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January 3, 2018

Throughout 2017, I was continually finding the smart home discussion to be overly focused on services providers in a cluttered field of competition and so I started to dig into the other unit drivers for wholesale market adoption. In the consumer-fac...

December 20, 2017

What a momentous year 2017 has been and the year is ending with incredible inertia leading into the New Year. The year which started off with the sale of my previous startup Pristine Environments has been a journey from the complex to the sublime, wo...

December 13, 2017

Many of my investment thesis' this past year and research has been focused on the newest technology trends that are transforming the built environment. From Robotics, to Artificial Intelligence to Lithium battery technology and of course the IoT land...

November 29, 2017

Seldom do I meet people at conferences and find myself impressed with their vision, perspective, and business ethos. Until three years ago this fall, in Los Angeles, when I met Matt Macko, the founder of stok. Yes, stok. Not Stok, nor STOK, but stok—...

November 8, 2017

With an addressable market of more than 450 million electric, water, EV and gas meters in service in the US today, the Internet of Things or “IoT” is exploding into the mainstream of every office building, home, multi-family and hotel property in a v...

November 1, 2017


Batteries, they charge our phones, laptops, iPads, watches, the ever growing fleet of electric vehicles(EV) and now a growing number of smart homes. Historically, these batteries and their devices ability to hold a "charge" was less efficient than th...

October 25, 2017

Founded as a country of “gentlemen farmers”, for nearly four centuries the US economy has thrived as an agricultural society starting with the farms of the lower Delmarva with the establishment of the Jamestown colony. Fast forward to the turn of the...

October 18, 2017

The Future of Autonomous Robots on the heels of his $114Million investment from SoftBank

Earlier this summer in July,  Dr. Eugene Izhikevich presented his vision for the future of robotics and autonomous machines at SoftBank’s global technology forum...

September 11, 2017

For nearly 10 years, the concept of financing residential and commercial energy efficiency projects with green bonds has been a growing phenomenon. Better known as PACE or  Property Assessed Clean Energy loans, this type of alternative energy finance...

July 24, 2017

With an addressable market of more than 450 million electric, water, EV and gas meters in service in the US today, the Internet of Things or “IoT” is exploding into the mainstream of every office building, home, multi-family and hotel property in a v...

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Founder's 10x10: The Future of Sustainability, interview with Matt Macko, Founder stok, San Francisco, CA.

November 29, 2017

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