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3105 Patrick Henry Dr.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Tom Fallon (Infinera COO) John J Cadeddu (Corner Ventures) Roger Evans (Greylock Partners)
Former outside board: Greg Dougherty (Viavi Solutions Former COO) Robert Halperin (Avid Technology)

Business description: Picarro is a leading provider of solutions to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations, trace gases and stable isotopes across many scientific applications, along with the energy and utilities markets. Our patented Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS) is at the heart of all Picarro instruments and solutions, enabling the detection of target molecules at part per billion, or better, resolution. Our portfolio of Picarro gas analyzers and systems enables scientists around the world to measure GHGs, trace gases and stable isotopes found in the air we breathe, water we drink and land we harvest. The ultra-precise and easy-to-use instruments are deployed across the globe offering unmatched performance in a variety of field conditions. Picarro Surveyor is the industry’s only leak detection solution that surveys mains and services at driving speeds, identifying likely leak locations, as well as leak-free areas. Its secure user interface provides a real-time view of the survey coverage area and leak indications found, generating a data-driven audit trail. Hazardous leaks can be quickly identified, while virtually eliminating false positives. The leak source can be identified as biogenic methane or natural gas within minutes. Picarro’s industrial solutions range from mobile leak detection technology for utilities companies to trace gas analysis for semiconductor fabrication and pharmaceuticals isolators.
Customers include: Eli LillyHarvard UniversityPGandEStanford UniversityWaste Management;  Beijing University;  China Meteorological Administration ;  China Meteorological Agency;  EADS Astrium ;  environmental protection agencies of Ireland;  environmental protection agencies of switzerland;  environmental protection agencies of the Germany;  environmental protection agencies of the U.S;  LSCE;  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;  Oxford University;  Rio Tinto Alcan
Partners include: Stanford University ;  ETG Risorse e Tecnologia ;  OICO

Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: Jul 2012   May 2002
Capital raised: 29.0M
Last Round: 7.0M
Ownership: Private  
Angels/other VCs: Audrey MacLean (mentor capitalist)
Corporate investors: NTT Electronics ;  Mingxin China Growth Fund

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Record updated: Mar 2016
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1998
Headcount: 51-75 as of May 2008
Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: Jul 2012   May 2002
Capital Raised: 29.0M
Last Round: 7.0M
Ownership: Private