Real-time planning startup Calendar42 secures funding from Mainport Innovation Fund

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Calendar42, a Dutch startup building smart scheduling software, secured an investment from the Mainport Innovation Fund. This investment means getting a step closer to real-time planning for KLM and Schiphol airport, which are two of the initiators behind the Mainport Innovation Fund. Financial details of this deal were not disclosed.

When it comes to filtering, organising and optimising transport data and workforce planning, the technology of Calendar42 could add some value to the internal processes of KLM and Schiphol airport.

The platform of Calendar42 aims to make traditional planning superfluous by integrating real-time data from the world around us with smart algorithms. Calendar42 was founded by Michel Boerrigter and Jasper Hartong as a spin-off from TU Delft in 2011. Today the startup employs 14 employees and is active in various business markets including construction, temporary staffing industry, health care, public transportation, events and festivals industry, government, insurance and financial services.

In addition to capital, the Mainport Innovation Fund will provide the startup with an international network and expertise via its partners through intensive collaboration.

Calendar42’s vision to eliminate the need for planning also formed the basis for its acquisition of carpooling service Toogethr early 2015, and also for its initiative, in 2014, to establish Plannerstack, a new player in the space of open travel information. In the summer of 2015, Calendar42 already secured €1 million in seed financing.