R-Zero, the first biosafety technology company dedicated to reducing the spread of infectious disease, today announced a $41.5M Series B investment to accelerate the development and deployment of the world’s first continuous, automated disinfection ecosystem. With its technology, the company aims to quickly establish a new standard for post-pandemic human health and safety in public spaces.
The round was led by World Innovation Lab (WiL) with participation from venture capital icon John Doerr and current R-Zero investors, DBL Partners and SOSV/HAX. This latest investment brings R-Zero’s total capital raised to over $58M in the few short months since the company was founded in early 2020, further establishing the company as a world leader in delivering innovative biosafety technologies to address glaring gaps in society’s health protections against COVID-19 and other common infectious diseases.
“As a society, we have failed at ensuring safety in the indoor spaces where we spend over 90% of our lives.” said Grant Morgan, co-founder and CEO of R-Zero. “The future is about measuring and managing disinfection with the same level of sophistication and technology that is standard for other industries. We are proud to be the first to employ data science, advanced AI and ML techniques, modern software, and IoT technology to create and maintain healthier indoor environments.”
R-Zero was founded in the early stages of the pandemic, upon recognizing an opportunity to revolutionize the antiquated, $20+ billion disinfection industry and establish a new standard for how organizations improve employee and patron safety by creating healthier indoor environments. R-Zero’s first product, an IoT-enabled whole room UV-C disinfection system (Arc), currently protects thousands of schools, senior care facilities, commercial office spaces, professional sports facilities and event spaces, correctional facilities, health clinics, restaurants, gyms, and more to destroy pathogens in minutes – without the use of chemicals. R-Zero’s sustainable disinfection technology successfully reduces organizations’ disinfection carbon footprint by 93%, generates over 250x less waste and reduces risk by more than 15x compared to traditional chemical disinfection methods.
R-Zero’s unprecedented growth over the past year highlights a critical reality about the post-pandemic era: The public now possesses a powerful, new awareness of the impact indoor environments have on their overall health. Moving forward, there will be a premium on the health security of indoor spaces, and society will make decisions about where to work, learn, and where to spend their time and money based on how organizations are addressing human health and safety.