Israeli startup BreezoMeter announced its launch in nine additional countries around the world. The company provides dynamic air quality data, which allows municipalities, smart cities and businesses to make informed decisions on the wellbeing of their constituents. BreezoMeter has been providing air quality data in Israel and the United States and has now expanded its coverage to include other countries, including China and the United Kingdom – among several countries facing pollution crises.
Through customer partnerships, the company currently has over 50 million daily users. “Understanding pollution trends and making air quality data actionable with reliable and accurate information has long been a challenge in addressing the global environmental concerns,” said Ziv Lautman, co-founder & chief marketing officer of BreezoMeter. “Our platform addresses these issues by providing access to an unprecedented level of dynamic air quality analysis, bringing to life this invisible enemy. We want cities and individuals to understand how to improve air quality and, in turn, their own wellbeing.”
Israel NewTech has been working with BreezoMeter since the beginning. Adi Yefet, head of the water arena at Israel NewTech, congratulated the team: “We’re very happy to see BreezoMeter bringing their important solution to cities all over the world. Its a great example of Israeli creativity put to use to address a cleantech challenge, in this case the pollution that is plaguing our world.”
“Israel NewTech’s extensive network enables us to reach relevant contacts at the companies with which we want to do business,” adds Lautman. “These connections to relevant events in our field, together wit the key contacts Israel NewTech introduced us to, are a major factor in our success and progress in the international stage, and we thank the team at Israel NewTech.”
Air pollution has become the world’s single biggest environmental health risk, linked to about 3.5 million deaths annually. BreezoMeter’s data analytics determine the dispersion and flow of air pollution in real-time by gathering information from thousands of sensors around the world, providing users with accurate air quality data – specific down to a city block. Its proprietary platform, BreezoTool, uses sensor input as well as weather data and infrastructure maps to help cities not only understand pollution and dispersion patterns but also to understand how to take actions to improve air quality.
BreezoMeter currently helps its partners integrate this data in a variety of ways, from apps providing doctors a way to better engage asthma patients about their habits to helping companies like AddressReport, a provider of property background checks, give their customers the fullest possible perspective. Additionally, information from the BreezoTool can provide cities with enhanced awareness of unfolding pollution events and give them access to the data they need to make informed decisions about things like traffic patterns. “BreezoMeter’s air quality data has helped us drive increased engagement among our users,” said Kayvon Bina, president of AddressReport. “We use BreezoMeter’s tool to inform homeowners, buyers, sellers and real estate agents of important air quality changes and considerations near the addresses they care most about. We’re excited to introduce even more features as BreezoMeter rolls out new data points and capabilities.”
The global launch includes the following countries: China, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Japan, Finland, France, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan. The company is set to continue its rollout globally throughout 2016, expanding access to data integrators and rapidly growing smart cities around the world.