Aclarity, LLC, a Springfield, MA-based cleantech company addressing global water crises through innovative water purification, raised over $1m in pre-seed funding.
Backers included Maroon Venture Partners Fund, Springfield Venture Fund (created by MassMutual), and the Alchemy Group.
The company will use the capital to accelerate a go-to-market strategy, expand into new product lines, and scale operational capacity.
Founded in 2017 by Julie Bliss Mullen and Barrett Mully, Aclarity launched its core patent-pending product in Spring 2019. This device uses electricity to destroy harmful pathogens, metals, bacteria and other impurities from water at homes, offices, and industrial facilities.
The company began selling the product commercially in mid-2019 and is now taking orders.
Since 2017, Aclarity has participated in early technology commercialization training programs from local and national accelerators and received a National Science Foundation SBIR Phase I Grant.