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Xconomy: “SNUPI Technologies’ Home Sensor Network Monitors Water Leaks, Babies”


SNUPI co-founders Gabe Cohn, Shwetak Patel, and Matt Reynolds. (Not pictured: Jeremy Jaech.)

“SNUPI Technologies wants to help homeowners spot mold, leaks, and appliance failures before they become a big problem, but that’s just the beginning.

“This Seattle startup is building a platform at the intersection of low-cost, low-power sensor networks, cloud computing, and machine learning, that is showing potential beyond the initial product and service that SNUPI is bringing to market.

“SNUPI is also notable for its location in a surprising space on University Way – better known as The Ave – pioneering what city and University of Washington leaders see as Seattle’s next hot startup neighborhood.


SNUPI’s quality assurance department, as first reported by Xconomy.

“SNUPI – an acronym for Sensor Nodes Utilizing Powerline Infrastructure – is getting plenty of attention, and for good reason, starting with its founders and leadership. The underlying technology was developed at Georgia Institute of Technology by co-founders Shwetak Patel, a MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow, and Matt Reynolds, now computer science professors at the UW. UW Ph.D. student Gabe Cohn helped refine the technology and is another co-founder. Jeremy Jaech, one of Seattle’s top serial entrepreneurs, is CEO.”

Read more (including how Shwetak’s 1-year-old daughter Maya loves to lick the sensors) here.