Airly Raises $5.5M in Series A Funding


Airly, a Kraków, Poland-based cleantech startup, raised $5.5M in Series A funding.

The round was led by firstminute capital and Pi Labs with participation from Sir Richard Branson Family Office, AENU, Untitled, Cal Henderson, Marcin Zukowski, Semapa Next, and TO Ventures.

The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth, expand operations and its business reach.

Led by CEO Wiktor Warchałowski, Airly offers a comprehensive SaaS solution for air quality monitoring and control via a proprietary sensor network delivering real-time air quality data. The company enables organisations to monitor air quality, analyse trends and sources, develop targeted initiatives to combat pollution, and track improvements. Its platform provides solutions for air quality monitoring to local governments, companies and local communities in over 40 countries. They use sensors to observe data and now Airly will be able to provide a complete dashboard enabling users to go one step further. The dashboard will offer multiple features including a  report generator, insights, impact tracker and the city ranking.

Recently, Airly launched the largest air quality monitoring network in a European city by installing 165 sensors in Warsaw. Similarly large networks have also been launched in the UK (Birmingham and the London boroughs of Lambeth, Haringey and soon Southwark) and Indonesia (Jakarta). Airly has also strategic partnerships with the likes of JCDecaux, NHS, NILU (Norwegian Institute for Air Research) and is a key partner in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 funded DivAirCity project.  

The company also cooperates with global brands such as JC Decaux, Bolt, E-on, Philips, Skanska and Veolia.