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  1. 1. Smart Homes Report, September 2016 Tracxn World’s Largest Startup Research Platform 2
  2. 2. Smart Homes Report, September 20163 Contents Topic Page No. Scope of Report 05 Entrepreneur Activity 07 Investment Trend 11 Who is Investing 19 Exit Outlook - IPO, Acquisitions 23 Sub Sector Analysis 26 Interesting Companies 38 Useful Links 42 Company List 44 Team 180
  3. 3. Smart Homes Report, September 20164 Illustrative Sectors We Track ENTERPRISE INFRASTRUCTURE ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS MOBILETECHNOLOGY TECH FINTECH EDUCATION HEALTHCARE SECURITY STORAGE NETWORKING MOBILITY IT OPS CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE API MANAGEMENT BIGDATA INFRASTRUCTURE SAAS MOBILE-FIRST ENT. APPS INTELLIGENT ENT. APPS OPEN SOURCE RETAIL TECH MARKETING TECH STEALTH MODE VERTICAL SAAS MOBILE COMMERCE MOBILE PAYMENTS MOBILE MARKETING MOBILE DEV TOOLS MOBILE HEALTH MOBILE GAMING MOBILE LEARNING MOBILE COMMUNICATION WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIAL IOT SMART CARS SMART CITIES SMART HOMES IOT INFRASTRUCTURE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGNECE AR/VR INTERNET OF THINGS 3D PRINTING BITCOIN PAYMENTS EDUCATION IT SELF LEARNING LIFE SCIENCES DIGITAL HEALTH
  4. 4. Smart Homes Report, September 20165 Sector overview Scope of report As the IoT wave is hitting every device whether personal or commercial, it is impacting everyday home devices as well. Smart Homes sector is coming up as there is need to automate everyday repetitive home functions and make them more efficient. Dumb home devices are giving way to smart solutions. This report covers connected solutions which enable monitoring and control of home devices and operations. Report covers companies which are developing solutions for automating home functions, these solutions are connected to users smartphones through cloud giving user higher level of insight and control. Report also includes smartphone apps which are able to connect to most of home automation devices thus making them interoperable and acts as a common platform for monitoring and control. All the companies developing home devices that are not connected to cloud and are dumb are left out of this report, devices which are remote controlled using IR or Bluetooth are also excluded from this report. The scope of this report includes equity as well as debt funding received by the companies.
  5. 5. Smart Homes Report, September 2016 Scope of Report Entrepreneur Activity Investment Trend Who is Investing Exit Outlook - IPO, Acquisitions Sub Sector Analysis Interesting Companies Useful Links Company List Team 6
  6. 6. Smart Homes Report, September 2016 22 36 82 135 167 91 0 36 72 108 144 180 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 NumberofCompanies 7 YoY – Number of companies founded Nest Bidgely Misfit Wearables Tado Ring Labs Canary Juicero August Blink EVA Automation Deako Linkbee
  7. 7. Smart Homes Report, September 20168 Large Upcoming Sectors No. of Companies Founded Average Age No. of Companies Funded Business Model Total Funding Example 37 2013.4 18 Home Automation > Smart Kitchen 179M 32 2013.3 17 Home Automation > Locks 66M 15 2013.2 9 Home Automation > Monitoring > Air 56M 90 2012.6 32 Home Automation > Devices Management 323M 64 2012.5 17 Home Automation > Switches & Plugs 50M 46 2012.1 21 Home Automation > Gardening 133M
  8. 8. Smart Homes Report, September 20169 Niche Upcoming Sectors No. of Companies Founded Average Age No. of Companies Funded Business Model Total Funding Tracxn Picks 22 2011.5 11 Home Automation > Thermostats 102M 35 2011 15 Home Automation > Home Lighting 100M 26 2010.3 20 Home Automation > Monitoring > Energy Usage 121M 49 2009.4 25 Home Security > Video Monitoring & Alerts 366M
  9. 9. Smart Homes Report, September 2016 Scope of Report Entrepreneur Activity Investment Trend Who is Investing Exit Outlook - IPO, Acquisitions Sub Sector Analysis Interesting Companies Useful Links Company List Team 10
  10. 10. Smart Homes Report, September 201611 YoY – Number of Rounds and Total Funding Note: The funding includes debt rounds also. $272M $524M $192M $96M $256M $273M $464M $417M $450M 10 19 17 14 37 71 99 98 59 0 24 48 72 96 120 0 120 240 360 480 600 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 NumberofRounds FundingAmount(inMillions) Funding Amount Number of Rounds
  11. 11. Smart Homes Report, September 201612 YoY – Number of Rounds by Stage 4 22 38 50 48 26 5 11 19 33 35 24 2 1 4 4 3 5 0 20 40 60 80 100 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 NumberofRounds Seed Early Late
  12. 12. Smart Homes Report, September 201613 YoY – Funding by Stage $1M $9M $21M $28M $39M $31M$29M $174M $116M $189M $322M $209M $51M $1M $132M $237M $50M $200M 0 100 200 300 400 500 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 TotalFundingAmount(inMillions) Seed Early Late
  13. 13. Smart Homes Report, September 201614 Average Ticket Size – Early Stage $0.4M $0.6M $0.7M $0.7M $1.2M $1.9M $3.3M $3.6M $8.9M $9.2M $6.4M $7.7M $11.0M $51.6M $7.7M $7.2M $20.7M $26.0M 0.0 12.0 24.0 36.0 48.0 60.0 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 FundingAmount(inMillions) Seed Series A Series B
  14. 14. Smart Homes Report, September 201615 Top investments in last one year Company Funding Amount Round Name Date Investors vivint.com Vivint (Provo, 1999) $100M PE Apr-2016 Solamere Capital juicero.com Juicero (San Francisco, 2013) $70M Series B Mar-2016 ARTIS Ventures, DBL Partners, KPCB, Campbell Soup Co, First Beverage Group, GV, Thrive Capital, Two Sigma Ventures ring.com Ring Labs (Santa Monica, 2012) $61M Series C Mar-2016 KPCB parrot.com Parrot Group (Paris, 1994) $35M PE Nov-2015 Bpifrance netatmo.com Netatmo (Paris, 2011) $32M Series B Nov-2015 Legrand, Iris Capital, Bpifrance ring.com Ring Labs (Santa Monica, 2012) $28M Series B Aug-2015 J F Shea Company, True Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Sky Dayton, American Family Ventures innit.com Innit (San Francisco, 2013) $25M Series A Nov-2015 tado.com Tado (Munich, 2011) $23M Series C Apr-2016 Inven Capital
  15. 15. Smart Homes Report, September 201616 Top investments in last one year Company Funding Amount Round Name Date Investors juneoven.com June (San Francisco, 2013) $23M Series A Mar-2016 Eclipse VC, Lumia Capital, Sound Ventures, Vaizra Investments, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, First Round Capital, Foundry Group, Promus Ventures dessmann.com.cn Dessmann (Hangzhou, 2009) $19M Series A Apr-2016 innit.com Innit (San Francisco, 2013) $18M Series A Jul-2016 tado.com Tado (Munich, 2011) $17M Series B Oct-2015 Target Partners, Shortcut, BayBG, Siemens, homeserveplc.com, Statkraft Ventures bidgely.com Bidgely (Sunnyvale, 2010) $17M Series B Nov-2015 Constellation Technology Ventures, E.on, RWE Global, Khosla Ventures sevenhugs.com Seven Hugs (Paris, 2013) $15M Series A Jun-2016 Xerys orvibo.com Orvibo (Shenzhen, 2011) $13M Series A Aug-2015 Legend Star, MediaTek getluma.com Luma (Atlanta, 2014) $13M Series A Apr-2016 Accel Partners, Amazon, Felicis Ventures, Base Ventures, BIP Capital, Relay Ventures, Webb Investment Network, 500 Startups
  16. 16. Smart Homes Report, September 201617 Funnel view of Sector Percent of Previous 0.36% 0.49% 0.35% 22 19 40 113 229 628 0 140 280 420 560 700 M&A & IPO Late Series B Series A Funded Founded Number of Companies
  17. 17. Smart Homes Report, September 2016 Scope of Report Entrepreneur Activity Investment Trend Who is Investing Exit Outlook - IPO, Acquisitions Sub Sector Analysis Interesting Companies Useful Links Company List Team 18
  18. 18. Smart Homes Report, September 201619 Most Active Investors in Sector 9 8 8 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 0 2 4 6 8 10 Techstars KPCB Khosla Ventures Y Combinator First Round Capital Foundry Group Kima Ventures 500 Startups Bpifrance Charles River Ventures TotalNumberofRounds Latch Ring Labs Misfit Wearables Deako Ring Labs June Seven Hugs Luma Netatmo Ring Labs Revolv iControl Canary Eight June Rachio Petnet Silk Labs Parrot Group iControl
  19. 19. Smart Homes Report, September 201620 Where are Top Investors investing Techstars KPCB Khosla Ventures Y Combinator First Round Capital Foundry Group Kima Ventures 500 Startups Bpifrance Charles River Ventures Home Automation Latch, Revolv, Notion Juicero, Nest, Misfit Wearables Bidgely Deako Eight Petcube June SmartThings Ambient Devices June Rachio Revolv Seven Hugs Petnet Orange Chef Luma Ninja Blocks Parrot Group Qivivo Home Security Ring Labs, iControl, Dropcam Canary Ring Labs Keecker Silk Labs Alfred Withings Ring Labs iControl Smart Home Suite Netatmo
  20. 20. Smart Homes Report, September 201621 Top Investor by Stage of Entry Techstars 7 Kima Ventures 6 HAX 5 Plug and Play Tech Center 5 Y Combinator 5 R/GA 4 Felicis Ventures 3 Foundry Group 3 Galvanize 3 Lerer Hippeau Ventures 3 KPCB 3 Khosla Ventures 3 J F Shea Company 2 Qualcomm Ventures 2 Two Sigma Ventures 2 KPCB 3 Seed Series A Series B Later Stage Bpifrance 3 Khosla Ventures 3 500 Startups 2 Accel Partners 2 Cheetah Mobile 2 First Round Capital 2 Formation 8 2 Founders Fund 2 Foundry Group 2 Jingdong 2
  21. 21. Smart Homes Report, September 2016 Scope of Report Entrepreneur Activity Investment Trend Who is Investing Exit Outlook - IPO, Acquisitions Sub Sector Analysis Interesting Companies Useful Links Company List Team 22
  22. 22. Smart Homes Report, September 201623 Top IPOs in last three years IPO Date Company Overview Funding Amount Jun-2015 alarm.com Alarm (Washington D.C., 2000) Wireless security and energy management systems TCV, Egis Captial Partners, ABS Capital Partners $165M Jul-2013 control4.com Control4 (Salt Lake City, 2003) Wireless home automation infrastructure GSV Capital, Foundation Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Vispring, Mercato Partners, Frazier Technology Ventures, Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, University Venture Fund, Venture Capital, Cisco Investments, Sapphire Ventures, Signal Peak $93M
  23. 23. Smart Homes Report, September 201624 Major Acquisitions Date Company Acquirer Deal Size Overview Total Funding Apr-2016 withings.com Withings (Moulineaux, 2008) nokia.com $191M USD Developer of an array of connected products Bpifrance, 360 Capital Partners, Idinvest Partners, Ventech $33.83M Oct-2014 revolv.com Revolv (Boulder, 2012) nest.com Undisclosed Connect and unify wireless home electronics Foundry Group, Techstars, Social Leverage, SK Ventures, American Family Ventures, Social Leverage $6.88M Jun-2014 dropcam.com Dropcam (San Francisco, 2009) nest.com $550M USD Developers of video monitoring hardware and software technology Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, KPCB, Felicis Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Kapor Capital, Bay Partners, Pinnacle Ventures $47.8M Apr-2014 blacksumac.com Blacksumac (Ottawa, 2012) icontrol.com Undisclosed Video monitoring for home security Capital Angels $310K Oct-2012 Home Comfort Zones (Beaverton, 2002) getemme.com Undisclosed Energy efficiency systems for home $7.5M July-2012 avaak.com Avaak (San Diego, 2004) netgear.com $31M USD Developed home monitoring system Qualcomm Ventures, Trinity Ventures, InterWest Partners, Leapfrog Ventures $17M Nov-2010 ucontrol.com uControl (Austin, 2006) icontrol.com Undisclosed Home Security, Automation Platform $9.53M Sep-2009 getgreenbox.com Greenbox (San Bruno, 2006) silverspringnet. com Undisclosed Energy management platform Harmony Partners $2M
  24. 24. Smart Homes Report, September 2016 Scope of Report Entrepreneur Activity Investment Trend Who is Investing Exit Outlook - IPO, Acquisitions Sub Sector Analysis Interesting Companies Useful Links Company List Team 2525
  25. 25. Smart Homes Report, September 201626 September 2016Tracxn Bluebox : Smart Homes 620+ companies in the sector, 202 funded in last 5 years, $867M invested in 2015/16 Most Active Investors: KPCB, Khosla Ventures Kima Ventures, Felicis Ventures, First Round Capital HOME AUTOMATION Devices Management Smartphone Apps Tekoia (2012, $1M) $327M HOME SECURITY $482M Monitoring Leeo (2013, $37M) Air Hello (2013, $35M) Water Connected yard (2014, $2.2M) Energy Usage Bidgely (2010, $25M) $288M Thermostat Nest Labs (2010, Acq $3.2B) Remote AC Management Tado (2011, Acq $34M) Smart Kitchen Orangechef (2011, $3M) Home Lighting Matterport (2011, $56M) Radiators Ecovent (2012, $9M) Gardening Rachio (2012, $10M) Switches & Plugs ThinkEco (2008, $7M) $102M $176M $57M $97M $129M $48M $13M $1.3B Video Monitoring & Alerts Canary (2012, $41M) $366M Cumulative funding in the sectorPractice Area – Technology | Analyst: @Vivek Locks Latch (2014, $17M) $66M Occupancy Detection Cocoon (2014, $4M) $7M SMART HOME SUITE $345M
  26. 26. Smart Homes Report, September 201627 Top Business Models by Funding $1.3B $482M $345M 0 320 640 960 1280 1600 Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite TotalFundingAmount(inMillions) # Cos. 506 70 41 Control4 Savant Systems Ring Labs iControl Alarm Vivint
  27. 27. Smart Homes Report, September 201628 Home Automation – Business Model Description Devices that automate and give the user control over some home device. Monitoring Devices Management Switches & Plugs Gardening Smart Kitchen Hubs that enable control of different smart home devices while making them interoperable Connected switches & plugs to control plugged in devices and most of times monitoring energy usage Devices that enable indoor/outdoor gardening with higher insights, smart sprinklers are also included. Devices connecting and automating kitchen function. Devices that enable monitoring of home parameters like air quality, water and gas leakage, energy usage etc.
  28. 28. Smart Homes Report, September 201629 Home Automation – Entrepreneur Activity and Investment Trend $34M $33M $53M $39M $34M $161M $348M $248M 6 1 14 10 30 57 81 79 0 18 36 54 72 90 0 80 160 240 320 400 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 NumberofRounds FundingAmount(inMillions) YoY – Total Funding and No. of Rounds $328M $288M $177M $129M $102M $98M 0 70 140 210 280 350 Devices Management Monitoring Smart Kitchen Gardening Thermostats Home Lighting FundingAmount(inMillions) BM wise Investment 7 15 15 29 72 106 139 76 0 32 64 96 128 160 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 NumberofCompaniesFounded YoY – No. of Companies Founded 222 46 30 25 24 17 15 15 0 50 100 150 200 250 United States India China United Kingdom Canada France Germany Israel NumberofCompanies Distribution of Companies across Countries
  29. 29. Smart Homes Report, September 201630 Home Automation – Most Funded Companies Company Overview Business Model Funding Amount control4.com Control4 (2003, Salt Lake City) Wireless home automation infrastructure GSV Capital, Foundation Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Vispring, Mercato Partners, Frazier Technology Ventures, Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, University Venture Fund, Venture Capital, Cisco Investments, Sapphire Ventures, Signal Peak Home Automation > Devices Management $93M savant.com Savant Systems (2005, Barnstable) App and hub for connected device management KKR Home Automation > Devices Management $90M juicero.com Juicero (2013, San Francisco) Internet connected kitchen appliance (juicer) manufacturer KPCB, Thrive Capital, GV, Interplay Ventures, Vast Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Double Bottom Line Investors, Mindfull Investors, ARTIS Ventures, Campbell Soup Co, First Beverage Group, DBL Partners, ICH Group Home Automation > Smart Kitchen $89.8M peel.com Peel (2009, Mountain View) Universal remote with user engagement feature Lightspeed Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Kapor Capital, Harrison Metal, Baseline Ventures, TransLink Capital, Alibaba Group Home Automation > Devices Management > Smartphone App $86.7M nest.com Nest (2010, Palo Alto) Hardware and software for monitoring home energy consumption. Lightspeed Venture Partners, KPCB, Shasta Ventures, Venrock, Point Judith Capital, Google Ventures, Intertrust, Generation Investment Management, Darwin Ventures, CoyoteRidgeVC, Red Sea Ventures, C4 Ventures Home Automation > Thermostats $80M hydropoint.com HydroPoint (2002, Petaluma) Smart water management solutions provider Monitor Ventures, J F Shea Company, RockPort Capital, Chrysalix EVC, Firelake Capital, Scenic Ventures, Toro, Seven Mile Capital Partners Home Automation > Gardening $67.8M tado.com Tado (2011, Munich) Smart AC management devices for homes Siemens, Target Partners, Shortcut, BayBG, homeserveplc.com, Inven Capital, Statkraft Ventures Home Automation > Remote AC Management $57M
  30. 30. Smart Homes Report, September 201631 Home Security – Business Model Description Connected security solutions to enable 24/7 home security monitoring and detect intruders. Video Monitoring & Alerts Occupancy Detection Sensors for detecting home occupants Video monitoring solutions that use the cloud to host the feed and possess some form of recognition
  31. 31. Smart Homes Report, September 201632 Home Security – Entrepreneur Activity and Investment Trend $23M $23M $14M $56M $13M $86M $76M $113M 2 2 2 2 4 10 10 15 0 3 6 10 13 16 0 24 48 72 96 120 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 NumberofRounds FundingAmount(inMillions) YoY – Total Funding and No. of Rounds $367M $7M 0 80 160 240 320 400 Video Monitoring & Alerts Occupancy Detection FundingAmount(inMillions) BM wise Investment 1 3 3 4 8 15 19 10 0 4 8 12 16 20 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 NumberofCompaniesFounded YoY – No. of Companies Founded 38 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 0 8 16 24 32 40 United States China France India Canada United Kingdom Germany Australia NumberofCompanies Distribution of Companies across Countries
  32. 32. Smart Homes Report, September 201633 Home Security – Most Funded Companies Company Overview Business Model Funding Amount ring.com Ring Labs (2012, Santa Monica) Video doorbell First Round Capital, Upfront Ventures, Charles River Ventures, KPCB, True Ventures, J F Shea Company, American Family Ventures, QueensBridge Venture Partners, Sky Dayton, VTF Capital Home Security > Video Monitoring & Alerts $94.7M icontrol.com iControl (2003, Redwood City) Connected home mgmt. software & video monitoring device ADT Security Services, Cisco, Charles River Ventures, KPCB, GE, Intel Capital, Comcast Ventures, Dawn Capital, Rogers Communications, Tyco, Silicom Ventures, Cisco Investments Home Security > Video Monitoring & Alerts $93.5M simplisafe.com SimpliSafe (2006, Boston) Home security alarm system Sequoia Capital Home Security $57M august.com August (2013, San Francisco) Smart lock and access system Bessemer Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Maveron, SoftTech VC, SanDisk, Rothenberg Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Quotidian Ventures, Morado Ventures, and others Home Security $48M dropcam.com Dropcam (2009, San Francisco) Developers of video monitoring hardware and software technology Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, KPCB, Felicis Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Kapor Capital, Bay Partners, Pinnacle Ventures Home Security > Video Monitoring & Alerts $47.8M canary.is Canary (2012, New York City) Safety sensor device for home monitoring Khosla Ventures, Western Technology Investment, Two Sigma Ventures, Flextronics, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Cota Capital, MetaProp NYC, Walden Riverwood Ventures Home Security > Video Monitoring & Alerts $41.2M
  33. 33. Smart Homes Report, September 201634 Smart Home Suite – Business Model Description Companies providing multiple home automation and security solutions or both.
  34. 34. Smart Homes Report, September 201635 Smart Home Suite – Entrepreneur Activity and Investment Trend $215M $469M $125M $1M $209M $10M $6M $56M 1 3 1 2 3 3 6 4 0 1 3 4 6 7 0 100 200 300 400 500 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 NumberofRounds FundingAmount(inMillions) YoY – Total Funding and No. of Rounds 1 1 4 2 2 11 6 2 0 2 5 7 10 12 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 NumberofCompaniesFounded YoY – No. of Companies Founded 14 8 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 3 6 10 13 16 United States India China United Kingdom Norway Australia Chile Finland NumberofCompanies Distribution of Companies across Countries
  35. 35. Smart Homes Report, September 201636 Smart Home Suite – Most Funded Companies Company Overview Business Model Funding Amount alarm.com Alarm (2000, Washington D.C.) Wireless security and energy management systems TCV, Egis Captial Partners, ABS Capital Partners Smart Home Suite $165M vivint.com Vivint (1999, Provo) Developers of home automation systems Summit Partners, Bank of America, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Zions Bank, Peterson Partners, Regiment Capital Advisors, Madison Capital, Peterson Partners, Solamere Capital, Bregal Sagemount Smart Home Suite $100M netatmo.com Netatmo (2011, Paris) Thermostat, video monitoring and personal weather station and air quality sensor devices for use with Android and iOS apps. Iris Capital, Bpifrance, Legrand, C4 Ventures Smart Home Suite $37.8M idevicesinc.com iDevices (2010, Avon) Smart devices which wirelessly connect to mobile devices and PCs Connecticut Innovations, Stonehenge Capital, Allegion, Stonehenge Growth Capital Smart Home Suite $19.95M ilifesmart.com LifeSmart (2014, Hangzhou) Smart home solution provider SAIF Partners China, Haier, Foxconn Electronics, Tisiwi Ventures Smart Home Suite $9.4M wigwag.com WigWag (2012, Austin) Cloud intelligent device platform to enable home and commercial automation cscventurecapital.com Smart Home Suite $3.86M ipdatatel.com ipDatatel (2007, Sugar Land) Developer of wireless devices for home Genesis Park Smart Home Suite $2.85M
  36. 36. Smart Homes Report, September 2016 Scope of Report Entrepreneur Activity Investment Trend Who is Investing Exit Outlook - IPO, Acquisitions Sub Sector Analysis Interesting Companies Useful Links Company List Team 37
  37. 37. Smart Homes Report, September 201638 Interesting Series B Companies Company Overview Business Model Total Funding juicero.com Juicero (2013, San Francisco) Internet connected kitchen appliance (juicer) manufacturer KPCB, Thrive Capital, GV, Interplay Ventures, Vast Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Double Bottom Line Investors, Mindfull Investors, ARTIS Ventures, Campbell Soup Co, First Beverage Group, DBL Partners, ICH Group Home Automation > Smart Kitchen $89.8M August (2013, San Francisco) Smart lock and access system Bessemer Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Maveron, SoftTech VC, SanDisk, Rothenberg Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Quotidian Ventures, Morado Ventures, Industry Ventures, Second Century Ventures, Rho Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, KDDI, CAA Ventures, Singtel Innov8, Global Brain, Dolby Family Ventures, Center Electric, QueensBridge Venture Partners Home Security $48M canary.is Canary (2012, New York City) Safety sensor device for home monitoring Khosla Ventures, Western Technology Investment, Two Sigma Ventures, Flextronics, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Cota Capital, MetaProp NYC, Walden Riverwood Ventures Home Security > Video Monitoring & Alerts $41.2M bidgely.com Bidgely (2010, Sunnyvale) Enables consumers to monitor and manage their household energy use Khosla Ventures, Plug and Play Tech Center, E.on, RWE Global, Constellation Technology Ventures Home Automation > Monitoring > Energy Usage $24.6M Curated list of companies by the sector analyst are defined as Interesting
  38. 38. Smart Homes Report, September 201639 Interesting Late Stage Companies Company Overview Business Model Total Funding ring.com Ring Labs (2012, Santa Monica) Video doorbell First Round Capital, Upfront Ventures, Charles River Ventures, KPCB, True Ventures, J F Shea Company, American Family Ventures, QueensBridge Venture Partners, Sky Dayton, VTF Capital Home Security > Video Monitoring & Alerts $94.7M icontrol.com iControl (2003, Redwood City) Connected home management software and video monitoring device ADT Security Services, Cisco, Charles River Ventures, KPCB, GE, Intel Capital, Comcast Ventures, Dawn Capital, Rogers Communications, Tyco, Silicom Ventures, Cisco Investments Home Security > Video Monitoring & Alerts $93.5M peel.com Peel (2009, Mountain View) Universal remote with user engagement feature Lightspeed Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Kapor Capital, Harrison Metal, Baseline Ventures, TransLink Capital, Alibaba Group Home Automation > Devices Management > Smartphone App $86.7M tado.com Tado (2011, Munich) Smart AC management devices for homes Siemens, Target Partners, Shortcut, BayBG, homeserveplc.com, Inven Capital, Statkraft Ventures Home Automation > Remote AC Management $57M
  39. 39. Smart Homes Report, September 201640 Top Funded Deadpooled Companies Company Overview Business Model Total Funding lagotek.com Lagotek (2005, Bellevue) Wireless Home Automation Ecosystem Ventures Home Automation $5.06M ninjablocks.com Ninja Blocks (2011, Eveleigh) Ninja Blocks platform helps to build web & mobile apps that offer solutions connect physical devices to web. 500 Startups, Blackbird Ventures, Artesian, Startmate, Singtel Innov8 Home Automation > Devices Management $1.73M qitio.com Qitio (2009, Warsaw) Alarm systems based on the M2M Technology Home Security $500k litehouse.io Litehouse (2014, San Jose) Voice control platform for Internet of Things Plug and Play Tech Center Home Automation > Devices Management > Voice Interface $25k centersonic.com Centersonic (2013, Wetzlar) Solutions for smart home device management Wayra Home Automation > Devices Management
  40. 40. Smart Homes Report, September 2016 Scope of Report Entrepreneur Activity Investment Trend Who is Investing Exit Outlook - IPO, Acquisitions Sub Sector Analysis Interesting Companies Useful Links Company List Team 41
  41. 41. Smart Homes Report, September 201642 Useful Links Slide Title Content Platform Link List of All Companies in readable format Companies Link Large Upcoming Sectors Upcoming business models Link Top investments in last one year Investment Trend Link Horizontal – Most Funded Companies Sub Sector Understand Link Acquired Companies Companies Link Deadpooled Companies Companies Link
  42. 42. Smart Homes Report, September 2016 Scope of Report Entrepreneur Activity Investment Trend Who is Investing Exit Outlook - IPO, Acquisitions Sub Sector Analysis Interesting Companies Useful Links Company List Team 43
  43. 43. Smart Homes Report, September 201644 Smart Homes – Company List DETAILS CLOSE TO 620 COMPANIES (276 FUNDED COMPANIES) COVERS THE FOLLOWING SECTORS Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth
  44. 44. Smart Homes Report, September 201645 Home Automation (1/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation Lagotek [Bellevue, 2005]: Lagotek was a privately held company specializing in home automation that developed home intelligence platform (HIP) technology. It was founded in 2005 by four former Microsoft employees. Lagotek developed patent pending product, a mixture of wireless hardware and software for home automation. $5.06M Ecosystem Ventures Home Automation Bean [Istanbul, 2015]: Bean is a Turkish company that has developed smart connected products for home automation. Company's product include a smart bulb that can be controlled by user through his smartphone. Company also provide a smart socket to track consumption, schedule device run time and remotely turn them on and off. Both bulb and socket are communicated to via smart center which is a hub to connect to the cloud. Home Automation Smarttress [Madrid, 2015]: Smarttress is a smart mattress developed by Spanish mattress company Durmet that alert users on their smartphone when it is being used in their absence. Targeted to catch infidelity the mattress is fitted with vibration spring sensors, contact detectors and speedometers that relay information about intensity, impact per minute on the mattress to user. Home Automation Stachs [Chennai, 2013]: Stachs provides a suite of technology products - HomeCircle- for automating switches, lighting, managing electricity consumption and security services inside a house. The company provides a mobile app as well as a universal remote to automate, control and track household electrical appliances as well as doors, windows, lights, media centers, set voice reminders etc. Home Automation Node0 Labs [Delhi, 2015]: Node0 is an IoT platform which is an intelligent mesh for a home. It optimizes the power usage of appliances and gives an easy method to customize the space such as lighting, climate etc. It is a cloud based automation system which has a tool free installation process with simple instructions.
  45. 45. Smart Homes Report, September 201646 Home Automation (2/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation PhotoElectricChefs [Bangalore, 2015]: PhotoElectricChefs aims to develop home automation product which provide energy efficiency. They claim to offer both customizable and standalone products for auto-lighting and home automation systems. The home automation system offers users to control the switches using smartphone or over the internet. It also offers hardware design services. Home Automation TailWind [Niagara Falls, 2015]: Tailwind has designed modules with home automation functionality. Their modules can be used to monitor and control environment and appliances respectively. Each Tailwind module has 3 channels for simultaneous inputs (monitoring things) and outputs (controlling things), as well as an accessory channel for use with future accessories and the LED puck light accessory. As of mid December 2015, company is raising funds on kickstar and has managed to raise $3K of $125k goal with 22 days to go. Home Automation Colt Advance International [Hong Kong, 2013]: Coltadvance is a IoT Intelligent Control products and solutions company, company offers connected lighting, temperature and humidity logger, surveillance. Company is member of MEMS Industry group. Home Automation Swocket [Berlin, 2015]: Swocket, a Hardware.co 2015 alumni is a German smart home startup trying to innovate around home automation and energy efficiency. As of October 2015 Swocket claims to be working around a solution that will connect all the home appliances and monitor their energy usage as well as control them remotely. Home Automation Bruno [Birmingham, 2015]: Bruno is a smart trash can which allows user to sweep directly to the base of can from where its vaccum sucks in the debris and dust. Bruno reminds user when the can is full and trash bags are running low. Bruno's lid is motion sensitive which opens with a wave of hand. Bruno raised just under $120K through its Kickstarter campaign.
  46. 46. Smart Homes Report, September 201647 Home Automation (3/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation Beam Labs [Los Angeles, 2014]: Beam is a projector equipped with a computer that can fit into light sockets or can be connected via cable to perform an array of IFTTT functions in addition all projector functions. Beam runs on android thus user has access to play store apps too. In March 2015 Beam raised $750K through its Kickstarter campaign. Home Automation Eyeotee [Kirkland, 2014]: Eyeotee is developing a hardware platform that allow user's to order a variety of home products and groceries with just the push of a button. It allows reorders, payments and fulfillment. Subscribers simply press a button for instant replenishment, allowing vendors to conclude transactions in a smart click. EyeOTee’s backend Cloud systems provide merchants and shoppers with a friendly secure interface to configure complex parameters and multilayered gatekeepers. Currently under development. Home Automation ELFblocks [Birmingham, ]: ELF blocks has developed blocks each one of which have specific purposes and when used in different combinations can be used to perform different home automation functions. The blocks developed are sensor block, power block, bluetooth block, wall socket module, home kit block which is compatible with Apple home kit. All the blocks can be used in different configurations thus performing a range of functions. Home Automation Prizm [Paris, 2013]: Prizm offers a smart hi-fi music player. It connects directly to music services via Wi-Fi and plays music for the user without the need for a smartphone. It can detect the number of people in the room and automatically play music based on the occasion and their common tastes. It can also naturally wake or help the user sleep by changing the tracks and volume as necessary. It's context sensitive music engine operates from the cloud allowing a single transferable profile. Has raised $161k on a goal of $70k on Kickstarter. Home Automation Domocracy [ , 2013]: Domocracy offers easy opensource home automation based on Power Line Communication (PLC). Using a single internet connected gateway that communicates to all slave devices via PLC, the devices can be switched on and off, using the companion smartphone application. The device's are user programmable as well. Arduino and Raspberry Pi shields are also in development. Domocracy is a competing candidate at the Bolt accelerator program in Malaga, Spain.
  47. 47. Smart Homes Report, September 201648 Home Automation (4/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation KlugKraft [Gurgaon, 2012]: Klugkraft Technologies is a growing brand engaged in innovating Zigbee based automation products and solutions for smart homes. Offers two smart internet connected products, one of them being a Gas leak Sensor ,which monitors for any gas leaks and alerts on the smartphone if there is any alarming condition. Their second offering is Wireless wall switch which can be used to control lighting condition at home wirelessly from anywhere. Home Automation RocketHome [Cologne, 2010]: RocketHome develops simple, intuitive home-energy-management systems. Its technology cover the areas of home energy management, intelligent home automation, and security in a single solution platform. Product lines and business models are offered as complete “white-label” solutions to firms. The service portfolio ranges from a standard Smart Home Plug & Play solution including an integrated webshop to individual solutions for renewable energy sources and powerful commercial user systems. Service providers from the energy industry, telecommunications, and other fields rely on RocketHome's expertise in developing their product offerings for private and corporate customers. The company, founded in 2010 and head quartered in Cologne, has satisfied over 30 well-known companies and partners in six European countries. Diehl Home Automation Q SmartHomes Ltd [Chelmsford, 2008]: Q Smarthomes specialises in bespoke home technology integration. The company provides its products and services in home cinema, multi-room audio, home security and lighting. Customers can avail dedicated cinema rooms in basements, multi-room audio throughout the home or security through CCTV and door entry systems. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs BroadLink [Hangzhou, 2013]: Broad link is a high-tech corporation specializing in research & development, manufacture, sales and service of hardware and software for smart home solutions. The Wi-Fi Internet of things transmission module, cloud computing platform and intelligent terminal application (APP) researched and developed by the company have provided solutions for many different household appliance manufacturers. It also provides DIY Intelligent Sockets, Intelligent Remote Controls, Family Air Quality Analyzer and other intelligent household products for customers. $20.8M Qualcomm, Sequoia Capital, Jingdong, Innovation Works, Qihoo 360, China Merchants Group
  48. 48. Smart Homes Report, September 201649 Home Automation (5/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Deako [Seattle, 2015]: Deako has developed smart switches for connected homes. Deako switches install like other standard switches with similar wiring. Once installed all the Deako switches installed in the house can talk to each other thus enabling user to create different rules for home automation. $8.69M Y Combinator Home Automation - Switches & Plugs ThinkEco [New York City, 2008]: ThinkEco, based in New York City, is a green technology company founded in 2008 creating cost effective energy efficiency solution. As a result, they developed the modlet, a self installable solution that makes it simple to bring energy awareness and device-level energy management to home and office environments. The modlet was launched as a residential product in 2010 and has been available to businesses since then. The modlet platform is now being used by utilities across the nation to manage their peak system loads from room ACs and other loads. $7.3M Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Konke [Hangzhou, 2010]: Konke is a smart socket. The intelligent socket products acts as a switch, are energy efficient, mobile phone controlled, act as a WiFi signal enhancer and acts as a monitoring tool. Some other features include infrared remote control, radio control, environmental testing, guard theft etc. $6.1M Holch Group Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Plum Life [Austin, 2012]: Plum Life (formerly Ube) allows the user to easily control all the lighting fixture in their house. By installing the module into the light switch, the user can use the smartphone companion app to control their home lighting modules. The user can control a single light, a room's entire lighting system or their entire home's lighting system simultaneously. Unique lighting scenes can be saved. Incubated at Techstars. Raised $307.6k on a goal of $280k on Kickstarter. $4.12M DEMO, Big Basin Partners, StartupRunner Capital Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Zuli [San Francisco, 2012]: Zuli is a Bluetooth 4.0 smart plug that enables users to control appliances, dim lights, set schedules, and monitor power consumption. Zuli’s patent pending Bluetooth mesh network works like an indoor GPS that can locate what room you are in at any given time and adjust lights and appliances to each person’s customized settings. $1.65M Logitech, Menlo Ventures, XG Ventures, Plug and Play Tech Center, Winklevoss Capital, DeNA
  49. 49. Smart Homes Report, September 201650 Home Automation (6/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs KoolTechs [Houston, 2013]: Kooltechs offers home protection and device tracking system. The KoolWand acts as a Bluetooth tracker for the user's items, pets or children and warns them when they move out of range. It can act as a fitness tracker as well. Their KoolBridge device acts as a door alarm, warning the user of intruders. It supports voice control of smart devices such as Nest thermostat as well as acting as a remote for the user's camera, music player or smartphone camera. These products can combine to act as a home entertainment control hub. Raised more than $56k on a goal of $50k. $125k Home Automation - Switches & Plugs YzOak [Oakland, 2014]: YzOak is developer of Yzplug and Yzlight for enabling home automation at plug level. Yzplug is a connected plug which enables user to remotely control their plugged in devices, Yzlight act as a socket for the light bulb to fit in and then control it remotely. Both the device can be controlled through app, touch or voice. Devices learn user behavior and automate on and off time for home appliances. Devices are also equipped with motion, sound, vibration and touch sensors. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Everspring [Taipei, 1980]: Everspring is a manufacturer of a range of home products which includes home alarm system, occupancy detectors, motion sensing flood lights etc. The company also develops Z-wave enabled smart switches and plugs to be controlled remotely. Additionally, the company has also developed the underlying architecture for full home integration systems. The company is based in Taiwan with a manufacturing plant in China. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Knittlabs [Toronto, 2015]: Knitt Labs has developed hardware and software solution to achieve connected control and monitoring of electricity usage at the switch level. Solution consists of the wifi connected main hub to which different modules can be attached as per requirement. Modules provided by the company are a surge protector, an outlet, a usb charger, an environmental sensor and a wifi repeater. The main hub can be customized as per requirement by attaching these modules to it and then be controlled by a companion app. User can turn/schedule things on and off, create rules and get insights into their consumption patterns using the app. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Permundo [Dusseldorf, 2009]: Permundo has developed intelligent connected plugs for homes. Plugs can recognize the type of load connected to home whether dimmable like light bulbs or non-dimmable like coffee brewing and act accordingly to control it. Plugs can also measure the amount of energy consumption at the device level. Permundo's plugs are En ocean based thus can be integrated as modules in smart home systems or can be controlled individually through wireless switches. High-Tech Grunderfonds, Enjoy Venture
  50. 50. Smart Homes Report, September 201651 Home Automation (7/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs eSmart [Ecublens, 2011]: eSmart has developed a solution to monitor and control different home operations. The solution consists of devices that go behind the switch board to control them, a hub called e-Smart Box to control all the connected appliances and a wall mounted touch screen to act as a dashboard. The user can access the gate, security cameras, regulate the temperature and monitor consumption. Additionally, a companion smartphone app allows the user to remotely monitor and control home features. Swisscom Home Automation - Switches & Plugs zBliss Technologies [Chennai, 2015]: zBliss Technologies brings hitech products and solutions to consumers and businesses. Various segments include consumer electronics, home automation, Automobile – IoT, Medical – IoT. Takes projects to provide customized and turnkey solutions in industrial automation, sensor based data collection and monitoring, IoT based devices. Also provides IT solutions in these segments. Sells hitech products through partner ecommerce stores online. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Friuno [Chennai, 2015]: Friuno offers smart switchboards which is a home automation control system that allows users to control all home appliances and devices through smartphones, smart watches etc. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Alive Home [Kharagpur, 2015]: Alive Home started by IIT Kharagpur students is a home automation startup developing smart switch boards. Product LIFE is a combination of a smart switch module that replaces the traditional switches in the home and can be controlled using the app interface. Claims that app functions seamlessly in absence of internet also and provides user access, control and real-time energy analysis of all appliances. Also claims to notify user in case of any unusual activity, for eg. sends alert if AC / TV is on while user is not at home as well as give suggestions based on user pattern.
  51. 51. Smart Homes Report, September 201652 Home Automation (8/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Oakter [Noida, 2014]: Plug and play smart home automation solution. Oakter lets users schedule routine tasks, remotely control home appliances, manage energy consumption. Claims home wifi not required and integration into electrical system without need for extensive rewiring. Products in kit include Hub (IoT based home controller), Comfort Leaf Combo (AC controller) and Power leaves (Smart plugs, wire-in connectors and wireless programmable switch boards). Can be used in electrical devices like air conditioners, lamps, water heaters, room Heaters, rice cookers, any other device that does not require a soft start every time when powered on. Upto 5 users can control devices in home. No questions asked return policy for a fully functional product within 15 days of purchase. Raised funding from India Quotient. India Quotient Home Automation - Switches & Plugs myStrom [Bern, 2011]: MyStrom has developed connected plugs to gain control and remotely monitor household appliances. Company's plugs monitor electricity consumption, enables the user to preset device operating time, receive alerts in case a device is on for a long time and functionality to switch it off/on from anywhere. Insights regarding device level energy usage and control are accessed via the companion app. Plugs also support IFTTT thus allowing the user to create rules based automation. Swisscom Home Automation - Switches & Plugs CarbonSalt [San Francisco, 2015]: Carbonsalt is working toward giving user more insight into their energy consumption. Company's first product is Orb which is a smart power socket, Orb analyses power consumption and consumer usage patterns to suggest best practice to conserve energy. User can also turn on/off their devices remotely using Orb. Company is also focusing on building solution for supermarkets. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Smarteefi [Ghaziabad, 2015]: Product of CoreEmbedded Technologies, Smarteefi is a smart power strip. Smart power strip is a Wi-Fi enabled replacement to conventional power Strip to control your appliances anytime from anywhere via cloud irrespective if mobile is in same Wi-Fi network, different Wi-Fi network or on 3G/4G data network. Smarteefi android app allows to schedule on/off event on individual outlets for automation and energy saving. Claims to have features such as overload circuit breaker, surge protection, delay timer.
  52. 52. Smart Homes Report, September 201653 Home Automation (9/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs iSocket [Helsinki, 2014]: iSocket is a developer of a range of GSM connected sockets for various applications. Company's socket alerts user when the electricity goes off, it also gives functionality of remotely switching on or off devices. Different sockets are equipped with different sensors to monitor environment, sound and temperature. All these are communicated to via SMS or calls which socket interpret accordingly. Sockets are also claimed to be capable of rebooting router Western Technology Investment Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Moodnode [Poznan, 2015]: Moodnode is developing a smart light switch that can be used to control the lights remotely using smartphone app. Switch enables the user to dim lights and set moods as wanted. Devices also comes equipped with sensors that alerts user when a intruder is passing infront of it. User can set time cycles to switch lights on and off to deter burglars while they are away. Device is also claimed to be able to work with other smart devices like Philips HUE and Lifx. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs LV Tech [Jakarta, 2015]: LV Tech is providing home automation solution where its users can access home appliances from their smartphones. The company has developed smart switches and plugs which can work with a range up to 40 meters. For operation in a home or surroundings (max. 100m) the company claims to require no access to the Internet, as smartphone will be automatically connected to the controller using the network wifi local router. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs entilo [Bangalore, 2009]: Entilo, by iRam Technologies, provides smart home and smart lighting solutions. The cloud enabled smart home solutions come with wifi enabled smart switches, proximity detection, capacitative touch. The connected devices can be monitored through a mobile/tablet based application. Users can also create schedules as well as group lights using the application. Smart lighting solutions are designed for public spaces with a smart mesh framework, integrated with google maps for easy location and internet enabled to be controlled through an app. Claims to have raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from strategic investors in 2010. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Linptech [Wuhan, 2009]: Linptech is a smart home service provider and aims to provide energy harvesting technology based smart home/smart building products and solutions such as passive LinBell G1 wireless doorbell, lights, switch, sensor, controllers etc.
  53. 53. Smart Homes Report, September 201654 Home Automation (10/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs inPlug [Beijing, 2013]: inPlug offer a smart home based hardware product and solutions. Its products is a WiFi based smart outlet and plug which gets connected to mobile applications to control different appliances in the house. Qualcomm Ventures Home Automation - Switches & Plugs NuBryte [San Francisco, 2013]: Nubryte is product of Lucius Tech. Nubryte goes in place of existing switches, where it also acts as a assistant for house. Nubryte automates home lighting by switching it on and off depending on users behavior and presesnce. Product also has motion detectors and camera installed to relay security update to user. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs modegi [Bandung, 2013]: Modegi provides smart home products such as smart switches and smart lights. A mobile app is integrated and these switches and lights can be operated using the app. Scheduling feature is also available to schedule switching on/off. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Alba Smart [Gurgaon, 2013]: Alba Smart developers and provider of home automation solutions in India. It aims at connecting all devices around users home and office so that they can easily manage remotely through one dedicated control panel. The home automation solutions aims to allow users to control lighting, audio/video media integration, telephone systems, internet, digital display, climate, energy management, air-conditioning and security systems. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs TagPlug [Gurgaon, 2013]: Smart plug and play device connected to an electric socket which enables users to control various appliances at home remotely through the smartphone app such as TV, AC, lights, set alarm, monitor energy consumption.
  54. 54. Smart Homes Report, September 201655 Home Automation (11/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Hombot [Hyderabad, 2015]: Developing an IoT based home automation solution. Enables users to schedule for tasks of various devices such as alarms, geyser control, helps with power saving through efficient use of electricity, home monitoring through live camera feeds, smart sensors to track doors, device activity and even customization of device behavior based on a single touch of a button. Offers a pay-per-use package, its devices Queenbot & Workerbot syncs with the smartphone app for control. Currently has Ashwik Battu (Co-Founder - Bookpad (acq by Yahoo!)) in an advisory role. Claims to have raised seed funding of $53K in Sep 2015 as per Angel. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Surreal Industries [Rocklin, 2015]: Surreal Industries has developed smart switches and plugs which uses all solid state technology to for switching, dimming, current and temperature sensing. Controller is plugged into router from where it can control all switches and plugs. Interface allows user to control lights and appliances and monitor usage. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs iHome Audio [Rahway, ]: iHome is developing a portfolio of audio devices, additionally it also develops a connected socket to remotely switch on and off a device. Users can use the smartphone app to know status of their devices. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs SwitchBee [Netanya, 2013]: Switchbee has designed an array of retrofittable universal, power, shutter and socket switches for end to end device control. The switches are paired with device central hub using its android app and can then be controlled using smartphone app. Switches also make sure that device are switched on at most efficient voltage to protect the electrical load. Company also provides cloud server to store data and provide remote control.
  55. 55. Smart Homes Report, September 201656 Home Automation (12/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Umbrela Smart [Winnipeg, 2014]: Umbrela Smart has developed a complete smart home device which replaces existing switches thus supporting different home automation functionalities. Device is a touchscreen panel packing day and night cameras, noise cancelling microphones, stereos, motion and environmental sensors and multiple communication technologies. It also act as a home security device sensing breakins through its motion sensors and activates light and alarms. Also capable of adjusting temperature.All Umbrela units talk to each over the existing power lines using Qualcomm HomePlug technology. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is reserved for communication with external devices and wearables thus reducing dependency on smart phone. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Domus Livings [Hong Kong, 2014]: Domus livings is developing smart plugs and IR remote unit to control these plugs. IR unit has to be placed within the sight of plugs to be controlled and smart phone is used as the remote control. User can monitor energy consumption, receive alert for over usage and remotely switch on/off devices, preschedule appliances etc. Product raised over $100K on kicstarter. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Imirtech [Rishon LeZion, 2013]: According to company's Angellist page Imirtech has developed touch sensitive connected switches. Switch connects to mobile apps via Bluetooth smart or wifi. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Wityliti [Asansol, 2015]: Technology company offering hardware and software solutions for smart home devices. Product offerings include devices to control lighting, fans and energy consumption monitoring. The company claims their devices are compatible with already installed switches, fans and lights. First product - Roommate- was launched in Nov 2015. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Team Concepts [Hong Kong, ]: Team Concept has developed a smart strip where various appliances and then can be controlled and monitored remotely. Users can look into energy consumption and strip protects devices from surge. Apple homekit compatible.
  56. 56. Smart Homes Report, September 201657 Home Automation (13/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs ioplug [Lisbon, 2014]: IOplug's device are used to plug electrical home appliances, once connected user can switch on/off devices remotely, dim lights, schedule on time for devices and monitor energy usage by different appliances. Plugs are available for pre order on companies website. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs rainforest electronics [Chula Vista, ]: Rainforest electronics is developing plug in devices for wall sockets to control appliances remotely. These devices are claimed to reduce electricity consumption by eliminating idle time energy losses. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Flic [Stockholm, 2014]: The wireless button that creates a shortcut to users favorite actions on their phone.Raised $800K on Indiegogo. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Liricco Technologies Valta [Toronto, ]: Valta remote energy management system automatically detects unused devices by identifying energy wastage. Valta works by combining special socket attachments with a hub, app and web based application to provide energy wastage monitoring, as well as allows users to remotely switch off their devices. Valta was awarded Good Design award in Japan, 2013. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Den [London, 2013]: Den offers a lighting switch automation system for users. It blends the design of standard switches with minimal wireless control. Switches syncs with the network and can also be controlled by an RF remote as well. The app allows scheduling and monitoring in real time as well. Parental controls to limit use of certain devices is also possible. They also offer Occupancy (turns the lights on/off based on presence) and Ambient light sensors (monitors the levels of light and adjusts the lights accordingly). All of these devices are easy to install without the need for an electrician. Has raised $767K through equity crowdfunding on seedrs against 30% equity.
  57. 57. Smart Homes Report, September 201658 Home Automation (14/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Lumos [Ahmedabad, 2014]: Lumos Automation develops technology solutions in the space of home automation & IoT. Its product Lumos Switches offers features such as remote control of home electric appliances over internet, embedded sensors that measure ambient conditions along with electrical conditions to ensure rapid decision making for switches by learning user behavior, detailed power analytics for every appliance in home and suggestions for power saving. Also provides a mobile app for users. The company is yet to launch their product. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Brio [San Diego, 2006]: Brio features two outlet points and fits like in place of a standard power outlet. Brio's default state is off, until its embedded sensor detects a valid plug. Brio then enters a 24 V sensing mode and checks for the correct level of resistance and if found, Brio allows 120 V flow to the appliance. The firm also hopes to release a second product, called Brio Smart, that communicates wirelessly with sensors placed in the sockets that detect hazards like flood, fire, and carbon monoxide and will alert the user via smartphone or tablet (Expected in August of 2015). Raised it's goal of goal of $50k on Kickstarter. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Linkio [Seyssins, 2014]: Linkio allows people to control their electronics using a mobile app. The system consists of four components:- control center (connects different components to the smartphone), outlet plug (allows power control of electronics through the mobile app), wall insert switch (allows control of lights and ceiling fans traditionally or with the app), infrared remote (replaces traditional remotes and allows consumers to control existing entertainment systems and other electronics using the mobile app). Since the control center has both USB and WiFi capability, consumers can connect virtually any device, including security cameras and existing smart home devices such as the Belkin WeMo, to the mobile app. The entire Linkio system is available for around $100. Has raised $63k on a goal of $62k on Kickstarter. Devkit for app development are also available. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Suitch [San Luis Potosi, 2014]: Suitch allows the user control their devices via call. Using a smart plug that is connected to the users devices, Suitch is able to control the devices using its cloud connectivity. The user can place a call and suitch will intelligently switch their devices on and off. It can also be configured to take action during disaster alert. Optional cloud services are offered that allow control using Arduino or Raspberry Pi as well as an API for Ruby and Python integration. Awards include NASA Space Apps 2013 Mexico edition and Angel Hack 2013 Mexico Edition.
  58. 58. Smart Homes Report, September 201659 Home Automation (15/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Wifiplug [Leeds, 2012]: Wifiplug is a smart plug system that allows the user to control devices over their Wi-Fi connection. The smart plug is inserted between the socket and the plug of the device to be controlled. The smart plug connects to the user's Wi-Fi and can be controlled via the companion smartphone app. It can also monitor power usage and track power costs to the user. Device scheduling is available as well. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Brightup [Hamburg, 2012]: Brightup has developed a control hub and smart plugs based on the Z-wave technology. The control hub connects with the companion smartphone app and relays commands to the individual smart plugs. The smart plugs provide light dimming and control. Other features include Geofencing so that lights are switched on and off as the user enters or leaves their home, ambient light detection which automatically optimizes the lights for maximum efficiency and light scheduling. Part of Microsoft ventures accelerator in Berlin. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Plugaway [Beijing, 2013]: Plugaway builds simple, affordable, smart, open leds and plugs. This allows energy monitoring, control, scheduling dimming and notifications via the paired ios or android application. In addition the application is open and allows the user to build and bundle their own control application allowing custom actions for the user's leds and plugs. The user can also choose to share them with other users as well as including ifttt integration and connection to other home devices. Raised $142k on a goal of $43k with more than 1400 backers on crowd funding site kickstarter. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Switchmate [Palo Alto, 2014]: Switchmate is a simple, easily attachable home lighting solution. Using magnets or adhesive, the device can be attached to any switch that is a standard toggle switch, a rocker/decora switch or a multi-gang switch. Using a smartphone that is paired via Bluetooth 4.0, the switches can now be controlled by the user. Using an optional hub, the devices can be controlled by any internet capable device. Raised over $185K on Kickstarter. Pejman Mar Ventures Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Pert [Hyderabad, 2012]: Pert, a product of Switch Technologies, is a Wifi enabled device technology device that allows users to to control home lights and other electronic devices through a smartphone. Users can view the real-time status of the connected home appliances through the smartphone app. The app also allows for scheduling a timer for the lights and electronic devices. The company is yet to release the device and the website offers a pre-order option for users.
  59. 59. Smart Homes Report, September 201660 Home Automation (16/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs SensePlug.io [Campbell, 2014]: SAM is a smart outlet that comes in both single-plug and power strip varieties. Using environmental sensors to monitor time of day, temperature, electrical usage, motion, and light, SAM can be programmed to control any kind of product plugged into its outlets. Additionally, SAM can be controlled using an app to know if a device has been left on or not, or to start it while away from the home. The power strip comes with a built in “SmartRules” functionalities. Through these sensors, the SAM will use the “SmartRules” to turn a plugged-in object on or off depending on the conditions. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Zcho [Delhi, 2013]: Zcho makes devices that turn existing home appliances smart through smartphones operated via Bluetooth. Zcho provides an app for the customer's smartphone or tablet that can be used to remotely access the lights, fans and other devices that have loads upto 10 Amperes. Apart from remote operation of the devices, the app also enables people to schedule on and off of the devices at a required time. Zcho provides two devices- Zcho One and Zcho Touch, either or both of which can be installed without altering the existing fittings. Zcho aims at both Indian and International markets for its products. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Pluggx Labs [Bangalore, 2012]: Pluggx provides a smart switch that allows users to control their room and home lighting /appliances from a smartphone. An easy to use smartphone UI communicates with smart switch via Bluetooth with range upto 30-300 ft. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs HomiSmart [Petah Tikva, 2015]: Homismart has developed solutions to enable users to remotely control appliances and track energy usage. Solution consists of a main control unit or hub, a smart socket, an inwall switch and an inwall smart socket. Company claims that main unit can control upto 60 devices simultaneously. Products are available to buy on company's website. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Switcher [Tel Aviv, 2013]: Switcher has developed a connected solution to turn on and off the heater remotley and set schedules. Solution consists of a unit that goes into the wall socket where the geyser is attached. A hub to connect the socket unit to the companion app. User can check the status of the geyser remotely and turn it on/off and keep track of their historical usage.
  60. 60. Smart Homes Report, September 201661 Home Automation (17/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs HomeRobotics [Mumbai, 2016]: Home automation startup. HoRo has 3 parts - Node, Hub & App. Node can sit behind existing switch board and can control upto 5 devices at a time e.g. fan, light. Hub gets connected with wifi router and helps control nodes. Home appliances can be controlled with app. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs KlickH [Hyderabad, 2008]: Zhome, product of Aizyc Technology, is a home automation technology that provides automation solutions based on wireless technology. Various appliances like lights, AC, music & security can be controlled by the owners from mobile or iPad, wall switch & touch panels. Also offers door locks and sensors that can be deployed and linked to the central security room. Klickh was earlier known as Zhome Automation. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs cloudblocks [Delhi, 2015]: CloudBlocks is a home automation system primarily aims to help users control home appliances from anywhere in the world. It claims that every electrical appliance can be automated and with CloudBlocks’ system and then these devices are available on a single platform and can also communicate with each other. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Cubical [Delhi, 2013]: Developing a wireless product, Cubical Master, which connects to the Wifi and interacts with the Cubical mobile app. Its CubicalSwitch product is included in the home switchboards which enables users to control all the home appliances through the mobile app. Incubated at Technology Incubation Center, IIT Guwahati. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Home in Hand [Delhi, 2014]: Technology platform to automate home devices over Internet using SIP. Comrpises of a smartboard which can enable home appliances to be monitored and controlled through a smartphone. Currently working on a prototype of a 2 socket box which can be controlled over either wifi or 3G via android phone. The company is running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.
  61. 61. Smart Homes Report, September 201662 Home Automation (18/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Leaf Technologies [Mumbai, 2014]: Air is a product of Leaf which is built to make a clients home more responsive. It is aimed at revolutionizing the way users interact with their appliances.Using Air, a user can control all of their household appliances using any internet enabled device from anywhere. It allows you to lock the devices from being switched on as a security measure against small children. It also learns the usage habits and can tune the house they way users want, like turning the geyser on before they go for shower and turning it off later or cooling the room before they reach home from office. It learns which appliances consume how much power and tunes the house to save energy and money. Home Automation - Switches & Plugs Inoho [Bangalore, 2014]: Inoho provides a home automation system containing switch board control module, central hub and a smartphone application. The switch board module sits behind the existing switch to make it connected and be controlled. Users can control all such switches using their smartphone app relayed through the Inoho central hub. Currently they are selling their home systems online on their website.http://linkedin.com/in/deepankargarg Home Automation - Clock LaMetric [London, 2013]: Smart atoms Lametric is a smart configurable clock for home and office use. It works by pairing with the user's smartphone via Wi-Fi and is controlled by the companion app and show notifications such as temperature, important emails, market stats etc It has API's for both cloud and networks. User can pair it with IFTTT to use it in combinations with different other apps and devices including smart home devices. User can also stream and listen to music through the clock. Clock is also equipped with ambient light sensors. Company managed to raise over $370K on Kickstarter. Home Automation - Clock Glance Clock [Singapore, 2015]: Glance clock is a clock which can display connected user data. Glance can display data from connected wearables like Jawbone, fitbit etc. Can track user sleep data and display information about upcoming events from calendar and uber rides. Ruvento Ventures Home Automation - Clock Witti Design [Los Angeles, ]: Witti design is a developer of smart home automation products. Currently it offers 3 products Notti, Dotti and Beddi. Notti is a bed side smart light, Dotti is a smart pixel light. Beddi is a smart alarm with ability to push notifications and sync up with spotify. Notti is available on Amazon for $50 and Beddi has $72K of $25K goal on kickstarter with 38 days to go as of Oct15.
  62. 62. Smart Homes Report, September 201663 Home Automation (19/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Clock - Alarms GoAlly [Boulder, 2015]: Goally has developed a smart alarm table top clock to remind kids to do their routine task in a fun and interactive way. Parents and kids can collaborate to update tasks in clock using the app. Alarm clock gives out music tunes with the task on screen whenever it is time to perform them. Device uses home wifi network to connect to cloud thus allowing parents to update clock from anywhere. Home Automation - Clock - Alarms Sunup [Hong Kong, 2015]: Sunup has developed a smart alarm which learns user sleep routine and programs accordingly. User can set up their own alarm tune and alarm clock doubles up as wifi/bluetooth speakers, Kello can also co work with other smart homes devices using IFTTT. User can also train their daily routine to wake up early or take power naps etc. Home Automation - Clock - Alarms Cenify [Rochester, 2013]: Cenify is a UK based company that has developed a wireless alarm clock which users can control using their smart phone to set alarms upto one week in advance. Users can also create a list of contacts from which if they get a call alarm clock wakes them up. Clock goes under the mattress and shakes to wake user up making it particularly useful for deaf people. Cenify also provides it services to smart product makers by integrating their product into their smart ecosystem. Home Automation - Connected AC Noria [Philadelphia, 2016]: Noria has developed a window AC to be installed in home. Noria AC are smaller in size than traditional window ACs and fits at the base of the window via accompanying window frame. Air vents in Noria are fitted at the top of the AC, this design allows the cold air to be mixed with warm air thus allowing uniform cooling. User can either control the temperature using the knob on AC or using companion app which can also be used to preset temperature. Company has raised over $1.3M in funding on kickstarter.
  63. 63. Smart Homes Report, September 201664 Home Automation (20/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Devices Management Control4 [Salt Lake City, 2003]: Control4 Corporation manufactures wired and wireless home automation products in the United States. It offers software and hardware products, which enable home theater and television, multi-room music, lighting, temperature, and security control through a range of in-home and over- the-Web remote control technology. The company’s products include wireless dimmers and switches, speakers, multi tuners, multi channel amplifiers, audio matrix switches, video switchers, and home entertainment and control systems. It also offers wireless thermostats, touch screens, keypads, controllers, contact/relay extenders, and system remote controls. The company sells its products through dealers in the United States, Canada, and internationally, as well as through custom integrators, distributors, and retail outlets. It serves consumer electronics companies, hotels, businesses, and utilities sector. Control4 Corporation has a strategic relationship with APOGEE Interactive. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. $93M GSV Capital, Foundation Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Vispring, Mercato Partners, Frazier Technology Ventures, Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, University Venture Fund, Venture Capital, Cisco Investments, Sapphire Ventures, Signal Peak Home Automation - Devices Management Savant Systems [Barnstable, 2005]: Savant has developed a device and smart phone app using which user can coordinate with different connected products and control them. Device controls smart plugs thus bringing automation to appliances. App can be used schedule device on/off time and for the climate control. App also integrates with streaming service like Netflix. Partners include Sonos, Honeywell, Sony, Lutron. $90M KKR Home Automation - Devices Management SmartThings [Washington D.C., 2012]: SmartThings has created a variety of easy-to-use sensors that can be placed in homes, office, and car. Has opened up its developer tool kit to third-parties and built an online shop where customers could find devices that leverage its technology. The startup is building a platform for developers to connect everyday objects. Raised $1.2M on Kickstarter in Sept 2012. Won the Spark of Genius award at the 2012 Dublin Web Summit. $15.5M Greylock Partners, First Round Capital, Highland Capital Partners, SV Angel, CrunchFund, Western Technology Investment, A-Grade Investments, Lerer Hippeau Ventures Home Automation - Devices Management uControl [Austin, 2006]: uControl was a provider home security and automation solutions. The uControl Home Security, Monitoring and Automation (SMA) solution enabled broadband service provider to deliver service to digital platform. $9.53M
  64. 64. Smart Homes Report, September 201665 Home Automation (21/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Devices Management Revolv [Boulder, 2012]: Revolv delivers an all-in-one home monitoring and control system to smartphone users; connecting hundreds of wirelessly-enabled household items. Revolv is a TechStars Boulder 2012 graduate (formerly Mobiplug) and is funded by The Foundry Group, a top-10 national investor, as well as American Family Insurance, and Liberty Global. In 2016, Nest stopped support for Revolv. $6.88M Foundry Group, Techstars, Social Leverage, SK Ventures, American Family Ventures, Social Leverage Home Automation - Devices Management Wink [New York City, 2013]: Wink is the manufacturer of a smart home hub that is used to control smart devices installed in home. Wink hub supports a large number of connectivity protocols working with bluetooth LE, lutron clearconnect, Wi-Fi, z-wave, and zigbee. In April 2015 Wink smart hubs were disconnected form the internet due to a faulty software update. $6.2M Western Technology Investment Home Automation - Devices Management Avi [San Francisco, 2014]: Avi-on Labs has built a smartphone application that can be used to pair with connected devices at home to manage and control them. Uses Bluetooth smart timers for connectivity. Avi-on makes it easy for manufacturers and retailers to rapidly convert existing and new lines into connected products. Havent released the product for public usage. $2.52M Home Automation - Devices Management Dwelo [San Jose, 2014]: Dwelo has developed asolution to let apartment managers better manage apartments and for residents to be control of home automation devices. The company has developed a hub which sits in the home and communicates with home automation devices like lighting, locks and thermostats. The property manager can manage their vacant apartments and give access to new tenants using the platform. Tenants can use the platform to control home devices. Dwelo works on a subscription-based model with a upfront cost for each smart device. $1.81M Peterson Partners Home Automation - Devices Management Ninja Blocks [Eveleigh, 2011]: Ninja Blocks are tiny cloud enabled computers that can sense their environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors & can affect their surroundings by controlling lights, power sockets, and other actuators. Also provides a platform to build and run apps. In May 2015 news came out that company has ran out of funding and has decided to go black and open source its technology. Company blog claimed it will refund money of pre order from its site but as of August 2015 ninjablocks website is still taking orders. $1.73M 500 Startups, Blackbird Ventures, Artesian, Startmate, Singtel Innov8
  65. 65. Smart Homes Report, September 201666 Home Automation (22/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Devices Management Ube [Austin, 2012]: Platform to connect and control Ube lights, plugs and outlets to your smartphone. Techstars Alum. Raised $1.07M through two rounds of crowdfunding. Founding team - CEO, 25 yrs experience in connected home. CTO - Co-creator, Polycom. Patent in energy management. CMO - 25 yrs experience in semiconductors for consumer electronics. $1.07M Techstars Home Automation - Devices Management The Ubi [Toronto, 2012]: Ubi provides a voice enabled interface to communicate to a series of sensors and devices, and returns the status either through voice or light signals. The Ubi is a computer that was launched for pre-order as a Kickstarter project in the summer of 2012. It raised over $229,000 in Kickstarter contributions. The Ubi is also the first product to be offered by the Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation, a company based in Toronto, Ontario, with operations in Richmond Hill and Port Hope, Ontario. UCIC was founded by three engineers with a passion for human computer interaction: Amin Abdossalami, Mahyar Fotoohi, and Leor Grebler. It's also been pulled forward by co-founder Blake Witkin, an experienced entrepreneur in technology companies. $635k Home Automation - Devices Management Flyover Innovations [Olathe, 2013]: Flyover Innovations has developed Blumoo which is a IR blaster utilized to control appliances which come with a remote. Blumoo connects with users phone through bluetooth and user can then control all IR devices using the companion app. Companion app also doubles up as a TV guide. Blumoo can also be used to stream music over a range of 150ft in stereos. $500k Home Automation - Devices Management WebCurfew [Chicago, 2013]: WebCurfew software available in free and paid versions, layers a user-friendly menu over the options provided by supported routers. The users use the menu to pick and choose devices that can continue to receive a Wi-Fi signal. It replaces the antiquated device-centric model of managing parental controls on individual devices, and provides a simple solution by managing the central point of all WiFi internet access in the home – the router. The free version of WebCurfew requires users to manually control each device’s ability to connect, while the $5-a-month paid version allows them to set a timer for turning that access on and off. 30% of the users pay for the service. $445k Techstars
  66. 66. Smart Homes Report, September 201667 Home Automation (23/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Devices Management TapHome [Bratislava, 2012]: Provides smart home solutions in Heating and air conditioning, Lighting and shades, Access and gates, and Security. Has a mobile app that instantly provides the user with overview and control of his heating and air conditioning. Users can set temperature of the house as a whole, or separately for each zone. Has built-in thermostat with wireless valve that enables exact temperature regulation in each room. Temperature can be adjusted locally, via central tablet, smartphone app, or via automatic programs. Founding team worked at T-Mobile, Dell, Deloitte, Siemens etc. $270k Home Automation - Devices Management Senic [Berlin, 2013]: Flow is a programmable, wireless controller for your computer and connected devices. The ring can be used to automate repetitive tasks such as a series of device inputs or computer/app controls to provide real world automation. The ring is BLE based, and has capacitive touch and gesture recognition. Has raised more than $223k on a goal of $100k on Indiegogo. $240K Y Combinator, Birchmere Ventures Home Automation - Devices Management Dymotics [Madrid, 2012]: Dymotics provides a smartphone application which can be used to manage devices at home which are connected to the internet. With a single smartphone application user can manage devices using 3G/WiFi or schedule, switch on and off. Using the application, it can automatically trigger some actions based on he state of other smart connected devices. Dymotics provides a smart hub, which acts like a bridge between the smart devices at home and the Dymotics platform in the cloud. The device and cloud is available at one time sale without a subscription fees. The company raised $10k on crowdfunding website Indiegogo, for pre orders of its hub and smartphone application. $70k Mola Home Automation - Devices Management Reemo [Minneapolis, 2012]: Reemo (previously playtabase)wristband provides simple to use, gesture control of home automation devices. The band is easy to setup and by using the wireless receiver and smart-plug, it can work with standard devices. Compatibility with automation protocols such as OpenHome is currently under development. Pat of the Microsoft Accelerator in Seattle. $25k Microsoft Ventures, Innova Memphis, Jumpstart Foundry Home Automation - Devices Management Vitrea Smart Home Technologies [Tel Aviv, 2011]: Vitrea has designed and developed a range of home automation device management hubs for different use cases. Company's VTouch wifi is a connected switch that can be used to control home lighting, blind controllers using a smartphone app. Company automation hubs can be integrated with third party solutions like Control 4 to control home devices. VMax is a wired solution to introduce home automation at the construction stage.
  67. 67. Smart Homes Report, September 201668 Home Automation (24/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Devices Management Centersonic [Wetzlar, 2013]: Centersonic developed a solution using which all smart home applications at home can be controlled and monitored. User can create scenes and automation at multiple layers. Company was part of incubated in Wayra accelerator and graduated in 2014. Wayra Home Automation - Devices Management WeHaus [Buenos Aires, ]: Wehaus, a product by Patagonic labs is a Zigbee-based smart home hub. Hub connects to the home wifi and creates a ZigBee network in the home. All ZigBee devices can connect to the hub and be controlled by the users smartphone from a single platform. User can create rule-based automation for different smart home devices. NXTP Labs Home Automation - Devices Management Ingenious [Istanbul, 2013]: Ingenious has developed a device using which user can control any appliance in their home. Ingenious communicates to all these appliances through IR and user can control them via Ingenious using their smartphone. Company has also developed socket and plugs with IR capabilities to control other appliances as well. Company is winner of Intel Challenge Turkey 2013. Home Automation - Devices Management Fuse Automation [Orlando, 2014]: Fuse Automation has developed Fuse Connect which is a home automation hub that connects to connected home devices it is compatible with and allows user to control all of them through a single platform using a companion app. Fuse Connect is claimed to be coming with voice recognition feature thus giving user option to voice control different home automation features like light, temperature, music, security system etc. Home Automation - Devices Management Klug Home [Singapore, ]: Klug Home is a device developed by Intraix which started by developing building management solutions. Klug Home is a USB shaped smart home hub that connects with other home devices thus providing one interface for all home devices via Klug's companion app. This will also enable devices to work with each other. Company has also developed smart thermostats and is also providing connected plugs as part of its starter kit through its crowdfunding campaign on Indigogo. Where it has raised $8K of a $30K goal with 8 days to go as of mid May 2016.
  68. 68. Smart Homes Report, September 201669 Home Automation (25/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Devices Management Puckily [England, 2015]: Puckily has developed a Puck shaped device that can be used to interconnect all smart home device and thus giving a common platform to access them all. User can have an overview of all the data generated by home devices and manage them accordingly. Home Automation - Devices Management P3 Life Automation [Surat, 2013]: Home automation systems. Solutions include home automation, surveillance, home theater, multi room audio, etc. Their product Venus - Artificial Home Intelligence helps one operate all electronics devices like ac, lights, etc. in house through 12 interfaces (Voice, Whatsapp, Invisible Switches, wearable smart watches, Mobile App, Call, True iMAGE, remote, etc.). Based in Surat, Gujarat with dealers in Ahmedabad and Rajkot as of Jan 2016. Home Automation - Devices Management Lucis [Sunnyvale, 2013]: Lucis Tech is a home automation company, its first product being a connected switch. Nubryte goes in place of existing switches, where it also acts as a assistant for house. Nubryte automates home lighting by switching it on and off depending on users behavior and presesnce. Product also has a installed camera which relays video to users phone. Additionally company also develops LED bulbs. Home Automation - Devices Management Centralink [Taipei, 2014]: Centralink is developing smart home control touch panel for linking camera, wearable IP device etc and creating rules to automate function. Panel runs on android and is compatible with multiple standards. Also offers API to develop apps. Home Automation - Devices Management Blaze Automation [North Brunswick, 2006]: Its product B.One is a smart home system that allows users to remotely control security, ambience and entertainment from a single hub and a mobile app. Offers varioud products such as audio system, video system and controls for various home appliances. Users can install these products and control them using a mobile app. Additionally it provides access to a wide range of smart home recipes. Raised over $100K on kickstarter.
  69. 69. Smart Homes Report, September 201670 Home Automation (26/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Devices Management robomicrobotix [Jaipur, 2008]: RoboMicroBotix offers a hardware product (Plug and Play) which is capable of changing ambiance (temperature and light) in the user's house according to their desire. Learns with the time. Recognizes whether user is inside the house or not accordingly saves energy. Sends weekly reports of power consumption via email. Currently in beta. Home Automation - Devices Management Phynart [Pune, 2014]: Home automation solution. Product U.F.O. can remotely control appliances like air conditioners, lights, fans, curtains, leds along with presence sensor devices via smartphone app. Claims that presence sensors can help detect presence and switch on appliances and switch off when there is no presence. Led light strips dimming and colors can be controlled thus creating ambience. Yet to be launched as of Mar 2016. Home Automation - Devices Management Electrify [Mumbai, 2014]: Electrify is a IoT based smart home technology solution for home automation. It is a smart device that enable users to monitor the home & provide control over electric appliances through smartphone or web installed mobile application via WiFi. It aims to create a device to monitor, control & secure the home from anywhere. They plan to launch the product on Indiegogo for crowdfunding. Home Automation - Devices Management Mino [Laredo, 2015]: Mino is developing technology to connect all smart home devices to a single network and learn from users behavior. Company is still in prototype phase and is Texas, United States. Home Automation - Devices Management Bigsens [Moscow, 2014]: Bigsens is a smart home hub that is able to connect to a range of home automation devices like Lifx, Wemo, August to control and connect them.It supports devices on varied protocols like wifi, zigbee, thread , runs application in docker containers, works on an open architecture and works without a open cloud. Company is taking preorders as of mid December 2015 for $149 a device.
  70. 70. Smart Homes Report, September 201671 Home Automation (27/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Devices Management Homee [Stuttgart, 2015]: Homee is a module based home device management product. Base unit controls devices working on wifi. Company provide subsequent units for devices working Enocean, Zwave and Zigbee thus enabling it to control a large range of home automation products. Device is controlled via smartphone app. Home Automation - Devices Management Symbode [Sydney, 2015]: Symbode is a home automation system that claims to enables everyday tasks more efficiently through controlling electronic devices in the home with automated triggers and streamlined interfaces. The Symbode system will consist of a range of products that are able to control home appliances. Symbode's web app will monitor the power consumption of all connected devices. On its website company claims to be raising seed funding. Home Automation - Devices Management MyOctopus [Dublin, 2015]: Myoctopus is developing a device management system that has onboard sensors and automated learning capabilities. Device once installed learns from its environments and manages homes devices. Device is also offered as DIY to makers for adding or removing sensors. Home Automation - Devices Management Webee LLC [Miami, 2013]: Webee Smart Home Hub recognizes the smart objects around and automatically connect them allowing control from any mobile device through Webee's app. Smartee hub integrates third party devices into one control platform. Weebee is retailing its devices on its website. Home Automation - Devices Management Jucebox [Auckland, 2014]: Jucebox is a multi-protocol engine capable of connecting and controlling IoT and smart devices, building control systems and machines in home, business or social network. Jucebox when connected to router or network device can connect to smart devices and take control. Jucebox runs on its own OS. Jucebox claims to be developing its own cloud service,
  71. 71. Smart Homes Report, September 201672 Home Automation (28/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Devices Management Rumy Technologies [Arlington, 2015]: Rumy connects to the smart thermostat letting it know the room temperature of the room where user is present thus maintaining temperature of only that room instead of the entire house. Rumy also connects to house lighting and provides control. Home Automation - Devices Management SingleCue [Herzliya, 2014]: SingleCue has been developed by eyeSight Technologies, a leading provider of gesture recognition technologies to control smart home devices via gestures. It is compatible with a plethora of products - Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, Comcast, Apple TV etc. Currently it can be used to control TVs, media streamers, cable & satellite box, with the company planning to expand its capability to all smart home products. It allows international shipping and comes with a price tag of $199. Home Automation - Devices Management Loxone [Kollerschlag, 2009]: Loxone has developed two device management products Miniserver and Miniserver Go. Miniserver is ideal in case home automation systems are installed at the time of building house and Miniserver Go for retrospective fitting. In Miniserver all the home automation modules are integrated and thus can be intelligently controlled. Miniserver Go works with Loxone extensions placed at different locations. Symnatec Focus, technical community for Symnatec Customers claims to have found out various design and implementation flaw in product. Home Automation - Devices Management VCU.TV [Bangalore, 2015]: Smart device to simplify discovery and viewing of videos. Using software built on top of Android and using hardware to ensure speed and efficiency, the device is designed to support next generation codecs. Supports 4K UHD, HD Resolution and 3D graphics. The device allows the user to browse through trending topics delivered to the customers viewing preferences using audio-visual analytics. Also acts as a single point of reference for smart home connectivity and security cam videos. The team behind the product has been invited to Alpha at Web Summit 2015, Dublin. Yet to launch. Home Automation - Devices Management Neohome [Aubagne, ]: Neohome is an innovative smart home ecosystem based on gateway solution with home automation capability and a wide range of home automation devices. Company offers 4 device management devices for varied customer needs.
  72. 72. Smart Homes Report, September 201673 Home Automation (29/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Devices Management Geeklink [Guangzhou, 2014]: Geeklink is a smart home based product. It has three products, Feedback-switch, Thinker, Remote Box 3S. Feedback switch is similar to a regular switch. The engineering system has a unified standard and can be changed at any time. It pairs up with mobile phones to network intelligently. The Remote Box 3S acts like a smart home network tool. Thinker is a intelligent control host of smart home with routing function. Home Automation - Devices Management nCube Home [London, 2012]: nCube home is a London based company that has come up with a smart home hub and an app, to control all smart home devices from a single platform. App allows users to create rule based automation for different devices. These rules can be shared with friends and family. Hub does not use cloud servers to store the data instead all the data is stored in device only. As of December 2015, nCube raised 26K pounds of 25K goal. Wayra Home Automation - Devices Management Nestdeck [Krakow, 2015]: Nestdeck is a smart home hub that lets user to remotely control and manage connected products. Nestdeck as of December 2015 is compatible only with Z wave. It also provides user a rule engine to create their own rule based automation. Also provides a dashboard for real time and historical data visualization and trend analysis. Home Automation - Devices Management Droplit, Inc. [Melbourne, 2014]: Droplit is a smart home solution that integrates connected devices to create an expandable secure platform. Device support BLE and Zwave. Hub provides remote control over lighting, thermostat, speakers, switches and other wireless sensors. Connected product brands compatible are Sonos, Philips hue, Nest etc. Home Automation - Devices Management Cozify [Espoo, 2013]: Cozify is a wireless smart home hub that connects smart home devices from different manufacturers. Providing control through the intuitive application. Devices supported are lights. motion detection, power sockets, timers, notifications etc. Cozify also provides a rule engine to make intuitive drag and drop rule creation for different devices.
  73. 73. Smart Homes Report, September 201674 Home Automation (30/107) Home Automation Home Security Smart Home Suite Stealth Company Details Funding Investors Home Automation - Devices Management Mate [Wilmington, 2014]: Mate smart home has developed smart home device management box. It integrates seamlessly into users home and automatically talks to all the connected devices in the house. Company sells kits with sensors and Mate smart box. Home Automation - Devices Management Cubilog [Budapest, 2013]: Cubilog, spinoff of Intellisense is a smart home management device connecting to a variety of home automation device providing greater control over them. Main feature being user can customize their device i.e. user can select the module with the connectivity protocol they desire. Startup Bootcamp alumini. Startupbootcamp Home Automation - Devices Management Securifi [Taipei, 2011]: Securifi has developed a range of routers which can also act as smart home hub controlling different connected smart home devices. Securifi offers three routers with two of them aligning with Zigbee and Zwave protocols for home automation thus able to control compatible devices. As of September 2015 Securifi is taking preorder for these 2. Home Automation - Devices Management Neeo [Solothurn, 2014]: Neeo has developed a central hub, Brain and a remote to control connected devices. Brain connects over wifi, bluetooth and Z wave to other smart home devices. Connected devices can be controlled through a remote with touch panel or through users smartphone. Users can also create if this than that recipes using Neeo. In Feb 2015 Neeo successfully raised $1.5M through crowdfunding on kickstarter. Home Automation - Devices Management Guh [Vienna, 2013]: Guh has developed Tune, a smart home hub compatible with a range of OEMs to network all the products together. Tune allows user to build their own recipes and share them with other users as well.

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