About

Lunera Overview

Lunera is an IoT-infrastructure company that provides an ambient compute platform to connect billions of devices to the cloud. Lunera’s breakthrough approach enables context-based applications to run in and between the cloud, the edge, and the device itself. A robust set of these context-based applications such as indoor wayfinding, asset tracking, Wi-Fi monitoring, proximity messaging, and space utilization are available in the Lunera Ambient Compute Marketplace. The company’s unique invention embeds sophisticated IoT-edge technology, networking, compute, sensors, and controls capabilities, directly into each LED lamp. Lighting infrastructure is well positioned for this paradigm shift due to its low cost of deployment through energy savings, ubiquity, density, and always-on power. Lunera is redefining traditional LED lighting to catalyze change and realize the promise of ambient computing.

Accelerating Product Innovation

2016: Developed Sensor Lamp hardware and EMO Software Platform

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

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 Financial Officer

Mukund Marathe

Mukund brings extensive background in tactical and strategic business management of start-ups to billion dollar technology companies through periods of rapid growth. His expertise includes setting up business processes, policies and procedures for sound financial decisions, forecasting and managing business performance, raising equity and debt capital, managing transition of manufacturing to offshore subcontractors, setting up International Tax Structure, setting up International Joint Ventures and subsidiaries and coordinating successful M&A transaction and public offering.

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.

Senior Vice President, Products

Vincent Rérolle

Vincent has managed two of the most innovative embedded Linux businesses, built some of the most robust and strategic partner ecosystems in IT and has been at the forefront of several prominent M&A in the technology industry. Vincent brings more than 25 years of software and technology experience, with a track record of growth and new business development in public and private companies. At Lunera, Vincent is responsible for products and strategic alliances.

 

Prior to joining Lunera, Vincent was vice president of strategy and corporate development of Barco’s Enterprise Division, focusing on IoT for Meeting Experiences. Before that, Vincent ran corporate development at Qualys (Security-as-a-Service) and Acquia (Drupal-as-a-Service). Vincent also spent six years commercializing open source software as president of MontaVista and as general manager of Linux at Wind River (acquired by Intel). Prior to these positions, Vincent helped drive the growth and transformation of Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP) through strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Vincent holds an MBA from INSEAD and a degree in computer science from ENST Paris.

Vice President, Operations

Hal Hawthorne

Hal is Lunera’s product guardian, taking new solution concepts and prototypes through rigorous production engineering, quality assurance testing, and mass production. With years of operations experience, he manages Lunera’s components supply chain, manufacturing flow, and distribution logistics to meet the high demand for Lunera’s innovative products.

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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