What are Innovestments™?

Innovestments™ are what we make and what we do. They are at the core of who we are as founders, investors, and business developers. Innovations solve problems. Investments grow resources. Innovestments™ put resources to work to deliver solutions, grow a better tomorrow, and create substantial returns for all stakeholders.

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White Oak

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

PlotWatt helps people reduce their energy bills by providing customized money-saving recommendations based on smart meter data. Visit PlotWatt.com to see an intro video and join the Beta.

PRODUCT AND SOLUTION

Consumers with web-connected smart meters share their energy data with PlotWatt.com. Our algorithms analyze this smart meter data to figure out appliance level energy cost without monitoring the individual appliances. The PlotWatt Energy Dashboard then boils that insight into easy-to-understand feedback and recommendations. Beta users (in 24 states and counting) have cut their bills by as much as 50%.

Investor since December 2010. Will transfer to White Oak Fund at just below Series B valuation ($2.5M) upon first close.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
bioMASON employs bacteria to “grow” a durable cement in ambient temperatures between loose grains of aggregate; producing building materials without emitting greenhouse gases, and without the depletion of non-renewable resources.

PRODUCT AND SOLUTION
Biobricks made with biocements have been tested for physical strength properties by third party testing and currently reach comparable performance to traditional masonry. However, bioMASON is initially addressing large non-structural projects, and similar sub-markets that are substantial in size.

Investor since September 2013.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

PLUSfoam® provides 100% recyclable modern performance materials engineered to replace traditional foams, rubbers and plastics.

PRODUCT AND SOLUTION

All PLUSfoam products are custom compounded to meet demanding performance requirements, such as reduced weight, improved cushion or superior impact performance. In addition, PLUSfoam is Prop. 65 and REACH compliant, and its closed-cell compounds are naturally non-microbial.

With traditional materials, post-manufacturing scrap is incinerated or pushed into landfill. With PLUSfoam, all scrap is recycled at the factory level and is immediately used to produce more material. PLUSfoam’s consumer reclaim platform allows for products made with PLUSfoam components to be returned to one of our eight reclaim facilities worldwide, to be recycled into more PLUSfoam products!

Investor since October 2015.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Formerly SIS, ndustrial.io, has recently executed a strategic investment from SF-based PE firm, Bay Grove Capital, to extend their energy management technology, nSight, into the Industrial Internet of Things as a scalable platform as a service (PaaS).

Investor since February 2011.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Tethis develops and markets super-absorbent biodegradable foams and powders in various water treatment industries under the product name Tethex. Based around a patented technology, Tethis solves the risk, cost, and technical difficulties found in the treatment of highly concentrated brine waste as well as other hazardous wastes.

PRODUCT AND SOLUTION
Tethex is made from a combination of readily available organic, bio-degradable materials. The product is able to absorb many times its weight in salt. There is no other known substance that can match its performance. Tethis has a worldwide license from North Carolina State University for all uses of the Tethis technology.

Investor since January 2013.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
WasteZero partners with municipalities to deliver the most effective waste reduction programs in the United States.  We provide the expertise, supplies, support services, and financing to ensure that programs are successful. Our approach is to invest the resources needed to successfully implement programs and then share in the benefits and savings as a true partner.

GROWTH STRATEGY
Implement game-changing moves to increase size and scope of existing supplies business: building on our stellar reputation, unique capabilities, new sales infrastructure and toolsets, and new offerings, we will leverage both long-term and new customer relationships to grow our business.

Implement strategy with new dedicated sales force to sell waste reduction solutions:  positioning WasteZero as the pre-eminent waste reduction company, we are executing on highly targeted sales and marketing campaigns.

Evolve our business model:  Today we generate revenue by selling supplies and program support services.  Going forward, we will be able to work with selected customers under a new “gain sharing” or benefits sharing approach.

Assemble and motivate a world class team to execute on the plan:  we have assembled a remarkable management team that is focused on building excellent systems and processes across the company.  The team is now driving the “next generation” WasteZero Trash Metering™ program.

Investor since January 2013.