Nest co-founder Matt Rogers has declared that he’s departing the wise home company, a day after Google announced the US-based maker of home automation gear was being reunited with the tech giant’s hardware group.
Rogers reported that he chose to leave the organization in order to spend more time in Incite.org — a Venture Capital (VC) firm and product development lab he also had a hand at co-founding.
“After nearly nine amazing, extreme years working to build Nest, I’ve decided to begin my transition to dedicate more of my time to Incite.org, and 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 joined Google four decades ago, the group has undergone incredible momentum. The company doubled its hardware portfolio this past year by promoting more devices in 2017 than the past two years combined.
The passing of Rogers, Nest’s last remaining co-founder, marks the closing of a chapter to the company, according to CNET.
Nest is a noted name in the world of smart home devices with its own eponymous thermostat and smoke sensor and “Nest Cam” smart security camera solutions.