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Forbes Names Gradiant Among America’s Best Startup Employers for 2023


We’re excited to announce Gradiant has been recognized in Forbes’ America’s Best Startup Employers for 2023. The award evaluated 11,000 U.S. businesses based on employer reputation, employee satisfaction, and growth. Any company founded between 2012 and 2019 with at least 50 employees was considered a startup.

America’s Best Startup Employers Award

Gradiant was selected for its innovative technology solutions for advanced water treatment, its commitment to employee development and satisfaction, and its rapid growth in the water industry over the last decade.

Gradiant prides itself in recruiting the best and most diverse talent in water, which include 500 employees, 286 scientists and engineers, that have earned 104 advanced degrees and represent 28 nationalities worldwide. Originally founded at MIT, we operate 16 global offices across the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Australia, India, and beyond.

“Our people are our best asset to drive us forward toward a cleaner, more sustainable future. We appreciate Forbes for recognizing both our growth as well as the hardworking people that have taken us to the next level in the water industry,” said Anurag Bajpayee, CEO of Gradiant.

As part of the Gradiant team, you’ll do work that matters. You’ll impact the world by developing and deploying cleantech water solutions to the world’s essential industries. We are differentiated not only by our unmatched technologies, but also with the top minds in water and technology powering our solutions.

We are continuing to expand our team in 2023 with positions available in engineering, R&D, and sales. Gradiant prioritizes work-life balance, offering flexible work arrangements and opportunities for remote work. This approach not only supports employee well-being but also enables the company to attract and retain top talent.

Gradiant & its History of Innovation

Over the last ten years, Gradiant has 250 approved or pending patents and has built 500+ water and wastewater treatment plants, saving over 5 million households worth of water every single day. Gradiant’s RO InfinityBio Infinity, and Carrier Gas Extraction technologies have revolutionized the way industrial wastewater is treated, providing significant cost savings and reducing the environmental impact of traditional treatment methods. Gradiant’s SmartOps Digital uses artificial intelligence to provide real-time insights into water treatment processes. It can monitor and analyze data from various sources, including sensors, meters, and operational systems, to predict potential issues and identify opportunities for optimization.

“Our success is not only a recognition of our current achievements but a testament to our potential for future growth and success. We believe that our commitment to creating a positive workplace culture will help us continue to innovate and succeed, and we are excited to see what the future holds,” said Prakash Govindan, Co-Founder & COO of Gradiant.

Gradiant ‘s inclusion on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Startup Employers is a significant achievement that highlights the company’s commitment to sustainable water treatment solutions and employee satisfaction. As the company continues to innovate and expand, it will make an even greater impact in the industry and beyond. Check out our Careers page to join an innovative team protecting our most critical resource – water.

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