David, one of our co-founders and the inventor of the AutoShade graduated from CalPoly SLO with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering. With both hardware and software knowledge, David developed the very first prototype while still in school. David will be ensuring our move to full-blown production goes as smoothly as possible.
Chandler, one of our co-founders, graduated from CalPoly SLO with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Chandler is a programmer at heart, and has been programming in several languages for nearly 10 years. He is be leading our software development team and will be working hard to provide reliable integration and an enjoyable user experience.
Brad, our last co-founder, recently graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Brad is focused on efficient operations, budgeting, and establishing long-lasting supply chain relationships which will lead to a positive experience for everyone associated with AutoShades.
Apollo is Brad's 2 year old Siberian Husky. He always has a serious look on his face, which is why his role is to make sure everyone stays focused on their work. His favorite activities include sleeping, going to the dog park, and just about anything to do with food.
This idea came to life due to our passions for the way software and hardware integrate. We have seen how smart devices have become commonplace in our daily lives, and believe smart window shades have been left behind. The current offerings are either unreliable, or simply way too expensive for what you get. We set out to make a reliable, affordable, and easy to use smart home device, and now we are looking forward to our backers using AutoShades!