Meet the companies we are backing. These teams represent rising technology stars bringing innovations to market that address some of the most pressing water and wastewater challenges faced by industry and society.
Veracet helps remove the guesswork out of pinpointing the source of fecal contamination in water. Using proprietary DNA profiling technology, we detect all bacteria with a single test and accurately identify the source of pollution whether it’s human or not.
Headquarters: Berkeley, CA
Date of Investment: June 2020
AQUAOSO offers customers improved ability to understand, monitor, and mitigate water quantity risk. By leveraging data science, geospatial mapping and ML-derived insights, financial executives and investors in real estate and agriculture can now easily visualize near and long-term water risk in their portfolio related to scarcity and flooding, down to individual parcels of land.
Headquarters: Sacramento, CA
Date of Investment: May 2020
Box of Rain Water is a containerized drinking water logistics company that is dedicated to supporting corporations, philanthropic groups, and public sector agencies in their efforts to deliver emergency relief water. Our sustainable solution provides safe drinking water to communities affected by natural disasters and emergency situations in the U.S.
Headquarters: Chicago, IL
Date of Investment: April 2020
Swirltex builds custom water treatment systems for a wide range of applications. Swirltex unique patented process optimizes membrane filtration by manipulating the buoyancy of the fluid mixture upstream of the membrane. This allows for greater production and energy efficiency as compared with a conventional membrane design.
Headquarters: Calgary, Alberta
Date of Investment: March 2020
EQO provides an effective tool for municipalities, businesses, and conservation groups to employ for early detection and lower-cost effective treatment of invasive species in watersheds. Invasive species such as Asian carp and Zebra mussels threaten public health, conservation efforts, commerce, and recreation.
Headquarters: Austin, TX
Date of Investment: February 2020
PowerTech's ElectraMet technology removes heavy metals from drinking and wastewater using electricity, without the need for chemicals or filters. The technology also continuously monitors removal efficiency and water quality, ensuring the treated water is safe of its intended use.
Headquarters: Lexington, KY
Date of Investment: July 2019
SimpleWater built the SimpleLab software platform and TapScore water quality test kit to deliver easy, fast, and low-cost water quality testing, connecting hundreds of certified environmental laboratories to millions of consumers and businesses. Simple Water provides families, businesses, organizations, and civic leaders unbiased information about their water quality and environmental health risks. In addition, the aggregated testing data, in combination with publicly available information from municipalities, enables SimpleWater to provide business and individuals with hyper local water quality risk assessments for any location in the US.
Headquarters: Oakland, CA
Date of 1st Investment: May 2019
Date of 2nd Investment: February 2020
A simple and affordable solution for homeowners and utilities to detect leaks and manage water usage. Machine learning algorithms provides the homeowner with insights into how water is being used and enables the homeowner to take action when something’s not right. For water utilities, real time data on regional water usage offers opportunities to optimize the operation of transmission and treatment assets.
Headquarters: San Luis Obispo, CA
Date of Investment: March 2019
Conservation Labs’ flagship brand, H2know, is a low cost, easy-to-install smart water monitor for institutional markets and commercial real estate. The device is strapped to the outside of the pipe, and through advanced machine learning algorithms it quantifies and classifies water use in any pipe in any environment enabling water savings and leak detection.
Headquarters: Pittsburgh, PA
Date of Investment: February 2019