We Need to Talk About Kevin
Kevin is a virtual roommate that gives the impression that someone is home with the aim of preventing burglaries. It was co-developed by Mitipi and the Helvetia Corporate Incubator. Functionalities include simulating presence with lights, shadows and acoustics. This ranges from TV, music, cooking, shower and more.
Established in 2016, the Zurich-based startup is led by Julian Stylianou (CEO), Laura Schilliger (CMO), Khanh Ngyuen (CTO), and Jakob Cevc (Head of Product). At some point later this year, the product will retail for ~$280.
Bottom Line: raised more than CHF 50K above its Kickstarter goal.