Hardt, the Dutch start-up that wants to develop a Hyperloop, a high-speed vacuum tube train, has raised €1.25M in a new financing round. With the investment, the startup hopes to bring the Hyperloop into reality. The Hyperloop is a technology designed to make it possible to travel through a vacuum tube at speeds of more than 1,000 kilometers per hour. Amongst the news investors are Gregory van der Wiel, former Ajax and Paris SG football player, Paul van Keep, co-founder of software company Exact, and sustainable energy fund Enfuro Ventures.
Tim Houter, co-founder and CEO at Hardt, is happy with the fresh funding, but also knows that there is still much work to be done: “Our goal is to build the world’s first high-speed hyperloop test facility in the Netherlands. We can’t do that on our own. So we are calling on top talents, potential investors, and the business community to join us.”