FSP Venture Capital Team advises CIOSIF on investment into leading marine engineering company as part of £3.2million equity funding round
Hayle based Triskel Marine, which trades as Integrel Solutions, a world leading disruptive technology company in the marine industry sector, has received funding from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund (CIOSIF).
The venture capital tam at FSP led by partner Penelope Garden were delighted to advise CIOSIF on their £1m investment as part of a £3.2million funding round, which included matched funding from private investors in the United States. The deal follows a £350,000 loan from CIOSIF earlier in 2022.
The funding will be used to drive the growth of the business internationally, in addition to creating eight new positions from their base in Cornwall. It will also allow the completion of current R&D projects to introduce e-drive and torque boost technology to the Integrel product range
Triskel Marine’s Integrel technology collects excess energy from a boat’s inboard engine that would otherwise go to waste, storing it in batteries for later use. This energy can then be used around the boat to power lights, ovens, air conditioning, refrigerators and water makers, reducing overall power consumption, lowering marina costs and negating the requirement for noisy generators.
The system is already popular with many of the top boating brands such as Balance Catamarans, Fountaine Pajot, Bali, Lagoon, Outremer and Gunboat, with over 140 vessels already carrying the technology. And it recently won an international DAME Design Award at the global METSTRADE trade show in Amsterdam, with the judges particularly noting the excellence of Integrel’s engineering.
Trevor Howard, Managing Director of Triskel Marine, commented: “Our goal is to become the go-to option for boat builders and owners who seek a lighter, quieter and more power efficient generation choice. We have already established strong relationships in the marine sector and we’ll be building on these in part by developing our technology for larger vessels, and move into e-drive and torque boost which will expand our market and give even more customers access to our innovative tech. This equity funding round is key as it will enable us to hire new local staff to develop our systems, support our clients and ultimately grow our business.”
Ralph Singleton, Head of Funds, Cornwall at The FSE Group, added: “Triskel Marine is an exciting business with healthy and consistent growth in an established yet developing sector. The marine industry is trying to collectively make greener choices and establish eco-conscious practices. Capturing waste energy is an excellent way to reduce energy production with the added benefit of being more cost-effective. Cornwall is a region that is renowned for its focus on climate and environmental issues and we are delighted to see a local green tech company becoming so prominent in its sector.