Finding solutions when the unthinkable starts becoming a reality

Blog posts   •   Aug 29, 2019 15:52 CEST

The planetary climate is changing and the impacts, as thewUN writes, are global in scope, unprecedented in scale and the defining issue of our time.

Att hitta lösningar när det otänkbara börjar bli verklighet

Blog posts   •   Aug 27, 2019 16:23 CEST

En fjärdedel av jordens 7,6 miljarder invånare undrar dagligen var de kan få tag på rent dricksvatten. Det här är den högst reella klimatförändring som 3 300 delegater från 130 länder kommer att diskutera under Stockholm World Water Week 2019 i slutet av augusti.

Blue takes SEK10 million stake in Swedish digital heart monitor

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2019 07:08 CEST

Coala Life plans to accelerate commercialization activities and launch its unique digital heart disease prediction and prevention system in the United States.

Blue leads US$ 6 million investment in New York water personalization startup Rocean

Press releases   •   May 09, 2019 13:38 CEST

Stockholm, Sweden, May 9, 2019 – Blue, a Stockholm-based global investment firm focused on sustainable solutions for a healthier planet, today announced it has made a significant investment in New York City water start-up Rocean. Blue is leading a USD 6 million investment in Rocean, which is set on reinventing the water industry with a smart, contemporary-looking counter-top water device that filters, carbonates, flavors and enhances tap water.

Blue already owns stakes in other sustainability-oriented water companies, including a 100 percent holding of Bluewater, a Swedish company marketing its leading-edge water purifiers for home, commercial and public use in over 30 markets around the world. Other investors in Rocean include musician and actor John Legend; Phil Molyneux, Ex-President Dyson The Americas; and Peter Carlsson, Ex-Supply Chain Head Tesla; and Rohan Oza, Ex-CMO VitaminWater.

Scheduled to ship in late summer 2019, the Rocean one is a seamless, highly personalizable, reusable water ecosystem that gives consumers more choices and convenience than they can find at their local supermarket. The NYC-based company was founded by serial entrepreneurs Sunjay Guleria, Mohini Boparai Guleria, and Dr. Lee von Kraus, who share a common vision of the need for immediate action to fight climate change and plastic pollution.

According to Rocean, shipping water in bottles and cans generates 32 times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as drinking water from a tap. Globally, the amount of energy required to manufacture, transport, store, refrigerate and dispose of plastic bottles each year is equivalent to over 450 million barrels of oil, enough to fuel over 25 million vehicles for an entire year.

Sunjay Guleria, Rocean Founder and CEO, said: “We've seen the power of personalization help revolutionize the digital music and movie industries. Our unique dual-pod flavor and enhancement system brings that same level of personalization to the common tap. The Rocean One can literally make hundreds of thousands of water-based beverages eliminating the need for transporting water and we’re proud to have solved the 'long-tail' problem for brands, consumers and the planet.”

Rocean’s multi-use pods give users an endless selection of natural fruit flavors, supplements, and enhancements at 1/5th the cost and just 1/10th the total carbon footprint of pre-packaged beverages. Their patent-pending micro-dosing system supports two pods at once, letting users mix their favorite flavors and enhancements at their preferred dosage.

Blue believes the investment is the next step in the creation of a unique, global community of innovative drinking water companies who jointly want to provide solutions that change the way consumers think about and consume drinking water in order to be more sustainable..

About Rocean

Rocean makes smart appliances that change how we consume water. With the launch of its flagship product the Rocean one, that filters, carbonates, flavors and enhances tap water, Rocean is targeting the global bottled water industry by offering a seamless, highly personalizable, reusable water ecosystem that gives consumers more choices and convenience than they’ll find at their local supermarket. www.rocean.com

About Blue

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Blue is a global investment company that serves as a catalyst for innovations that can solve some of the major challenges facing our plane. Blueinvests in and operates Nordic and international companies and organizations that apply human ingenuity to deliver resourceful, sustainable solutions. Members of the Blue portfolio include Sweden-HQ’d Bluewater, Sweden-based international alternative energy company Climeon, Spain’s TAPP tap filtration company, Baseload Capital, Sweden’s Save by Solar, Visiba Care.

FOR more information, please contact David Noble, Blue PR and Communications Director, at dn@blueab.se or +44 7785 302 694

About Blue

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Blue is an investment company that serves as a catalyst for innovations that can solve some of the major challenges facing our planet and all living on it. Blue’s mission is to find, engage with, invest in and support entrepreneurs, innovators and businesses driven by the desire to deliver tangible, sustainable solutions that can benefit human wellbeing and planetary health.www.blueab.se

NYC-based Rocean sets sights on reinventing the water industry with smart counter-top water device that filters, carbonates, flavors and enhances tap water.

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Blue applauds European lawmakers calling time on single use plastic

Press releases   •   Mar 29, 2019 15:33 CET

With the world celebrating Earth Hour on Saturday, Swedish impact-focused investment company Blue today applauded the decision this week by European lawmakers to ban single use plastic products.

Bluewater och 11th Hour Racing utlyser den andra årliga upplagan av Urban Water Challenge, där vinnande entreprenör belönas med upp mot en miljon dollar

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2019 14:35 CET

Priset ges ut för att accelerera uppfinningsrikedom och hitta lösningar på vattenbristen i framtidens storstäder

Blowing in the wind, one clean tech solution for tomorrow

News   •   Mar 25, 2019 12:56 CET

Radical wind data science concept wins Blue-sponsored hunt for tomorrow’s clean tech entrepreneurs in Stockholm Royal Institute of Technology competition

Celebrating World Water Day, Bluewater and 11th Hour Racing announce one-million-dollar 2nd Annual Urban Water Challenge

Press releases   •   Mar 22, 2019 12:28 CET

Award launched to help unleash human ingenuity to tackle urban water threats

Leading US finance publication spotlights Blue investment Karün

News   •   Mar 22, 2019 10:15 CET

Blue investment Karün, the Chilean eyewear maker, is capturing the attention of the world's top media, including Barron's, the leading weekly finance magazine.

SEK 500M green bond offer launched by Baseload Capital, part-owned by Blue

News   •   Mar 15, 2019 10:30 CET

Swedish investment company Baseload Capital has launched a Green Bond, proceeds to be used to accelerate build-out of low temperature geothermal heat power

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About Blue AB

Blue: An innovation catalyst for sustainable solutions benefitting human and planetary wellbeing

Blue’s mission is to find, engage with, invest in and support entrepreneurs, innovators and businesses driven by the desire to deliver tangible, sustainable solutions that can benefit human wellbeing and planetary health.

With its headquarters in Stockholm, the Swedish capital, Blue is an investment company that serves as a catalyst for innovations that can solve some of the major challenges facing our planet and all living on it.

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