San Francisco-based solar software developer Sighten has closed a $3.5 million Series A financing round led by Obvious Ventures.
Sighten offers a software toolset for solar projects from initial lead to ongoing portfolio management.
Andrew Beebe, managing director of Obvious Ventures, will join Sighten's board of directors as part of the investment. Beebe was previously vice president of distributed generation for NextEra Energy and chief commercial officer at Suntech.
‘While we have seen significant advances in solar hardware, financing and sales, software has grown more slowly and still involves horizontal tools and point solutions,’ Beebe says. ‘A complex industry like solar benefits from dedicated software, which acts as a standard platform for all parties in the value chain.’