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Scout is a self-installed, wireless home security system that is modern, open and affordable

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 9
  • Website

Company Summary

Scout is a self-installed, wireless home security system that is modern, open and affordable. We've created an Apple quality experience for DIY security, which is severely lacking in the industry. Scout is positioned as a wedge into the smart home, as consumers value security and are used to paying for it. Our software and service platform deliver a world-class, end-to-end experience which is what will ultimately win this market.


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    Dave S Shapiro

    Founder and lead developer at Scout. Dave previously worked as a developer at Sandbox Industries, helping bring to life the startups generated in the incubation arm of Sandbox. He was a co-founder of Foodini with Dan. Previously, Dave worked at JP Morgan Chase as a developer. Dave has a degree in Computer Science (CSA) and leads the four person engineering at Scout, which is responsible for the backend systems, website, apps and firmware.

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    Founder and lead designer at Scout. Dan previously worked as a Founder-in-Residence at Sandbox Industries, creating companies for Sandbox's incubation arm. He was previously a founder or co-founder of Foodini, Bigstove and Sidestax and has gained extensive startup experience across those endeavors. Dan has degrees in business and design. (BSBA, MDes) and utilizes a mix of the two for his various roles at Scout.


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    Greg Grove, Much Shelist
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    Al Kutchins, Kutchins Robbins and Diamond

Previous Investors

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    Amazon Alexa Fund
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    Plug and Play Tech Center