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Fast Facts
In August 2016, Kaiterra made the first map of Beijing’s outdoor air quality calculated directly from a network of indoor monitors.
Kaiterra’s first office was co-founders Liam & Jess’ living room, 12 square metres.
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The number of countries in which we currently collect air quality data
100,000
The number of data points collected by Kaiterra every day
3,000,000
The number of calculations made
The Kaiterra Story
2009
Liam Bates and Ken Ying set off on the journey of a lifetime. They traveled for 2 months on motorcycles from the heart of Tibet across the plains of Mongolia and finally to Shanghai. The two ran into gangs, had their motorcycles stolen, and finished the trip great friends.
2014
In January 2014, Liam proposed to his Canadian fiancée, Jess. She accepted and moved to Beijing, so that they could be together. As a young child, Jess had asthma, but she seemed to have grown out of it years ago – until she moved to Beijing.
2015
Origins Technology (now Kaiterra) spent its first year in Jess & Liam’s living room, trying to find solutions to the problem of air pollution. At one point there were 3 people working on tables and 3 people working on the floor.
2016
Origins Technology (now Kaiterra) is growing fast, and our team works out of a beautiful courtyard in the heart of Beijing, which we call the Breathing Space. When the weather (and air) is good, we sit in the sunshine and design cool new products to improve the lives of our users and the environment around us.
2017
One day, we hope to fix the root sources of air pollution, and make the world a more beautiful place!
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