Cleantech startup CrowdComfort, a 2014 MassChallenge finalist and North Shore InnoVentures member, was featured in the Boston Business Journal for raising $343,892 out of a planned $1.5 million round from undisclosed angel investors in the Northeast and the company’s founders, said co-founder and CEO Eric Graham.
The latest funding brings the startup’s total investment to about $650,000 to date, Graham said.
When the planned $1.5 million fundraising round is closed by year’s end, Graham said the startup could double its headcount to about 12 employees.
The company’s six full-time employees are currently working out of several offices including Boston-based MassChallenge and Somerville-based Greentown Labs.
Founded in 2013, CrowdComfort, provides software and mobile technologies for employees to log and track maintenance requests and temperature controls. Office and building managers can then use the crowdsourced data to improve operations and manage energy use.
The company’s flagship product is billed as the ” world’s first crowd-sourced thermostat,” and allows workers in buildings to report their temperature comfort levels through a mobile app, Graham said. The goal is to cut down on energy costs and improve worker productivity.
The company’s first paying customer is General Electric, though the startup is still in the “pre-revenue” stage, Graham said.