Flume, Inc. Secures Growth Financing
August 2023 – England & Company is pleased to announce that it recently served as exclusive placement agent in Flume, Inc.’s (“Flume”) recent growth financing provided by HCAP Partners, a California-based private equity firm and nationally recognized impact investor.
Flume, based in San Luis Obispo, CA, is making significant contributions toward conservation and sustainability as the best-in-class provider of high-definition water data and analytics to consumers, the water technology industry, and the water resource management ecosystem. This funding will enable Flume to expand its operations, customer base, and corresponding market share through working capital and geographical expansion.
“We were fortunate to have the guidance and support of England & in securing essential funding to achieve our mission. We had the England team’s full support throughout the process, top to bottom. This funding will enable us to expand our business and reach new heights. As CEO, I am delighted to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation and introducing new solutions for our customers, as well as utilities and government stakeholders,” expressed Ric Miles, CEO of Flume.
Flume brings unprecedented insights into residential water use to both homeowners and water utilities. Using Flume, homeowners can save water through 24/7 water monitoring for indoor and outdoor water consumption, customizable leak detection, detailed breakdowns and insights into individual water appliances, and suggested water budgets. With a simple installation process requiring no plumbers or pipe cutting, Flume provides the in-depth water use details and control functionality necessary to mitigate issues before they result in high water bills or costly damages.
Inspired by California’s record drought, Flume empowers homeowners to understand their use better and conserve water. By providing real-time water use information, Flume protects the home, puts the power of water consumption and conservation in the customer’s hands, and improves the relationship with our most precious resource. The Flume® Smart Water System consists of an easy-to-install sensor that adapts to most existing home water meters, communicating water use to the homeowner in real-time. To date, Flume has tens of thousands of devices installed across the United States. Flume bridges the gap between consumers and water providers to fundamentally change how we understand and access water data.
About HCAP Partners
HCAP Partners is a diversely owned private equity firm specializing in providing mezzanine debt and private equity for underserved, lower-middle market companies throughout California and the Western United States. The firm seeks to invest $3 million to $25 million in established businesses generating between $10 million and $100 million in revenues in the healthcare, software, services, and manufacturing industries.