Month: March 2014

Incorporating Crowdfunding Feedback Into Product Development

Incorporating Crowdfunding Feedback Into Product Development

When you crowdfund a product, you invite anyone and everyone to give you their unbridled opinions and ideas. You invite them to tell you what they love, what they hate, what you should change, remove, and add to the product. Essentially, you open up the […]

The Master Key System: What’s Good For Landlords May Not Be Best For Tenants

The Master Key System: What’s Good For Landlords May Not Be Best For Tenants

I live alone in an apartment in the East Village in New York City. It’s a quiet and private space of my own. It’s home. But a few weeks ago the veil of solitude and privacy was lifted. Early one morning I awoke to the […]

Staying Safe While You’re Traveling: Spring Break Edition

Staying Safe While You’re Traveling: Spring Break Edition

Last spring, two of my friends got married in Cancún, Mexico. As I boarded my return flight to New York City, I noticed a young woman crying in the seat in front of me. She appeared to be with her husband. A few minutes later, […]

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update

Dear friends of Canary: Attention all Indiegogo backers: A number of you have been wondering how you can update your mailing address, confirm your device color choice(s), and pay for any outstanding shipping fees (if applicable). Well wonder no more! Later today you will receive […]

Canary’s Vision Of Affordable Smart Home Security Earns $10M Series A From Khosla Ventures

Canary’s Vision Of Affordable Smart Home Security Earns $10M Series A From Khosla Ventures

We’re happy to share that we’ve closed a $10M Series A from Khosla Ventures, Bobby Yazdani (an early investor in Google and Dropbox), and a number of our initial seed investors, including Two Sigma Ventures. This complements our initial seed round of $1.2M from Two […]

Canary’s Mission & Values: A new approach to home security

Canary’s Mission & Values: A new approach to home security

Home security is broken. It’s time to fix it. The status quo falls on two ends of a spectrum: Professional systems requiring expensive installation that have 95%+ false alarm rate1, and DIY kits requiring a high degree of technical knowledge (and patience) to install them. […]