1st Detect Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2008

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 11


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Grant

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $1.8M

  • Investors
  • 1

1st Detect General Information


Supplier of chemical detection and analysis instrumentation to the security, medical, petrochemical and semiconductor industries. The company engages in the development of miniature mass spectrometer technology for the International Space Station which is used to detect residues and vapors from a range of chemicals, including explosives, chemical warfare agents, toxic chemicals and volatile organic compounds.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (no backing)
Financing Status
Primary Industry
Other Commercial Products
Other Industries
Other Business Products and Services
Primary Office
  • 555 Forge River Road
  • Suite 100
  • Webster, TX 77598
  • United States
+1 (713) 000-0000

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1st Detect Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
1. Grant 30-Mar-2010 $1.8M Completed Startup
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1st Detect Patents

1st Detect Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20200264203-A1 Particle detection system and swabs with integral, machine-readable identification data Inactive 15-Feb-2019 000000000000
US-20210104393-A1 Systems and methods for ionizing a surface Inactive 03-Apr-2017 0000000000 0
CA-2839890-A1 Reduced pressure liquid sampling Inactive 22-Jun-2011 0000000000
EP-2724140-A1 Reduced pressure liquid sampling Inactive 22-Jun-2011 0000000000
US-20140190245-A1 Reduced pressure liquid sampling Inactive 22-Jun-2011 G01N1/28 00
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1st Detect Executive Team (5)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Thomas Pickens Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Eric Stober Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
Rajesh Mellacheruvu Chief Operating Officer
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1st Detect Board Members (1)

Name Representing Role Since
Thomas Pickens Self Chief Executive Officer & Chairman 000 0000
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1st Detect Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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1st Detect Investors (1)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Texas Emerging Technology Fund Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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