Dropcountr, a startup offering water tracking and reducing software to utilities, has raised $600,000 in venture capital funding and launched a Spanish-language version.
The new money is the first fundraising round for the company, with the Urban Innovation Fund acting as a leader alongside Zipdragon Ventures and other micro venture capitalists and angel investors. For the four-year-old company, which appeared on last year’s Gov Tech 100 list, the seed round comes a little later than for other startups in and around Silicon Valley. Where many companies pursue funding quickly to grow aggressively, Dropcountr’s strategy has been one of organic growth using its early profits.
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With matters of the home becoming more and more entwined with technology, residents can add another application to those they use to monitor their utilities.
The Dedham-Westwood Water District recently launched an app and website through Dropcountr, a software designed to help users track their water use. Once residents have downloaded the free app and signed up, they can track their usage, compare their usage to similar households, and set conservation goals.
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MONTCLAIR >> Monte Vista Water District would like to help its customers use water more efficiently and to do that it is offering a free app — in both English and Spanish — that makes it easier for residents to track their usage.
Dropcountr let’s people know how much water they have used based on the most recent meter readings. The data is the same information customers would find on their bills with one exception, said Justin Scott-Coe, water resources and community affairs manager for the Monte Vista Water District.
“The app allows them to put it into context,” Scott-Coe said.
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