Kapacity.io is building the future of smart energy grids with an electricity Load Balancing service focused on buildings. By shifting electricity consumption in buildings to periods of lower electricity prices and higher renewable energy production, our customers pay less for electricity and emit less CO2. Our service can also participate in power grid balancing to help keep our lights on during moments of high energy demand. Our customers are building owners, asset managers and energy companies who use Kapacity.io to reduce energy costs & emissions in their building portfolios. Buildings are responsible for 30% of global CO2-emissions. Our mission is to push that down to zero.
I'm technical co-founder of Kapacity.io. I am building the next big thing for the energy and real estate sector so we all could enjoy a less hot and more sustainable future. When I am not doing that, I enjoy runs, hiking and climbing.
Before starting Kapacity.io, I worked with energy markets and technologies in the Nordic countries and California. I have a background in energy engineering, but I quickly found myself shifting to the business side of the energy industry. We started Kapacity to get the most out of our abilities to combat climate change. I also did a stint at the startup conference Slush, working as the head of the largest customer segment, startup companies.
I've been working with building systems since 2016 when working in a Finnish smart heating startup. As Helsinki is the most northern capital in the world, we really do understand one or two things about heating. I fell in love with the aim and conducted a PhD on how to use IoT systems in a sustainable energy system. That work brought me also to UC Berkeley and close to its startup community. I'm enthusiastic about energy technology, genuine people and, well, basketball.