Anfiro, a Cambridge, MA-based water technology startup, closed a $1.1M seed funding round.
Backers included a Prime Coalition syndicate including:
– the Ellis Family Fund at The Boston Foundation,
– Casey & Family Foundation,
– Incite Labs,
– Saunders Hotel Group,
– Autodesk Foundation,
– Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation,
– Blue Haven Initiative, and
– two anonymous individuals, as well as
– the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center,
– the Foundry Fund at Purdue University and
– an anonymous individual.
The company will use the funds for the development of its energy-efficient membranes.
Led by Jaime Mateus, CEO, Anfiro is commercializing technology licensed from Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame and is advancing energy-efficient membranes which reduce the cost and energy of desalination and water treatment, providing affordable freshwater and reducing greenhouse gas emissions at global scale.
Prime Coalition is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Cambridge, MA whose mission is to empower philanthropists to place charitable capital into market-based solutions to climate change.