Keen Home is developing a family of proactive devices that enhances the core functions of the home. The Company’s first product is an innovative cloud-connected smart vent that enhances the comfort of customers’ home heating and cooling system, while actively reducing its costs and energy consumption.
Co-founders Ryan Fant (Stern '13) and Nayeem Hussain (Stern '13) met each other while pursuing their MBAs at NYU. They launched Keen after competing in the 2012-13 $200K NYU Entrepreneur’s Challenge, and went on to successfully crowd-fund $40,000 via Indiegogo, receiving orders for over 400 units of its first smart vent product. Keen participated in the NYC Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy (NYC ACRE) and the R/GA TechStars Accelerator, before raising investment capital from the NYU Innovation Venture Fund and other seed investors.
This is the first post in the Startup Showcase series featuring video profiles of startups founded by NYU students, faculty and researchers.