October was a great month for METR! In an intensive workshop we refined our product strategy, which consists of developing intelligent applications in the area of Smart Buildings and a building management platform. Maite, Mladen and Franka were supported by Markus Andrezak, a product development expert. Markus has more than 15 years of experience in developing Internet products. Prior to founding überproduct, he worked as a full-time employee or service provider for a wide range of companies (e.g. eBay, AOL, Scout Group, MyHammer). He now shares his experience and ability to grasp things quickly and get to the point with Startups. Markus' feedback now influences METR's product development. It was an asset for METR to work with him. Also in October, METR's ordinary shareholders' meeting took place. METR's Advisory Board, which now includes Erna-Maria Trixl, Dieter Berndt and Harald Zapp, was elected at the shareholders' meeting. We are happy to have such well interconnected experts at METR's side.
Franka and Maite were at the Expo Real in Munich. The Expo is one of the most important real estate fairs in Europe. METR had many interesting conversations and gained valuable contacts and business leads. On the first day of the fair, Maite presented METR in a pitch at the Tech-Alley.
We are pleased to announce that METR has closed its seed round with three new investors on board. The three new investors are business angels who are well acquainted with both the German real estate and energy markets and bring a significant network of potential customers and partners. In addition, our lead investor, Next Big Thing AG, has reinvested in METR, demonstrating its confidence in the team and our vision. Here you can find the Press Release.
We are pleased to introduce Flávio as METR's new fullstack developer. Flávio loves versatility. He enjoys working with Freesoftware and has worked on and maintained a number of open source projects. Besides technology, Flávio likes to travel and he is interested in social sciences and history. Welcome to METR, Flávio
Franka Birke, CEO of METR, was interviewed for the Economic & Innovation Report. The report is produced by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Businesses in Berlin. We are delighted to be included! You can read the whole report here. © Wirtschafts- und Innovationsbericht Berlin 2017/2018
METR’s CEO Franka and Marketing Manager Michaela attended the Deutscher Verwaltertag. It was a great atmosphere for making interesting contacts with potential customers and partners. © DDIV, from the 26th Deutschen Verwaltertag.
CEO Franka is nominated for the IT Women of the Year in the Startup category. We would be very pleased if you would vote for her. More information about the award and the voting can be found here. Image ©Elisheva Marcus / NBT AG
On 16 August 2018 Franka presentes METR and METR's products to the Governing Mayor Michael Müller. The mayor and his companions had many questions about our solutions for the Smart City. Especially the idea to develop an intelligent parking management system was well received.