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About Us

Cleana Inc is a Boston-based technology startup founded by alums from Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The team has spent the last 4 years reimagining a better, cleaner bathroom experience starting with the toilet seat. With the support of world-class advisors, engineers, and investors, Cleana has invented several novel technologies which will revolutionize the bathroom experience, both in public restrooms and at home.

Cleana is a winner of the Boston University New Venture Competition, the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, and the University of Utah Opportunity Quest. With the help of its manufacturing, Cleana will be launching its products to hundreds of commercial and residential customers across the US  in the near future.

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Our Team

Kevin Tang

CEO

Max Pounanov

COO

Andy Chang

CMO

Richard Li

CTO

Caleb McGrath

Head of Growth

Our Team

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Kevin Tang - CEO

Kevin is a Co-Founder and the CEO of Cleana, and a graduate of the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. Before his role at Cleana, Kevin was a member of the US Olympic Training Team for Short Track Speed Skating. He was the Founder of the Athlete Future Foundation, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization providing career services to athletes through partnerships with several Olympic Governing Bodies. Kevin has also been named a BostonInno 25 under 25 and is highly regarded for his advisory work with startups in the Boston area.

At Cleana, Kevin spearheads strategic decision-making, product planning, and organizational efficiency, driving the company towards success.

Email: [email protected]

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Max Pounanov - COO

Max is a Co-Founder and the COO of Cleana, and graduated from Boston University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before his role at Cleana, Max worked with medical devices, developing solutions for telemedicine applications, and as an aeroacoustics researcher working on reducing turbofan engine wake noise. Max also participated in a Boston University research team that was awarded First Place in NASA's National Gateway to Blue Skies Aeronautics Competition.

At Cleana, Max plays a critical role in developing the technology through rapid iteration and rigorous testing. Additionally, he is leading the team's intellectual property strategy and portfolio.

Email: [email protected]

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Andy Chang - CMO

Andy is a Co-Founder and the CMO of Cleana. He graduated from Boston University with a dual degree in Finance and Political Science. From 2014 to 2020, Andy served in several companies across Japan and China within the intellectual property, semiconductor, and telecommunications industries. Before his role at Cleana, Andy co-founded Studydate, an innovative educational platform fostering interactive learning and connections among students.

At Cleana, Andy excels in developing sales strategies, fostering client relationships, and prioritizing customer satisfaction.

Email: [email protected]

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Richard Li - CTO

Richard is a Co-Founder and the CTO of Cleana. He graduated from MIT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining Cleana, Richard honed his expertise in mechnical engineering at leading tech companies. His passion for technology and innovation is evident in his previous role.

At Cleana, Richard is pivotal in steering our technology strategies, ensuring our solutions are not only innovative but also scalable and secure. He also plays a key role in our patent strategy, safeguarding our intellectual property and maintaining our competitive edge in the market.

Email: [email protected]

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Caleb McGrath - Head of Growth

Caleb is the Head of Growth of Cleana. Before joining Cleana, Caleb served as a operations and business development manager in the residential and commercial glass industry. Born and raised in the Boston area, he studied economics at Occidental College in Los Angeles while also playing NCAA baseball.

He is responsible for leading various strategic growth initiatives focusing on advertising, marketing, research, media, and sales. His efforts are primarily centered on Cleana's residential division, Cleana Home.

Email: [email protected]

Our Advisors

John-Barrett

John Barrett

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Executive Director

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Greg Blonder

Boston University

Engineering Professor

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Scott Miller

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Managing Director

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James Alexander

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Chief Product Officer

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Eric Peabody

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VP of Sales

Our Advisors

John-Barrett

John Barrett

ISSA

Executive Director

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Greg Blonder

Boston University

Engineering Professor

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Scott Miller

Dragon Ventures

Managing Director

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James Alexander

Tracer Imaging

Chief Product Officer

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Eric Peabody

Staples

VP of Sales

Reserve Your Seat

Reserve a seat in one of our first production runs!       $95 payment will be due at delivery.