Rochester Startup LiquidCool raises $3.5 million

LiquidCool SolutionsRochester hardware startup LiquidCool Solutions (formerly known as Hardcore Computer) has closed on a $3.58m round of equity & debt financing, according to a SEC disclosure filing.

Minneapolis firm Feltl & Company is noted as the associated broker.

While the core product — liquid cooled submersion technology for blade servers in high performance computing environments —  remains the same, the leadership ranks have changed over the years, along with the name and strategy.  These moves have been aimed at ‘exploiting a patent portfolio,’ perhaps setting the stage for an IP acquisition or licensing model.  CEO Herb Zien, who took the helm in January, says that LiquidCool has 16 patents issued and 24 pending.

It’s estimated that LiquidCool has reached total capitalization of $18m to date, considering this latest round, early millions which date back to 2006 and and continue throughout 2011.

“We are by far the best method of cooling a data center – 40% less energy and half the space of the next best option…and we’re even surprised at the broad range of applications, we can cool any electronics,” he says.  “We’ve created an elegant solution to a difficult problem.”



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  • Bucky

    Nice update thanks Jeff