San Francisco, CA – Award-winning startup Nebia announces Series A investment from Moen. The Silicon Valley startup partnered with Moen, which boasts 75 years of industry leading experience, to develop the Nebia Spa Shower 2.0. The latest innovation boasts an optimized version of its H2MicroTM fluid and thermal technology, translating to a hotter shower with the feeling of more pressure, while saving 65% of water compared to a conventional shower. The Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 launches on Kickstarter on February 12.
To date, the Nebia community has saved over 100 million gallons of water with 16,000 units sold. The company is on track to save over 1 billion gallons of water by the year 2021. The partnership with Moen is central to scaling the technology and together maximizing the impact.
“Showers are a vital daily ritual and yet, in the past few decades, there has been very little innovation in the shower industry. We believe a better shower experience and tremendous water savings are not only possible, but absolutely paramount for the future,” said Philip Winter, Nebia Co-Founder and CEO. “With Nebia 2.0 we re-examined everything under the hood. We spoke with thousands of customers to determine the key features that could be improved. The result is a warmer and more powerful shower that sets a totally new standard– and still saves 65% of the water used by conventional showers.”
“At Moen, we like to say we design for water, which means we’re always looking for ways
to help people better control, conserve, and enjoy nature’s most precious resource,” said Mark- Hans Richer, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group. “Through our partnership with Nebia, we’re bringing an
innovative water-saving experience to as many people as possible—and adding a striking element of design to modern bathrooms.”
Nebia’s team has meticulously enhanced the key variables that make a great shower. Leveraging simulation software ANSYS, often used to develop rocket engines and aerodynamics models, Nebia 2.0’s spray pattern is now perfectly positioned to maximize the water that comes into contact with your skin. This, combined the increased droplet size, results in an enveloping curtain of millions of droplets of water, transforming any bathroom into a spa.
The concept of
Nebia was born in Mexico City where Nebia Co-Founder Carlos Gomez Andonaegui
ran a national health club chain and endeavored to reduce the water used by its
100,000 daily gym-goers. In 2014, Gomez Andonaegui and Winter brought the idea
to San Francisco. There they met Co-Founder Gabriel Parisi-Amon, a mechanical
engineer working on the iPhone team at Apple.
Nebia is backed by some of the most prestigious names in Silicon Valley including Tim Cook (CEO of Apple), The Schmidt Family Foundation, Joe Gebbia (Co-Founder of Airbnb), Barry Sternlicht (Founder of Starwood Capital and Starwood Hotels), James Park (Co-Founder and CEO of Fitbit), Y-Combinator, and StartX Fund (Stanford University).
Nebia 2.0 is available in two brand-new finishes of high-grade powder coated aluminum, Matte Silver and Matte Black. On February 12, Nebia will also launch the Nebia Shelf to enhance your shower routine and complement the modern Nebia aesthetic.
Other notable achievements:
- Five patents granted. Additional patents pending.
- International Product Design awards from Clio, D&AD, IF Design, and Spark Design.
- Fast Company’s “2017 Innovation by Design Awards” honoree and “2018 World Changing Ideas Awards” finalist.
Retail price: $499. Pre-order on Kickstarter for early-adopter rates.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at nebia.com.
Founded in San Francisco in 2014, Nebia creates innovative water solutions that fundamentally change the way people interact with water in their homes. The Nebia team is driven by an obsessive passion for creating better experiences, as well as a core belief that people can be more responsible consumers of earth’s most precious resource.
As the #1 faucet brand in North America, Moen offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath safety products, kitchen sinks and garbage disposals for residential applications – delivering meaningful innovation, useful features, on-trend styling and lasting value. Moen is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which creates products and services that help fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure.