PodKast 187 - Christopher Cederskog (Sunhero): From launching Airbnb in Germany to supercharging solar in Spain

In this week’s episode we chat with Christopher Cederskog, co-founder and CEO of Sunhero, a solar energy company based in Spain.

Christopher has a very interesting professional career. He was one of the first employees of Airbnb in Europe and he’s now transitioned to the energy sector with Sunhero, a company that has raised more than €13m to date from the likes of Speedinvest, All Iron, Planet A and others.

At Kfund we’ve been looking into the future of energy for a quite while, and in fact we’ve published several articles on the topic (you can find the links at the bottom). We were super interested in chatting to Christopher to understand his view of the market, where things might go in the next few years and the opportunities and challenges that the sector offers.

In the episode, we chat with him about the following topics:

  • Christopher’s personal journey: Airbnb into solar. What prompted it, how did you observe the opportunity?
  • Building the Sunhero business: software vs. ops vs. people. What has been easier than you expected, and where have been the challenges?
  • Solar as an industry: supply chains. How these work, how green is the industry, where are the complications / where do you see ancillary opportunities in the market e.g. software plays, B2B plays / beyond installations, where do you see the areas of interest in the space / how do you see the market developing in the next 5-10 years / what regulatory changes are you seeing on the horizon
  • Idiosyncrasies across markets in Europe: Germany vs. Spain vs. France vs. Other geographies. Where do these present opportunities, threats, complications etc. and how replicable is the business across borders?
  • Fundraising: how was the fundraising process, what did you learn from the A vs. the Seed? What are you expecting for Series B?
  • Climate entrepreneurs with “non traditional” VC friendly business models: how has this been for you, what advice would you give?

Additional content:

👉🏼 Climate tech: enabling technologies and the Spanish startup scene
👉🏼 🇪🇸 🔆 Solar in Spain: An Opportunity for Startups
👉🏼 The future of energy in Spain

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In this week’s episode we chat with Christopher Cederskog, co-founder and CEO of Sunhero, a solar energy company based in Spain.

Christopher has a very interesting professional career. He was one of the first employees of Airbnb in Europe and he’s now transitioned to the energy sector with Sunhero, a company that has raised more than €13m to date from the likes of Speedinvest, All Iron, Planet A and others.

At Kfund we’ve been looking into the future of energy for a quite while, and in fact we’ve published several articles on the topic (you can find the links at the bottom). We were super interested in chatting to Christopher to understand his view of the market, where things might go in the next few years and the opportunities and challenges that the sector offers.

In the episode, we chat with him about the following topics:

  • Christopher’s personal journey: Airbnb into solar. What prompted it, how did you observe the opportunity?
  • Building the Sunhero business: software vs. ops vs. people. What has been easier than you expected, and where have been the challenges?
  • Solar as an industry: supply chains. How these work, how green is the industry, where are the complications / where do you see ancillary opportunities in the market e.g. software plays, B2B plays / beyond installations, where do you see the areas of interest in the space / how do you see the market developing in the next 5-10 years / what regulatory changes are you seeing on the horizon
  • Idiosyncrasies across markets in Europe: Germany vs. Spain vs. France vs. Other geographies. Where do these present opportunities, threats, complications etc. and how replicable is the business across borders?
  • Fundraising: how was the fundraising process, what did you learn from the A vs. the Seed? What are you expecting for Series B?
  • Climate entrepreneurs with “non traditional” VC friendly business models: how has this been for you, what advice would you give?

Additional content:

👉🏼 Climate tech: enabling technologies and the Spanish startup scene
👉🏼 🇪🇸 🔆 Solar in Spain: An Opportunity for Startups
👉🏼 The future of energy in Spain

You can view and listen to our podKasts on: