Driven to help build the home of the future
The idea began with a simple home renovation project. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, Premal Ashar wanted to automate certain aspects of his new home. However, the “smart home” solutions available at the time simply weren’t all that smart. They were just “obedient.” You had to tell them what to do before they did anything.
With his background in automated commercial sensor technology, Premal knew that he could design a simple and elegant solution: a solution that would truly deliver the Home of Future, a home that anticipates what people want — before they know they want it. This was the beginning of Nuro Technologies.
Founder & CEO
Premal is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience in product development and operations for multiple startups. Prior to Nuro, he was a founder of Enlighted, Inc., the world’s leading sensor-based commercial lighting control system. Premal has also held senior positions at YAGO (acquired by Cabletron), Riverstone Networks (IPO), Nevis, and Consentry Networks.
Founder & VP Marketing
Bob has extensive experience in consumer electronics and technology products at both startups and Fortune 500 firms, including Apple, Cisco, and Logitech. With a passion for representing the voice of the customer, Bob has consistently turned emerging technologies into successful businesses, including one that grew to over $700M in revenue.
Operations & Finance
Mahesh has led operations and finance for numerous companies of all sizes, including both startups and Fortune 500 firms. In previous roles, Mahesh has raised over $240M in equity financing, lead M&A transactions, and successfully taken multiple companies public.
Helen has extensive experience in smart home technologies, products, and training with startups and Fortune 500 firms, including Amazon, Intel, and Microsoft. Helen has a unique ability to see through the hype, identify impactful new technologies, and pinpoint potential opportunities.
Michael has focused his career on helping companies navigate the waters of consumer technologies and better understand the smart home and consumer IoT. He is a frequent contributor on Forbes and Gigaom and hosts the most popular smart home podcast on iTunes, the Smart Home Show.
Recognized for his innovation and creativity, John has built and re-built homes for Hollywood executives, helped to green the film industry, and received calls from Fortune 500 companies around the globe requesting his expertise to help them envision and implement sustainable business solutions.