Qarnot develops hardware and software solutions for smart buildings and distributed green computing. The company’s turnover has doubled every year for the last two years, thanks to numerous commercial successes, both in the real estate and IT sectors. More than 1,200 Qarnot radiators-computers have been installed today and many new partnerships have already been signed with public and private players.
This capital raise will enable Qarnot to become the European leader in high-performance computing, thanks to accelerated growth and diversification of its customers. Qarnot’s offer will be based on its distributed, economical, ecological and sovereign infrastructure, with the continued installation of QH-1 computer heaters (buildings), QB-1 digital boilers (water networks) and QS-1 computing racks (warehouses).
In the meantime, in-house R&D will be consolidated to maintain the company’s technological lead. These objectives will be achieved with an ambitious recruitment plan, especially in the IT and sales fields.
Founded in 2010, Qarnot computing develops the Q.rad, the first computing heater using embedded high-performance computers as a heat source in order to offer performant and secured cloud computing services on a totally disruptive and distributed infrastructure. Providing free and efficient green heating for buildings, present in every room and integrating more than 20 sensors, Q.rads also makes buildings smart.
Winner of the Popular Mechanics Editors’ price at the last Consumer Electronics Show, Qarnot computing settled more than 400 Q.rads units in France. The company has prestigious cloud computing clients such as BNP Paribas, Disney, Air Liquide and the CNRS. Over the past months, the team has built strong partnerships with HP, Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Orange to strengthen its technologies.
The funding round has been led by Colony Capital through Data4, a group specialized in data centers. Joining Colony Capital through Data4, Qarnot Computing will be part of one of the largest funds worldwide. This will help Qarnot Computing extend its activity to the US market. Qarnot Computing is expected to deploy first on Data4 historical market such as Northern Europe and Italy.
Tok Tok Tok has been founded by Serge Alleyne, serial entrepreneur since 1999 who has successfully sold his former company Nomao to Ebuzzing. The founding team is rich from 10 years of experience in building and growing companies with specific expertise in mobile development, logistics, marketing and legal. Tok Tok Tok is food delivery app that incorporates modern and urban brand values. The startup differentiates itself from its competitor because its service goes beyond traditional delivery: it disrupts the shopping experience and how people consume locally. By using independent and geolocated Runners, the service is cost efficient and scalable.
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