Yesterday I met Dr Peter Paz who developes the curapipe startup. He has an excellent English and has the strange quality of hearing carefully before he speaks. This discipline is amazing for a man like me who talks too much and always feels that he has to hammer his argument harder into the head of the dumb hearer. Peter previously co-founded Telegate, a high-growth company later acquired by Terayon for $400 million. At Terayon (subsequently acquired by Motorola), he served as Corporate VP Business Development & Marketing, where he was responsible for integrating the businesses of nine acquired companies.
The curapipe concept is a liquid glue that is passed through water pipes between two "pigs". It closes small holes and faults. Its problem is the approval of the glue by health regulators. It has great business potential.