- Spartan has developed a boxer that can block “more than 99.9% of cell phone and Wi-Fi waves”.
- With this product, the company intends to protect fertility and men’s health.
- The young French startup is already planning to open an office in New York by 2018.
The start-up Spartan, which has designed a boxer brief to protect itself from the waves emitted by telephones and WiFi, has completed a first funding round of 500,000 euros with Scientipôle Initiative. Business angels, from the HEC incubator network but whose identity has not been disclosed, also took part in the operation. Until then hosted by the HEC incubator, the company is moving this week to Station F, which claims to be “the largest start-up campus in the world”.
Founded last year by Arthur Menard, Thomas Calichiama and Pierre-Louis Boyer, Spartan has developed a boxer that allows you to block “over 99.9% of cell phone and Wi-Fi airwaves“. With this product, the company intends to protect fertility and men’s health. Spartan believes that cell phones in men’s pockets risk greatly reducing their fertility or causing cancer.
To block electromagnetic waves, the company has developed a patented fabric, composed of cotton with embedded pure silver fibers, which acts as a shield against cell phones and WiFi. Designed in Paris, boxers are made in Portugal.
The objectives of the Start-up
This funding should allow Spartan to expand internationally. The young French shoot is already planning to open an office in New York by 2018. At the same time, the company intends to continue developing its range of boxers and strengthen its workforce.
Founders: Arthur Menard, Thomas Calichiama and Pierre-Louis Boyer
The head office : Paris
Activity: boxer shorts to protect against waves emitted by telephones and WiFi
Funding: 500,000 euros in July 2017
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