5-22-2013 Greenlancer Shares 3 Keys to Success
from Detroit Free Press May 13, 2013
Startup company GreenLancer might be located in downtownDetroit’s M@dison Building, but it does most of its work “in the cloud.” Launched in 2011, the business is an e-commerce platform that gives construction contractors the ability to develop and design solar energy projects anywhere in the world. In the short time it’s been around, GreenLancer has served clients in 32 states, six countries and four continents. “By doing this work in the cloud, GreenLancer is able to provide fast, easy, affordable and accessible engineering support that reduces the soft costs associated with developing solar energy projects, and we can do it more cost effectively than our vertically integrated, brick-and-mortar competitors,” CEO Michael Sharber says. The company, affiliated with entrepreneurship accelerator Bizdom and a member of the Rock Ventures and QuickenLoans family of companies, recently secured more than $275,000 in private funding from a syndicate of Michigan based investors. The offering was oversubscribed, and additional investors still are coming aboard. According to Sharber, GreenLancer does everything from feasibility studies, to determine whether a solar solution is right for a given business, all the way to full-system design and engineering for clients that include builders and electrical, roofing and general contractors.
For complete story, follow this link: Detroit Free Press, May 2013