SAN FRANCISCO, CA — WaterSmart Software, which partners with water utilities to provide cost-effective solutions that help residential customers achieve greater water efficiency, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 winners. Inclusion in the GoingGreen Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. WaterSmart was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
WaterSmart and the GoingGreen Global 200 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s GoingGreen Silicon Valley event on September 27th, 2011, at San Francisco City Hall in San Francisco, CA.
This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities.
“Picking this year’s GoingGoing Global 200 was a very competitive process, as literally dozens of great greentech companies are emerging out of the pack, raising big money, and gaining significant market traction,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s winners clearly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace and underscore that many of the greentech sectors VCs have been betting on are booming.”
The GoingGreen Global 200 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international greentech technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and greentech industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2011 list.
WaterSmart provides water utilities with turnkey residential water efficiency programs that increase the adoption of water efficient behaviors, devices and appliances. The programs enable homeowners to better understand how they use their water, how they compare to their neighbors and what specific, personalized things they can do now to take a bite out of their ever-increasing water bills.
A full list of all the GoingGreen Global 200 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website.
“We are excited to be honored in this year’s GoingGreen Global 200 among many respected companies that we hope to partner with in the near future,” said Peter Yolles, CEO and Founder of WaterSmart.
Peter Yolles and Rob Steiner founded WaterSmart Software in October 2009. With extensive careers focused on water management, they identified a need to apply updated web technology and data management to improve municipal water efficiency. Their solution achieves improved program effectiveness and utility cost savings through customer feedback and incentives. WaterSmart was a winner of Imagine H2O’s inaugural water efficiency prize in March 2010. Investors include DFJ, Physic Ventures, Sand Hill Angels and Menlo Incubator. WaterSmart is based in California and has offices in the San Francisco and San Diego areas.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.
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