Who we are
Piclo develops software to make electricity grids smart, flexible and sustainable. The London based company has been building software for the energy industry since 2013. It has secured £4 million of funding, including grants from DECC and BEIS and private investment from Green Angels Syndicate. Piclo, chaired by Volker Beckers, has been named by Bloomberg as one of the UK’s top 50 Business Innovators and won Startup of the Year at European Utility Week.
Piclo Flex is an independent marketplace for trading flexibility online. The platform leverages the latest digital technology to provide market visibility, asset qualification services and online auctions. Piclo Flex supports the business-as-usual flexibility procurement in partnership with 4 Distribution Network Operators, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, UK Power Networks, Western Power Distribution and SP Energy Networks. Over 300 flex providers have registered 7.2GW of assets on the platform.
What’s it like to work at Piclo?
Piclo was founded on a vision of a world powered by cheap and abundant renewable electricity and we are on a mission to make our energy system smart, flexible and clean, faster.
Against the backdrop of climate change and the associated rise in demand for renewables, electric vehicles and battery storage, Piclo will accelerate a transformation of the energy industry to upgrade our electricity grids. We are not powerless against climate change.
Our team welcomes everyone to work together on our mission and it is important to us to have an environment that is supportive, respectful and fun! We have flexible working and every other Friday there is a whole team “show and tell” meeting where over a (now virtual) drink, the latest work from the production team and notable updates are shared with everyone.
‘Working at Piclo has been one of the best working experiences I’ve had over the last 10 years in the energy sector. Working with a great team, that understands the impact climate change has on our lives, and working for a company with a purpose to improve that, makes me very proud to be part of the organisation. Piclo’s culture and management team have also given me the opportunity to fulfil a life goal of completing my MBA. No other work environment has given me the satisfaction and sense of fulfilment as much Piclo has done the last year.’
‘Piclo is that rare, purpose-driven startup that not only manages to make a big impact in its sector, but does so by focusing intensely on the wellbeing and fulfilment of its staff.’
‘I joined Piclo hoping to be part of an exciting, innovative company working at the forefront of the energy sector, that not only genuinely cares about tackling climate change but also about the staff and the culture it creates. Piclo has gone over and above my expectations in all areas’
Employee Growth (12 Months)70%
Female / Male Ratio38% female