Acuva Technologies Inc.

Global leader in UV-LED disinfection technology.

Acuva Technologies Inc. (“Acuva” or the “Company”) designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, markets and sells advanced UV-LED systems for water disinfection applications around the world. Founded in 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia with the mission to address current challenges and barriers to safe drinking water, Acuva has grown into an international team that spans the globe.

The Acuva Advantage

Acuva has built an extensive intellectual property portfolio comprised of 23 patents (granted, provisioned and/or filed) which provide the Company with a distinct and sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Benefit of Acuva’s Patented Technology
Compared to Incumbent Water Purification Technology
Low Power Consumption
Long Life Time & No Performance Degradation
No Maintenance Needed
Flow-activated Power On/off
Intelligent Self-monitoring for Safe Operation

Technology you can Trust

Acuva’s proprietary IntenseBeamTM technology is at the core of its products. It allows us to focus and maximize UV-LED energy with the lowest possible power requirements, delivering maximum disinfection efficacy.

Investment Highlights

Leading UV-LED Disinfection Technology Developer
  • Deep know-how and experience developing high quality, market-leading UV- LED products for water, air and disinfection
  • Strategic partnership with UBC offers exclusive access to future innovations
  • Extensive portfolio of 23 patents granted or pending globally
Market Leading UV-LED Water Disinfection Products
  • Acuva’s product portfolio offers more breadth, higher disinfection efficacy, more consistent results, and lower cost per unit performance compared to other UV-LED competitors
Massive Market Opportunity for Disinfection Globally
  • Global disinfection market is a US$89B industry, of which water disinfection for residential and commercial uses represents US$58B
Solid Market Traction
  • FY2021 revenue increased ~130% compared to FY2020
  • Anticipating strong revenue growth in FY2022 supported by recent sales orders through OEM, distribution and retail channels
Company Built to Scale
  • Global sales team in place to accelerate growth in key markets via OEM, distribution and wholesale channels
  • Management team has a proven track record in commercializing and scaling companies with expertise in operations, technology development, sales & marketing and finance

The Opportunity:
C$15M Series A Equity Financing

Acuva is raising C$15M in equity capital to accelerate sales and marketing with water appliance OEMs and other indirect sales channels, continue new product development, and support working capital needs as the business scales. The Company has raised over C$20M through equity, grants and loans to-date and is seeking new investment from institutional, corporate and impact investors that can bring expertise to scaling a high growth sustainable cleantech company with high visible ESG attributes.

Acuva By the Numbers

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Patents granted or pending
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Capital Raised To-date
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FY2022P Revenue
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Current and Future Products

Currently we sell wide range of products suited for consumers or OEM integration. In the future we plan to broaden our products capabilities and use cases.

  • Current Products
  • Future Products
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Sales Presence and Channels

Global sales team targeting high growth markets via multiple channels.

  • Sales Channels
  • OEM Integration
  • Distributors
  • Big Box Retail / Wholesale
  • Online / Direct to Consumer

End Use / Application Integration

Wide range of products can be installed directly by consumers or integrated into OEM products into a wide range of end use applications.

Historical and Forecast Revenue (C$M)

Currently we sell wide range of products suited for consumers or OEM integration. In the future we plan to broaden our products capabilities and use cases.

FY2019A
$0.6
FY2020A
$1.1
FY2021A
$2.6
FY2022P
$5.1
FY2023F
$15.2
FY2024F
$29.3
FY2025F
$56.2
FY2026F
$107.7

Other Product Dev. – Air and Surface Disinfection

Acuva is developing other disinfection products by leveraging its UV LED expertise and patent portfolio

  • Other Products
Surface
( in market today )

Self-disinfecting door handle

Nozzle Disinfection

Air Purifiers
Personal & Commercial

Experienced Management Team

Manoj Singh
Manoj Singh

Chief Executive Officer

Manoj has 17+ years of leadership experience in commercializing clean technologies in North America & South Asia, along with 20+ years experience of being part of the UBC Seed Fund.

Fariborz Taghipour
Fariborz Taghipour

Chief Technology Officer

Fariborz is a professor in chemical & biological engineering department at the university of British Columbia. He has 15+ years of experience in industry & academia in the development of uv reactors.

Mike Walsh
Mike Walsh

Chief Financial Officer

Mike is an experienced executive vice president corporate development with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry.

Michael Cornwell
Michael Cornwell

VP of Global Marketing

Michael has a 20+ year career in sales and marketing leadership roles. He has worked in both the consumer electronics and consumer packaged goods industries and brings global experience and perspective to his role at Acuva.

Ian Lewis
Ian Lewis

VP of Engineering and R&D

Ian has years of experience managing all aspects of product development and volume manufacturing. His focus is on extensive collaboration between engineers and all other groups with a passion to innovate and execute solutions which support major product launches.

Mike Berens
Mike Berens

VP of Sales - US & Latin America

Mike has extensive experience as an executive-level sales management providing the leadership and direction needed to drive organizational business goals. He is recognized for delivering impactful results while leading in fast-paced, highly competitive business environments.

Interested parties are invited to contact any of the individuals below at Fort Capital Partners to learn more about this opportunity, including arranging initial meetings with management.

Paul Austin

Partner
paul.austin@fortcapital.ca
(604) 761-0849

Steve Bone

Partner
steve.bone@fortcapital.ca
(604) 366-8737

Dave Bustos

Managing partner 
dave.bustos@fortcapital.ca
(778) 945-0651

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