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Gridata, Inc.

Gridata online analytics save businesses on their energy and maintenance costs, by creating recommendations from realtime sensor data.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2009
  • Employees 8
  • Website gridata.com

Company Summary

Gridata analytics provide decision support for businesses to save money on energy, maintenance, and inventory losses. The web-based system monitors and analyzes sensor data, generating alerts, diagnostics, and recommendations in real time. The potential market is over $5B, so our initial focus is the food sector, reached through electrical and refrigeration contractors. The sensors are existing technology configured to talk to Gridata servers.

Team

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    Michael Gardner
    Board Member

    Mike is Board Chairman at Gridata. Formerly VP at Ketera, and LiveOps, and with senior positions at eBay and Borland, Mike brings a steady hand to the governance and strategic direction of the company. He also provides industry-leading expertise in massively scalable data store architectures, managing SaaS platforms and business models, and Web 3.0 business applications.

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    Michael Leppitsch
    President & CEO

    14 years designing and deploying large-scale software for the grid. Repeated founder, visionary, rainmaker. Founder & CEO of a $3.5M/yr boutique data warehouse consultancy. Co-Founder & CTO of Cleanshare. Regular contributor to national standards, conferences, track leader. Expertise in analytics, data and process modeling, manufacturing, energy subject matter expert. B.S. @ SUNY, M.S. @ CWRU.

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    David Sidhu
    Strategic Business Advisor

    Former Director with Intel, Zpryme, S&C Electric. Led Intel's strategic planning for emerging markets, SMB, consumer and education segments, and the communications infrastructure markets. Responsible for overarching SmartGrid product development strategy, business development, and P&L for equipment maker S&C Electric. Directed and executed smartgrid strategy for thought leader Zpryme. Regularly advises startups in the energy and smartgrid spa

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    Steven Olson
    CFO

    Steven brings 29 years of financial and operational executive leadership, including Softbank, Dexterra, and dozens of startups. Clients included Compaq, ISPs, mobile software, call centers. Expertise in due diligence, fundraising of over $100M, financial planning and analysis, international and domestic entities. Responsibilities included HR, administration, software development, training, IT, customer fulfillment, and customer support.

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    John Nunneley
    Standards Advisor

    John is Gridata’s Standards Advisor, helping assure technical alignment with emerging industry standards. John also serves as Executive Director of the Sunspec Alliance, and as an SGIP Board Member. John is a prolific creator of energy communications and integration standards, and successfully builds concensus around their adoption.

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    Beth McCanlies
    Solutions Architect

    Formerly with VeriSign, LightSurf, Cadence, and others, Beth provides software vision and expertise across the breadth of software environments from embedded to enterprise systems, and from personal embedded clients to high-traffic always-available scalable enterprise servers. Along with her experience in SOA and embedded architectures, Beth brings to Gridata significant experience in data modeling and and data persistence architectures.

Advisors

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    Ian Stock http://www.linkedin.com/in/ianstock
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Steven Olson http://www.linkedin.com/in/swolson
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Michael Leppitsch
    Unconfirmed
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    Michael Gardner
    Unconfirmed