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Hydrobee SPC

We increase the personal energy security of you and a billion other people with our USB battery recharged by any renewable energy source.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2013
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

The "Hydrobee" is a micro power plant for personal energy security. It is recharged by sun, wind, flowing water, motion and heat. It provides 2 USB charging ports. It's first for campers and "preppers", and second for the billion+ people who live off grid and need LED and mobile phone power. COGS is $15, gross margin 100%. We have won four major awards and 400+ pre-orders.


  • Hydrobee 20founder 20burt 20hamner

    Founded Hydrovolts Inc. in 2007 to develop new hydrokinetic turbines in Seattle. Raised $2.8M, won national awards, filed 3 patents, grew staff to 11, company was acquired in 2013. 20+ years helping industries in 15 countries implement clean technologies. Professor of Operations Mgmt in two universities. Directed Tacoma Narrows Tidal Power Study. AB Marine Biology, Harvard.
    MBA / MA, Univ. of WA.

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    Vice President

    Designer of Clarisonic skin brush (sold to L'Oreal for $500M). Design team member for Sonicare toothbrush (sold to Philips for $100M+). Worked for Burt Hamner at Hydrovolts designing turbines. 20+ years as Mechanical/Industrial Designer. CAD Application Engineer and Instructor. Designer of surgical equipment for Puget Sound Surgical and of high pressure waterjet cutters for Omax Corp. Extensive project management skills. Has 6 patents.

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    Marketing Advisor

    Paul co-founded and remains VP of SOSReady which has sold over $1.2M of portable power and emergency preparation products, including about 80k hand-crank chargers. He is also a senior IT consultant for HydraMedia in the areas of Web design, Internet marketing, consulting and related technology-business services. He serves on several Boards.

  • Eric 20rasmussen

    Eric was Chief of Medicine for the US Navy then became a Principal Investigator for DARPA for military medicine R&D. He now consults on disaster risks mitigation strategies within informal settlements in the 3rd world, predominantly in Latin America, and works with a global network of leaders in disaster planning and response, humanitarian technologies, and large-scale informatics.

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    Dan Terry

    Dan Terry is Adviser for Prototyping and Thermo-Electric Generation. He has 30+ years in a variety of manufacturing and rapid prototyping engagements and has 13 patents. Dan is an expert in heat sinks and thermo-electric generators.

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    Manufacturing Manager

    President, DA Graphics, Seattle: 20+ years designing and producing products in China for import to USA, specializing in small electronic products.

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    Catherine Kennedy

    Full-time angel investor participating actively in numerous groups and managing several personal investments.
    Founded, grew now managing an award-winning construction company in the Pacific Northwest


Previous Investors

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    Hydrobee 20founder 20burt 20hamner
    founding investor
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    Catherine Kennedy
    Investor / Advisor