Smart Homes: Rows 142 - 151
Our research discovered that two of the ten companies profiled in this report no longer exist: Multi Networks and Lumos Automations. Of the remaining eight companies profiled in rows 142-151, only MedMinder directly markets to customers with disabilities. Four of the companies profiled are large companies (My Alarm Center, Muzzley, MindHelix and MedMinder); three are startups (Musaic, Moodnode, and Minut); and the company status of one could not be determined from available data (Multidomo). All relevant sources are cited in the provided spreadsheet.
STARTUP/LARGE COMPANY METHODOLOGY
The categorization of startup versus large company was determined based on the following elements: revenue, year of founding, and date of last funding round.
'Large company' was determined as follows:
- A company with significant revenue and a founding date more than 5 years previous.
- A company with significant revenue and a founding date within the past 5 years was considered a large company if the most recent funding date was more than two years previous.
- 'Significant revenue' was defined as any amount over $1 million annual revenue.
'Startup' was determined as follows:
- A company with comprehensive product information but no revenue information available, independent of other factors.
- A company with a founding date within in the past two years, independent of funding round information, and which has not issued an IPO or had an acquisition exit.
- A company whose website clearly indicates that the product is in beta phase, pre-order phase, or is 'coming soon.'
Only MedMinder indicates the products target use for consumers with disabilities directly on is website. Third-party media search for the remaining 7 relevant companies did not discover any mention of disability applications.
MULTIDOMO, Multi Networks, & Lumos Automation
The entries for row 146 (MultiNetworks) and row 151 (Lumos Automation) have been left blank in all relevant columns (J-Q). The entry for row 145 (Multidomo) notes the company status as 'unavailable,' for reasons outlined below.
Our research discovered that, as of 3/22/18, the Multidomo website is not currently functioning, and the available cached page did not offer any use or relevant information. There were no available Owler or Crunchbase profiles of the company, and the most recent available media coverage of the company itself is from 2008 (ex: here). We did discover a LinkedIn page for the company, which lists its product Multidomo Controller. Research specific to the product generated third-party reviews (ex: here), one of which includes information about a second product (Multidomo Metering), but information about its revenue or funding is not available to help determine the status of the company. Additionally, product details were derived from the 2008 product sheet, which is both old and written in Spanish. It is possible that the specs and capabilities have been upgraded since, but there are no more recent sources available to confirm this.
Research of the provided website indicates that the website no longer exists. This suggests that the company also does not exist, at least not under this name. Additionally, there are no third-party information profiles available on this company.
Research of the provided website indicates that the website no longer exists, and the company's Crunchbase profile indicates the company operating status to be 'closed.' While deeper research did discover a company named Lumos Building Automation, that company logo and described services are different from those of Lumos Automation as provided in the spreadsheet, and there is no available Crunchbase or Owler profile for this company. Both companies are/were located in Ahmedabad, India; but it is unclear if Lumos Automation has simply changed orientation, logos and services, or if they are two independent companies. Due to this lack of clarity, we have not populated the spreadsheet row for Lumos Automation with information from Lumos Building Automation.