Water Pigeon captures photos of a meter face and runs optical meter reading software to create a numerical reading for the utility.
Meet Water Pigeon
Why is your company the best option to solve the problem you're solving?
Water Pigeon can generate high-resolution water consumption data at half the cost of existing technologies and can be deployed on any system in less than 5 minutes.
What nuggets of info make you interesting? Why do people care about what you're doing?
We are transforming how our most precious and most scarce resource is managed. We are deployed in 12 utilities, including San Antonio, the nation's 7th largest city. Our team knows how to develop, maintain, and sell.
What else do you want us to know?
The US is still in the dark ages when it comes to water consumption data. Water Pigeon will bring this data set from below ground to life. Water consumption data is directly related to consumer behavior, which makes it very marketable, profitable, and attractive.
BEHIND THE COMPANY
CEO/Founder: Sarp Sekeroglu
What one book, podcast, newsletter, etc. do you recommend to other entrepreneurs? Why?
Reid Hoffman, Masters of Scale podcast. All Walter Isaacson books.
What is your company's secret sauce?
Our product fills a very important gap in technology for utilities and cities. Knowing the market we sell, understanding their procedures, and processes.
What inspired you to start/run this company?
The gap in technology in water consumption was painful to observe as a water resources engineer. I thought I can help the industry while building a successful business.
What's the best entrepreneurial advice you've received?
Never rely on others for fundraising. As the CEO, money is the main goal, and gotta keep your eye on it. Get all the support you can, but you (the CEO) is the one to raise funds.
What's the worst entrepreneurial advice you've received?
Let's take it one step at a time.
What sets your company culture apart?
We are practically a family. Everybody helps everybody out, everybody brings the best in each other. Everybody enjoys each other's company, and we have a lot of fun working together. Company culture is very focused on self-improvement, so you set your next challenge and the company empowers you to take it on!