Butlr Closes $7.9M Seed Funding for Breakthrough People-Sensing Platform


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Butlr Closes $7.9M Seed Funding for Breakthrough People-Sensing Platform Using Body Heat to Provide Actionable Spatial Insights for the Built Environment

Butlr Technologies, Inc, the world’s first and only anonymous, wireless, real-time people sensing platform that simultaneously detects occupancy, headcount, and activity, has today announced its $7.9 million Seed Capital raise. The funding will support Butlr’s continued market expansion and technology innovation to meet explosive demand for spatial intelligence, particularly as companies implement return to office policies following COVID-19. An award-winning proptech startup spun out of the MIT Media Lab, Butlr’s spatial insights are also today providing better quality of care and early diagnosis for active seniors who live in age-in-place facilities, utilizing the same technology employed by Butlr’s commercial real estate clients.

“We’re honored to partner with such prestigious investors backing Butlr’s vision to improve the built environment for property owners and managers, as well as building inhabitants, with Butlr’s private-by-design body heat-sensing and analytics technology,” said CEO and Co-founder Honghao Deng. Butlr co-founders Honghao Deng and Jiani Zeng are recipients of the 2020 Fast Company Innovation By Design Award and responsive architecture avant-garde, winning the 2020 Architizer A+ Award in Smart Building Technology.

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