Dealflow | June 8, 2020

‘Smart sewage’ startup raises $4.2 million to help track COVID-19

Amy Cortese
ImpactAlpha Editor

Amy Cortese

ImpactAlpha, June 8 – BioBot Analytics uses sensors in sewer systems to analyze the contents of city waste, helping them to track opioid use or spot pandemics.

The women-led company has been working with cities to identify the scale of COVID-19 infections to inform re-opening plans.

The funding round was led by MIT-affiliated venture firm The Engine and included AmFam Institute Impact Fund, as well as exiting investors Y Combinator and DCVC.