Kurrant Ventures

Strategic Investment
in Smart City & Utility Start-Ups

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.

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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.

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Our Thesis

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

Our Spotlight Investments

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Business: Cleanliness optimization

Technology: AI & computer vision

Invested in: 2023

Cortexia provides cities worldwide with an objective and automatic urban cleanliness. Thanks to Cortexia’s advanced AI technology, cities can monitor their cleanliness level in real time. This data enables better use of resources for well-managed and unrivalled cleanliness and sustainability results.

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 and Montreux in Switzerland, GPSO (Paris Region), Bordeaux and Toulouse in France and Charleroi in Belgium.


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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, connected 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 systems to create and track the most relevant alarms, assigns them to the field teams and provides all 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 Brussels (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!  

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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.  

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Emmanuel Touron

Co-Founder & CEO Citylinx

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