Black Pearls VC invests PLN 3m (€ 720k) in iGRID – a startup using industrial internet of things (IIOT) and fog computing technologies for the needs of the energy industry. In 2017, iGRID tested its solutions on the network infrastructure of Tauron Distribution, as part of the ScaleUP Pilot Maker program. Thanks to the promising effects of the pilot, TAURON and iGRID signed an agreement to continue cooperation in 2018 at the end of last year.
By creating iGrid Technology it was possible to gather a unique team of people who saw, on the threshold of the 4th industrial revolution, a chance to create a technologically advanced company in a very demanding energy industry. I am glad that our Investors see this opportunity. Black Pearls VC will enable us to further develop our products and enter the phase of intensive sales growth.
Ryszard Bednarz, iGRID, Founder
iGrid is a unique solution addressed to a specific industry, very technologically advanced and practically devoid of direct competition. The project meets the criteria deep tech and enterprise software categories – the main areas of our investment interests.
Maciej Skórkiewicz, Black Pearls VC, Investment Director