Startup Of The Week

Startup Of The Week: Infraspeak

Portugal’s Infraspeak has developed an AI-powered Intelligent Maintenance Management Platform (IMMP) that works for both facility managers and field service companies. Its 900+ customers include Intercontinental Hotel and Resorts, Primark, a global fashion, home and beauty company, and the KFC restaurant chain.

Think of it as a collaborative operating system for facility management that also includes a marketplace, connecting facility managers with all the external help they need. “We work with both sides of the market,” says co-founder and CEO Felipe Avila da Costa. “We not only help each player in the market manage their internal operation better; we also help manage the relationships between them.”

Facility management includes things like maintenance, cleaning, compliance, energy consumption and security, areas that any organization that operates buildings needs to cope with. That’s why the scale-up says its solution can be used by every sector from hotels, hospitals, airports and banks to supermarkets and stadiums.

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Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.