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Lumeter Networks

A low cost meter and SMS enabled accounting platform enabling renewable energy companies to affordably supply even the poorest customers.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website lumeter.net

Company Summary

Lumeter has developed a low-cost meter and billing platform for renewable energy providers in developing countries to affordably bill even the poorest customers. Hardware at the home & renewable generator measure the power & detects tampering; SMS enabled servers allocate codes to enable the meters; Business models allow integration with varied payment providers; Chip-sets allow integration into products like pumps or Solar Home Systems.

Team

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    Mitra Ardron
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Mitra brings together business, technical and emerging economy skills. For the last two years he has been Executive Director of Natural Innovations.org where he mentored and supported innovative technologies for developing countries. He previously managed a solar company that pioneered community purchasing in Australia; developed core protocols for the internet; and has two decades of cleantech, internet & emerging market commercialization experi

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    Grant Hunter
    Co-Founder & Business Development

    Grant brings 18 years of experience in corporate training, marketing and franchising and founded Microfranchise Solutions to develop replicable microenterprise as a powerful mechanism for local economic development at the Base of the Pyramid. He launched Taxi Excel, a network of eco-friendly taxis in Peru, and has 4 years’ experience establishing contacts and navigating the regulatory landscape there to launch the Lumeter project with confidence.

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    Jona Raphael
    Field Engineer

    Jona will be leading the team's first user-oriented deployment in South America. His education in controls engineering and sustainable design complement his experience with the empowerment of developing communities in Central America and South Asia. His personal projects have included building an ultra-efficient electric vehicle from scratch adn creating a two-ton six-legged ridable robot capable of delivering aid across disaster zone rubble.

Advisors

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    Richard Santoro
    Accountant
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    Martin Fisher
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Previous Investors

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    Boma Investments
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    6 other angel investors
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    Both co-founders (Grant and Mitra)
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