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Oso Technologies

Oso Technologies connects the physical world to the internet. Our first product, PlantLink, is Nest for plants and commercial landscaping.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Location Champaign, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website myplantlink.com

Company Summary

Oso Technologies develops Internet connected devices. Oso's first product, Plant Link, is a wireless soil moisture management system for home gardeners. Plant Link can remind users when and how much to water their plants and even water automatically if connected to an optional valve. Plant Link launched in January 2013 on Kickstarter where it went on to receive nearly $100k worth of pre-orders by 900 customers in under 30 days.

Team

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    Eduardo Torrealba
    Co-Founder and CEO

    Eduardo Torrealba is the CEO and co-founder of Oso. Outside of Oso, he is studying micro-scale heat transfer at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) where research is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. Eduardo received his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Baylor University. His hobbies include grilling, gardening, and trying to grow a respectable beard.

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    Trevor Hutchins
    Co-Founder

    Trevor Hutchins is a hardware and embedded systems engineer and co-founder of Oso. He received a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from UIUC and a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. Trevor is currently a PhD student at the University of Illinois. In his free time, Trevor can be found taking advantage of the great outdoors.

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    Michael Clemenson
    Co-Founder

    Michael Clemenson is a mechanical design engineer and co-founder of Oso. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering at UIUC. Michael obtained a master’s degree from UIUC and a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, both in mechanical engineering. In his free time Michael enjoys cycling and and traveling with his wife.

Advisors

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    Alan Singleton
    Lawyer
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    Thane Hanson
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Serra Capital
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    Illinois Ventures
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    Various Angels
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