60Hertz, an Anchorage, Alaska-based microgrid maintenance software startup, received seed funding from Impact Investor Factor[e] Ventures.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
The company intends to use the funds to expand into the emerging markets.
Launched in 2017 and led by CEO Piper Wilder, 60Hertz provides a Maintenance Management Software platform designed specifically for people managing remote energy assets such as microgrids. The startup has developed a cloud-based application to train and assist operators who maintain expensive, critical assets in isolated locations. The 60Hertz platform connects remote operators to a peer network, provides in-app trainings for “upskilling” on the job, and assists with change management. On the backend, the platform allows remote asset owners or operators to keep track of maintenance through an administrative web portal.
The solution first piloted in 15 rural villages in Alaska last year and now is commercially deployed in 28 locations across the state.