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Grandperspective GmbH secures seed financing

Making gas leaks in the chemical industry visible from kilometres away


Over 30% of major leaks of toxic of flammable industrial gases remain undetected by gas sensors. Grandperspective develops with the scanfeldTM world’s first early warning solution monitoring entire chemical parks for gas leaks. The High-Tech Gründerfond (HTGF) finances this innovation in cooperation with Brandburg Kapital, DiaMedCare and various business angels.

The scanfeldTM early warning solution combines a novel detection system with an intelligent software solution to form world’s first remote monitoring solution for chemical plants. Hundreds of different chemicals are identified from kilometres distance by means of FTIR spectroscopy. Large areas such as production sites, storage or transportation areas are monitored with just a handful of sensor units. Gas leaks are quickly detected and the distribution of hazardous gas clouds is monitored and visualized in real-time.

The fully automated early warning solution is designed for the control room of the plant. It delivers an intuitive visualization of the gas cloud and mapping of hazard zones.

Our goal is to revolutionize the safety standards in the next years. HTGF and other big investors like Brandenburg Kapital and DiaMedCare secure a strong market entry.

René Braun, founder and CEO of the Grandperspective

Grandperspective strikes out new paths in industrial safety. Preventing incidents early on from the distance and effectively mitigating the effects – that convinced us.  

Marie Asano, Investment Manager at HTGF

The founders are well experienced in the design and application of remote sensing technology for hazardous gases. Peter Maas and René Braun have gained extensive knowledge in their roles as developers and application specialists working with first responders world-wide.

About Grandperspective GmbH
Grandperspective was founded in 2018 by René Braun, Peter Maas and Alexander Herrmann. The team brings in over 25 years of collective experience in the development and application of remote sensing technology as well as extensive experience in business development. Today Grandperspective counts 12 employees. For images in high resolution please go to https://ibb.co/album/cbHY7d

Contact
René Braun
Grandperspective GmbH
Zeughofstraße 20
 10997, Berlin
+49 30 86384011
braun@grandperspective.de
https://www.grandperspective.de

About Brandenburg Kapital GmbH/ Investment Bank of the State of Brandenburg
The Investment Bank of the State of Brandenburg (ILB) manages various equity funds that finance growth- and innovation-oriented companies which have their headquarters and/or permanent establishments in Brandenburg. The funds for the Early Stage and Growth Fund of Brandenburg Kapital, which was set up on behalf of the Brandenburg Ministry of Economic Affairs, are currently provided by the European Regional Development Fund and ILB’s own resources. The investment activities of ILB have so far accompanied 228 companies on their growth path with around EUR 248 million. Around 9,000 modern jobs have been created or secured. The funds managed by ILB cover the entire spectrum from venture capital financing in the start-up and early growth phase to mezzanine financing for established medium-sized companies. In addition, private investors have invested more than 450 million euros in the companies so far.
For more information: www.brandenburg-kapital.de

About High-Tech Gründerfonds
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is a seed investor that finances high-potential, tech-driven start-ups. With around EUR 900 million in total investment volume across three funds and an international network of partners, HTGF has already helped forge almost 600 start-ups since 2005. Driven by their expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and passion, its team of experienced investment managers and startup experts help guide the development of young companies. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech start-ups in the fields of digital tech, industrial technology, life sciences, chemistry and related business areas. To date, external investors have injected over EUR 2.6 billion into the HTGF portfolio via more than 1,600 follow-on financing rounds. HTGF has also successfully sold interests in more than 100 companies.

Investors in the public-private partnership include the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, KfW Capital, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and 32 companies. Our Fund Investors

Contact
High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
Dr. Marie Asano, Investment Manager
T.: +49 228 823 00
m.asano@htgf.de
www.htgf.de/en