SEASON 6 EPISODE 20
app controlled smart air ventillations
Nayeem Hussain and Ryan Fant
$750,000 for 10%
$750,000 for 13%
Acquired, In Business
What is Keen Home?
As a homeowner, nothing can be frustrating as dealing with uncontrolled elements. Especially if your home has vents, you can experience cold or heat that interferes with your comfort. Keen Home smart vent is an intuitive, cost-effective, and energy-saving product that gives you control of your vents. You can use its mobile app to control back-fitted vents in a particular room through its control-oriented feature. You have the power to control the room’s temperature.
Who Owns Keen Home?
Keen Home smart vents is the brainchild of Ryan Fant. After continual harassment by heat and cold while asleep, Fant mulled over, creating a mobile app to control vents. He experimented with his parent’s home and quickly realized that the idea was feasible. He then teamed up with Nayeem Hussain in the quest to get capital to build the idea. The duo still runs the company today.
As mentioned, Ryan Fant chanced on making Keen Home smart vents after several incidents of sleep disruption by the elements. He knew his idea was workable after he installed it in his parent’s house. The motivation behind Keen Home was to give clients the autonomy to control their vents while reducing the cost of energy.
Ryan and Hussain were motivated to ensure that smart vents were a reality, despite lacking the requisite capital to push through mass production. Initially, they sought funding through the crowdfunding platform Indie Go-Go Campaign where they raised $40,000. The positive reception by investors and potential clients spurred the duo to appear on Shark Tank, where the hoped to gain the support of a Shark.