Rural Spark Overview

  • Founded
  • 2013
  • Status
  • Private
  • Employees
  • 22
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Later Stage VC
  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $4.12M
Latest Deal Amount
  • Investors
  • 7

Rural Spark General Information


Provider of energy network distribution services intended to build sustainable, smart and viably distributed energy networks in rural areas. The company's services offer durable smart-grid-based energy kits and solar energy alternatives that generate energy for homes and for entire villages, enabling energy suppliers to trade energy surpluses in the rural area and get access to distributed energy networks through entrepreneurship.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Alternative Energy Equipment
Other Industries
Energy Storage
Energy Marketing
Primary Office
  • Ceresstraat 15g
  • 4811 CA Breda
  • Netherlands

Rural Spark Timeline

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Rural Spark Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
9. Later Stage VC 12-Nov-2020 $4.12M 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
8. Equity Crowdfunding 29-Aug-2019 00000 00000 00.00 Completed Generating Revenue
7. Early Stage VC 01-Jan-2018 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Early Stage VC 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Product Crowdfunding 12-Oct-2015 00000 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Secondary Transaction - Private 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Early Stage VC 12-Sep-2014 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Accelerator/Incubator 04-Jan-2013 $65.6K $65.6K Completed Startup
1. Grant 01-Jan-2013 Completed Startup
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Rural Spark Executive Team (6)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Marcel van Heist Co-Founder and Managing Director
Harmen van Heist Co-Founder & Director, Business Innovation
Evan Mertens Co-Founder & Director, Technology
Bas Pijnenburg Finance Director
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Rural Spark Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Rural Spark Investors (7)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Jeroen Kromme Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Stichting DOEN Impact Investing Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Edward van de Pol Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Jérôme Broutin Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Village Capital Accelerator/Incubator Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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