eLichens raises € 7 million to fight air pollution

by bold-lichterman

The amount

Start-up dedicated to the analysis and prediction of air quality, eLichens today announces a new capital increase in the amount of € 7 million subscribed to with its historical investors and two new incoming. A first round of 4 million euros was raised in July 2016.

In addition to the renewed support of current shareholders, including the Emertec 5 fund managed by Demeter Venture, Sofimac Innovation, the Business Angels networks (members of France Angels) and Aereco, eLichens welcomes the Fund for this round of funding. Ville de Demain managed by Bpifrance as part of the Future Investments Program and BNP Paribas Développement.

The market

Created in December 2014, eLichens is a start-up with the mission of enabling individuals to digitize their environment. The company relies on a portfolio of patents, know-how and skills, which allow it to develop and market complete solutions, sensors / data / services to address industrial and smart city markets as well as large markets. public. eLichens is headquartered in Grenoble with offices in California.

The objectives of the Start-up

The objective of the operation is the large-volume marketing of its miniaturized gas sensors to serve the needs of its industrial customers as well as the large-scale deployment of its platform which performs intelligent analysis of indoor air quality and outdoors for the Smart City, Smart Home and Smart Building markets.

eLichens: the key data

Founders: Marc Attia, Wahid Issa, Yanis Caritu
Creation: 2014
The head office : Grenoble
Activity: air quality measurement and analysis for the B2B segment
Funding: 4 million euros in July 2016; 7 million euros in May 2018