Company behind Homey controller retrieves million euros




The company behind the voice-controlled assistant Homey, athom, has raised one million euros from investors. That made the company announced Friday. The money will athom the Homey develop and bring to market.

The Homey gained fame through a successful Kickstarter campaign, more than a year ago was founded by Emile Nijssen ( WeeJeWel ) and partner Stefan Witkamp. In the campaign they profiled the assistant as a “smart” module through voice commands can control many devices in the home.

Nijssen and Witkamp now speak of a “great year.” “It is fantastic to see how well Homey received by everyone. After our Kickstarter campaign last year, we have been hard at work. Expansion team, develop production, and now actually produce, “Nijssen in a statement. In athom now employs fifteen developers to Homey.

Nijssen and Witkamp expect that the Homey-controller, of which the platform is open to the developers, after the summer will appear on the market. That will happen after those who bought the device via Kickstarter, having taken delivery. With the money from the so far unknown investors Nijssen and Witkamp hope to increase production and to build inventories.

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