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Lunera Overview

Lunera was founded in 2009 to design, manufacture and sell LED lighting solutions for existing commercial and industrial (C&I) facility retrofits. It built it’s success on innovations that simplified the retrofit process, increased device reliability and improved return on investment, thereby accelerating the conversion of C&I properties to LED.

 

Today, Lunera remains a recognized leader in LED retrofit lighting but has also emerged as a smart lighting innovator focused on delivering simple, affordable and highly differentiated software solutions for LED lighting OEMs.

 

The company’s Lunera Smart Lighting Platform consists of a Smart Module integrated into LED lighting products, Smart Accessories including wireless switches and occupancy sensors and an open and secure, cloud-connected, IoT software platform and apps marketplace. This integrated solution for LED lighting and networked lighting controls delivers enhanced energy management, enables indoor real-time location-based services, and deploys an universal IoT gateway infrastructure.

 

Lunera promotes the Smart Lighting Platform as an open standard by licensing the Smart Module design to LED lighting manufacturers, enabling them to offer networked lighting controls and cloud connectivity, and offering APIs to third-party software developers that can take advantage of the infrastructure for context/location aware location services

Accelerating Product Innovation

2018: Smart Lighting Platform named Top 10 Must See at LightFair 2018 by Edison Report

2017: Commercialized Smart Lighting Platform including Smart Lamp, Smart Accessories, Cloud IoT Software, and Apps Marketplace

2017: Became first DLC QPL NLC listed solution with networked lighting controls integrated in the DLC QPL lamp

2016: Developed Smart Lamp hardware integration and networked lighting controls software

2015: Launched Lunera Retail Sales on Amazon Business and 1000Bulbs.com

2015: Expanded Helen Lamp Family and achieved 98% ballast compatibility

2015: Launched first LED High-Pressure Sodium Lamp – the Lucy Lamp

2015: Developed Multi-Watt Technology

2015: Developed Thermal-IQ™ Technology

2015: Launched Horizontal and Uplight LED HID for Susan Lamp

2014: LED Metal Halide Replacement Lamp – The Susan Lamp

2014: LED CFL Replacement Lamp – The Helen Lamp

2013: Developed BallastLED™ Technology (plug-and-play)

2012: Developed PowerHive LED Commercial Lighting Solution

2011: Expanded LED Troffers and added new LED Task Lighting Fixtures

Awards

Edison Report Top 10 Must See LFI18 – Smart Lighting Platform 2018

PIA Award – Susan Lamp 2015

Red Herring North American 100 Finalist 2014

Buildings Magazine Money Saving Product 2014

GSA Green Proving Ground Selected 2014

IES Progress Report Selected 2014

Architectural Product Innovation Award Winner 2014

Architectural Product Innovation Award Winner 2013

Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Award Winner 2013

Building Operating Management Top Products Award Winner 2011, 2012

Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award Winner 2011, 2012

Design Journal Magazine Design Excellence Award Winner 2010, 2011

Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

John Bruggeman

John is a visionary and disruptive force in the technology industry crediting five consecutive M&A transactions delivering more than 20 billion dollars to shareholders. With decades of management experience and several major technology disruptions over the past 20 years, John’s proven track record, strategic vision, and relentless execution will realize Lunera’s vision, transitioning traditional LED lighting to finally deliver on the promise of the Internet of Things and ambient computing within commercial and industrial buildings.

 

As CEO, John directs corporate strategy, product development, sales and marketing, services/support, and operations. John brings seasoned executive management and expertise in developing strategies and organizations to lead industry transformations around technology product lines, enterprise software and cloud-based services. John has held executive leadership positions at market-leading companies like AOL, Cadence, Lucent, Mercury, Netscape, Wind River, and most recently as CEO of Traxpay, a privately-held B2B payments provider.

Chief Technology Officer

Ajay Malik

Ajay has a track record of success at revered technology companies and invention proven by 80+ patents that has made a lasting impact to foundational industries. At Lunera, Ajay is set to deliver Smart Building Services that are a generation ahead of all other “Industrial IoT” solutions.

 

With over 25 years of executive engineering leadership and entrepreneurial experience in delivering award-winning innovative products, Ajay joins Lunera from Google, where he was head of architecture and engineering for the worldwide corporate networking business. Prior to Google, Ajay was senior vice president of engineering and products at Meru Networks where he led the transformation of the company’s technology resulting in its acquisition by Fortinet. Ajay has also held executive leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Motorola. Ajay is the author of “RTLS for Dummies” and “Augmented Reality for Dummies.”

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Organization

Tom Quinn

Tom has over 30+ years’ experience of hardware and software technology sales. He is an expert at building productive business partnerships, developing high-leverage sales teams and channels, and accelerating market adoption of disruptive technology. At Lunera, Tom is leading the company’s transition to Smart Building Services that measurably impact customer savings focused on energy, property and resource management. Prior to Lunera, Tom held executive sales and marketing positions at Samsung and Texas Instruments.

Investors

  • Westly Group

    The Westly Group is dedicated to building companies that will solve the world’s most pressing problems. From next generation electric vehicles to healthy school meals, we invest in exceptional teams scaling transformative technologies and business models. We believe in the power of the passionate entrepreneur—whether sitting in a modern office tower or a Silicon Valley garage—to change the world.

  • GreenSoil Investments

    GreenSoil Investments funds companies with transformative technologies that change how we use the world’s resources. The GreenSoil Building Innovation Fund (GBIF) is a growth equity fund investing in companies that provide products, services and technologies which make real estate and infrastructure more productive, efficient and sustainable.

  • Navitas Capital

    Navitas Capital is a venture capital firm at the intersection of the IT and Energy sectors with a unique focus on the Intelligent Building & Enterprise space.  Our mission is to identify, invest in, and help build the next generation of defining companies in our space.

  • Quantum Wave Fund

    Quantum Wave Fund is a venture capital firm focused on seeking out early stage private companies with breakthrough quantum technology.  Our mission is to help these companies capitalize on their opportunities and provide a platform for our investors to participate in the quantum technology wave.

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