Epic CleanTec, a San Francisco-based sustainability company that has developed a novel approach to onsite wastewater treatment and reuse, secured $2.6m in seed funding.
Backers included Epic’s original angel investors, comprised of VCs, real estate leaders, and pioneering entrepreneurs, including SoulCycle co-founder Elizabeth Cutler and Rodan + Fields co-creator Dr. Kathy Fields.
The company intends to use the funds to increase its customer acquisition efforts, expand its team, and strengthen its position as a market leader in onsite water reuse.
Led by Aaron Tartakovsky, co-founder and CEO, Epic is decentralizing wastewater treatment and reuse into individual buildings or groups of buildings, by converting building wastewater into natural, carbon-rich soil amendments and water that can be purified and reused onsite for non-potable applications.
Last year, after completing 18 months of testing at Stanford University, Epic completed a successful installation of its first building system at the NEMA apartment complex in downtown San Francisco, a 754-unit residential building. Epic’s systems have already been included in the designs for several planned high-rise development projects throughout the West Coast, with the first coming online at the end of 2020.