CURB Energy capitalizes on Indiegogo success, closes $1.25M seed round and appoints Capital Factory angel investor, Eric Gould Bear, as Chief Experience Officer.

Published on October 6, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CURB, Inc. announced today that it closed a $1.25 million seed round from angel groups, strategic partners and Capital Factory. This announcement comes on the heels of CURB’s Indiegogo sales campaign, which sold hundreds of units to consumers worldwide exceeding 400% of its revenue goal. CURB manufactures specialized hardware and software for monitoring and managing energy consumption and solar production in homes and businesses, while interfacing with other industry-leading Smart Home platforms (including Samsung’s SmartThings) for intelligent device control. Additionally, CURB announced that Eric Gould Bear has joined the company as its Chief Experience Officer and a…

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The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Published on July 29, 2015

Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live.  These include the advent of the “smarthome” with the ability to remotely control devices, the rise in popularity of electric vehicles, and the evolution of the solar industry moving past parity with buying energy from the grid .  Each of these changes will significantly change our lives as well as how we interact with energy and all of the devices that use it. The “smarthome” promises safety, convenience and energy efficiency.  Smart devices, such as the SmartThings hub and companion products, enable us…

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Solving real problems? It requires hardware. Meet the national hardware cup innovators of tomorrow!

Published on May 7, 2015

AlphaLab Gear in collaboration with Innovation Works and TechShop recently put together the National Hardware Cup Challenge to draw attention to some of the most innovative companies in the hardware space across the US. Curb was lucky enough to be chosen to represent Austin in the national finals. Watch all of the pitches here. As we looked across the competition, what quickly became apparent was that each of these companies are solving very real problems that effect BILLIONS of people! Here is a quick recap of our new friends:   FlameStower: Bringing power to the people who need it the most We…

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Alpha Gear Labs: The National Hardware Cup Challenge!

Published on April 3, 2015

Building hardware isn’t easy, that’s why they call it “hard”-ware! But that hard work often pays off, because in many cases you can’t build a good product with software alone.  Combining user-centric software with well designed and developed hardware often results a much stronger product and an emotional connection with customers. That’s the thesis behind Alpha Gear Lab‘s Accelerator program. In their own words, “The thing about hardware–like other hard things in life–is if you actually put in the time and effort, the fruits of your labor are usually that much more bountiful and sweet. Hardware startups have enforceable IP, R&D is more complicated,…

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