We are a passionate hardware startup based in Cupertino California and Switzerland 

Our goal is to create thoughtful products that last. Our products shall solve problems in the real world.

 
 
 
Raphael Oberholzer Co-Founder and CEO

Raphael Oberholzer
Co-Founder and CEO

Oliver Studer Co-Founder and CTO

Oliver Studer
Co-Founder and CTO

 

In February 2014 Raphael and Oliver have founded NEEO in Switzerland and started to build the engineering team behind NEEO. Shortly after that the NEEO design studio in Cupertino was founded. It was our clear goal to solve the mess with user interfaces in the connected home market and come up with something much simpler and much more personal.

The Moment of truth: Launch message on kickstarter

The Moment of truth: Launch message on kickstarter

We worked on our ideas quietly for almost a year. Once we had working prototypes and apps, we went to Kickstarter to raise funds and check out the market reaction.

We did not hire an agency for the video. We created it together with friends (thank you Rico and Mario and everyone else!) and were finally able to push the launch button mid January 2015. We were completely overwhelmed by the response. Reaching our funding goal in less than 3 hours was amazing but at that point we still would not have dreamed of the fact that we will become the most funded smart home project in kickstarter history in the following 30 days.

We are currently ramping up production and working hard to optimize every little part of it to bring out an amazing product very soon. Kickstarter backers and early pre-orders will be the first to get their NEEOs. 

 

 
On February 27th 2015, NEEO won an iF Design Award for Product Design

On February 27th 2015, NEEO won an iF Design Award for Product Design

On June 29th 2015, NEEO won a Red Dot Award for Product Design

On June 29th 2015, NEEO won a Red Dot Award for Product Design

 
 

 
 
 

 

 
 
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