Haute 100 SF: Tim Cook Invests In Futuristic Eco-Lux Shower

Tim Cook

It’s evident Apple’s CEO Tim Cook certainly supports an eco-friendly lifestyle. His love for the environment has led him to invest in an eco-friendly startup company.

Nebia, a San Francisco-based company, is looking to produce eco-friendly luxury showers as well as enhance one’s shower experience. According to its Kickstarter, “Nebia is a fully self-installed shower system with an adjustable bracket and a portable wand that showers you with water like you’ve never experienced before. Nebia atomizes water into millions of tiny droplets with 10 times more surface area than your regular shower. With Nebia, more water comes into contact with your body, leaving your skin clean and hydrated all while using less water than a typical household showerhead. In fact, Nebia uses 70 percent less water than a typical household showerhead. For the average U.S. home, Nebia pays for itself in less than two years.”

In addition to being eco-friendly, the company promise its luxury showers will also help lower your utility bills. The Kickstarter reads, “Traditional household showers consume markedly more energy than a Nebia just to heat the water and the majority of that hot water goes straight down the drain. Nebia is 13 times more efficient at delivering the heat you pay for to your body, making your daily shower in a Nebia 13 times more thermally efficient. The combination of Nebia’s water and energy savings translates to lower monthly utility bills. You’ll not only feel good about using Nebia on a daily basis; your pocket book will also thank you.”

Founders Philip Winter, Carlos Gomez Andonaegui, Gabriel Paris-Amon, as well as the rest of the Nebia team, has eloquently mapped out exactly how much switching to Nebia may save a consumer. For an average house of four in California, the luxury showers is estimated to save the household $397a year.

The team has had an opportunity to test their eco-lux products on students and employees at a number of places including Equinox Gyms, Google, Apple, and Stanford University.

While Cook has not made a statement in regards to his $1 million investment, Apple told the New York Times Cook’s stake in the start-up was a personal investment.

The company has not one, but five sold out packages. Thus far, Nebia has raised exactly $1,313,532. It has more than 3,000 backers.

For more information on this haute product visit Nebia’s Kickstarter.

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