Irish architecture software firm to expand after €1.2m funding
A Dublin-based tech company is set to double its size after securing a €1.2m fund.
FenestraPro develops software for architects to allow them to design green buildings, and secured the latest round to bring its total raised to almost €2 million.
Investors in this latest round include Pi Labs, Enterprise Ireland, and software firm Applied Software.
Co-founder and chief executive David Palmer told the Irish Times that the plan was to increase the size of the company from its 10 staff to 20 over the next 12 to 18 month.
“We are really excited about this juncture in the business. The value of FenestraPro is being realised and accepted by some of the leading firms in the world as we see FenestraPro adopted into their mainstream design workflows to guide them in designing better performing buildings,” said Palmer.
Since the launch of the platform in 2017, six of the top ten global architectural firms including Aecom, Gensler, and Skidmore Owings & Merrill have used FenestraPro on large-scale projects.
“The ability to feed up to date facade material and product information into the workflow in a very intelligent way will now see components selected based on their energy performance characteristics,” said Simon Whelan, co-founder of FenestraPro.
“This will ensure that architects and other building design professionals have the tools and understanding to design better performing building façades to meet their design intent, and ultimately to design better buildings.”