Launched June 2013
SkyBell is an award-winning video doorbell that conveniently lets residents use their smartphone to see who is at their door. When a visitor presses the doorbell, SkyBell sends a live video feed to the resident’s smartphone so they can see, hear and speak with the visitor at the door – and the visitor has no idea whether the residents are at home, or not. SkyBell is the latest in the home automation industry and an easy way to bring convenience, control and safety to homeowners and families.
In one year, SkyBell has become a leader in home automation. We raised $585,000 via Indiegogo in September of 2013 and we shipped devices to backers in over 50 countries in January 2014. At 2014 CES, we were named as a CES Innovations Award Nominee. In June 2014, SkyBell was included in Apple's 2014 WWDC Keynote address announcement for HomeKit.
Indiegogo Page: https://www.indiegogo.com/
HomeKit Press: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2458917,00.asp
TIME Magazine: http://time.com/2922697/12-
Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com/
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Andrew Thomas, Co-Founder
Andrew Thomas (@apthomas) is co-founder of SkyBell Technologies, Inc., a startup pioneering home automation technology, starting with a Wi-Fi video doorbell. In 2010, Andrew founded a digital marketing company specializing in web and mobile development. Andrew started his career as a member of Google’s search relevancy team and worked in Shanghai, China for a year. Mr. Thomas contributes to Forbes on home automation and crowd-funding. Andrew holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Southern California.
Desiree Mejia, Co-Founder
Ms. Desiree Mejia is a co-founder of SkyBell Technologies, Inc., a startup that develops the SkyBell, a Wi-Fi Video Doorbell that allows users to see who is at their door from a smartphone. Ms. Mejia is an expert in operations and strategy for high-tech and hardware startups. Ms. Mejia has been COO and Secretary of an industry leading GPS tracking and solutions provider since 2007 and previously served as its Principal Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer. She has served as a Director of Springbank Resources Inc., since 2007. Ms. Mejia holds a BA in Sociology from California State University.