Butlr Technologies Raises $7.9M in Seed Funding


Butlr Technologies, a Burlingam CA-based anonymous, wireless and real-time people sensing platform, raised $7.9M in seed funding.

The round was led by Hyperplane with participation from Founder Collective, Union Labs, 500 Startups, SOSV, E14 Fund, Tectonic Ventures, Scott Belsky, Chad Laurans and Sunny Vu.

The company intends to use the funds to for continued market expansion and technology innovation.

Led by Honghao Deng and Jiani Zeng, Butlr is a people sensing platform using body heat to detect occupancy, headcount and activity, and generate accurate, real-time and historical spatial insights. The platform – which leverages Heaticâ„¢ sensor – captures five frames per second of body-heat data, making its insights available in subseconds – is being deployed in the built environment including offices, retail and senior living to improve space utilization, optimize pricing, streamline operations, and improve the user experience.