We bridge the gap between industry knowledge and innovative ideas by investing in software-driven start-ups that play a pivotal role in the digital transformation of cities and utilities. We inject funds like a VC but contribute to growth like co-founders.
We are not just investors. We proactively engage with our portfolio companies and rely on hands-on team collaboration to accelerate their growth.
We take a strategic and thoughtful approach, carefully matching our investments with the evolving landscape of the smart city and utility market.
We leverage Kurrant’s extensive industry network, in-depth market knowledge, and specialized expertise to supercharge the growth and success of our investments.
Business Focus: Software or software-driven solution vendors
Investment Criteria: Revenues of around EUR 1M
Financing Round: Seed, Series A
Investment Ticket: EUR 50k – EUR 500k
Governance: Seat on the Board of Directors
Business: Cleanliness optimization
Technology: AI & computer vision
Invested in: 2023
Cortexia provides cities worldwide with an objective and automatic urban cleanliness. Thanks
Cortexia’s advanced AI technology, cities can monitor their cleanliness level in real time.
data enables better use of resources for well-managed and unrivalled cleanliness and
Using the same technology, Cortexia also addresses bio-waste management challenges with the
measurement of biowaste quality at bin pick-up and truck unloading in treatment plant (Clean
Biowaste Index) enabling quality based pricing.
Cortexia is adopted by major waste and cleanliness players like Remondis, Citeo, Suez and
Veolia. The solution was deployed in major cities and territories like Geneva, Zurich, Basel
Montreux in Switzerland, GPSO (Paris Region), Bordeaux and Toulouse in France and Charleroi
Business: Smart City Control & Management
Technology: IoT & cross-use case CMS
Invested in: 2023
Citylinx helps cities become more efficient, attractive and sustainable. Their smart city
platform enables cities to control, command and monitor their various infrastructures,
equipments and services: street lighting, traffic, parking, access control, environmental
monitoring, water networks and more.
The Citylinx software collects, normalizes and augments all the data coming from these
to create and track the most relevant alarms, assigns them to the field teams and provides
the relevant reports and dashboards.
Citylinx is adopted by leading system integrators and vendors like Engie, Bouygues Energies,
NGE, Schreder and Led Roadway Lighting. The solution is deployed in major cities like
(Belgium), Reims (France), San Jose (USA) and Ottawa (Canada).
Our whole team is excited to join forces with Kurrant to address the smartcity needs for more sustainable cities. Many thanks to the Kurrant team for the great start, we really look forward to our next common achievements!
Andréas von Kaenel
Co-Founder & CEO Cortexia
If you are a smart city founder make it a priority to get Kurrant on your cap table. They have actively used their industry knowledge and network to advise our growth strategy and product roadmap, make introductions to key customers and support our commercial bids and deals negotiation.
Co-Founder & CEO Citylinx
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