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Amsterdam-based Haaven raises €1.1 million pre-seed to reinvent the way we build homes

Haaven, a startup streamlining the complex homebuilding industry, has secured €1.1 million in a pre-seed round led by Speedinvest, paving the way for expansion in Italy and The Netherlands.

Joining Speedinvest in this funding round were Dutch VC firm Golden Egg Check and notable angel investors, including Quintin Schevernels (ex-CEO of Funda), Mike de Boer (ex-CFO of Knab), Eric Klaassen (co-founder of Crisp), Erik Nieuwenhuis (Founder of 12Build) Andre Grimbergen (co-founder of Albelli; founder of WONDR), and Paolo Moresco (Italian family office). 

Haaven will use the funds from the round to hire tech, product, sales, and technical support staff as it scales up in its initial markets. The company plans to continuously enhance customer experience and centralise all construction parties onto one platform.

“Addressing the housing crisis needs rapid construction. Yet, energy-efficient design and extreme durability remain core to our philosophy, ensuring homes are well insulated and preserved for future generations,” said Dédé, CEO and co-founder.

Founded in 2022, the platform connects architects, engineers, and prefab builders to help customers bring their homes to life by guiding them throughout the process. This integrated approach lets customers plan and realise their construction project all in one digital place.

Haaven leverages its expanding database of construction companies to match customers with builders that best meet their specific needs. Currently, Haaven partners with builders across Scandinavia, Italy, Estonia, and The Netherlands, each offering different competences.

Customers can choose a design from Haaven’s collection or collaborate with an architect for a custom design project. Haaven then generates an instant quote and connects the customer with the appropriate builders. From there, Haaven oversees the entire process, ensuring support for the customer and accountability for the construction companies.

Haaven offers a simple, user-friendly experience while focusing on sustainability and efficiency. Each home is designed to be carbon neutral and completed in just 15 weeks. By using wood in prefabrication, they reduce carbon emissions and increase productivity.

Since its launch in Italy this February, Haaven has started building spaces for its first customers. Today, Haaven expands into The Netherlands, offering tiny houses, garden offices, family homes, and various other prefab housing solutions.

“We are thrilled to support Haaven in their mission to address the critical housing shortage in Europe, where the market is in dire need of new and more sustainable homes. Traditional home-building is fraught with challenges, but Haaven’s innovative platform simplifies it by directly connecting homeowners with architects and builders. We believe in this young, dynamic team and their potential to revolutionise the prefab housing industry,” commented Jeroen Arts, Partner at Speedinvest.

Stefano De Marzo
Stefano De Marzo
Stefano De Marzo is the Head of News at EU-Startups. He has been extensively covering startups, venture capital and innovation ecosystems, including contributions to numerous publications such as Sifted, Entrepreneur and Forbes. Through his work as an editor and writer, he continues to shape the narrative surrounding the best stories of the tech world.
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