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NextDrop sends you a text message 30-60 minutes before water arrives at your house, and charges Rs 10/month for this service

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2009
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

NextDrop has developed a human powered smart grid, that can replicate hardware functionality, such as SCADA systems, at a fraction of the cost. This is important for cash strapped utilities who are trying to recoup operational costs in emerging economies. Overall, NextDrop has built a platform that on one hand is a utility information and dissemination platform, but on the back end is a big data collection and predictive analytics platform


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    Anu Sridharan
    Co Founder & CEO

    Anu was named one of Forbes 30 Social Entrepreneurs Under 30 for 2013. Anu holds of Masters Degree from the University of California Berkeley where her research focused on the optimization of pipe networked systems in emerging economies. She also worked on business models for the dissemination of water purification technologies for arsenic removal in emerging economies.

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    Quijano Flores

    Quijano Flores has experience in operations, doing consulting work for the Department of Defense, as well as freelance work for small businesses. He also has experience working at water utilities, specifically implementing SCADA systems. Quijano has a BS in Industrial Engineering from UC Berkeley

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    Nishesh Mehta
    Vice President Product Development

    Nishesh has worked with the World Bank, Charles River Associates, and other consulting organizations in the water, energy, and infrastructure sectors. He has a bachelors degree from IIT Rourke and a Masters Degree in Water Resource Engineering and Public Policy from UT Austin.

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    Thejesh G N

    Thejesh has over 7 years experience in the software industry, working with Infosys and Siemens over the years. He is also an independent contributor to the Open Data Council of India, started Open Data Camp Bangalore, and was selected as a 2013 Mozilla Scout

Previous Investors

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    Gates Foundation, Google, Knight Foundation, Center for