Zerofy raises $1.2M pre-seed to simplify a zero-carbon lifestyle

Zerofy closed a $1.2M pre-seed funding round, led by UnionLabs Ventures and supported by a group of angel investors. Among the founders of the born global is serial entrepreneur Till Quack.

Zerofy’s mission is to simplify a zero-carbon lifestyle for households. It was born out of the observation that consumers are often confused about where in their household the big emissions contributors are and suffer from complexity and friction when trying to implement solutions.

Zerofy’s app solves this problem: it continuously measures household carbon emissions automated and in real-time. Based on these insights, Zerofy then helps households to reduce emissions through personalized actions and by providing recommendations for lower-carbon products and services. Zerofy’s platform achieves this high degree of automation by aggregating and analyzing data streams from various digital sources for transportation habits, energy use, household spending, etc., enabling a daily, privacy-centric, and holistic overview of household emissions. The app is available for download in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Estonia and Sweden.

The start-up was founded by Till Quack and Criss Uudam. Till Quack has considerable experience in building technology products in startups and big-tech companies. He holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Computer Vision, both from ETH Zurich. He co-founded kooaba, a leading visual search engine, in 2006. Kooaba was acquired by Qualcomm in 2014. Till worked for Qualcomm Vuforia, for Apple in Cupertino in the field of autonomous systems and for Sweden-based Mapillary that was acquired by Meta (Facebook) in 2020. From 2020 to Dec 2021 he worked as a Technical Program Manager for projects in the fields of Mapping, AR/VR and the Metaverse. In 2022 he co-founded Zerofy with Criss Uudam. Criss brings equally deep expertise in the renewable energy space. In total, the start-up has four team members who are working remotely from different countries including Switzerland where Till Quack is still based.


(Press release / SK)