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Vivint attracts investors to smart home tech

Vivint Smart Home, a provider of smart home technology and services, will receive a US$100-million equity investment co-led by tech investor Peter Thiel and investment firm Solamere Capital. The strategic investment will help fuel Vivint’s growth and product innovation.


May 17, 2016
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff

Thiel is known for backing transformational technology companies. A venture capitalist and entrepreneur who co-founded PayPal, Thiel was the first outside investor in Facebook and is one of the largest shareholders of Airbnb.

“For Peter and Solamere to place their confidence in Vivint as the smart home leader is a huge validation of what we have built and where we are headed,” said Todd Pedersen, founder and CEO.

With more than one million customers and revenue of more than US$650 million, Vivint is one of the largest and fastest-growing smart home companies in North America.

Vivint offers a custom platform with integrated smart home products, including smart door locks, thermostat, cameras, doorbell camera, cloud storage and an array of sensors. The company pairs its technology with in-home consultation, professional installation and support delivered, as well as 24-7 customer care and monitoring to provide consumers with a superior smart home experience.

In addition to its rapidly expanding product suite, Vivint has integrated leading smart home products into its Vivint Sky platform, including the Amazon Echo and the Nest Learning Thermostat.