Company Overview

We are pioneering the market introduction of powerful, autonomous, safe and eco-friendly water and air treatment solutions, based on our technological breakthroughs in on-site generation of hydrogen peroxide. HPNow’s technology enables on-demand, highly-efficient production of hydrogen peroxide using only water, electricity and air.

With our compact and autonomous on-site HPGenTM hydrogen-peroxide generators, we are set to displace presently used and increasingly regulated chlorine and hazardous high concentrate chemicals across multiple water and air treatment sectors. In doing so we will provide our users with cost savings, reduced logistical burdens, and increased yields, while enhancing water, air and food safety and reducing the environmental impact of today’s toxic disinfectant agents.

Our Team

HPNow’s management team consists of a strong and balanced mix of technical and business expertise. A common thread is a high level of motivation for bringing the premise of the HPNow technology to the market.

Management

Ziv Gottesfeld

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Ziv is an accomplished clean-tech entrepreneur and CEO, highly experienced in taking disruptive technology-based enterprises from concept to market. His most recent start-up company was CellEra, a platinum-free fuel cell company which he co-founded in 2007, and which was sold to a multinational in 2014. Throughout his tenure at CellEra Ziv led business development and financing activities, as well as oversaw product marketing and development. Prior to CellEra Ziv founded and served as the CEO of Idioma, a developer of automated recognition and work-flow solutions for the global media information market. Ziv is a start-up CEO mentor under the EC’s H2020 SME program.  He holds a BSc. in Physics from Tel Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude), and a MSc from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Arnau Verdaguer Casadevall

PhD, co-founder, Director of Products & Applications

Arnau obtained a PhD in Physics from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) with a research stay at Stanford University in 2015. His PhD work led to ground-breaking results within electrochemical hydrogen peroxide generation forming the basis for HPNow’s core technology. Upon finishing his PhD Arnau led the DTU Proof of Concept project resulting in HPNow’s inception.

Rasmus Frydendal

PhD, co-founder, CTO

Rasmus finished his PhD from the Technical University of Denmark, including a research stay at Stanford University, in 2015. The PhD was focused on catalysts for electrochemical processes. In 2012 Rasmus completed the Elite Master Program at DTU within Sustainable Energy while working at Amminex within Fuel Cell technology R&D. Rasmus is the project manager on HPNow’s InnoBooster project and the HPNow representative in Innovation Fund Denmark’s Grand Solutions project ProActive. Rasmus is leading HPNow’s core-tech and IP development.

Supervisory board

Arnon Goldfarb

Arnon brings to the board a wealth of experience in water treatment and chemical industries, together with a strong entrepreneurial background. Until early 2011, Arnon served as CEO of TMB Water, a water project company active in desalination, aquaculture and water treatment efforts in Israel and abroad, and the predecessor to RWL Water. Prior to establishing TMB in 2001, Arnon spent 17 years with Israel Chemicals Ltd., where he served as Corporate VP for Business Development and Chairman of the R&D, Fertilizers and Chemicals, and Ceramics units. He was also a director at ICL’s Israel Desalination Engineering (IDE) subsidiary as well as its potash, phosphate and bromine subsidiaries. Previously, Arnon worked in the oil and gas industry in Israel and the US as a production and facilities engineer with Superior Oil and Israel National Oil Co., and as a production and field manager for Israel’s Sadot natural gas field. Arnon serves as Chairman of Atlantium Technologies, as well as on the boards of Fluence Corporation, a water treatment company, TGA, a waste treatment facility, and TSP, a chemical company. He is further a venture partner at ICV, a leading sustainability-focused venture capital firm. Arnon holds a B.Sc. in chemistry from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and a M.Sc. in Ocean Engineering from University of Rhode Island, USA.

Mark Redshaw

Mark Redshaw is an Investment Manager at Evonik Venture Capital. Mark has over 20 years experience in various managerial and operational positions within Evonik. Prior to joining the team founding Evonik Venture Capital, he held positions within the Nutrition & Care business of Evonik, including responsibility for service differentiation and developing environmental, economic and societal sustainability. Prior roles include heading Evonik Animal Nutrition Services, the global leader in research, analytics and handling of amino acids; implementation of global CRM, management, pricing and account management systems; and running the operative business in Africa and the Middle East. Mark studied agriculture at the University of Reading and received a PhD from the University of Nottingham.