Better Ventures Backs Ketos to Solve Water Quality Monitoring

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We’re excited to announce our investment in Ketos, a San Jose, CA-based company that enables access to clean drinking water through an innovative hardware and software analytics solution. We invested in the company’s $2.5M seed round, which was led by Rethink Impact. Ketos is tackling the global water crisis by being the first in the industry to provide remote and continuous water quality monitoring for commercial and industrial applications. The Ketos solution provides real-time data and analytics for usage and flow across water systems and provides continuous monitoring of standard water health parameters such as pH, dissolved solids, hardness, turbidity and salinity. Schools in Mexico, for instance, use Ketos to assure water quality at hundreds of drinking fountains around the country. 

Ketos is led by CEO Meena Sankara, an engineer on a mission to solve the world’s clean water crisis. She’s no stranger to this challenge having spent her early childhood years in India, where access to clean water was a daily challenge. Meena has surrounded herself with a best-in-class team, including Chief Scientist Mazhar Ali, a chemist, material scientist, and authority in water quality monitoring and a former professor at UC Berkeley. The team of engineers, scientists, and technologists has made tremendous progress in building an advanced water quality management system that is already being used by customers across several industry verticals. We look forward to supporting Ketos in building a great company with global impact.