Cloud Solutions Provider gridscale announces a €7 Million round with Endeit Capital and EnBW New Ventures

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to gridscale.

  • Amsterdam-based VC Endeit Capital is co-leading this €7 million financing round together with EnBW New Ventures, and participation of existing shareholders EnjoyVentures and HTGF.
  • gridscale will use the funds for additional key hires, further build out its leading tech offering and accelerate international expansion.

Berlin, March 2019 – Leading European corporate finance boutique Clipperton is proud to announce it acted as sole financial advisor to gridscale – the Köln-based provider of innovative Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service solutions (IaaS, PaaS) – for its €7 million Series-A round. The capital raise is led by Endeit Capital and EnBW New Ventures, with additional participation from existing investors EnjoyVenture (BLSW Seed- & Wachstumsfonds) and High-Tech Gründerfonds. The investment will support further platform development and underpin gridscale’s global expansion.

gridscale enables customers to easily create, implement and manage complex hosting and infrastructure projects. It does this through unrivalled automated real-time scaling of independent cloud infrastructure with per-minute billing. This enables high-profile German customers such as Controlware, KOMSA and Butlers to only pay for the IaaS and PaaS resources they really need and solely for the specific time required.

The new funding will enable gridscale to expand its range of PaaS applications and additional services – especially for indirect sales channels. Its intelligent intuitive white label solutions are already used by IT system houses and agencies. gridscale successfully addresses the specific needs of these partners, offering them the opportunity to become reliable and state-of-the-art cloud providers themselves.

“We greatly believe in the potential of the gridscale team and their technology. gridscale brings innovative impulses to the fast-growing $50 billion IaaS & PaaS global cloud market,” says Martijn Hamann, Partner at Endeit Capital. “We are proud to be part of gridscale’s growth story and to be able to support them in brand positioning and international expansion.” Holger Wagner, Senior Investment Manager at EnBW New Ventures adds: “The team combines technical expertise, market knowledge and a feel for the specific requirements of their customers. We are looking forward to being part of this development.”

Henrik Hasenkamp, co-founder and CEO of gridscale, is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of the financing round: “Clipperton has been a great advisory partner; their experience proved invaluable in running a very smooth process helping us find just the right investors for the next chapter of growth ahead: Endeit Capital and EnBW New Ventures stood out from the crowd of VCs who showed equal interest in the technology and the team – a perfect match with our existing shareholders. With their support, we will be able to accelerate our growth significantly and release a variety of new products and services simultaneously. We want to further establish ourselves as a secure, scalable and reliable cloud service provider, especially in other parts of Europe.”

For more information, please contact:

  • Stéphane Valorge, Partner, svalorge@clipperton.net
  • Ingmar Wegel, Vice President, iwegel@clipperton.net
  • Marc Schäfer, Vice President, mschafer@clipperton.net

About Clipperton

Clipperton is a European independent corporate finance advisory firm exclusively dedicated to the Technology space, advising high growth companies on M&A transactions, debt financings and equity offerings. With offices in London, Berlin, and Paris and an international reach, Clipperton is a European leader in Technology financial advisory. Over the past 15 years, the team has successfully completed more than 280 high profile transactions globally. For more details please visit www.clipperton.net