Congrats to Clairify, the start-up that has as co-founder one of E-Club alumni, Felix van den Horst!!
On the 12th of March 2021, Clairify received an investment from DSFI (the Dutch Student Investment Fund), the first student-run venture capital fund of Europe. The investment will assist Clairify to improve their R&D process, to expand production in the Netherlands, and eventually to attract knowledgeable talents.
For those who do not know it yet, Clairify, founded by Wim Kamerman, Tibor Casteleijn and Felix van den Horst, is a start-up that helps improve indoor air quality. This kind of product is becoming more and more wanted on the market, especially with the current pandemic. Its smart sensors generate data that provide insights to help improve people’s well-being, productivity, and prevent illness. This contributes to create an attractive and smart workplace, keep and attract talents, boost real estate value, and create awareness about the importance of air quality on our health and work/study efficiency.
Clairify already participated as an Alpha Startup at the world’s largest technology event in Lisbon, Portugal. Furthermore, the venture is an alumnus of the prestigious Plug and Play Accelerator Program (winter batch 2020) from Silicon Valley, USA. Clairify has already secured an impressive client base, including CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, sustainability consulting firm Nexio Projects, and an international Dutch bank. The venture experiences intensifying demand in a short time as a result of COVID-19 and a boost in public awareness. Therefore, Clairify is planning on further fundraising in the near future to support growth.
DSIF is a venture capital fund managed by students from the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. It was established in 2016, and it invests in innovative start-ups created by bachelor and master students, PhDs and recent graduates. The DSIF believes that young entrepreneurs should have access to all the means necessary to turn their great ideas into real start-ups that could benefit society.