The innovative deep tech company Next Ocean, is revolutionizing the maritime sector with its state-of-the-art wave prediction technology. Through precise forecasts of sea waves and associated vessel motions, Next Ocean empowers enterprises to effectively manage wave-induced risks, resulting in heightened uptime for offshore operations. This advancement not only yields cost and time savings but also boosts the remarkable capability to curtail CO2 emissions!
Next Ocean was co-founded by Peter and Karel. Peter, who previously supervised Karel's graduation project, initiated the concept while promoting at the TU Delft. Recognizing his potential, he invited Karel to join him. In early 2022, the team expanded dedicated to address the challenge of container loss at sea and enhancing the user interface and experience. This dynamic team composition underscores Next Ocean's commitment to comprehensive expertise and innovation.
As a venture capital fund deeply rooted in the Rotterdam-Delft region, our commitment lies in championing startups that demonstrate outstanding potential to catalyze innovation and positive transformations. Next Ocean's pioneering wave prediction technology seamlessly aligns with our overarching vision of driving progress that advances sustainability and operational effectiveness across industries. We're excited to invest in their revolutionary solution, confident in their team's capability to reshape the maritime industry. This investment doesn't just endorse change; it actively shapes a safer, streamlined, eco-conscious maritime landscape.
Over the last years, Next Ocean onboarded multiple paying clients. The investment of €75,000 from Graduate Entrepreneur provides them a boost for sales and marketing endeavors. This strategic allocation of funds will enable Next Ocean to reach an even broader audience and create awareness about their pioneering technology, ultimately fostering stronger business growth and a positive impact on the maritime sector!
Quote from Karel: “The larger part of our company being TU Delft alumni we feel a strong connection to Graduate Entrepreneur, which only invests in promising companies founded by Erasmus University and TU Delft alumni. It’s been great working with Graduate Entrepreneur so far. Tapping into their network helps us raising awareness within the industry for the unique benefits Next Ocean’s technology has to offer. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Graduate Entrepreneur, which is strengthened even further having them onboard as an investor from now on.”
To learn more about Next Ocean, visit their website at https://www.nextocean.nl/