With this investment, Porsche is expanding its involvement in companies outside its core business and underlining its ambitions in the area of sustainability. "The topic of smart cities is an exciting field of activity for Porsche. We are primarily concerned here with the networked, efficient and sustainable city," says Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Member of the Executive Board for Finance and IT at Porsche AG. "At Porsche, we are asking ourselves a question: how can we further enhance the quality of life in urban areas? And not only on four wheels, but also with more extensive premium offers. In this respect, 1KOMMA5? fits perfectly into our investment strategy."
"Our goal is to further expand our sustainable mobility offerings. In doing so, we are breaking new ground and deliberately addressing the entire value chain for our cus-tomers: from the sustainable generation and storage of energy to intelligent network-ing and carbon-neutral use," says Patrick Huke, Head of Porsche Ventures Europe & Israel.
"We want to invest more than 100 million euros in acquisitions over the next two years and in doing so become the one-stop shop for climate-neutral building tech-nology," says Philipp Schroeder, co-founder and CEO of 1KOMMA5?. In 2022, the start-up will open flagship stores in German cities to introduce the ideas of a 'car-bon-neutral home' and 'carbon-neutral office' to a broader audience. The first show-rooms, modelled on Apple, are planned at Hamburg's Binnenalster and in Lingen an der Ems. The name 1KOMMA5? says it all: with its business model, the company wants to make a substantial contribution to achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement - keeping the increase of global temperatures down to 1.5?C. Schroeder: "The core idea of 1KOMMA5? is that every person - even without policy changes - can make their home carbon-neutral and actually save money in the process. With Porsche's support, we want to become the backbone of the decentralised and re-newable energy transition."
Porsche Ventures is the venture capital unit of Porsche AG and has offices in Stuttgart, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Palo Alto and Shanghai. It invests in innovative technolo-gy and business models around the world. Porsche has been active on the start-up scene since 2016 and has built a diverse start-up ecosystem in order to work with new, innovative companies. In addition to Porsche Ventures, the Porsche ecosys-tem includes the technology and digital unit Porsche Digital, the company builder Forward 31 and the early-stage investor APX, a joint venture with Axel Springer SE. This start-up ecosystem has set itself the goal of being able to offer the right contact for any team of founders - no matter what stage of development their start-up is in. Further information on this network can be found in the Porsche Newsroom at newsroom.porsche.de/startups.
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