Venture Kick supports ceiling manufacturer Rematter with 150,000 francs


Schlieren ZH/Zug – The start-up promoter Venture Kick is supporting Rematter from Zug with 150,000 Swiss francs. The money will be used to finance the further development of robot-supported prefabricated wood-clay ceiling elements.

Rematteroffers prefabricated wood-clay ceiling elements. The Zug-based start-up is receiving funding of 150,000 Swiss francs from Venture Kick for its further development. According to the press release, Rematter’s elements enable building owners, architects and engineers to easily comply with sustainable building regulations without having to compromise on the performance and price of traditional ceilings.

The construction sector, which is responsible for 50 percent of global resource consumption and 37 percent of CO2 emissions, is heavily reliant on unsustainable reinforced concrete, according to the press release. The ceilings, which account for up to 65 percent of the building mass, are a major culprit. Rematter offers circular alternatives in the form of wood-clay elements. They reduce CO2 emissions by 80 percent and energy requirements by 60 percent.

Rematter serves the residential market as well as office and school buildings with its range of ceilings. The start-up company offers building owners, architects and engineers free construction support, according to the Venture Kick press release. The housing market in European countries has an annual volume of 33 billion Swiss francs. The start-up intends to use the 150,000 Swiss francs to further automate the robot-assisted production of Rematter wood-clay ceiling elements.

The founders and board members of the company, which was established in 2022, include CEO Götz Hilber, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Tobias Bonwetsch and Nico Ros as a member of the Board of Directors. ce/gba