The business of SmartThings – an Interview with CEO Alex Hawkinson


Connected device startup SmartThings began in August of 2012 with one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time.  Fast forward 18 months and the company has banked ~$20m with ~50 employees across two US offices (more to follow).

Our conversation lays context with the genesis and touches on a range of aspects relative to the business of SmartThings past, present and future. What’s happening on the inside?

“We’ll ultimately just be a software company some day,” CEO Alex Hawkinson says, alluding to the big picture vision: to be the physical graph platform for the ‘Internet of Things.’  Tune in for peek inside one of the most ambitious ventures to come out of Minnesota…