Creathor Ventures invests in alarm and crisis management start-up Serinus
Start-up develops software to automate processes in critical situations
Bad Homburg/Hagen March 5, 2019 – Creathor Ventures invests one million euros in Serinus, a provider of alarm and crisis management solutions based in Hagen/Germany. In critical situations, Serinus’ software automatically alerts the responsible actors and initiates all necessary steps for crisis management according to a pre-defined set of rules.
As a hybrid solution, the Serinus software combines the advantages of a SaaS platform with the added value of integration into the customer’s system landscape. The solution thus offers the possibility of dynamically using cloud resources for alerting via voice call, SMS, mobile app, e-mail or fax and allows to quickly and easily connect subsystems, ICT components and IoT sensors to the platform via local gateways.
The range of applications includes alarm scenarios (e.g. stand-by alarms, emergency calls, fire and evacuation alarms or the convening of a crisis team), crisis management (e.g. product recalls, cyber-attacks, disruptions of production processes or major damage situations) and human-machine interactions (e.g. monitoring of technical building infrastructure, production plants or ICT components).
The range of applications for the software extends from data-center operations to companies in the manufacturing industry to public institutions and nursing homes. Serinus has already won well-known customers such as Deutsche Telekom, EnBW, Siemens, Bechtle and the German Red Cross (DRK).
One example of the use of the Serinus solution is the transmission of home emergency calls via app alerts to the smartphones of the nursing staff at Lebenshilfe Berlin. This improves the mobility of the specialists and reduces reaction times. Another example is the technical monitoring of a wind farm at a municipal energy supplier via public IoT networks. The rapid transmission of error messages can prevent downtime of the entire farm.
Benjamin Lieber, CEO of Serinus, explains: “In a crisis every minute counts. In addition, human errors are particularly frequent in crisis situations. Therefore, we have developed a solution that automatically informs all key players as soon as the first critical signs appear and is so simple and intuitive in its design that no time is lost in initiating the necessary steps to overcome the crisis”.
Christian Weniger, Partner at Creathor Ventures adds: “The team has developed a software that sets new standards in the segment of alarm and crisis management, especially regarding ease-of-use and installation effort. This was only possible given the many years of industry experience of the Serinus team.”
About Serinus Serinus has its roots in the German Ruhr area and was founded with the aim of providing an alerting, information and collaboration platform that is simple, fast and reliable. A solution that decision-makers can intuitively operate even under enormous pressure, in order to initiate all the necessary steps for coping with a crisis situation without any loss of time. Already shortly after its foundation, Serinus has become one of the world’s leading providers in the field of Smart Event Communication.
About Creathor Ventures Creathor Ventures invests in technology-oriented companies that drive the automation of industry and business, and the personalization and digitalization of healthcare. The regional focus is on Germany and Switzerland. From its locations in Bad Homburg and Zurich, the 15-strong team currently supports over 30 tech and healthcare companies. Over the past 30 years, the management team has financed over 200 companies as lead or co-lead investors. More than 20 companies have been listed on international stock exchanges. Creathor Ventures currently manages a fund volume of over 230 million euros.