Impact investors focused on water risk

Mazarine is an early-stage impact investor backing technology companies with innovations that address risks relating to water/wastewater. 

Water risk: Industry and society face growing water quality and water quantity risks, which are best understood as: 1) public health & safety risks, 2) climate adaptation risks, 3) environmental protection risks, and 4) business disruption risks.  

For example: Risks associated with lead pipes in municipal drinking water is fundamentally a different market than river flooding, which is fundamentally a different market than harmful algal blooms in lakes.  We invest in technology companies with innovations that address water-realted risks.  

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We frame 'water' differently 

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The so-called 'water industry' generally refers to utilities, and while we do invest in innovations with applications in utilities, Mazarine's investment thesis takes us into many other realms where water is a risk.  

So is Mazarine a 'water investor'?  No, we are technology investors backing early-stage companies with innovations that address risks relating to the management and use of water in: agriculture, aquaculture, buildings, conservation, finance, insurance, manufacturing, mineral processing, and power generation.

 

For example: You can't have a meaningful discussion about 'water' without covering power generation, food production, fire impression systems in buildings, health & wellness, mineral processing, or semiconductor manufacturing. 

We invest in the founder's vision

Mazarine invests in entrepreneurs who are visionary, seeing opportunities others simply don't see or don't have the ability to pursue.   

We love mavericks:  We are investing in founders who are impatient with the status quo and passionate about 'fixing' some inefficiency in the way industry or society manages and/or uses water, and have a high degree of intentionality around environmental and/or social impact. 

For example: Look at the companies we are backing out of Fund I, here.  

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A team of experienced 'water-tech' investors

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Partner
John Robinson
14 years in water, with a background in strategy & operations consulting
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Anders Hallsby PhD
30+ years in water, PhD in Chemical Engineering, and a background in technology & markets
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Tami Fratis
12 years in water, with a background in software, venture capital & finance
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Pete Nassos
35+ years in water, MS in Chemical Engineering, and a background in sales & marketing
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Origin Story: Tami and John knew each other from a previous 'water-tech' venture fund, and with the addition of Anders and Pete, the Mazarine partnership was formed in 2018.

 

Investment Thesis:  By investing in early-stage technology companies with innovations that address water risk we can generate significant social and environmental impact, and financial return.  

Where we Operate: Mazarine operates in Ag-tech as much as we operate in Health-tech, Insur-tech, and Climate-tech. 'Water' is a risk factor across many industries, which means we operate in many industries beyond simply 'the water industry'.  

Why Mazarine:  Building off of decades in 'water', we are technologists who understand markets and know the exits.