll be impressed!

Andrew Walmsley

Building management systems are universal in commercial property. Chimni uses the internet to bring the massive benefits of these systems within the reach of domestic property owners. It could make Chimni a massive data-centred business around an as-yet untapped sector.

Dan Rossiter MCIAT CIO, Co-founder at dotBuiltEnvironment

Nigel reached out to me to become a pliot user of the Chimni system as I manage an asset information set about my home. Through many discussions, I have seen the product blossom into its current iteration which now holds some of the information about my home and I am quite impressed with the usability of the current features. I look forward to further supporting Chimni and their efforts, as well as seeing the final system.

Victoria Lawson

Nigel presented his innovative approach via Chimni to the council, which focuses on a property: its data, information, and key documentation. It is a really interesting approach and I look forward to seeing how it develops!