Collin Arocho
4 September 2019

The data center cooling experts at Asperitas have just attracted some new investment. The Haarlem-based scale-up is receiving this injection of capital from Shell Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Shell, with additional support coming from the Participation Fund for Sustainable Economy North Holland (PDENH). Though the specific amount of the investments is not being disclosed, the new capital is meant to support the acceleration of Asperitas’ mission to enable sustainable data centers on a global scale.

Asperitas is the developer of a technology based on immersion liquid cooling to enable data hubs to become more energy efficient. Their solution, suitable for even the most demanding data centers, allows for efficient cooling regardless of the external environment. The clean-tech company’s technology, referred to as immersed computing, won the 2018 New Energy Challenge and has already been deployed in multiple data facilities ranging from cloud-service providers to banks and universities throughout Europe.

Asperitas immersed computing facility 02
Credit: Asperitas

Shell Ventures is an investment fund that seeks out new and innovative technology companies and business models. Its focus includes oil and gas, as well as renewable energy technologies. The PDENH fund supports companies with sustainable business and project models that contribute to the economy of the North Holland province – concentrating on the realm of the energy transition, sustainable mobility and the circular economy.

“Shell Ventures and PDENH’s investment supports us on our mission to enable sustainable data centers on a large and global scale,” says Asperitas co-founder and CEO, Rolf Brink. “We’re building a long-term strategic partnership with Shell, including the development of enhanced liquids that are optimized specifically for our cooling technology.”


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