We are Orbital

We create solutions for saving water and energy, without compromising on quality or comfort. Backed by prominent partners such as Amazon Alexa Fund and the European Investment Bank.


We’re about securing water for generations to come.


We’re here to make a difference. As leaders of change, we start in our homes by making each water appliance smarter and more efficient.


Mehrdad Mahdjoubi
Since 2012
Industrial Designer and former guest lecturer at Stanford. Experience from NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Niklas Zennström
Since 2012
Founder and former CEO of Skype. Founder and Managing Partner at Atomico.
Mårten Öbrink
Since 2014
Founder and former CEO of Precise and founder of Acconeer.
Peter Carlsson
Since 2015
Former CPO and VP Supply Chain at Tesla. Founder and CEO at Northvolt.
Björn Lindberg
Since 2019
Former CCO of iZettle and former COO of Tradedoubler.


Larry Toups
Since 2012
NASA Emeritus, led the Exploration Mission Systems Office and Future Habitat division.
Claus-Christian Eckhardt
Since 2012
Industrial Design Professor at Lund University. Previously at LG, Nokia, Omega, Siemens, Suunto, Whirlpool and others.
Roberto Monti
Since 2018
Former board member at Inter IKEA. Former CEO of IKEA Europe.
André Borouchaki
Since 2018
General Electric PC. Former CTO at Danfoss.  Former SVP Innovation of Schneider Electric.
Steven Berkenfeld
Since 2020
Former MD at Barclay’s and former Chair of Sierra Club Foundation.


  • Amazon Alexa Fund
  • Stena AB
  • European Investment Bank
  • Swedish Energy Agency
  • Investment AB Öresund
  • Polar Structure AB
  • Formica Ventures
  • Sandberg Development
  • and multiple family offices

Our journey


Orbital is founded, and subsequently joins start up incubator Minc in Malmö.
Mehrdad receives the Green Mentorship Award from Skype founder Niklas Zennström.


The first Orbital Shower prototype gets installed.
Orbital receives research funding from state and university.


Pre-seed round raised.
SKAPA Award received for Sweden’s leading invention.
70 prototypes are manufactured and installed.


First seed round raised.
Peter Carlsson (formerly of Tesla, now Northvolt) becomes a co-owner and board member.
Edison Award received for one of the world's leading inventions.


Pre-production units installed across 18 countries and five continents.
WWF Climate Solver Award received for significant climate impact potential.


Second seed round raised.
Team expands to 50 people.
Emirates Energy Award received.


Development start of the industrialized version of Orbital Shower.
German Design Award received for “Excellent product design bath and wellness."


The European Investment Bank invests 15 million EUR to support Orbital's operations.
By this time, Orbital has built a patent portfolio of over 100 patents.


Series A round raised.
Official launch of the world’s first circular shower, the Orbital Shower.


1000 units are shipped to established partners such as Treehotel and Guldsmeden Hotels.


Series B round raised.
Amazon’s Alexa Fund invests in Orbital.
Official launch of world’s first circular tap, the Orbital Tap.


Orbital is showcased at the Amazon CES Experience Exhibition.

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ORBITAL SYSTEMS, INC. a Delaware corporation, is the group holding company of the Orbital companies, each entity determined to improve society by using proprietary technology to save resources while ensuring superior user experience. Global R&D is based in Malmö, Sweden while the Orbital products are available online in select markets.
Orbital is part of the European Union’s Life program 2022
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