Startups

Using Wink with Canary

Using Wink with Canary

Recently, we announced our integration with smart home platform Wink. Wink connects with hundreds of smart home products, and makes them work together using a simple app. Since then, we’ve been having a lot of fun experimenting with different ways Wink and Canary can work […]

Supply Chain: The Biggest Factor Hardware Startups Forget

Supply Chain: The Biggest Factor Hardware Startups Forget

What are the core components of a hardware startup? You might say a great product concept, strong leadership and vision, a design team dedicated to aesthetics as well as experience, or an excellent engineering team to build, iterate, test, and integrate flawless hardware and software. […]

5 Ways We Think About Hiring

5 Ways We Think About Hiring

It’s been fast and furious at Canary over the past nine months. “Exponential“ is a good way to describe our growth. With hypergrowth comes hyper job posts, hyper interviews, and hyper email in our inboxes. So, how do we use all of this to decide […]

Fire Yourself: How to be a Successful Co-Founder

Fire Yourself: How to be a Successful Co-Founder

When you co-found a startup, you know certain elements are crucial. A great concept that meets a pressing need. A solid founding team. An insane amount of tenacity. It’s only later you realize that creating an organization is as much an exercise in building a […]

It’s About Solving Problems, Not Connecting Things

It’s About Solving Problems, Not Connecting Things

Earlier this week Google purchased Nest for $3.2 billion in cash. On the heels of this news, reporters and companies in the smart home / home automation / home monitoring space are getting giddy about what is surely going to be a big year for […]