Edmonton-based Levven Electronics Ltd. is in the lead group of companies that will make it possible to connect your entire house to the internet.
Led by chief executive James Keirstead, a serial entrepreneur who previously made a name for himself building outdoor spas, Levven owns patents on a wireless switch that allows you to control lights, fans and other things from a smartphone. In May, the company had its best month ever in terms of sales.
On the surface, the key to Levven’s success to date is its technological breakthrough. But not really, since the most life-altering product isn’t worth anything if you can’t sell it. Levven’s switch is popular with geeks, but that’s a limited market. The opportunity to scale is in selling to builders.
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