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People Power

Award-winning Silicon Valley software company, empowering people with better choices.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2009
  • Employees 20
  • Website

Company Summary

Award winning Silicon Valley mobile software and platform developer, People Power, makes engaging products that improve safety, convenience and energy efficiency. Our rich user-engagement features and provide better choices: from remote monitoring plug-by-plug and to alert, advise activity-by-activity. We put the Internet of Things to work. Start with Presence, an amazing free video monitoring App for smarter homes.


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    Gene Wang

    5-time startup veteran, 4-time CEO, 3 successful exits, 2 via M&A and 1 IPO. Gene was previously: Chairman and CEO of Bitfone, a leader in mobile phone device management, which he sold to HP in 2007 for $160M; CEO of Photo Access, which sold to Agilent in 2000; CEO of Computer Motion, a leader in medical robotics, which he led through a successful IPO in 1997. Gene earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from UC-Berkeley.

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    David Moss

    David Moss has 14-years experience in wireless sensornets and embedded systems. David is the author of several pending patents at People Power. Prior, David worked with Rincon Research Corporation leading the sensornet engineering team and with Bitfone Corporation as a developer and firmware engineer where he integrated Bitfone's revolutionary Over-the-Air Firmware updates into tens of millions of cell phones currently shipping around the world.

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    John Teeter
    Chief Scientist

    Presidential Innovation Fellow. Award-winning leader of SmartGrid architecture and GreenButton initiatives. Veteran of 4 startups, and lead investigator on several ARPA-research DOE-innovation grants.

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    Stan Curtis
    VP Business Development

    Business development with technology startups and service providers, Accenture and IBM. Advisor to EV, PV and EcoDistrict pilots. Leader of Urban Systems Collaborative weekly sessions. Masters in Operations Research from UC Berkeley; Eugenic Moore Fellow.

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    Jason Caslavka
    Creative Director

    Jason Caslavka is a usability expert with over 15 years of experience in web design and development.
    Jason believes the best way to improve usability is by studying your users. Watching your customers interact with what you've designed, identifying the stumbling blocks and making adjustments where necessary is critical to improving customer satisfaction.


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    David Lee, SheppardMullin
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    Nadine Tevis, BridgewayLLC

Previous Investors

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    Josh Becker, New Cycle Capital
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    Charlie Finnie, Greener Capital