Strawberry energy launches crowdfunding campaign

Photo: Strawberry energy


August 3, 2018






August 3, 2018





Serbian startup Strawberry energy has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with the aim of expanding the network of its smart benches. Strawberry energy, whose smart benches use exclusively solar energy, is already present with its next-generation urban furniture in London and 29 other cities.

The smart solar benches developed by Strawberry energy, whose commercial headquarters are in London, come with USB charging ports, Wi-Fi, and other features.

Of targeted GBP 800,000, Strawberry energy has raised over GBP 177,000 on Crowdcube, from 90 investors, who in return received stakes in the company.

However, financing is not the main goal of the crowdfunding campaign.

“Of course, investment is welcome and investment is necessary – we are simultaneously in talks with several VC funds and investors – but the main reason for crowdfunding is to promote the network,” Miloš Milisavljević, founder and CEO of Strawberry energy, told Startit.

The project is about improving people’s lives, says Milisavljević, adding that this is why the Belgrade startup wanted to give a chance to as many people as possible to support it and become part of the project if only in a symbolic way, keeping the minimum investment at only GBP 10.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Romanian journalists uncover giant hybrid power plant project Serbian border

Romanian journalists uncover giant hybrid power plant project on Serbian border

30 March 2023 - A dormant wind, solar and pumped hydropower project valued at EUR 1.9 billion has been unearthed in a Romanian media report

us renewables texas coal nuclear eia

Renewables outpace coal for first time in US power production

30 March 2023 - The US power sector produced 4,090 TWh last year, and the share of renewables was 21%, the Energy Information Administration said.

Djedovic Dedovic Serbia promote energy storage renewables law

Đedović: Serbia to promote energy storage with changes to renewables law

30 March 2023 - To avoid a delay in connecting their renewable power plant, investors will need to add batteries, according to the renewables bill

Greece PPC Renewables two solar power plants f 250 MW

Greece’s PPC Renewables finishing two solar power plants of 250 MW in total

29 March 2023 - PPC Renewables said it would complete two photovoltaic facilities in Greece's coal hubs by the end of the month