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WAVE Drowning Detection Systems

The first drowning detection system with the reliability, simplicity and low-cost necessary for widescale adoption in market with multibillion dollar potential.

  • Stage Product In Market
  • Industry Security
  • Location Westport, CT, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2017
  • Employees 8
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website wavedds.com

Company Summary

WAVE reduces drownings, the #2 cause of accidental death in children. Known as the “silent killer”, 88% of deaths occur under supervision. WAVE measures how long each swimmer is underwater and provides alerts when a swimmer is in distress. First deployed in commercial pools (to rave reviews), WAVE is now available for home pools. With 10m home pools and 300k commercial pools in the US alone, WAVE is pursuing an $11B global market opportunity.


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    Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

    Dave is an award-winning inventor, entrepreneur, and designer.

    He has been involved in the use of technology to prevent drowning for over a decade. In 2014 Dave received a Community Lifesaver Award from the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.

    At WAVE, Dave oversees product design & development, manufacturing, marketing communications and branding.

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    Co-Founder & CEO

    Mark has 30 years experience identifying new product/service opportunities, creating new markets, building world-class teams, leading sales, marketing and product strategy, securing strategic partners and lead customers, and executing M&A transactions. One of four co-founders that led the Omnipoint spin-off to $500 mil in revenue. Founded MobileSpring, raising $11 mil and becoming the market leader. Also has advised over 30 other tech startups.

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    Lead Engineer

    20 years experience developing application software, embedded software, networking and hardware components. Early career at Microsoft and OpenDesign.

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    Director of Residential Programs

    Jen has over 25 years in brand management and business-building with a proven track record of identifying and developing consumer-focused product and services. She is also the founder of the swim and water safety school Lifecycle Swimming providing best-of-class swim instruction.

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    Chris Southern
    Senior Engineer

    Twenty plus years of hands-on experience developing application software, scalable rich web applications, mobile applications, and e-commerce systems using open source. Proven ability to lead and motivate high-performance teams locally, remotely, and outsourced. Extensive experience providing technical leadership in building web applications, mobile applications, and cloud system architecture for firms

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    Sales Director

    Accomplished and talented senior sales executive with over 25 years of proven success in business development, strategic innovation, people management, and delivery of high revenue outcome. Passionate and tenacious hands-on leader who has expertise across sales, service, and distribution channels.