Shimmer Raises $2M in Seed Funding Led by VoLo Earth Ventures

End-to-end Software and firmware platform Shimmer Industries, Inc. helps automate the design, development and deployment of large-scale lighting projects thereby saving thousands of hours of the typical project lifecycle. VoLo Earth Ventures, an early-stage VC investing in the new energy economy through innovative products and technologies led this seed funding.


Stellar 3D Studio, recognised by lighting designers, architects and engineers for launching a revolution in planning, prototyping and deploying complex lighting systems. This is Shimmer's flagship product.

As Kareem Dabbagh, Managing Partner of VoLo Earth Ventures points out, "Shimmer redesigns light as software, connecting billions of lighting devices and providing a data platform that captures insights and helps building owners and managers cut their costs and energy consumption by up to 85% when compared to current systems."

The commercial lighting industry is worth $105 B including the fast-growing smart lighting segment. The growth is driven by a massive upgrade cycle to meet new energy code compliance demands and Shimmer ensures this by generating minute-by-minute energy consumption models comprised of one million LEDs, lowering the carbon emissions and reducing the energy usage.

Jean Koeppel, CEO of Shimmer, remarks, "Our collaboration with VoLo Earth will accelerate our ability to deploy Shimmer-enabled environments at scale through the use of software automation to dramatically lower energy and operating costs. We are truly excited to be partners."

The first commercial installation designed using will be unveiled this fall at London's iconic Southbank Tower. More Shimmer-based projects are under development at leading architectural and lighting design firms worldwide.