About us

The founders

Andreas Kofoed Sørensen & Hans Høite Augustenborg founded Birdie® in 2022. The childhood friends grew up together in a small village called 'Hellebæk' north of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Why a bird?

Andreas and Hans spent the majority of their lives indoors in poor air quality. A huge, but invisible problem, that Hans thought was calling for a visible solution. So he looked for one and came to think of ‘the canary in the coalmine’. Pliiiing! and the idea was born.

Back in the days, mine workers would bring a canary with them in the coal mine, to detect toxic gasses. When the bird fainted, it was time to get out. With a built-in CO2-sensor, Birdie® works exactly the same way - but in your home, office or classroom.

Birdie today – a fulltime occupation

What began as a hobby-project, quickly turned into a full-time occupation for the two friends who are now on a mission to improve the indoor air quality in millions of homes, offices and schools around the world.

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