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VAPAR

What is VAPAR?

VAPAR is a cloud platform that automates condition assessment directly from pipe CCTV footage. VAPAR users enjoy superior accuracy in the tracking of maintenance and repair requirements for this infrastructure in addition to significant savings in associated labour costs.

Mission

Delivering the right technology to eliminate repetitive manual tasks in infrastructure management.

We partner with our customers on their biggest challenges and use the latest technology to provide compelling solutions.

History

VAPAR was founded in January 2018 by two Australian engineers on a mission to automate manual tasks in asset management.

Today, the VAPAR platform processes over two hundred thousand metres of wastewater infrastructure for dozens of clients across Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Since its establishment, VAPAR has received over $1.2 million in funding from the Australian Government, NSW Government, and some of Australia’s most ambitious investors.

Our team

CEO and Co-founder

Amanda Siqueira

As a civil engineering intern, Amanda used to manually review CCTV pipe inspection videos for 8 hours a day for Sydney Water in Australia. Since then, she has worked in design, construction and remediation of drainage and sewer pipes in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Together with Michelle, she started VAPAR with a vision to bring emerging technology into the Asset Management space and revolutionise the way infrastructure is tracked, repaired and maintained. Amanda leads the operations, sales and business administration for VAPAR.

CTO and Co-founder

Michelle Aguilar

Michelle is a co-founder of VAPAR and has been the technical lead for the company since its inception. Over this time, Michelle’s role has transformed from being the sole developer and administrator for VAPAR software, to managing a team of software developers and data scientists, making customer focused decisions for the technical roadmap of VAPAR’s products.

Her career background spans multiple industries including wastewater, process automation, writing specifications and deploying user-tested code to production for Australia’s largest bank. Michelle leads product development and technical implementation of VAPAR’s vision.

Business Development Manager (ANZ)

Mark Lee

Mark has spent more than a decade as an engineer managing the asset lifecycle of pipes. He’s been involved in design and construction through to condition assessment and decommissioning, including all that occurs between. 

He made the move from a public utility to VAPAR after seeing the industry’s need for improved modern solutions to pipe condition assessment and the associated management of data. Mark understands our customer’s requirements and is passionate about bringing efficient solutions to them.

Business Development Manager (UK & EU)

Nathan Muggeridge

Nathan’s 20 year career in the UK water sector has covered a multitude of roles and sectors; working for large consultancy to produce hydraulic simulation models, previously working in a sewer start-up, and most recently in public sector asset management where he developed a 5 year £6 billion investment case and grew a team from 5 to 60+ people. Specific to the wastewater space, he has also lead the delivery of projects ranging from the development of a £100m investment plan for London’s sewers to a establishing £5m/year sewer maintenance contract. 

Nathan leads the UK and European growth of VAPAR’s success and is passionate about creating value for clients and the water industry globally.

Software Engineer & Data Science

Neelabh Singh

Prior to VAPAR, Neelabh worked in both environmental services and in the banking sector as a full stack developer. His passion is in design, optimisation and delivery.

Neelabh holds a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from UNSW in Sydney and a Computer Science degree from RV College in Bangalore.

Lead Data Scientist

dr Xun Yu (Alex)

Dr Xun Yu received his PhD in Data Science from Griffith University in 2017. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, and precision agriculture.

Xun has a verifiable history of achieving maximum operational output with minimal resource expenditures. Professional focal points include requirements analysis, statistics, data collection and visualization, modeling, system design, product deployment, feature engineering, object detection and classification, and team leadership. 

Marketing Coordinator

Manju Mani

Manju Mani is the Marketing Coordinator for VAPAR, and is a civil engineer and a MBA Marketing graduate. She has experience working in sales as well as marketing.  Manju has worked on projects that have brought brand visibility and has resulted in increased market share and customer retention.

Manju works with VAPAR with a key focus in understanding and solving the pain point of customers by turning the available data into useful insights.

Backend Developer

Roy liao

Prior to VAPAR, Roy worked in both the foreign trade and construction industry as an IT Support Engineer and backend developer.

His passion is in requirement analysis and design, system optimisation and software development.
Roy holds a Master’s degree in Business Information systems from the University of Wollongong and is a certified Microsoft System Engineer.
 

Director

Allan Aaron

Allan is a hugely experienced Director and Advisor who has previously served on the boards of several high-profile companies, including NASDAQ-listed organisations and others who have been acquired for up to A$1Bn.

Allan is a Director of Technology Venture Partners (TVP), one of Australia’s largest venture capital funds and has overseen investment of over $240 million in 25+ tech start-ups in Australia, the USA, Europe and Asia. Allan has also assisted in the raise of over $620 million in equity funding and over $30 million in grant finding – in a addition to his role as a former advisor to a Federal Government grants program.

Finance and Risk Advisor

Aine leonard

Aine is an experienced financial professional who has facilitated growth in a number of high growth international businesses through her career.  By bringing together chartered accountancy and her experience in corporate governance, Aine supports the VAPAR team to help deliver on their corporate strategy by working through end-to-end financial, operational and risk management, and overseeing VAPAR’s strategy and business plans.

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