Hexwise, a promising startup based in the region of Nijkerk, is revolutionizing industrial energy efficiency through groundbreaking insights into heat transfer performance in plants and processes. By harnessing the power of cutting-edge technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Hexwise empowers its clients to make data-driven decisions for optimizing their Air-Cooled-Heat-Exchangers (ACHE), thus significantly increasing overall process energy efficiency and production. This not only brings value to businesses but also contributes to a sustainable planet.
The startup is a spin-off of Wilton Heat Transfer Services and was founded by Niels (CEO), Roy (R&D), and Pim (CBO), who were formerly employed in different capacities at Wilton. Niels Bergsma initiated the Hexwise concept, later joined by Roy Manting for development and data/vibration analysis. Pim van Ramhorst, with a strong business background, completed the team. Hexwise emerged from the realization that numerous heat exchanger users faced challenges with maintenance and operation. The founders, supported by Wilton's management as shareholders and advisors, decided to establish a separate startup dedicated to addressing this issue. By leveraging their expertise, Hexwise aims to optimize heat exchanger usage, leading to reduced emissions, energy consumption, and operational costs, while boosting production revenue for industries worldwide.
Graduate Entrepreneur recognizes the immense value that Hexwise brings to the table. As a venture capital fund, we are always on the lookout for startups that exhibit the potential to drive transformative change. Already getting support by the well-known investor & accelerator Rockstart, we also firmly believe in the team's expertise, passion, and dedication to creating a positive impact on the industrial landscape, which is why Graduate Entrepreneur is excited to invest €75,000 in Hexwise. This funding of Graduate will be utilized for quantifying the problem/solution fit and conducting market validation. Key areas of focus are analyzing business cases to explore multiple customer segments, building a strong customer base and enhancing the scalability of their solution.
Together, we embark on a journey to revolutionize the way industries harness and utilize energy, ushering in a new era of sustainable growth and environmental stewardship. We are confident that Hexwise will emerge as a leading player in the industrial energy efficiency domain and are looking forward to our collaboration!
“Just from our first contact with Graduate, they helped us push ourselves to bring focus and clearance on many aspects of our business by asking the right questions. This shows their expertise with respect to startups and what is important in the early phase and beyond. We are looking forward to collaborating with Graduate, their network of mentors and their partnerships in the coming years and we believe that together with investors like Graduate we can make a big impact in our industry. We are very happy to celebrate their investment in us and to have them onboard in our company as an investor.” - Niels
To learn more about Hexwise, visit their website at https://hexwise.nl/ !