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ZaaK Technologies

Early Stage Startup





Tagline

Build the Future on Smart Sand

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Elevator Pitch

The company has developed a unique multiple awards winning product, “Smart Sand”, a well-defined high quality lightweight engineered sand with positive effects in energy efficiency of buildings (up to 500% more thermally efficient) and preserve our natural resources.

The primary market of Smart Sand is the building and construction. The secondary but niche market is horticulture where customers can get controlled water drainage and increase oxygen levels to roots for high growth. The semi-niche markets are paints, molding, water treatment and winter tyres.

In OECD countries, Smart Sand will be marketed as an alternative to expensive lightweight aggregates (LWA). In developing countries such as India, China, Indonesia, etc. which have started facing acute sand shortage problem, Smart Sand will be marketed as alternative to natural sand.

Smart Sand has advantages in price (up to 1/3rd), quality, performance and is easier to use on sites compared to commercial grade LWA. Crushing of LWA (for its use as sand replacement) leads to additional cost and irregular shape and uneven particle size distribution, an inferior quality material.

Smart Sand has also advantage over natural sand which is known for irregular shapes, uneven size gradation and impurities. Smart Sand is regular in shape, size and even size gradation which offers excellent workability. It has zero impurities resulting in safer and longer life of buildings and bridges.

Furthermore, abundance of fly ash close to the market gives strategic transportation costs advantage. Smart Sand has much diverse applications than the combined LWA and natural sand resulting to the potential of large market penetration.

In the early years of growth phase, the primary focus will be on production and sale of Smart Sand through strategic partnerships. Additional revenues will be realized through technology licensing and engineering services to licensees.

Product

Smart Sand is an advanced lightweight engineered ceramic material containing thousands of micro-pores. The properties of Smart Sand such as size, shape, porosity and density can be tailored to meet customers demand.

Smart Sand is up to 50% lighter than normal sand resulting in (A) savings of fossil fuels from transporting it and its building material derivatives (B) savings of energy in pumping fresh plaster and concrete (C) designing safer building from reduced inertial seismic forces and (D) design wider bridge deck or additional lanes to an existing structural support with minor or no modification.



Why we are ecofriendly

Replacing normal sand with Smart Sand in a building:

- improves thermal efficiency by up to 500% (greenhouse gas savings)
- reduces the dead-load by up to 12% (i.e., savings of energy intensive materials such as cement and steel)
- increase the life span of buildings by up to 2 times (resource efficiency)

Smart Sand is an 100% ecofriendly product as it made from fly ash waste by-product, an excellent business model making circular economy a reality.

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Version History

2016-04-05 18:40:50 - changed ecopitch to 'Replacing normal sand with Smart Sand in a building: - improves thermal efficiency by up to 500% (greenhouse gas...'

2016-04-05 18:39:42 - changed ecopitch to 'Replacing normal sand with Smart Sand in a building: - improves thermal efficiency by up to 500% (greenhouse gas...'

2016-04-05 18:37:38 - changed investors to '- Equity financing (KIC InnoEnergy SE) - Technology co-financing (Tata Power, Holcim India, Rio Tinto Alcan) '

2016-04-05 18:37:33 - changed pitch to 'The company has developed a unique multiple awards winning product, “Smart Sand”, a well-defined high quality...'

2016-04-05 18:34:50 - changed pitch to 'The company has developed a unique multiple awards winning product, “Smart Sand”, a well-defined high quality...'



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Revenues

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2015:
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Fundraising

1.5millionEURO

Capital Raised

200,000EUR

Grants Raised

60,000

Employees

5

Investors

- Equity financing (KIC InnoEnergy SE)
- Technology co-financing (Tata Power, Holcim India, Rio Tinto Alcan)


Customers

For the Product - Saint-Gobain Weber, Jiwani Group (IN), Walplast (IN).

For the technology (Tata Power, Vattenfall, DB Power)

Enviromental Impact

- Greenhouse gas reductions
- Resource efficiency
- Energy efficiency
- minimizing coastal erosion, shoreline erosion, bank erosion from sand mining

Economic Impact

- Up to 60 new jobs creation for each industrial Smart Sand plant (Europe)
- Up to 110 new jobs creation for each industrial Smart Sand plant (Asia)
- IRR ~60% after 4 years

Social Impact

- Minimizing risk of the loss of properties from erosion sand mining
- Minimizing the possibility of loss of livelihoods from sand mining

Awards

1. Innovationspreis Berlin Brandenburg 2015

2. DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Program 2015


Country of Origin

India & Germany

Founded

2012 for technology development
2015 - fund aising



Team

Abbas Khan - Founder & CEO (unconfirmed)

Contact Person

Dr. Abbas Khan

Headquarter

EUREF Campus, Berlin