Spring is finally here and so is Friday! Behind every company, there are certain actions and details that helped it to get to the point where it is today. Altum Technologies is not an exception to that list. Therefore, we want to share five facts about our company and hopefully, you can learn something new about us.
1. Our company name was inspired by the Latin language
It took a couple of hours for co-founders to come up with a proper name for our company. Matias Tainela, CEO of Altum Technologies, shares his memories of how our company name was decided:
“We wanted to have a unique name for our company that can be easily used and understood on a global level. The only requirement was that the first name should start with A and include the word “technologies”. We thought that having the first initial could boost our visibility as our company’s name would be on top of the list among others.
The word “Altum” comes from the Latin language and means “high”. When we used “altum” together with the word “technologies”, it seemed like a simple yet perfect combination. We offer our customers high technology solutions which help them to clean efficiently and achieve high performance for their production process. That is how the name Altum Technologies was created and to this day we are still utterly satisfied with this choice.”
2. Our company slogan and logo
While inventing a company name was an easy step to implement, choosing the right slogan put our tech team to a never-ending brainstorming session on how our slogan should sound like. It took about 50 iterations (including very bad ones) to come up with a decent slogan. We came down to having two options:
1) Transforming Sound into Industrial Performance
2) Transforming Sound into Performance
Finally, after spending a long day at the lab and going through diverse slogan versions, our tech team suggested to leave out words “transforming” and “industrial” as they were too long. “We wanted our slogan to sound catchy and deliver an important message of what we do. Sound waves of power ultrasound enable Altum to clean and prevent fouling issues which is something we like to emphasize in everything we do”, says Esteban Soto, Marketing Director of Altum Technologies. This perspective led us to select Sound into performance as Altum’s company slogan.
Designing our company logo was probably one of the easiest tasks. Our aim was to keep the design simple yet having a strong emphasis on the visual aspect of our solutions. Our logo was inspired by a bat using echolocation which, in other words, demonstrates ultrasonic waves with very high frequencies. Altum Technologies was originally founded in Finland and it was, therefore, a natural choice for us to use the combination of blue and white colors in our logo. Again, it’s all about simplicity. 😉
3. Our team is very international and it’s growing
As a company with a strong global mindset, Altum Technologies highly appreciates and supports international talent. All work effort matters to us. Our team includes at least seven different nationalities including Finnish, French, Irish, Japanese, Costa Rican, Russian, Indonesian and Afghan. Whenever you would like to contact us, just know that our employees are also skilled in more than 10 languages which enables us to support our clients worldwide. Languages include Finnish, Swedish, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, German, Indonesian, Dari, Pashto, and Persian.
We grew from 5 to 27 employees in the last three years. During this time period, we also moved to new office premises in the heart of Helsinki and opened our very first office abroad in Las Vegas, the United States. Our team is growing and one of our goals is to continue expanding to a new continent next year to stay closer to our customer. 🙂
4. Our technology is truly one-of-a-kind
If you have followed us for some time, you already know that Altum Technologies is the only company in the world that uses power ultrasound to clean and prevent industrial fouling. Our ultrasound technology system can be attached externally to any existing production environment without making changes to the production equipment.
What you probably didn’t know is that our software is the most vital part of our technology. The cleaning process can only be implemented with the use of our self-adjustable software. This approach enables us to monitor energy efficiency and guide ultrasonic sound waves on the highest possible frequencies.
Our technology has two patents and one of them focuses on our Artificial Intelligence (AI) feature that improves the cleaning effectiveness by omitting the need for manual adjustments in the cleaning parameters. To this day there is no other service provider that delivers the same technological solution like ours. Click here to find out more about our technology.
5. We are funded by Maki.vc and Lifeline Ventures
After winning Slush 100 pitching competition in 20017, several investors became interested in our technology. Later we became funded by Lifeline Ventures and Maki.vc which are an early-stage venture capital firms based in Finland. These investments enabled us to develop our power ultrasound technology and improve its performance to a higher level as described previously. Both Lifeline Ventures and Maki.vc has a large portfolio of fascinating and innovative companies. “Our goal is to become the Supercell of cleantech industry, and with the support of such lucrative venture capital firms like these, we will make our best shot to achieve this goal in the future,” says Matias Tainela, CEO of Altum Technologies.
And that’s all! We hope you enjoyed reading our story. Did you discover something new about Altum Technologies? 🙂 Stay tuned for the upcoming posts!
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