Podcast: Cleaning Water With Madidrop

MadiDrop Water-Treatment

In this episode of 22Lightbulbs, we talk to David Dusseau, the CEO and CoFounder of Madidrop, a product that is revolutionizing the water and sanitation industry. With this small tablet that fits in the palm of your hand, 2,000 liters of water can be treated over the course of 6 months providing families and communities with clean water. We discuss the technology behind this product and the methods for building a business that’s making an impact. 

David Dusseau is an entrepreneur with 25 years experience working with early-stage information and energy technology startups and new ventures. Beginning his career in Silicon Valley, David started both for-profit and non-profit ventures. With a strong background in all aspects of early-stage business management and development including strategy, funding, product development and launch, sales, marketing and branding, David leads and directs efforts to bring MadiDrop to market and build MadiDrop PBC into a lucrative business.


“Over half the global population has to worry about whether or not their water will make them sick.”


01:02 – Intro to MadiDrop
02:20 – Where does the name come from?
03:20 – What was your lightbulb moment?
05:40 – What are some of the hurdles you faced while building this business?
11:20  – How are you creating international distribution networks?
15:40 –  The benefits of the MadiDrop
18:05  – Getting real about the global water situation.

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[The podcast name 22Lightbulbs is from Chinese numerology where the number 22 serves as the destiny number of individuals who are builders and leaders.]

4 thoughts on “Podcast: Cleaning Water With Madidrop

  • Quite an exciting, high-impact innovation indeed! Interested to know further details about the product, how it works, and how it would reach those who desperately need such solutions.

  • Thanks for the description of this product. I use water filters, but I’m not sure it is the most effective way of water purification, that is why I wish to try something new and I hope that the tablets are a great alternative to water filters.

    • We’re pleased we could bring this product to your attention. If you try it, let us know what you think!

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