Tern Water-Empower People To Obtain The Best Water

The mission at Tern is to empower people to obtain the best water by providing them with the information and tools they need to ensure they have sustainable and safe water whenever they need it.

Our Story:
Through his time having lived, studied, and worked across the world, founder Mo Zerban noticed a universal problem with access to water. Whether in Egypt, England, or at home in Philadelphia, Mo identified a fundamental need to ensure that people have access to safe, sustainable water whenever someone fills their cup to take a drink.
As a result, he founded Tern in 2016 with a vision to develop end to end solutions that provide smart, sustainable and healthy water to a constantly growing metropolitan civilization. Tern does this by living up to 4 key values:

  • Designing thoughtful, impactful, and must-have products that will innovate the water experience by integrating the latest technology
  • Using data and analytics to improve water quality and ensure a healthy and sustainable water supply for every individual
  • Applying sustainable methods to provide individuals with an experience that improves their water quality and ensures a healthy supply at every access point
  • Serving as a socially responsible leader and partner to improve the state of water worldwide

Tern has been recognized in 11 national publications and has secured their first utility patent. Tern is focused on forging strong partnerships with water municipalities, Real Estate Developers, Property Management firms, and a diverse board of advisors.

The Tern Experience:
Tern has created a set of products and services that work well together to deliver on their mission to ensure safe, sustainable water for all.
The newest product is the Tern Smart Faucet, an elegant attachment for any kitchen faucet that provides high-quality water purification and analytics through a phone or tablet. By checking into the Tern App, customers will have access to information about water flow rates, water consumption and efficiency, and, most importantly, the quality and lifespan of their filter. When the Smart Faucet detects that the filter is about to expire, Terns sends a notification and ships a new filter automatically.
Included with every Tern Smart Faucet purchase is a Know Your Water test kit, which enables individuals to test water for 7 major contaminants, including Lead, Chromium 6, Chlorine, and Fluoride.
Together, the Tern Smart Faucet, Tern App, and Know Your Water, empower everyone to have the information and tools necessary to ensure they are drinking safe, sustainable water right from the kitchen sink.

Milestones
Founded in 2016, Tern raised their pre-seed round of funding in Q1 of 2017, formed their first real estate partnership the following quarter, and launched their first service, the Know Your Water test kit, in the fall of 2017.  Smart Faucet demos began in Q1 of 2018. At the same time, Tern moved their offices and lab into the Pennovation Center.
Tern has been recognized in 11 national publications and has secured their first utility patent. Tern is focused on forging strong partnerships with water municipalities, Real Estate Developers, Property Management firms, and a diverse board of advisors. Tern will be launching their first Crowdfunding campaign and closing their next round of funding in the second half of 2018.

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