With $37M and big names, Leeo builds a company for the smart home


Get ready for another connected consumer product company to enter the internet of things fray. Leeo, a company that has pulled in $37 million from some big name investors, including those with ties to service providers around the world, has big, secretive plans for the space. Co-founder and CEO Adam Gettings (pictured above) managed to use all the big industry buzzwords — data analytics, design, robotics, the internet of things — without actually describing a tangible product or business model.

In an interview, Gettings said he plans to launch a product this fall, and it will be part of a series of connected products for the home, designed to be sold around the world, likely in conjunction with service providers. For example, E.ON, one of the firm’s investors, is a large European utility that serves 35 million customers in 10 countries. It has committed to invest and to “explore…

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