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Take a peek into Carbon Reform’s new Center City HQ in the Netrality building

The North Broad Street data center hub just gained another tech tenant, alongside Nerd Street Gamers, Biomeme and Achilles Therapeutics.

The Carbon Reform team in June 2023. Cofounder Nick Martin is standing at top left, and cofounder Jo Norris is seated, in black. (Courtesy Carbon Reform)

Delaware-founded startup Carbon Reform will soon settle into its new Center City HQ, with some notable Philly tech neighbors.

Cofounded by CEO Jo Norris and COO Nick Martin in 2020, Carbon Reform is the maker of a modular carbon capture device for commercial buildings. The device removes indoor carbon buildup that results when many people are in an indoor space breathing the same air, even if it’s ventilated.

The company has been on a growth kick recently. The 2022 RealLIST Startups honoree in Delaware — reflecting its previous HQ in Wilmington’s Delaware Innovation Space — raised a $3 million seed round in fall 2022. It also participated in the summer 2022 cohort of StartOut’s Growth Lab accelerator.

It’s now moving into the Netrality building at 401 N. Broad St., leasing just over 5,000 square feet of lab and office space to support R&D.

The 11-story behemoth might not look like a tech haven from the outside. But besides being the home of one of the largest internet hubs in the Northeast (with its own dedicated ZIP code to boot), the building boasts 24 tenants including the likes of Biomeme, Achilles Therapeutics and esports bigwig Nerd Street Gamers.

The building at 401 N. Broad St. (Photo courtesy of Netrality)

Carbon Reform’s team currently sits at seven full-time employees and three summer interns. The move to Philly was prompted by a desire to be closer to current employees and recruiting prospects, as well as customers, Norris told in November.

“We are thrilled to choose 401 N. Broad in Philadelphia as Carbon Reform’s future headquarters. The dynamic location offers an ideal setting with access to the city’s abundant resources, vibrant talent pool and proximity to like-minded organizations,” the CEO said in a statement published Wednesday. “The building’s flexibility and scalability perfectly align with our growth plans, allowing us to create a customized space as we expand. This strategic decision will undoubtedly contribute to our mission of revolutionizing carbon capture technology.”

A lab that will be attached to the office is still undergoing construction. Check out pics of the new office:

The entrance to Carbon Reform’s new space. (Courtesy photo)

Inside Carbon Reform’s new space. (Courtesy photo)

Inside Carbon Reform’s new space. (Courtesy photo)

Companies: Carbon Reform / Nerd Street / Netrality Data Centers / Biomeme

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