Miralis Data has secured £1.7m in Seed funding to accelerate the growth of its electric vehicle charging platform Fuuse, creating more than 30 jobs across the business.
The investment will support the company’s strategy to become the enterprise level charge point management system of choice for fleets, workplaces, destinations and installers, creating 30-plus further jobs at its Lancaster and Glasgow offices.
The funding will enable Fuuse to expand its sales and customer support operations, bolster its innovation programme, accelerate the platform’s product development roadmap and begin its planned international expansion.
Michael Gibson, CEO at Miralis says, “Fuuse is making phenomenal progress with charge points live on our platform from the Walkie Talkie building in London to a recycling site on the Isle of Man, and from the workplaces of national retailers, NHS Trusts and manufacturers to over 250 public charging sites from Cumbria to Dorset.
“This investment not only gives us the financial means but also access to exceptional people with vast experience in software, energy and infrastructure to help us accelerate our growth and continue to thrive”.
Alastair Moore, Investment Manager with Par Equity comments, “We are hugely excited to be partnering with Miralis at this milestone in the growth of Fuuse. The pull from all corners of the market for Fuuse is testament to the quality of the offering that the team has built.
“It has already established itself as the leading end-to-end platform for managing EV charge point assets and with 7 million EVs forecast to be on UK roads by 2030, the time for scaling up the infrastructure to serve this is now, with Fuuse perfectly placed to power this. We’re looking forward to the journey ahead”.
Thanks to £600,000 grant funding from the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles and Transport Scotland, Fuuse is also about to launch its advanced fleet smart charging and energy management capabilities, and enable charge point booking and blocked bay alerts.
Dr Will Maden, Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder at Miralis says, “This investment validates not only the success we’ve had with Fuuse so far but also the strategy, potential and pipeline of work we’ve put in place to build on it”.