Reinvent the weather forecast, this is HD Rain’s leitmotif. According to the three co-founders of the company, Ruben Hallali, Duminda Ratnayake and François Mercier, intensification of extreme climate events and the lack of micro-meteorological data is a risk for the environment and humans. That’s why they created a device able to anticipate rain falls up to two hours in advance in 2018.
“Alert levels in France -vigilance green, orange and red- aren’t enough and often don’t even exist in developing countries. Many professions have a weather-sensitive activity so there are strong expectations for an innovative and affordable solution offering a high data accuracy. (…) The reliability of our data has been confirmed by a study conducted in partnership with the Observatory Systems department of Météo-France”, assured Ruben Hallali.
After testing its product in France, Ivory Coast and Brasil, HD Rain is taking a new step by raising 1M€ with Newfund, Kima Ventures and ResiliAnce. This will allow HD Rain to deploy 1.000+ sensors in South of France, around the Mediterranean arch. The collected data will be intended for economical actors -such as insurances, farmers, construction industry- and local authorities.