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Spyglass Technologies, Inc.

Spyglass provides real-time data on the health of fresh water and ocean environments via networked sensors and web portal software.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location St. Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Spyglass serves the $80B global water testing and treatment market that is growing 6% annually. The oil & gas industry is utilizing increasingly water-intensive methods to renew their portfolios. BP has committed to pay more than $10 billion for restoration of the Gulf of Mexico, which requires extensive water monitoring infrastructure and services. NALCO, an Ecolab company, estimates the water & energy services market to be $12 billion.


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    Chris Melançon
    CEO & Co-Founder

    Since 1993, Chris has served in leadership roles for emerging businesses focused on life sciences and information technology. Chris leveraged his engineering degree and MBA initially at Citigroup and through the inception and subsequent acquisition of a business-to-business e-commerce company in 2000. Prior to founding Spyglass Biosecurity in 2007, Chris led a line of business at Applied Biosystems, a division of Life Technologies.

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    David Fries
    CTO & Co-Founder

    David Fries has served as the Head of the Ecosystems Technology Group at the University of South Florida and was an original member of the Center for Ocean Technology. He is the original author of USF's MEMS Program and Principal Scientist on multiple sensor technology projects. He has 14 issued patents, 16 pending patents and over 55 publications in oceanography, analytical chemistry, biotechnology and robotics.

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    Paul Janecek
    Chief Information Architect

    Paul flew helicopters for the Army and worked for Intel Corporation prior to entering academia in 1995. He joined Spyglass in early 2011 after completing a 6-year professorship at the Asia Institute of Technology. Paul’s expertise in data visualization and human-computer interaction is the driving force behind Spyglass’s water information network strategy. Paul holds degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.

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    Jeff Gustafson
    CFO (Part-time)

    Jeff was most recently CFO & Co-Founder at Vetrazzo. He has served as Vice President at JP Morgan (Hambrecht & Quist) and Senior Consultant at Coopers & Lybrand.


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    Jason Kuhns

Previous Investors

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    Private Investor ($50K convertible note)
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    Private Investor ($65K convertible note)