Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Phoebus Energy raises $1m to develop innovative heating system

Phoebus Energy, which is developing a hybrid heating unit to more efficiently produce energy for institutions such as hotels, hospitals, and factories, has raised $1 million from the Galilaea Fund, a private investment fund, according a report in Globes.

Phoebus Energy was founded in 2007 and received a first round of $2.1 million in venture funding from Terra Venture Partners. The company and its CEO, Yoav Ben-Yaacov, were featured in Israel21c last year.

Galilaea is a strategic consultancy firm with representatives in Europe and Israel, and is managed by Lior Shilat, who served in the Prime Minister's Office as a director of the division for coordination, follow-up and control during Ariel Sharon's government.

Globes reports that in recent months Phoebus Energy has installed systems at eight sites in Israel and is negotiating with several hotel chains and hospitals in Israel and abroad for the installation of its systems.

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