Santa Clara, CA. — May 14, 2012 — Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, announced today that it has been named a winner in TiE Silicon Valley’s prestigious 2012 TiE50 Awards for technology startups. Winners were selected from over 2,100 of the most promising young companies of 2012 and screened by TiE’s expert judging panel. Companies are chosen from among five technology segments, including Internet, biosciences, cleantech, wireless, and software, based on their business model, IP value, and leadership team.
“I am very proud of the Picarro team for their hard work and achievements, and on behalf of all of us at Picarro, we are honored to be recognized by TiE as a top ten cleantech company,” said Picarro CEO Michael Woelk. “This award is a great testament to our dedication to developing the most cutting-edge scientific and technological solutions to help solve big global challenges, such as climate change, natural gas leaks, food and water security, and others.”
Picarro’s high-precision gas analyzers and optical stable isotope measurement instruments are used in a wide variety of scientific and industrial applications, including: atmospheric science, air quality, greenhouse gas measurement, gas leak detection, food safety, hydrology, ecology, and more. Deployed in places as diverse as the Greenland Ice Cap, a volcano in Nicaragua, and the back of a donkey in the Utah desert, Picarro’s analyzers are unparalleled in their precision, ease of use, portability, and reliability. The company’s products are all developed and built in Picarro’s Santa Clara, California headquarters and exported to countries worldwide. Some of Picarro's customers include: Harvard, Nanjing, and Stanford Universities; Australia’s CSIRO, the China Meteorological Administration, LSCE, NASA, and NOAA; Earth Networks, ICOS in Europe, NEON, WMO GAW, and INFLUX; top government regulatory agencies, including the German, Irish, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies; and Alcan, Eli Lilly, and Waste Management, Inc.
TiE is a global network dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network. Sponsored by top Venture Capital Firms and Fortune 500 corporations, TiE’s network has grown across 56 chapters in 13 countries, comprising of 1,800 experienced entrepreneurs and business executives as charter members, 12,000 aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals as members.