Mortar IO secures preseed funding!

April 1, 2024

At Mortar IO, we are pioneering a revolution in the realm of building retrofits. Our mission is bold: to decarbonise existing buildings swiftly and efficiently, contributing significantly to the global fight against climate change. Today, we are thrilled to announce a major milestone in our journey - our successful preseed fundraise.

The Challenge: Slow, Expensive, Disruptive Retrofits

Building energy retrofits are crucial in combating climate change. However, these projects are notorious for being slow, expensive, and disruptive. Traditional retrofit methods often involve painstakingly surveying individual buildings, a process that can take months. Yet, in the face of climate change, with rising global temperatures and increasing energy demands, these retrofits are more urgent than ever.

Mortar IO's Innovative Solution

Enter Mortar IO, where innovation meets necessity. We are leveraging physics-based modelling, enriched by AI to create retrofit twins (a concept based on the notion of a digital twin) for commercial buildings. The 3D retrofit twins with their data aggregation capabilities and simulations, further bolstered using AI/ML, geospatial imagery, and other publicly available data, allow us to estimate the energy and carbon efficiency of each building within large portfolios. Imagine having the power to model, plan, and execute retrofit projects for hundreds of buildings simultaneously.

Why Mortar IO Stands Out

What sets Mortar IO apart is our proprietary platform. Unlike traditional solutions that focus on single aspects of building management, our platform offers holistic, portfolio-wide modeling. It goes beyond auditing and energy efficiency; it empowers building portfolio managers with comprehensive insights, enabling them to make informed decisions in minutes rather than months.

Our Vision: Rapid Decarbonization

The need for rapid decarbonization in the UK and EU is evident. A significant portion of existing buildings is energy inefficient, contributing to unnecessary waste. Regulatory bodies like the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) are pushing for greater transparency and compliance. Mortar IO is at the forefront of this movement, offering a solution that not only meets these standards but surpasses them.

Our Exceptional Team

Mortar IO's success is attributed to our exceptional team. Led by Ranjeet Bhalareo, Ruggiero Guida, and Josephine Bromley, we bring together a unique blend of expertise in business, building engineering,, commercial real estate software, and construction. Our founder-market fit is what drives us to create innovative solutions that truly make a difference.

Looking Ahead: Join Us on Our Journey

We are immensely proud of our achievements so far. In just a few months, Mortar IO has secured partnerships with some of the largest property management companies in the UK. Additionally, we have been granted the opportunity to model and simulate over 150,000 buildings for a London borough, a testament to the impact of our technology.

Our preseed fundraise marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for Mortar IO. We are open to speaking with investors who share our vision and passion for sustainable, efficient, and effective building retrofits. With these funds, we aim to expand our engineering team and execute on our pilot projects, propelling us further toward our goal of decarbonising built environment.

Join us in catalysing the path to net zero. Together, let's secure the health and happiness of our planet.

For more information about Mortar IO and our journey towards decarbonisation, please get in touch with us at

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