Great article Tom.
I am new to “water”, but as you may recall not new to tech, start-ups, spin-outs, acceleration and venture.
I have just recently been asked and gladly accepted to assist in accelerating the regional/national water start-up community and your post reminded me of the misfit issues between venture and utility dominated markets. Your post will hopefully help me in setting up sound and prosperous partnerships
It is not all misfit and I am glad you also believe there is a “water NEST” waiting. It could easily be funded by other means than venture, but I do not mind to have a little of the venture funkiness rub off on water…if we could just limit the hype and hysteria a bit.