Nest co-founder Matt Rogers has declared that he’s departing the wise home business, a day after Google declared the US-based manufacturer of home automation equipment has been reunited with the tech giant’s hardware team. Rogers reported he decided to leave the organization so as to spend more time in Incite.org — a Venture Capital (VC) firm and product development laboratory he also had a hand in co-founding.
“After almost nine amazing, intense years working to construct Nest, I’ve decided to begin my transition to devote more of my time to Incite.org, as well as to start thinking about another adventure,” Matt Rogers tweeted out of his handle @nestmatt late on Thursday.
Google had purchased the US-based startup of home automation equipment in 2014 for $3.2 billion (approximately Rs. 20,600 crores).
Since Nest combined Google four decades ago, the team has undergone incredible momentum. The company doubled its hardware portfolio this past year by selling more devices in 2017 than the previous two decades combined.
The passing of Rogers, Nest’s last remaining co-founder, marks the close of a chapter for the company, according to CNET.
Nest is a noted name in the world of smart home devices using its own eponymous thermostat and smoke sensor and “Nest Cam” smart security camera solutions.