Kumulus, Tunisia’s water service startup, raises $969k in a pre-seed round

Kumulus, Tunisia’s water service startup, raises $969k in a pre-seed round

Kumulus Water, a water service startup, raised $969k in pre-seed funding round from Paris Techstars Accelerator, Flat6Labs, WILCO, and Bpifrance, and business angels.

Kumulus, is a startup operating in the field of drinking water in Tunisia, and was founded by Mohamed Ali Abid and Iheb Triki in 2021. It has a flagship product, a machine that extracts drinking water directly from the air. The startup also builds thermal machines that are capable of producing several liters of drinking water per day.

The startup’s founders have stated that their goal is to target “markets where there is no reliable source of renewable drinking water or where water scarcity is of such a magnitude that it has become a burden on the local community. The idea is to tackle markets where there is no reliable source of renewable drinking water,”

The capital raised will allow the startup to further improve its product, generate solar-powered portable water, and deliver its first pre-ordered copies.

The startup gathers data through the Internet of Things and uses it as input for predictive algorithms, which then improves the water output and energy efficiency.

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