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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

Hydrobee is launching new personal renewable energy products recharged by sun, wind, flowing water, motion and heat. They are first for campers and "preppers", and second for the billion+ people who live off grid and need LED light and mobile phone power. Our affordable products will be sold online beginning Q3 2018 to reach millions of buyers. The products and plan have won several awards and early investment.


  • Hydrobee 20founder 20burt 20hamner

    Hydrobee is my second startup. I previously founded Hydrovolts 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 Design

    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

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    Darren Pinne
    VP Product Management

    Darren spent 20 years as a product manager at Cascade Designs, managing over a dozen outdoor products such as Thermarest camping pads and MSR stoves. He was line manager for $10M a year in product sales, from sourcing to shipping and customer service. He has extensive knowledge of the N American camping and survival equipment markets and industries.


Previous Investors

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