Get to know Trilleco - Techstars Sustainability Paris Accelerator

Oct 20, 2022

Miriam Janke, Co-Founder Hans Günter Dahn, Co-Founder

01. Describe the problem/the industry that you are trying to mediate.

Most of the large companies in Europe are currently struggling with the upcoming climate and CO2 regulations. Starting from 2023, thousands of companies will need to provide and report their energy consumption and the size of their carbon footprint in accordance with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). If the requirements are unmet then fines for millions of euros will be imposed. Trilleco has created the world’s first 3D IoT sustainability platform which is meant to help companies to measure, understand and improve their sustainability footprint.

Trilleco focuses mainly on the sector of manufacturing and logistics. 

To name 4 SDS-s which we are currently solving, are the number 7 (affordable and clean energy), 12 (responsible consumption and production), 13 (climate action) and 17 (Partnerships for the goals). 

02. How did the idea to create the company come to mind? How did your team come to be?

The idea of creating Trilleco became a reality in 2021, but its roots can be found in 2015. In 2015, The Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement set targets that must be reached to preserve our Earth and sustain the constant growing global population. So, our intent was and still is to have a valuable impact facing environmental issues by combining emerging technological solutions and digital sustainability for net zero. 

Finding the right people to join the team meant finding people that had shared similar values and the right mindset.

Our team is uniquely built to evangelize, technologize, and rationalize circularity and bring companies to net-zero. We are simultaneously a diverse group of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and experienced professionals across marketing, technology, sales, and finance functions with blue-chip backgrounds from companies like Microsoft, Cisco, P&G. We have been working together since early 2021. We are connected in diverse ways, but always over a shared vision in the value of advanced digitization in democratizing circularity and transforming business attitudes towards it. While many of us have met and interacted extensively virtually, Hans and Miriam have worked on multiple projects together. 

Our technology architecture & development is led by our CTO Yuvraj (Forbes 30u30) together with an external team of developers. 

Because we combine a team of dedicated software-driven professionals with several decades of experience in technology, entrepreneurial, and business concepts with networks of high-qualified advisors (IBM, Hitachi, Accenture, SAP, Qualcomm, Huawei, Salesforce). We have many senior executives to support our journey.  All team members have known each other for several years. Hans and Harjoth worked closely in another software company as well as Hans and Miriam did two projects together. The NoCode space is the place to be for setting up disruptive software companies. We have been starting to develop in this team the ideas around Trilleco since early 2021

03. Why did you choose to participate in the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator program? What are you looking forward to the most? 

The Techstars Sustainability Accelerator supports the same vision as we do to protect the planet and solve climate challenges. 

  1. Techstars SustainabilityParis can connect us with the right market experts to get globally into markets 

  2. Enable close mentoring relationships also in terms of preparation for funding -> optimizing the business model

  3. Pre-Financing for projects: We believe Techstars Paris can put us in touch with valuable capital contacts. 

Paris Techstars is a great opportunity for Trilleco because we not only share values, but we share the mission of fighting against climate change and pollution. 

In addition, Techstars Sustainability Accelerator is an amazing opportunity to grow and scale our company.

04. What are you the most proud of in your initial journey with your company?

  1. One achievement is that we are a Techstars backed company now! We are very happy to get the honor to join Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in Paris. 

  2. We became EIT-Manufacturing member to enter the business development track 

  3. We have 28 paid projects are in pipeline 

  4. We raised 1,000,000 Euros in Grants/Funds/Business Angel 

  5. We have a very strong team who share the same values. 

05. How do you plan to measure the positive impact of your company in the next 5 years? Environmentally focused question. 

By 2025, we will have saved 5,300,000 tons of CO2 for our customers. With our platform, our customers achieved transparency over their data and control over their processes. Our customers became more profitable, achieved their emissions targets, and complied with EU regulations. The adaptation of our platform solutions led to high adoption of our platform in the global manufacturing industry. This makes us the key enabler for sustainable manufacturing environments. We have a proven track record of helping to keep our blue planet green and our customers highly profitable.

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