Financing SmartThings’ Future
Friends: Today marks a very important milestone for our young company, and we would be remiss if we didn’t take the time to thank everyone who has made it possible. As you may have seen, we’ve just announced our next round of funding from two premier venture capital firms: Greylock Partners and Highland Capital Partners.
It’s hard to believe that it has only been a little more than a year since we concluded our Kickstarter campaign and began this journey. As our team celebrates this next milestone, I wanted to extend a personal thank you to the entire community that has supported us–customers, developers, employees, seed investors, and our friends and families who have been cheering us along. Without your support, we never would have begun to create a product that positively influences the way people live in their homes and interact with their families.
Even with the progress we have made together, we are not satisfied. We realize that there’s a ton of work ahead. So what do we plan to do with this investment? Three simple things:
1. Enhance our product to make it even more easy to use and impactful. Our vision is to provide the world’s most elegant, fun, and useful way for you to bring your home to life and stay connected with it–wherever you are.
2. Expand our distribution. SmartThings is available today in the U.S. and Canada from our Shop as well as on Amazon.com. In the upcoming year, we plan to extend our channels of distribution to help bring the benefits of SmartThings to many more customers.
3. Advance our vision to be the definitive open platform in the space. We will continue to embrace and expand upon the thousands of developers, device makers, and service providers who are committed to working together to make the world smarter.
SmartThings was born out of my personal experience with a home disaster… something I could have known about and averted had SmartThings existed. We’re making SmartThings so that all of us will be able to have more fun and worry less thanks to a safer and smarter home.
CEO & Founder