Seed Round Convertible Equity
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€500K target raise
Wapo.io is a startup with the mission to make smart building adoption faster and widely available.
At the same time that the IoT is unlocking the potential of new services in smart buildings, the companies delivering such buildings face a huge challenge to engage with their end users. Currently the result is many different apps. Is that a problem? Well here are a few we have spotted: 1. End users don't like using apps that don't relate to their every day work 2. The app interaction is extremely limited in understand why users a using a service or not. 3. Apps fail to be personalised, they are build from the service availability perspective.
We believe that as a buildings mission is to serve the people in it, the smart building should be interacting on a personal level with its users and the ideal medium is a Conversational UX. That's why created wapo, a chatbot as service available for all smart building professionals to use in their projects as the interface of their services to en...
Wapo.io is a startup with the mission to make smart building adoption faster and widely available.
At the same time that the IoT is unlocking the potential of new services in smart buildings, the companies delivering such buildings face a huge challenge to engage with their end users. Currently the result is many different apps. Is that a problem? Well here are a few we have spotted: 1. End users don't like using apps that don't relate to their every day work 2. The app interaction is extremely limited in understand why users a using a service or not. 3. Apps fail to be personalised, they are build from the service availability perspective.
We believe that as a buildings mission is to serve the people in it, the smart building should be interacting on a personal level with its users and the ideal medium is a Conversational UX. That's why created wapo, a chatbot as service available for all smart building professionals to use in their projects as the interface of their services to end-users.
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Rockstart Accelerator Smart Energy 2016
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Rockstart Accelerator Smart Energy 2016 The intersection of IT and Energy

Advisors

Manolis Nikiforakis
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Manolis Nikiforakis IoT Solution Architect

Recommendations

Ioannis Orfanos

I know very well wapo.io founding team and the exceptional job they have been doing the past few years to develop and offer a cloud based energy management and analytical software system in the market. A system that not only captures the backbone analytical requirements of a sophisticated energy monitoring and benchmarking tool but also positions itself as an easy and simple to use solution for non specialised users, facility and energy managers of buildings. The wapo.io offered solutions to the market are a result of a more than 30 years of hands-on experience in advanced commercial building maintenance and hardware management. It is based on in-house tailored made system used to track and streamline the performance of a dedicated and experienced team of building heating and cooling maintenance engineers. It provides not only the necessary default management and preventive maintenance analytics but also realistic solutions and recommendation for sustainable energy savings.

Manolis Nikiforakis CEO at Ex Machina IoT

Wapo.io is an elegant solution to a complicated problem made possible by the evlolution of IoT and big data analytics. Having worked with the team in the past, I know they have the skills and experience to put all the pieces together and to reach their goal.

Andreas Symeonidis Lecturer at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The wapo.io team is commited to turn their concept into a success story.
I met Thanos (CEO) in 2008, when we designed and implemented a basic tool for data validation. Coming from the Energy management sector, Thanos has a clear view of the needs of Energy Managers and an ambitious vision for the wapo.io product.
Fani (CTO), Marina (VP-SE) and Michalis (VP-DA) are all highly competent Computer Engineers, too. They have all worked with our group (Intelligent Systems and Software Engineering - issel.ee.auth.gr) in various software projects, and came highly recommended by myself when Thanos decided to man the wapo.io team.
Wapo.io has all the prerequisites to succeed: it is based on a real need, has an already established customer base, and follows the current IoT and Big Data landscape. The wapo.io architecture builds upon the RESTful paradigm deployed on the Cloud, ensuring scalability, flexibility to user needs and high reuse.
I believe wapo.io is a winner.