Why we funded WaterEquity
We are excited to announce Bertzman Social Venture’s first investment in WaterEquity and the team Gary White and Matt Damon have assembled.
Reinventing The Water Filter
Maji Safi founder John Maiyo, pours water into a slow sand filter that the company is developing to provide clean and safe drinking water to schools and communities in developing countries.
XPRIZE Winner Makes Water from Thin Air
The Skysource / Skywater Alliance received a grand prize of $1.5M for developing an easily deployable high-volume water generator that can be used in any climate, meeting the competition parameters of extracting a minimum of 2,000 liters of water per day from the atmosphere using 100 percent renewable energy, at a cost of no more than two cents per liter.
The Bertzman Creation Story
We provide growth capital and advice to entrepreneurs working at the bottom of the pyramid who are dedicated to the dual goals of social impact and sustainable business results. Find out how we got here.
When ‘Free’ Doesn’t Sell
The search and discovery of truth as to why only a limited number of families were reached with the foundation’s dependence on donations and why many recipients of the free devices neglected to use them.