Company Profile

Waterbit Inc
Profile last edited on: 1/10/2019            CAGE: 7E2W9

Real time sensing systems for crop growers
Year Founded
2015
1st Award Year
2016
Latest Award
2016
Program Status
Inactive
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Location Information

6341 San Ignacio Avenue
San Jose, CA 95119
   (408) 618-6900
   contact@waterbit.net
   www.waterbit.net
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   19
County:   Santa Clara

Public Profile

WaterBit Autonomous Irrigation Solution (AIS) enables control of local irrigation taking into account growth stage, soil conditions and weather at a level of granularity and accuracy that is not possible with current methods. WaterBit translates technology into tangible value for growers to improve yields, optimize water usage and implement labor-saving strategies The firm's patent pending, wireless, moisture sensor is 1/10th the TCO of alternate solutions, while measuring 1600X the soil volume. Additionally, unlike capacitance and TDR based sensors, it works in any soil type – including amended soils and potting soils. In addition to the WaterBit moisture sensor, the firm also implement above-ground sensing systems to provide a comprehensive view of the farm. All Waterbit sensors are easy to install, easy to maintain and provide real-time soil moisture and temperature data, which the firm integrate with imaging, weather, soil, and crop data to create recommendations and alerts that are tightly focused on the growers real needs.

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Synopsis: Awardee Business Condition

Employee Range
15-19
Revenue Range
1.5M-2M
VC funded?
Yes
Public/Private
Privately Held
Stock Info
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IP Holdings
N/A

Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount Project Title
2016 1 NSF $224,880
Innovative Low Cost Agricultural Soil Sensing

Key People / Management

  Manu Pillai -- Founder and President

  Leif Chastaine

  Tj Rogers

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