C2Sense, a Cambridge, MA-based digital olfactory platform to transform smell into real-time data, raised $3.2m in seed funding.
The round was led by The Engine, with participation from Breakout Labs, Cranberry Capital, Dream Incubator, Propel(x) Investors, Boston Millennia Partners, Castor Ventures, Newlin Investment Company and TLP. As part of The Engine’s investment, Reed Sturtevant will be joining C2Sense’s board of directors.
Founded in 2014, C2Sense has developed patented gas-sensing technology that can detect almost any compound, and through a data platform and service, can give customers access to information and recommendations.
Since the company’s founding, C2Sense’s technology has drawn immediate traction in a variety of applications, from detecting food freshness markers to estimate remaining shelf life and reduce waste, to monitoring toxic gases to protect workers.
The founding team also includes MIT professor Tim Swager, who has worked on sensor technologies for over 30 years, and Jan Schnorr, a co-inventor of ethylene and other sensing technology.