NEWS: VC firms Newion, Volta and Concrete will come together with an existing investor to invest €4 Million in scale-up LegionellaDossier.
The software company, founded in 2016, has been doubling in size year-on-year and offers a solution that brings legionella prevention and control in buildings into the digital age. LegionellaDossier’s main mission is to guarantee safe drinking water.
The investment represents a show of faith from the three investors that the company fulfils an important social responsibility, as well as having the ability to grow quickly and reach new markets.
Starting as a graduation project for the company founder, Gert Oussoren, who initially developed a way to automate temperature measurements while completing his Engineering degree. He soon realised that this technique could be used to ease legionella prevention; a complex process for which no automated solution existed yet. LegionellaDossier was born.
The company has been active in the Netherlands since 2016 and also launched in the UK last year. Based in Utrecht, LegionellaDossier is the first company in the Netherlands to develop specialised apps for performing legionella prevention in buildings. Facility managers are given responsibility and visibility into the prevention tasks that need to be carried out at varying frequencies. With this now automated and digitised via the LegionellaDossier apps, hours of admin tasks and stacks of paperwork is eliminated.
The investment gives LegionellaDossier the chance to take new opportunities: focusing on upscaling services and expanding to more countries. It will attract new talent, thereby improving the customer experience and developing the commercial side of the organisation.
Making an impact
‘It’s amazing that we found three new investors to support us in our mission to keep buildings worldwide safe and compliant,’ says CEO and founder of LegionellaDossier Gert Oussoren.
‘The Netherlands is one of the frontrunners when it comes to legionella control,’Mathijs de Wit, partner at Newion
‘The Netherlands is one of the frontrunners when it comes to legionella control,’ Mathijs de Wit, partner at Newion, explains. ‘Because of European legislation around legionella, we see a lot of opportunity to expand. LegionellaDossier is already market leader in the Netherlands and as such is in a great position to do so. The distribution model of the apps is interesting as well: both legionella consultants and facility managers are supported by the software.’
The other parties look forward to working together as well: Volta is experienced in guiding growing companies through their scale-up phase. Concrete has a large network and extensive knowledge of property technology and will support LegionellaDossier to further optimise its software. ‘We are very happy with our investment and are looking forward to helping LegionellaDossier grow,’ says Arnaud vanderWyck from Concrete.
Safe water everywhere
‘I’m very proud of everything we have already achieved and look forward to the great things we’ll be able to do together,’ says Gert Oussoren. The investment is an important step forward for LegionellaDossier. The partnership with Newion, Volta and Concrete in addition to the existing investor means the company will be able to offer even smoother legionella control to more customers worldwide. LegionellaDossier will be closer to its mission of guaranteeing safe water everywhere with this investment.
‘I’m very proud of everything we have already achieved and look forward to the great things we’ll be able to do together,’Gert Oussoren, CEO/Founder of LegionellaDossier
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