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HZO Investor Profile: Delta Electronics Capital

As HZO prepares for its first Board of Directors meeting of 2015, we are reminded of our amazing roster of investors. For a timely topic, today we highlight another of our Series..

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HZO Investor Profile: Harris & Harris Group

Today, we highlight one of the earliest private equity investors in HZO, Harris & Harris, a publicly traded company listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol TINY. H&H follows a..

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HZO Investor Profile: Prudence Holdings

As 2014 comes to a close, we want to introduce another of our investors, Prudence Holdings, a founding investor in HZO. You may not have heard of Prudence, as this New York-based..

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HZO Investor Profile: Iron Gate Capital

What do an e-commerce company that serves emerging apparel brands (Branded Online), a post-bill audit and recovery service for large hospitals (AcuStream), an artificial heart..

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HZO Investor Profile: Delta Electronics Capital

April 14, 2015 / by Ryan Moore posted in About HZO

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As HZO prepares for its first Board of Directors meeting of 2015, we are reminded of our amazing roster of investors. For a timely topic, today we highlight another of our Series B investment groups, Delta Electronics Capital, and one of our Board Advisors, AJ Dye.

Delta Electronics Capital is the investment arm of Delta Electronics, a Taiwan-based global leader in power and thermal management solutions. Delta Electronics Capital focuses on growth equity investments and strives to achieve the best balance between return and risk.

HZO is an excellent strategic fit for Delta Electronics and its mission to provide innovative, clean, and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow. HZO’s chemistry is 100% organic. Our value proposition is to protect electronics from damage caused by everything from sweat and humidity to full and extended water and other liquids submersion. With HZO applied, electronics last significantly longer than devices with no protection and devices protected with inferior methods, including mechanical seals, acrylics, and urethanes. Devices incorporating HZO technology can potentially reduce tons and mounds of electronic waste.

HZO Board Observer, AJ Dye, works in the Denver office of Delta Electronics Capital, identifying and managing minority investments and acquisitions across North America in late-stage and middle-market energy, technology, and healthcare companies. In addition to HZO, AJ also holds advisory positions at SynCardia Systems, Inc., the exclusive provider of the Total Artificial Heart, and Wells Fargo’s Cleantech Innovation Incubator (IN2), which is co-administered by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

We appreciate and look forward to AJ’s continued advice and ideas as HZO rapidly accelerates its growth trajectory.

 
 
 
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HZO Investor Profile: Harris & Harris Group

February 12, 2015 / by Ryan Moore posted in About HZO

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Today, we highlight one of the earliest private equity investors in HZO, Harris & Harris, a publicly traded company listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol TINY. H&H follows a distinctive investment approach, described as BIOLOGY+, the intersection of biology and interdisciplinary innovation from other technical fields, including materials science, chemistry, physics, engineering, and electronics.

The H&H team spends significant time tracking and discussing promising new technologies. In HZO’s case, H&H foresaw the emergence of wearable technology and realized that for wearables to go mainstream, they needed to be safe when exposed to sweat and water and their resulting corrosion.

HZO is a good company in the H&H portfolio, including investments in other electronics-related companies, including semiconductors, telecommunications and data communications, and metrology and test measurement.

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HZO Investor Profile: Prudence Holdings

December 29, 2014 / by Ryan Moore posted in About HZO

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As 2014 comes to a close, we want to introduce another of our investors, Prudence Holdings, a founding investor in HZO. You may not have heard of Prudence, as this New York-based private equity firm keeps a low profile while quietly building a roster of transformative and disruptive businesses. Prudence’s strategy is simple: proactively search for ways to solve big problems, then partner with experienced management teams to make them a reality from disrupting real estate with Urban Compass, traditional financial services with Blockchain, talent access with Thuzio, micropayments with ChangeCoin, smart household devices with InSensi, and of course, disrupting a world where liquids no longer destroy electronic devices by investing in HZO.

“We love what we do at Prudence,” commented Gavin Myers, Head of Direct Investments and HZO Board Member. “We believe that every one of our investments can transform an industry. The business case for HZO makes sense: billions of devices are sold annually, and virtually none are offered with liquid protection — and the only proven technology besides HZO is mechanical seals. But, seals have a lot of drawbacks: they are costly to implement, deteriorate and loosen with time, and do not scale down as devices become thinner and thinner. HZO solves all of these drawbacks.”

This holiday season, we tip our hat to the team at Prudence for playing a pivotal role in advising HZO and helping us shape our management team as we continue our mission to transform how electronics are protected from water, other liquids, dust, and corrosion.

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HZO Investor Profile: Iron Gate Capital

September 25, 2014 / by Ryan Moore posted in About HZO

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What do an e-commerce company that serves emerging apparel brands (Branded Online), a post-bill audit and recovery service for large hospitals (AcuStream), an artificial heart company (Syncardia Systems), and a fast-casual restaurant chain (Smashburger) have in common? Each of these companies and HZO is a member of Iron Gate Capital’s exclusive portfolio and the lead investor in HZO’s Series II growth funding.

 HZO is fortunate to have access to the savvy partners of Iron Gate, a private equity firm comprised of seasoned operating executives who invest their own capital in compelling opportunities. Iron Gate’s strategy is to target companies with proven products that meet real market needs, making no investments in either seed or early-stage venture deals. This investment validates that HZO has cleared major start-up hurdles and is now squarely operating in an accelerating growth stage of development.

In addition to tapping the experience and knowledge of the Iron Gate partners, HZO also has gained access to the firm’s investors and their networks to assist HZO in managing its dramatic growth. Iron Gate’s impressive group of private investors includes current and retired CEOs and Presidents from highly successful companies across a wide range of industries. HZO is already tapping this collective experience to ensure we flawlessly execute our customer agreements and continue to be the leading liquid protection solution across industrial applications, life science devices, and consumer electronics.

Stay tuned to the HZO blog to learn more about other investors who support the HZO mission.

 

 
 
 
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