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Butlr Raises $20M Series A to Scale People Detection Sensors

Dylan Crow

ASSOCIATE at HAX

July 26, 2022

Butlr announced today a $20M Series A to scale its people detection sensors with participation from Carrier Global Corporation (a strategic investor), Tiger Global, Primetime Partners, E14, Unionlabs, Hyperplane and Tectonic Ventures.

The startup's sensors keep privacy in mind, and use thermal heat to detect the presence of humans in spaces rather than cameras. “There are various sensing modalities to understand space occupancy and utilization, ranging from the old-school time and utilization studies (i.e., consultants with clipboards and clickers) to using Wi-Fi access points to cameras and more exotic lidar solutions,” said HongHao Deng, Co-founder and CEO of Butlr. “Each sensing modality has its advantages and limitations due to physics. The reason customers are choosing Butlr has to do with privacy, cost of ownership, time to value and flexibility.”

Read full coverage of the fundraise on TechCrunch here.

Dylan Crow

ASSOCIATE at HAX

July 26, 2022
SOSV's HAX is the most active early stage investor in hard tech startups, empowering founders building with robotics, internet of things, digital health, consumer products and industrial technologies. The HAX Program combines hands-on co-development with our experienced product development team, multi-stage venture capital investment, and collaboration with our global founder community building hard tech startups. Since 2012, HAX has invested in over 250 startups meshing hardware and software across its locations in San Francisco, Shenzhen and Tokyo.