Dogs, Bedbugs, Games: Helsinki's Maria 01 Houses More Than 100 Startups
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Valpas is a Finnish word that means “vigilant” or “alert.” “We are now in over 40 hotels across 11 European cities,” says Gois. “We want to provide real value to travellers and keep hotels and their guests safe. Our goal is to leave people and places better than we found them.”
Since a restful sleep is an important part of any hotel stay, the global hotel industry is constantly searching for new ways to keep guests comfortable. The innovation designed by Valpas in collaboration with Wirepas guarantees guests a bedbug-free sleep experience.
The hotel not only looks clean – literally and aesthetically – but also employs the use of new technologies in the day-to-day management of the building. This includes beds are that are equipped with Valpas’ smart bed legs, which capture bedbugs upon detection.
Helsinki-based IoT startup Valpas raises €500K to fight bed bugs and bring serenity for your travel experience
Valpas, a Finnish hardware startup, has raised €500K in seed funding led by Maki.vc with contributions from Icebreaker.vc and Reaktor Ventures. The funding will be used to advance the internationalization and the mass production of Valpas’ solution.