AMEE boosts its war chest and board with a Yahoo! emigre

AMEE, the startup producing an all-encompassing platform for measuring energy and thus the world’s carbon footprint, is boosting its board today with the appointment of Toby Coppel, former chief strategy officer of Yahoo!, who joins both as an investor and non-executive director.

Coppel, was formerly the head of the company’s European and Canadian operations but departed when Yahoo! switched the firm’s European focus away from its traditional base in London to the company’s new-ish European headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland. Coppel joined Yahoo in 2001 but spent most of his two years in Europe slimming the organisation down between 2007-2008.

Last December AMEE secured an undisclosed Series A financing from O’Reilly Alphatech Ventures, Union Square Ventures and UK-based Angel The Accelerator Group. AMEE combines measurement, calculation, profiling and transactional systems, representing emissions data from 150 countries and regions. The idea is pretty simple. Act as a neutral data aggregation platform. AMEE was also a top five finalist in The Europas last week.